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Authentic Engagement: Expressing Difficult Truths in a Thoughtful Way (Wilmington)

100 W. 10th Street - Room 105
Wilmington, DE 19801 United States
Community Service Building

Community Service Building

100 W. 10th Street, Room 105

Wilmington, DE

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (EDT)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


DANA Cancellation & Refund Policy

Workshop registrations will not be confirmed until registration is complete and paid in full.

Cancellations must be at least 7 days prior to the scheduled workshop date to receive a full refund. No shows and cancellations within 7 days of the workshop will not receive a refund of their registration cost. To cancel or reschedule, please submit an email to Rodney Saunders at

Cancellation by DANA

Dana may cancel workshops due to insufficient enrollment or inclement weather. Registrants will be offered the option to reschedule to a future workshop or to receive a full refund.

DANA is not responsible for any expenses incurred by the registrant is a workshop is cancelled.

Event Details

Registration for this event is free thanks to a generous grant from JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Authentic engagement teaches how to say difficult truths in a thoughtful and insightful way. This training focuses on a five-step process for authentic engagement: use focused listening, initiate self-inquiry, respond vs. react, say what you need and check with the others. Exercises expand participants’ understanding and mastery of the skills.

Brief Bio: Lisa Bleich, managing partner of Signal Fire Consulting, believes in every person’s capacity to grow, change and connect. Lisa’s commitment to social change has fueled her work as an executive leader at Baltimore nonprofits, including the Alliance for Community Teachers and Schools; Creative City Public Charter School; and Fusion Partnerships. Signal Fire Consulting works to transform the way organizations make decisions and engage the community.

 Brief Bio: Ako Changa Onyango, lead facilitator, is a state-trained mediator. His work covers diversity and inclusion in organizational change, historic context of inequity, and the business case for change. Changa advocates for cultural preservation and produces music and art events. He is a coach with University of Maryland's Positive Schools Center, where his specialty is DEI training/implementation in school communities. He is a contributing columnist on culture and community and a Baltimore grass-roots organizer.

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NOTE: In order to have a meaningful experience, a minimum of 3 attendees must be registered for event to proceed.


Additional Information
Event Contact:
Rodney Saunders
Contact Organization:
Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA)
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