We serve the intersectional communities that have been historically oppressed. The marginalized, the outcasts, and the disenfranchised are our people. We are the global majority building our new reality together.
We inspire, equip and amplify change agents. We dismantle oppression from the ground up and from the inside out. Healing and joy are our calling.
By investing care, peer support, and capacity building resources into our communities, we accelerate our emergence into a positive-sum future. Together we bend the arc of history towards justice and ensure our collective liberation becomes reality.
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Swell School offers transformational curriculum curated and created by intersectional change agents, thought leaders, and influencers spanning the disciplines of collaboration, technology and resilience.
The Facilitator's Academy was a very invigorating experience and helped reorient my life when I needed it. I appreciate the manner that Emily as well as the team for facilitating such a wonderful space. It encouraged me to come out of my shell and roar as a lion :]
I learned so much form the Facilitators Academy - it wasn't only about facilitation tools (although we learned a lot about those!) - it was really about holding a gentle space for people to bring forward their most authentic selves (even in these awkward zoom spaces). In these days when the world gives us so much reason to feel rage, despair, and grief, holding gentle space is a critical skill. People can feel all those challenging feelings *and* get in touch with sources of joy and hope. Being in the "room" with the main facilitator, Emily Gonzales was a revelation. I felt as if a more communitarian future were being manifested before my eyes.
The Facilitator Academy is a powerful and insightful training that builds skills, awareness, and internal capacity to guide groups in working across differences and through shared problem solving. It's practical, effective, and so needed in groups and organizations today.
I loved being a part of the inaugural class of the Facilitators Academy. I was able to learn many facilitation techniques. One lesson I am thankful I learned is that I do not have to have all the answers as a facilitator. My job is to help guide the conversation. Learning (and remembering) this makes facilitating a hundred times easier.