Workshops for Businesses & Organizations
The Peace and Justice Institute (PJI) at Valencia College is pleased to provide trainings and workshops that can be customized to meet the needs of any organization. Everything we facilitate has been uniquely developed to create a high-energy experience for participants that will enhance an organization's ability to meaningfully interact with a wide range of audiences.
PJI's workshops are designed to provide people with tools for engaging in difficult conversations, empathy, listening, perspective taking and relationship building. The tools and techniques allow participants to learn self-governing practices that cultivate and strengthen a healthy and accountable workplace culture centered on inclusive excellence.
Each of the workshops below can be booked individually as a keynote, half day or full day workshop. Additionally, multiple workshops can be bundled together and delivered to your organization as a "Training Series" or "Leadership Academy" within a time frame of your choosing.
Training Series or Leadership Academy
Corporate, Conference, Professional Dev., Keynotes & Breakout Workshops
Multiple PJI workshops can be bundled together and delivered to your organization as a "Training Series" or "Leadership Academy" within the time frame of your choosing. By going through a series of workshops, participants can go deeper with the content and build upon the knowledge, skills, and practices that support inclusive, respectful, and collaborative workplaces. Through highly engaged learning experiences, participants will be equipped to take ownership of their leadership role and directly apply the understandings in the workplace.
We recommend organizations choose 6-8 workshops (detailed descriptions of each workshop are listed below under "Additional Workshop Offerings" and each can be tailored to fit the needs of your organization).
"This was so worthwhile. Usually these workshops are usually nothing we will ever
take back to the workplace. The facilitators were energetic and engaging. I think
these Principles will be valuable in the future both personally and professionally.
- Leadership Academy Participant, School District of Osceola County
Community and Faith Workshop Series
The Peace and Justice Institute (PJI) at Valencia College is pleased to offer a variety of workshops for faith and community groups focused on our shared humanity with an exploration of race, gender, systems of privilege and oppression, and inclusivity.
The PJI Community and Faith Workshop Series includes the following workshops (suggested):
- Waking Up to Our Shared Humanity
- Understanding Bias
- Conversations on Race
- Understanding Privilege
- Family Conversations on Race
- Conversations in Inclusiveness
- Conversations on Gender
- Let's Talk LGBTQ +
- Moving into Action: Making a Difference
A summary of each workshop is listed below. Each workshop can be booked separately or bundled into a “Workshop Series” to fit the needs of your community group or congregation. We also offer Pre-Conference Workshops.
"It was really an honor for them [PJI] to say yes and to come alongside us because
the content - what we got from these five sessions - is just so rich, and so practical."
- William Karshima, Lead Pastor, OASIS Church
PJI Academy and Professional Development Workshops for Schools
We offer school communities tools for engaging in difficult conversations, empathy, listening, perspective taking and relationship building through our 5-Day Academy model and custom professional development workshops. PJI Academy invites all educators who are leading the way for our students and teachers to become resilient, lifelong learners to participate in the PJI Academy where we focus on creating inclusive, respectful, compassionate, and loving learning spaces that humanize all learners.