Engaging in Bold, Inclusive Conversations® Facilitator Certification Program

Learn Deeply. Speak Boldly. Get Certified.

Have you ever been in a highly-charged professional conversation and didn't know what to say?

Do you want to use more inclusive language and not sure where to start?

Today more than ever, leaders and employees alike must have the skills and competencies to engage in dialogue on historically polarizing and “off-limits” topics. Whether leaders like it or not, employees are talking about and thinking about the issues of the day impacting employees’ level of productivity, engagement, and psychological safety.

This highly interactive, skill-building learning experience will leverage the methods shared in the timely We Can’t Talk about That at Work! How to Talk about Race, Religion, Politics, and Other Polarizing Topics and Inclusive Conversations: Fostering Equity, Empathy, and Belonging across Differences by Mary-Frances Winters and provide facilitators with the content, tools, and competencies necessary to strengthen their organization’s capacity to engage in Bold, Inclusive Conversations®. 

Registration is now open for 2024!

The 3-day programs are held virtually between 10am – 5pm ET each day. 

Cost: $3,600. Non-profit rate: $3,024.

Only 1 session remaining for 2024!

September 16, 17, and 19

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations must be communicated to three weeks (or more) before the start of the program to transfer to a future program or receive a full refund of the tuition fees, less a $100-per-person processing fee. If you cancel with less than three weeks’ notice, your tuition is non-refundable. However, 50% of that total amount may be used as partial payment for a future certification program offering.

Program Excerpt

Interested in a small taste of what you might experience in the program? This short video guides you through a mini-learning experience from the Engaging in Bold, Inclusive Conversations® Facilitator Certification Program.

Throughout this experience, you will …

Learn the content, tools, and competencies necessary to strengthen your capacity to facilitate and engage in Bold, Inclusive Conversations®.

Enhance facilitation skills necessary for cross-cultural conversations and polarizing topics.

Understand the sociopolitical climate and the impact on the workplace.

Practice facilitating Bold, Inclusive Conversations® content.

Understand the model for engaging in Bold, Inclusive Conversations® as outlined in We Can’t Talk about That at Work!

Enhance self-understanding and awareness of your potential obstruction spots.

Connect the learning to organizational objectives (e.g., “bring your whole self to work,” empathy, creating an inclusive culture).

Practice creating psychological safety.

Join Us On an Immersive, Virtual Learning Journey


Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4


The prework is designed to provide you with a personal readiness assessment and ground you in the work.

The “Why”

The first session is all about understanding the “why” — why these skills are so important and why it can be so challenging to have these conversations.

The “What”

The second session is all about the “what” — what is necessary to create an environment that supports Bold, Inclusive Conversations® and what skills are needed.

Rest and Reflection

Day 3 is a day of rest and reflection to allow you to check back in with your work and reflect on what you’ve learned.

The “How”

The fourth session is the “how” — we will get deep into how to facilitate these conversations, navigate resistance, and embed the practice within your organization.

To continue to support you in this ongoing learning journey you will have access to a community of peers to network and support each other.

Additional Program Information:

  • This program is approved for SHRM recertification credits.
  • Individuals may attend this session for information purposes only (not intending on providing training to anyone else) or to be certified as a trainer/facilitator.
  • Those trained as trainers/facilitators in this course may only train employees of the same organization.
  • A licensing fee and agreement applies for those conducting training within their organization utilizing The Winters Group’s copyrighted content.
  • Participants will be required to attend all 3 days in full to receive certification.
  • Cancellations must be communicated by email.

Interested in a private session just for your organization?

If you have eight or more people in your organization interested in becoming certified, The Winters Group can customize the program for your organization and create a bespoke, tailored experience with additional support and resources. For more information on a private delivery of Engaging in Bold, Inclusive Conversations® Facilitator Certification Program, please contact us.