April 22-25, 2025 (Eastern Time)

VISIONS' PACE (Personal Approach to Change and Equity) Level I workshop is a comprehensive and intimate introduction to the strategies involved in creating multicultural environments. Upon completion of this course, we are confident that you will possess the necessary skills to identify and challenge "isms" within yourself, others, and organizations. This session emphasizes emotional growth, cognitive learning, and opportunities to practice new approaches.

PACE I serves as the foundational workshop provided by VISIONS. By the end of this course, we believe you will have acquired the following skills:

  1. Identifying previously unconscious biases and misinformation within yourself, others, and organizations.
  2. Enhancing effective communication across differences.
  3. Recognizing personal, interpersonal, institutional, and cultural barriers to inclusion.
  4. Understanding the enduring personal impacts of historical and contemporary exclusion and oppression, such as the effects of sexism on both men and women.
  5. Facilitating change within groups and organizations to establish a supportive, inclusive environment.

April 22-25, 2025
Morning session 9-11:30am ET
Afternoon session 1-3:30pm ET

Cost: $1,150; additional $65 for those attending for CE credit.

Continuing Education Information

CE Credits Offered: 17

Learning Objectives

As a result of attending PACE I workshop, participants will:  

  1. Learn VISIONS' Three Dimensions of Change model.
  2. Identify their historically included and historically excluded group memberships.
  3. Summarize and explain the Multicultural Process of Change model.
  4. Demonstrate awareness of how social and hierarchical power dynamics can operate in personal and group interactions.
  5. Apply VISIONS' Feelings as Messengers emotional literacy model.
  6. Utilize VISIONS’ Feedback as an Antidote to Oppression framework to analyze and mitigate the impacts of negative conditional and unconditional feedback in interpersonal and group settings.
  7. Practice VISIONS' Skills for Effective Communication Across Difference.
  8. Describe and apply VISIONS' Modern Oppression and Survival Behavior/Internalized Oppression framework to an analysis of dysfunctional interpersonal encounters.

Vigorous Interventions in Ongoing Natural Settings, Inc. (VISIONS, Inc.) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7400. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Vigorous Interventions in Ongoing Natural Settings, Inc. (VISIONS, Inc.) is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886744521-4559) for 17 continuing education contact hours.


Facilitator Details

Tokunbo T. Green

Olatokunbo T. Green, Esq (“Tokunbo”) is a solo-practitioner attorney with a law practice focusing on real estate transactions, estate planning, immigration and landlord/tenant cases. Majoring in Legal Studies in Business and minoring in Spanish she graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia in 2005 with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2008 and was admitted to the Connecticut Bar the same year. In addition to her law practice, which she opened in 2012, she works with the Episcopal Church in Connecticut as a Safe Church Training Facilitator, a Priest in Charge Consultant and as an Intake Officer in the Episcopal Title IV Process and serves on Faith and Order Commission aka Constitution and Canons. She is passionate about the importance of treating every human being with dignity and respect; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; and concepts of Power and Privilege. She began working with VISIONS, Inc in 2018. A person of color, member of an immigrant family and a woman experiencing life in the United States and the world, she feels driven to affect positive change in the way people are treated by each other, the law, institutions and systems and our culture.

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Ellen Tuzzolo

Ellen Tuzzolo

Ellen Tuzzolo has been fighting for racial, social, and environmental justice as an educator, organizer, campaign director, policy analyst, and strategist for over 20 years. As a queer, white person, Ellen has committed to the work of institutionalizing equity and interrupting inequity in various ways--through fighting mass incarceration, addressing racial inequity in education, participating in local environmental justice organizing, and working within largely white environmental movements to promote a focus on racial equity. Recently, as a Program Director for RE-Center: Race and Equity in Education, Ellen lead the “Equity-Informed School Climate Assessment” -- a multi-year equity assessment of a suburban school district seeking to institutionalize equity in its policies and practices. Ellen has developed equity assessment processes and facilitated workshops for kindergarten to college educators, community racial justice organizations, and a wide variety of non-profit organizations. Ellen is a proud founding member of the Rhode Island chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice and serves on the board of directors for the Providence Student Union and the Albany Social Justice Center.

Registration Details


PACE I is offered over four consecutive days, with a morning and afternoon session from 9-11:30am and 1-3:30pm occurring on each day. A general outline for the major curriculum pieces to be covered on each day is below.

Day 1: Introductions, VISIONS Guidelines for Effective Communication Across Difference, Cultural Learning Activity, Multicultural Process of Change, and Contracting for Change.

Day 2: Welcome, Contracting (continued), Feelings as Messengers & Emotional Literacy, Cultural Sharing, Multiple Identities, Historically Included/Excluded Identities

Day 3: Modern Oppression and Survival Behavior/Internalized Oppression; Alternative Behaviors; Feedback/Recognition as an Antidote to Oppression

Day 4: Final contract review; Application Work; Closing

Refund and Cancellation Policy 

If a workshop is canceled by VISIONS, participants will receive a full refund. If a participant cancels more than 30 days in advance of the training start date, they can receive a full refund or transfer to another session.

If a participant cancels 15-30 days in advance, they can receive up to a 50% refund or have a 50% discount applied to a future training.

Cancellations made 14 or fewer days in advance of the training are not eligible for a refund or transfer to another training.