TENETS WORKSHOPS
TENETS WORKSHOPS
TENETS WORKSHOPS
TENETS WORKSHOPS
TENETS WORKSHOPS
TENETS WORKSHOPS

A diversity, equity and inclusion journey begins with one Tenets workshop.

Our workshops are designed for cross-functional teams of staff from organizations/agencies working with infants, children and families. Each workshop engages participants in a collaborative, reflective journey in order to help them change their practice to be more diverse, equitable and inclusive. 

Highlights of our workshops include:

  • Understanding our role and stake in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Deepening our awareness of the ways social justice issues intertwine with work with infants, children and families 
  • Identifying ports of entry for change in our own practice and organization

Our workshops are led by facilitators that have at least 15 years of experience in professional training and capacity building. Each facilitator has a deep understanding of the philosophy and practice of the Tenets. Facilitators are expert guides in this process.

Our Workshops

Introduction to the Tenets: This one-hour session is primarily geared towards an agency’s leadership and is designed to summarize the purpose and value of the Tenets. Facilitators also discuss their philosophy and approach to providing half-day and full-day workshops for cohorts of professionals.

Tenets Half-Day Workshop: This workshop consists of 3 contact hours and is designed to introduce the Tenets to a cohort of professionals working with infants, children and families.

Tenets Full-Day Workshop:This workshop consists of 6 contact hours and enables facilitators and participants to explore the Tenets in more depth by discussing the Tenets application to participants’ real case scenarios.

Organizations that have Hosted a Tenets Workshop:

Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Boston Public Health Commission

First5 Alameda County

Greater Phoenix Child Abuse Council

Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership

Illinois Early Childhood Court

Minnesota Department of Human Services

Southwest Human Development

Taos First Steps Home Visiting

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Yale-Riggs Infant & Family Mental Health Training Program

ZERO TO THREE

Previous Tenets Presentations:

ZERO TO THREE CONFERENCE (October 2018, December 2016, December 2015, December 2014, December 2013, December 2012)

World Association for Infant Mental Health (June 2018, June 2016)

Fussy Baby National Conference (October 2017)

Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health Biennial Conference (May 2017)

Help Me Grow National Forum (April 2017)

Bridging the Hearts & Minds of Youth Conference (February 2017)

“The Tenets workshop helped me think more carefully about what implicit messages my whiteness, gender, age, and degree bring to clinical situations.”

– Workshop Participant

“The facilitators’ knowledge, comfort, and experience in presenting the workshop material was clear in the language they used and how they were with each other and the group. They are a beautiful embodiment of the Tenets and reflective capacity.”

– Workshop Participant

“After participating in the Tenets workshop, I practice more sound self-awareness when interacting with clients and I carefully choose my words so that they are used to heal and not hurt.” 

– Workshop Participant

“The experience was reflective, encouraging, and pushed us to stretch and grow.”

– Workshop Participant

“The facilitators did a great job of presenting the material, acknowledging everyone’s comments, and creating an open space for dialogue.”

– Workshop Participant

Request a Tenets Workshop

The Tenets Initiative offers three types of workshops:

WorkshopMax # of Participants
Introduction to the Tenets: This one-hour session is primarily geared towards an agency’s leadership and is designed to summarize the purpose and value of the Tenets. Facilitators also discuss their philosophy and approach to providing half-day and full-day workshops for cohorts of professionals.
Tenets Half-Day Workshop: This workshop is 4 hours long and designed to introduce the Tenets to a cohort of professionals working with infants, children and families. Workshop includes time for meet and greet and breaks.100
Introduction to the Tenets: This workshop is 7 hours long and enables facilitators and participants to explore the Tenets in more depth by discussing the Tenets application to participants’ real case scenarios. Workshop includes time for meet and gree, breaks and one-hour lunch.100

Workshop cost includes planning for the workshop, facilitating the workshop and workshop debrief. Workshop prices do not include facilitators’ travel costs.