REDI Executive Assistant Naia Owens recently earned her Certified Diversity FaciliTrainer credential through the NCCJ St. Louis FaciliTrainer Certification Program (FTCP). The FTCP prepares individuals from a wide variety of fields (e.g. educators, healthcare professionals, corporate diversity and inclusion specialists, non-profit professionals, etc.) with the essential skills to facilitate dialog around and train others on diversity, equity and inclusion content. The FTCP builds internal capacity for organizations to move from mere awareness of diversity to deep and lasting change that creates a truly inclusive and equitable community for employees and constituents.
NCCJ St. Louis awards the CDFT (Certified Diversity FaciliTrainer)™ credential to those who complete a rigorous certification process. This process prepares candidates to assess, design and deliver effective, quality diversity and social justice education programs for others.
FaciliTrainers are prepared both to train on content that participants need to know about diversity, and to facilitate the process by which participants encounter that new information. The process/content model engages participants where they are, works with resistance that naturally arises when confronting diversity and the isms, and helps move participants along the path toward being an ally.
For over 85 years, NCCJ St. Louis (National Conference for Community and Justice of Metropolitan St. Louis) has promoted understanding and respect among all races, religions, and cultures through its advocacy and educational programs that embrace diversity, self-awareness, and community-wide change.