Becoming a Facilitator


We’re so glad you’re interested in becoming a co-facilitator!

Xochi Kountz is our co-facilitator coordinator. You can read her profile on our Facilitators page. She’s the person to contact with questions about becoming a co-facilitator with White People Challenging Racism. You can contact her at Please read the rest of this before you contact her, in case your question is answered below.

Here’s how to do it:

1. Take the workshop

Becoming a co-facilitator is through interest/invite. You take the workshop and see how it works. If you’re interested, inform the folks co-facilitating the workshop you are taking. They assess whether or not they think you are ready to become a co-facilitator. Sometimes people who are in the course are asked to join as a co-facilitator.

If you are interested and have been in the workshop one time, please contact Xochi Kountz at and let her know you’re interested in becoming a co-facilitator, when you were in the workshop, and who facilitated it.

2. Take the course again

If you have been invited and/or are interested, you will be expected to participate in WPCR a second time.  The second time, the co-facilitators of that session will also be assessing whether or not you are ready to become a co-facilitator.

If you are planning on taking the workshop a second time and have been invited/interested, please contact Xochi Kountz at and let her know you’re interested in becoming a co-facilitator, and what session you will be taking for the second time.

3. Start co-facilitating

Once you have participated in WPCR a second time and all 4 of the co-facilitators that you have worked with agree that you’re ready, you can expect to be matched up with a seasoned co-facilitator to facilitate the workshop together.

Things to keep in mind as you move through this process:
  • Co-facilitation is done by “volunteers” who do not present themselves as “expert or professional trainers.” That being said, co-facilitators may receive a modest honorarium which is sufficient to cover costs associated with facilitating the workshop.
  • Co-facilitators are encouraged to attend at least 50% of the co-facilitator gatherings.  (The gatherings are currently one/month.)
  • Co-facilitators my be “uninvited” based on a process of review determined by the leadership team
  • There are always at least 2 co-facilitators for each course


Some things that the co-facilitators use to assess your readiness:
  • Understanding systemic racism in this country
  • Ability to understand your role inside this system
  • Familiarity of the ways that privilege and power intersect across “isms”
  • Being a good listener
  • Skill in drawing people out
  • Being open to feedback