Capacity Building Opportunities

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is committed to helping you scale change faster. We do this through grants, technology and capacity building. With weekly trainings and expert advising we support the CZI community to grow key capacities to unlock greater impact over the long-term.

Our trainings span a wide range of capacity building topics. Each live session is 90-minutes and includes time for Q+A.

Below you can sign-up for upcoming trainings. You can also opt-in to receive monthly invitations about these sessions here.

Past sessions are currently available via our Wistia page. We upload past session recordings within two weeks after they have taken place.

If you would like to attend a CZI community session and need ASL or Spanish interpretation, please let us know at least 7 days prior at

*The trainers leading these CZI-sponsored sessions are external vendors. The views and advice they will present are based on their deep experience in their respective fields or sectors and do not necessarily represent the views or advice of CZI. Please note that CZI may record their session(s) through Zoom. This means that any visual (if you choose to put your camera on) and audio will be recorded. By registering for this session(s), you consent to being recorded. If you do not wish for your visual and/or audio to be recorded, you can switch off your camera, and/or remain muted throughout the entire session or decide not to register. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

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Current Sessions

You can re-watch any of our past training sessions on our Wistia page.

Equitable Organizational Operations

Hosted by Lauren Bell, LaCire

Lauren Bell, a Black woman, is wearing a red dress and smiling towards the camera on a white background.

Equity in Benefits

Learning Outcomes:

  • Create benefits that lead to employees’ overall well-being and workplace productivity
  • Learn how to demonstrate your organization’s values via your benefits package
  • Understand how to finance an equitable comprehensive benefits package on a budget

Equity in Workspaces

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn the logistics of implementing a four-day workweek
  • Learn how to manage hybrid and remote working environments

Equitable Retention, Termination, and Continuity Planning

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand how to use performance evaluations as tools for professional growth, development, and motivation
  • Learn equitable performance management systems
  • Learn how to create seamless transition plans

Facilitation Skills

Hosted by Laila Makled

Laila Makled, from the chest up, slightly smiling, with the left side of their back and body leaned on a tree. Laila is wearing a blue polo shirt with brown diamond shapes on it, gold earring hoops, and a gold chain sitting under their collar. In the background is a blurred black metal fence.

Read the Room: Building Engagement Through Listening

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore 5 strategies for listening with and without words
  • Investigate the ways the nervous system impacts how we facilitate
  • Build confidence in reading a room and moving a group though an agenda

Anatomy of a Meeting: Creating a Participatory Agenda*

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore various agenda meeting templates with timing
  • Equip yourself with clear checklist of pre and post meeting logistics
  • Build an agenda as a group for a meeting you facilitate

The Cost of Repair: Facilitating Conversations About Money*

Learning Outcomes:

  • Build a foundation for understanding the definition of harm and repair
  • Hear from an organizational leader about the challenges and rewards of repairing team trust around wages
  • Equip yourself with the tools needed to facilitate conversations about wages and repair

Let’s Make a Decision: Facilitating Decisions as a Group

Learning Outcomes:

  • Equip yourself with knowledge to understand the impact of power in decision making
  • Explore ranked choice voting and consensus as forms of group decision making
  • Practice facilitating a ranked choice vote

* These sessions will include an optional breakout room component.