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Sat, Dec 18



Keep it Cool: A Culturally Relevant De-escalation Training

Come learn tools and strategies for effective de-escalation for your home, work, and community.

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Keep it Cool: A Culturally Relevant De-escalation Training
Keep it Cool: A Culturally Relevant De-escalation Training

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Dec 18, 2021, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST



About the event

What do you do when tensions rise and conflict erupts? Are you interested in learning how to de-escalate conflicts but don't know where to begin? 

Whether you are a teacher, community organizer, parent, or local leader, this introductory training will equip you with basic skills and next steps. In this 3-hour training, you will be guided by Founder and Lead Facilitator Nia Eubanks-Dixon, who brings with her 20 years of professional education experience. Using an anti-racist, humanistic framework, participants will work through a variety of culturally-relevant methods for de-escalation. 

This is a community training open to ALL, which we only host twice a year. 


Building community is a central part of restorative practice, as indicated by The International Institute for Restorative Practice. According to their research, 70% of all trainings, educational experiences or gatherings should be spent on building a community; this will ultimately decrease the amount of time organizations spend addressing conflict. Knowing this, Creative Praxis offers a clear pathway for participants to cultivate community and build authentic relationships. This helps to foster vulnerability, connection, compassion, empathy, and self-efficacy in the space and beyond. “I see you, but I am also able to stand in and validate my own power.”

Our trainings teach that conflict is a natural and healthy part of all communities, including learning communities. Through restorative practices, participants learn how to plan for conflict and face it with confidence rather than fear. We share and practice nonviolent de-escalation tactics as well, giving educators tangible skills to take into their classrooms immediately. Some trainings include a nonviolent de-escalation certification for all who finish.


This training costs between $50-200 USD sliding scale based on income. 

For organizations that are able to pay within or above the scale, this helps us to offer subsidized support to less-resourced groups and schools. We are intentional in our efforts to distribute resources equitably between organizations we work with, including universities, nonprofits, cooperatives, and schools to support and strengthen groups doing liberation work within learning spaces.

If you are attending as an individual: 

Income of $55,000/year or less: $50

Income of $56,000/year or more: $100

If you are attending as part of an organization, company, or school:

Annual organizational budget of $300,000 or less: $150

Annual organizational budget of $301,000 or more: $200  

Limited scholarships are available! The application is available here. All scholarship applications must be submitted by Friday, December 10. 


  • Individual (<$55,000)

    For individuals making $55,000 and under.

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  • Individual (>$56,000)

    For individuals making $56,000 or more.

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  • Organization (<$300,000)

    For participants attending on behalf of an organization with a budget of $300,000 or less.

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  • Organization (>$301,000)

    For participants attending on behalf of an organization with a budget of $301,000 or more.

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