2018-2019 Trainings

Oakland Unite offers comprehensive training and technical assistance to its network of grantees for the 2018-2019 grant year.

Monthly Healing Circle for Oakland Unite Grantees & Staff

We were all inspired by Dr. Carole McKindley-Alvarez at the Oakland Unite Frontline Summit earlier this year. In her talk, she spoke about the importance of “filling your cup” when you are feeling drained, burnt out, or triggered by the important work that you do in Oakland. Oakland Unite invites you to join Dr. Carole for an afternoon of community connection, peer support, and skill development to support your well-being, healing, and safety in this work. (Faculty: Carole McKindly Alvarez, Gabriel Kram, and Others)

November Circle
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Time: 3:00-5:00pm
Spots are limited - RSVP here.

Additional dates for January-April will be announced soon.

Life Coaching Alumni Coaching Cohort

TA & Training funds have supported the certification of 18 life coaches and frontline workers since 2017. Coaching is a mindset and a skill set that enables our frontline staff to support people in moving towards their own goals.  The life coaching alumni cohort will gather for four two-hour sessions to deepen their coaching skills in a peer learning environment. Alumni will also have the opportunity to mentor the incoming cohort of life coaching fellows.  

We are currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 cohort, learn more here.

Quarterly Meetings to Be Used for Training the Network

Motivational Interviewing and Life Coaching: Oakland Unite believes that meeting clients where they are at and supporting them to achieve their own goals can help people heal. Coaching is an effective strategy for advancing the client’s agenda. At the same time, motivational interviewing is an effective technique for reducing barriers to change when it comes to getting a job, reducing substance use, and stopping the cycle of violence. In this training participants will learn about the appropriate times to use the techniques of coaching and motivational interviewing.  (Faculty: Carole McKindly Alvarez and Leslie Brown).

Crisis Intervention & De-Escalation Techniques: Participants will learn about effective techniques for supporting people in crisis and de-escalating conflict. The training will draw from the field of mental health, law enforcement, and violence prevention. (Faculty: TBD)

Healing Relationships: Family relationships can be a source of healing and a source of harm.  Though violence looks different for the men and women we serve, many of our clients regardless of their gender have experienced abuse and victimization early in their lives within the context of their families. This training will create an opportunity for the network to begin a conversation on how to support healing relationships with people of other genders. (Faculty: TBD)