Communicating for Change Summit

Join the Adirondack Diversity Initiative in learning communication and facilitation practices that help us engage productively with conflict and challenge. We believe that beginning with such a nonviolent communication facilitator training — a set of skills that will build a community of leaders we are naming “The ADI 100 facilitators” to listen deeply to one another is a critical first step in beginning the journey towards elevating community voices and collective power to heal our own communities.

What: Communicating for Change Summit: A facilitators training on nonviolent communication
When: Friday, April 22, 2022, 9:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 23, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Where: Paul Smith's College VIC

Cost: Student/scholarship rate: $45.00; Regular rate: $60.00; Supporting rate: $100.00; Request a scholarship (we will contact you for more information)

Coffee and refreshments provided. Lunch served on Friday.


Thank you to Paul Smith's College, North Country Community College and Citizens Advocates for co-sponsoring the summit.


M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence in collaboration with ADI and ANCA has created a series of workshops and coaching sessions for community members in the North Country.

We will meet on Friday, April 22 for a full day and Saturday, April 23 for a half day for in-person community learning. Several Zoom trainings (dates TBD) will be offered as follow up. Participants may register and choose what to attend (there are no “obligations”) and are strongly encouraged to join us for all sessions — especially if considering applying to be a facilitator.

Each session is designed to complement and deepen the pre-existing knowledge and skills of participants while increasing competence and confidence for participating in and facilitating dialogues aimed at social change.

The 1.5 day intensive will include workshops led by facilitators from the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence. Sessions, listed below, are subject to modification. These sessions have been designed with significant input from a wide range of community members in Saranac Lake and Malone, in particular — to which we would like to offer our profound gratitude. This is a program designed with, and for, community.


For more information, please contact the event organizer, David Epstein-HaLevi at

ADI is a program of ANCA.



Friday, April 22, 2022 - 09:30 to Saturday, April 23, 2022 - 12:30