Turn classrooms and communities into safer places for academic and social/emotional learning

For Middle School, High School, and University Ages

History
Developed and tested over three decades, LivingSidebySide® has been implemented with various racial, ethnic, religious, and economically diverse populations in the US, and with Israelis and Palestinians, Northern Irish Protestants and Catholics, Croats, Muslims, and Serbs from Bosnia and Herzegovina, and various groups from Russia, Nigeria, and Indonesia. It has also been implemented in 125 schools in New York City, 10 schools in the Kyrgyz Republic, yearly at Legacy’s Global Youth Village, and at Virginia Tech.  Its flexible training models include complete manuals for facilitators, worksheets for participants, and custom training and certification services.

LivingSidebySide® (LSBS) transforms attitudes and behavior in the classroom, school, and community laying a foundation for success. The program utilizes a strategic combination of professional development for teachers and youth workers, interactive modules for youths, and a values-based approach through which small changes can create a “safe space” and yield significant results.

Legacy’s methodology supports a wide range of social/emotional learning competencies in a unified fashion to build character, provide tools for preventing and resolving conflict, diffuse difficult behaviors, promote inclusivity, and promote civic engagement. These complimentary elements target a single aim – turning classrooms and communities into safer places for academic performance, social/emotional learning, and productive interaction.

Programs

For Nigerian Educators and Youth Workers

LivingSidebySide®

Four Day Professional Development
Washington D.C.

Legacy International will offer a four day professional development training program for teachers and youth workers on the topic of Conflict Prevention & Resolution. This theme is one component of the proven LivingSidebySide® curriculum and program, and will be held in the Washington DC metropolitan area.

It will include:


  • one day of cultural orientation and tour

*Orientation to the U.S. and to Washington DC metropolitan area and

*guided tour of the US Capitol/exterior White House OR Monuments/Museums

  • 3 days of training
  • Handbook with activities
  • A Certificate of Completion will be received upon satisfactory completion of the training.

Program Elements   The training will include:

  1. how to find and affirm common values, needs
  2. the elements and dynamics of typical conflict situations
  3. how to avoid and diffuse tense situations
  4. understanding your options in conflict situations
  5. techniques for mediating conflict and tension among others
  6. understanding how and when to use these tools with youths and among colleagues.

A Handbook with step by step activities will be provided.


Dates for 2019: August 1-4, 2019. (The program will be held with a minimum of 15 participants).

Cost: $2975/per person

Payment for Legacy’s training will be made directly to Stella Abuah, an independent agent, stellaabuah07@yahoo.com 1-773-297-5557. 

Half payment of $1,488 (which includes a $200 non-refundable registration fee) is due by April 30, 2019. Balance is due when travel visa is received by June 15, 2019. Please also contact her directly for additional services she provides.

Tuition payments minus the $200 non-refundable registration fee will be returned if:

1) the program is cancelled due to lack of registration, or


2) the applicant withdraws or fails to receive a US travel visa by June 15, 2019.

Between June 16 and June 29, Legacy will return tuition payment minus a $800 penalty only in the case of illness or other event outside applicant’s control, if explained in writing. After June 30, no refunds will be made.

Tentative Dates for 2020

Spring: March 23-26, 2020 Summer: August 1-4, 2020

Program Fee covers: Legacy’s professional development training, Handbook, materials, refreshments during sessions, guided tour of U.S. Capitol or escort for Museums/monuments.

Not included in Fee: Arrangements and payment for all international and domestic air fares, airport transfers, lodging, meals, U.S. travel visa, ground transportation, personal expenses.

LivingSidebySide®

Nine Day Professional Development Program
Washington D.C.

Legacy International will offer a professional development training program for teachers and youth workers on the evidence-based LivingSidebySide® (LSBS) curriculum and program. Its goal is to provide the motivation and skills to enable change of attitudes and behavior. LSBS promotes leadership and social cohesion (greater inter-ethnic, racial, and religious understanding) among youths and adults. It received a positive evaluation by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. The format is fully experiential and interactive and includes four Workshop training days plus a 3 day Training of Trainers (TOT). Also included in this package is an Orientation, Tour, and free day between key sessions.

Program Elements:

Day One Cultural Orientation and Tour:

  • Orientation to the U.S. and to Washington DC metropolitan area and
  • Guided tour of the US Capitol/exterior White House OR Monuments/Museums

Day Two Workshop Topics:      Relationship Building Blocks

Day Three Workshop Topics:   Face to Face Communication

Day Four Workshop Topics:     Everyday Conflict Prevention and Resolution

Day Five Workshop Topics:      Organizing Youth-Led Leadership and Service Actions

Day Six: Free Day on your own (Enjoy Washington DC)

Training of Trainers (TOT): This 3 day Intensive will focus on utilizing experiential learning with youths as per the 36 hour curriculum; it will enable facility and confidence in using the activities in the Manual on an on-going basis.

Day Seven TOT: Program Methodology and Educational Philosophy

Day Eight TOT: Mastering Lesson Details


Day Nine TOT: Participant Practice Sessions and Coaching

Dates for 2019: August 8-16, 2019 (The program will be held with a minimum of 15 participants).

Cost: $4,995/per person


Optional On–Line Support: $875 /participant

The On-Line Support Conferences includes a total of 7 one hour sessions to support trainee preparation and skill acquisition upon your return home. These sessions post program will provide trainees the opportunity to ask questions and share situations that may arise while you implement activities with youths and/or prepare you for upcoming lessons that you plan to present. Those persons interested in implementing the entire curriculum can ultimately receive Legacy’s Basic Certification after implementing the curriculum twice.

Payment for Legacy’s training will be made directly to Stella Abuah, an independent agent, stellaabuah07@yahoo.com 1-773-297-5557. 

Half payment of $2,498 (which includes a $200 non-refundable registration fee) is due by April 30, 2019. Balance is due when travel visa is received by June 15, 2019. Please also contact her directly for additional services she provides.

Tuition payments minus the $200 non-refundable registration fee will be returned if: 1) the program is cancelled due to lack of registration, or
2) the applicant withdraws or fails to receive a US travel visa by June 15, 2019.

Between June 16 to June 29, Legacy will return tuition payment minus a $800 penalty only in the case of illness or other event outside applicant’s control, if explained in writing. After June 30, no refunds will be made.

Tentative Dates for 2020

Summer: August 8-16, 2020


Program Fee covers: Legacy’s professional development training, LivingSidebySide® Manual; Day one orientation and guided sight-seeing, refreshments during training sessions, and Certificate of Completion.

Not included in Fee: Arrangements and payment for all international and domestic air fares, lodging, airport transfers, meals, U.S. travel visa, ground transportation, personal expenses.

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Details of LivingSidebySide® Workshops

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