IZI TRAINING

Interested in learning the model of Intentional Social Interaction (“IZI”)?
Learn the five foundational roots and 20 touchpoints that make up IZI.  Get the skills to host your own IZI at home,  your place of worship or your workplace! Gain access to proprietary Marnita’s Table tools.

TWO WAYS TO LEARN IZI

Option 1

Marnita’s Table hosts one to two trainings per quarter at our headquarters in Minneapolis. Dates and times can be found on our calendar.  The value of our IZI 101-105 course is $1,500 per person, but because we are mission-driven we have created a sliding scale so that anyone who needs may access it. There are possible scholarship options for individuals and organizations who have an annual income below 1 million dollars.  We do ask that those receiving a scholarship donate $30.00 to cover the cost of food and beverage. Those looking to receive a scholarship are required to send a paragraph to Lauren@marnitastable.org about how IZI training will impact their work or personal lives.

Option 2

Get a group together of 10 or more who want to learn IZI.  We build custom training in your community for both organizations and community collaborations. Contact us to learn more.

Additional Options

Become a Master Trainer! Learn IZI delivery and training to support an organization or community adopting the IZI model.

Have you recently taken an IZI course?

Login here for access to IZI training lessons and tools. Create a Versal account and continue through the course at your own pace.

If you have questions or recommendations/feedback you’d like to share, please send an e-mail to Lauren at lauren@marnitastable.org. Check back to keep current on your knowledge as new IZI tools develop.

HOW IT WORKS

What is Intentional Social Interaction?

 Intentional Social Interaction is an experience engineering model. We engineer spaces that bring people together across race, class, culture, age, gender identity, sexuality, religion or any other self-identity to collaboratively discuss and create solutions for issues impacting their community, especially the unheard, the fragile and the traditionally left out.

 

Who uses Intentional Social Interaction?

Corporations, Nonprofits, Churches, Neighborhood groups, Schools, School Systems, Health Care Providers, Government Departments, and more. IZI is a technology that molds to your needs.

 

What is experience engineering?

Experience engineering is a technology retailers use to make customers part with their money, based off of the sights smells and sounds of a space. IZI is an engineered experience that makes people part with their preconceived notion of the other.

 

What will I be able to do after this course?

Each course is different. After the introductory course (IZI 101-104), you will have an understanding of how to plan a home or neighborhood IZI. You will understand the IZI basics.

What does this course include?

During IZI101-104, not only do you learn the theory behind IZI, but you also learn the practical steps it takes to make an IZI a success. It takes hard work but you’ll actually get to practice live in the room.

 

What materials and resources will I have after this course?

As mentioned before, each course is different. After IZI 101-104 training, you will have access to our training platform on versal.com. You will have access to sample and printable materials for your IZIs.

 

Should I take this class alone or a team?

It depends on what you are trying to do in the long run. Are you looking to take this course and host IZIs in your home or a home like setting? If yes, this is a great course to take alone. Are you looking to host a community dinner with more than 40 people? If yes, we would recommend taking this course with at least one other person. IZI takes a team. Even if you don’t take the course with multiple people, plan on having volunteers to support you.

 

Who uses Intentional Social Interaction?

Corporations, Nonprofits, Churches, Neighborhood groups, Schools, School Systems, Health Care Providers, Government Departments, and more. IZI is a technology that molds to your needs.

 

What is experience engineering?

Experience engineering is a technology retailers use to make customers part with their money, based off of the sights smells and sounds of a space. IZI is an engineered experience that makes people part with their preconceived notion of the other.

 

Marnita's Table is a 501(c)3. Our thirteen-year old organization seeks to close gaps across difference through making Intentional Social Interaction the new pattern for society where people of color, the disenfranchised, the poor, the unheard, the fragile, the LGBTQ+ and anyone who is normally left out of community decision making are automatically included and valued at the policy-making and resource-sharing table.