The Windows Leadership Training prepares human service providers to facilitate creative art workshops using a trauma-informed approach. The training incorporates 25 years of best practices in arts programming developed in collaboration with a network of program partners serving communities impacted by trauma, violence and abuse.
Attending a Windows Leadership Training is required in order to implement a program and receive the full benefits of collaboration. Our trainings offer participants a first-hand experience of the transformative benefits of the art process. Individual leadership and innovation is encouraged as participants envision how they will adapt the Windows process to their own style, situation, and population. All certified Windows Leaders receive comprehensive ongoing support so their art programs can be a permanent and effective part of each agency’s services.
AWBW offers multiple opportunities and formats to participate in trainings throughout the year:
Quarterly Trainings: AWBW facilitates alternating 2-day trainings for the Adult and Children’s Windows Program on a quarterly basis. Trainings are held in Los Angeles, CA.
Hosted Trainings: AWBW welcomes the opportunity to bring Adult and/or Children’s Leadership Trainings to your location. We will work closely with your organization to customize the agenda to meet your program objectives. The format varies in length from a half-day to three days to effectively accommodate difference settings and situations, including trainings at agencies and state coalitions.
Distance Trainings: AWBW offers Distance Training to new program partners that would like to implement the Windows Program and are unable to host or attend a quarterly training. Scholarships are not available for this option. This type of training is subject to availability.
Scholarships Available for Quarterly Leadership Trainings: AWBW partners with funders to provide scholarships to nonprofits and community-based organizations working with those impacted by violence and trauma. Awards are made based on program need, funding capacity, and a commitment to collaborate. Scholarships are reserved for agencies committed to implementing ongoing art sessions with individuals and in communities. Individuals not affiliated with human service agencies may attend AWBW Leadership Trainings with prior approval.
The first step toward determining your scholarship eligibility is to submit a registration form and scholarship application for the training you are interested in attending. Please refer to the training registration page for deadlines. Once AWBW has determined that your agency qualifies for scholarship, an interview will be scheduled and awards will be allocated accordingly.