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ABOUT

BFDI Training Institute

Our work is dedicated to trainings that engage, impact and transform the way we think; the way we feel and the way we communicate. 

 

Our trainings are for everyone. Many of our trainings are filled with practitioners from the educational and justice systems. However, we also offer trainings for individual groups, parents, youth and any organization that serves people.  We are also making a difference in communities by bridging the gap between those in positions of authority and those who reside within the neighborhoods.

 

Our trainings have resulted in culture and climate shifts in schools, reduction of violence, improved academics and attendance, healing between police officers and gang members, improved marriages, improved relationships between parents and their children and just better relationships with each other... that is a civil society. 

 

Our goal through our trainings is to make connections and to showcase an explicit plan for restorative change that is sure to resonate with and impact generations to come.

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meet the board

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ALICE G. THOMPSON
Board President

BFDI Educational Services, Chief Executive Officer

Black Family Development, Inc., CEO Emeritus

TIFFANY TAYLOR
Board Vice President

Chief People & Impact Officer

GSV Ventures and ASU+GSV Summit

TAMMIE JONES
Board Treasurer

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

TharseoCo

BRIAN LOVE
Board Secretary

Director of Community Outreach

The Education Trust Midwest

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BENITA CHEATOM
Board Member

Director of Human Resources

 

Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan

DR. MEGAN HICKS
Board Member

Assistant Professor

Wayne State University

DR. MAYOWAY LISA REYNOLDS
Board Member

Principal

Detroit School of Arts & Sciences (DSA)

some of our CLIENTS

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"The whole training was so useful and really impacts how I do my job."

Deborah rhodes

Principal

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