Wean Foundation to Host Two Capacity Building Workshops

October 18, 2022 (Warren, Ohio) – In support of their capacity building efforts, The Raymond John Wean Foundation will be hosting two fall workshops.

James Hayes and Alwiyah Shariff from Ohio Voice will present “Social Movement Ecology” on November 19. At its most basic level, Social Movement Ecology is a theory which explains how we change society for the better. This interactive training will provide a space to build connections and relationships with other like-minded individuals where participants will leave feeling more connected, confident and curious about social movements. The workshop seeks to teach participants how to identify multiple theories of change, how to name their own/organization’s theory of change and the tools and strategies to work across sectors to build a movement.

“Finding Confidence in Conflict,” presented by Kwame Christian from the American Negotiation Institute, will be held on December 9. During this workshop, participants will be taught practical tools for improving their work, their relationships, and the world through the foundational skills of negotiation. Through a lens of race equity and inclusion, Christian will share strategies for gaining confidence and conquering the most difficult conversations – in life and business.

Both workshops are in-person and open to the public; however, space is limited, and advanced registration is required. Those interested in attending either, or both, can register at weanfoundation.org/get-involved/#events.


 About the Wean Foundation: The Raymond John Wean Foundation is dedicated to community-building in underresourced communities of Warren and Youngstown in Ohio’s Mahoning Valley. The Foundation leverages a dynamic combination of grantmaking, capacity building, convening and partnerships to provoke new thinking, strengthen communities and disrupt the status quo to achieve its vision: empowered residents creating an equitable Mahoning Valley. Visit weanfoundation.org to learn more.