FAITH COMMUNITIES

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When you are ready to change the world, we are ready to make it happen.

The National Center for Equity and Agency is the only consulting firm of its kind. We are a collective of subject matter experts who specialize in addressing the topics of sexual misconduct and diversity and inclusion. From training, to speakers, certifications, software, data collection, consulting, and coaching we deliver the answers to some of the toughest questions facing our world today.

  • What's Your Why?
  • Programs For Faith Communities
  • Signature Programming
  • Preventing Violence
  • Recovering From Violence
  • LGBTQ Affirming Faith Spaces
  • Trauma-Informed Clergy Certification

What's Your Why?

Whether you want to find out what is missing, plant a seed of change, or develop a holistic approach to being the change you wish to see, you must first identify your WHY.

For some, it is transforming company culture, for others increasing safety, and for others, it is gaining the skills to lead transformative faith-based conversations. Once we help you clarify what drives you in setting these goals and objectives we can customize an action plan for reaching them.

Programs For Faith Communities

When it comes to professional development you want to get the most positive and impactful experience. We offer transformative and cutting-edge workshops, trainings, keynotes, and consulting packages. Below are some of our signature programs for educators- all of which are taught by fellow faith leaders who get it.

Every training is then modified and customized to YOUR unique needs and audience and can be delivered online or on- site.

Signature Programming

The following are signature — training programs offered by The National Center for Equity and Agency. All of the following can be offered as half or full-day workshops or modified to be keynote addresses.

Our training programs are all customized to each audience, interactive, and strategically designed to be research-informed and action oriented. This are only a sampling of what we offer, please feel free to inquire about additional offerings.

Understanding & Preventing Violence in Faith Communities

The first step in any process is to understand both the issue and the solution. This requires that we not only have a full awareness of the different forms of violence that our faith communities experience but what a holistic response to these wounds require. In this full-day workshop, we look at different forms of interpersonal violence, common myths around survivor experiences, and how to embed prevention education in all aspects of community life- from youth groups to the pulpit. This session is a prerequisite to our certification program.

Recovering from Violence: Toward Atonement

For faith communities impacted by misconduct, this session is a customized conversation for faith leaders who want to understand and address communal trauma. We begin with an exploration of how community culture can unconsciously allow for violence to flourish, tools for facilitating hard conversations, and restorative practices to further prevention in the future. This session is best p[aired with complementary consulting services.

LGBTQ Affirming Faith Spaces

In a world ever-growing in its understanding of gender and sexual identity and orientations having foundational knowledge of these communities is vital to ending health inequities. This seminar explores just that- how sexual minorities are often marginalized by multiple systems and how bias in faith spaces can create spiritual trauma. We will discuss identities, building bridges with sexual minority communities, and providing holistic and competent care to all care-seekers.

Trauma-Informed Clergy Certification

In a world that continues to grow in its understanding of the systemic trauma, we and our communities face, creating awareness is not enough. We must hold space for unpacking, processing, and strategizing the best ways to prevent and respond to trauma- historical and present.

This program takes the foundations found in the Understanding & Preventing Violence in Faith Communities workshop and expands them to provide further skills for pastoral care in cases of trauma disclosure. We will look at how neuropsychology can benefit the care-seeker/care-provider relationship as well as the pedagogy of educating youth, adults, and elders on the reality of interpersonal violence. This course also includes a look at the intersectional survivor experience and how restorative justice can teach us to forge new paths towards healing.

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