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Training and Consulting Services

Providing connections to experience and learning in our community

The Wilder Center for Learning and Excellence at the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation provides educational training and consulting services that connect you to the decades of experience and community wisdom that we’ve generated from helping people and organizations develop new skills and ideas, address vital community issues and reach their full potential. We are practitioners grounded in research, learning from the community, and accelerating what works through continued education!

Houa Lor651-280-2207 | learn@wilder.org

Register for upcoming training workshops:

Cross-Cultural Communication Series (Diversity, Inclusion and Equity)

Foundations of Intercultural Development Series (Diversity, Inclusion and Equity)

Organizational Development Training (Diversity, Inclusion and Equity)

Trauma-Informed Clinical Training Conference (Community Mental Health & Wellness) 

  • Conducting Suicide Risk Assessments (coming soon)


Learn with Educational Training Classes and Workshops

We offer a variety of training in topics that are culturally responsive, reflect the community we serve and are relevant for Wilder's overall mission. Continuing education units (CEUs) may also be provided upon completion of a class or workshop and are approved by the following boards in Minnesota: Board of Social Work, Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy, Board of Nursing and Board of Marriage and Family Therapy.

Community Mental Health and Wellness:

  • Mental and chemical health clinical training for clinicians, therapists, health professionals and social workers
  • Training for parents caring for children and youth experiencing attachment and trauma issues

Diversity, Inclusion and Racial Equity:

  • Support for community leaders with a deep grounding in diversity and inclusion and individual training for working professionals in racial equity, workplace diversity and inclusive dialogues
  • Individuals managing or working with multicultural and intergenerational teams or groups

Health, Wellness and Caregiving:

  • Caregiving support for caregivers in the workplace, at home and group facilitators
  • Wellness classes for older adults to manage chronic conditions

Leadership Development:

  • Multicultural youth leadership development for individuals in youth organizations

Parent Education:

  • Positive parenting for early childhood development 

Nonprofit Program Research and Collaboration:


Plan with Consulting & Facilitation Services

We provide consulting and facilitation services that connect your nonprofit organization, government agency or business to community-based experience and learning. We partner and collaborate to provide innovative, customized solutions that are adaptable to an ever-changing environment.

  • Strategic planning
  • Leadership development
  • Community engagement
  • Diversity, inclusion and racial equity in the workplace
  • Trauma-informed practice

Upcoming Training Classes & Workshops

Cross-Cultural Communication Series

Discover Your Conflict Style: Cross-Cultural Communication Series Workshop 1

Discover why knowing your approach to communication and the impact of emotional expressions can help resolve conflicts. Date & Time: More about this event »

Get Better at Conflict Resolution: Cross-Cultural Communication Series Workshop 2

Improve your ability to effectively resolve conflicts and remain engaged in dialogue using cultural cues and diverse perspectives. Date… More about this event »

Navigate Power Dynamics in Conflicts: Cross-Cultural Communication Series Workshop 3

Learn how power dynamics along with intersectionality and language influence how we communicate, manage and resolve conflicts. Date &… More about this event »

Foundations of Intercultural Development Series

Foundations of Intercultural Development Series: Understanding Oppression - Workshop 1

Build your intercultural development skills by understanding how oppression impacts individuals and influences their access to… More about this event »

Foundations of Intercultural Development Series: Institutional Oppression - Workshop 2

Continue developing your intercultural skills by learning about institutional oppression and how it influences access to opportunities… More about this event »

Foundations of Intercultural Development Series: Systemic Oppression - Workshop 3

Complete your intercultural development by learning about the impact of systemic oppression and its influence on policies that govern us… More about this event »

Organizational Development Training

Get Direction For Your Organization’s Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Journey

Join this two and a half day training to learn tools and framework to help you with your organization's inclusion, diversity and equity… More about this event »