In Our Best Interest-November 5-6, 2018, Indianapolis, IN


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This two-day training program for women who have been battered, advocates, women’s-group facilitators, and community activists is based on DAIP’s classic In Our Best Interest (IOBI) curriculum. It is open to women only.

Trainers will guide participants through a process of learning how to facilitate educational groups in which women who have been battered explore personal, institutional, and cultural action to end violence against women. The process includes discussions about many topics, such as the ways in which racism, sexism, homophobia, and classism contribute to violence against women; role-plays; exercises; and presentations about philosophy that underpins the IOBI manual and videos. Participants usually come away from this training with new energy for their work.

Session topics include:

  • Exploring what it means to be an advocate and a teacher
  • Designing a liberating group process
  • Using education as a process for change
  • Relating sexism to other forms of oppression
  • Examining personal power vs. power over
  • Moving from education to action.

Click here to learn more about CEU hours offered for DAIP trainings. Training materials include sample forms, curriculum supplements, and other handouts. The curriculum may be purchased at the training site, or from the In Our Best Interest page in the DAIP online store.

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Indianapolis training programs are conducted by longtime Duluth Model trainers John and Beth Beams, of the Indiana Center for Nonviolence.

Please DO NOT make any travel arrangements until receiving a registration confirmation from DAIP via email. We strongly urge registered participants to secure airline ticket insurance. Any potential participant who makes travel arrangements that does not secure airline ticket insurance, does so at their own expense and their own risk.

Training location
The Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Training Center, 1915 W. 18th St. Indianapolis, IN.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, November 5. Most training days run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with short morning and afternoon breaks and roughly one hour for lunch. Snacks, coffee, tea, water, and soda are provided.

Each session builds on the ones before it, so please arrange accommodations and travel to ensure can participating in every session. Certificates of completion cannot be provided to participants who do not complete the full training.

Individuals need to make their own hotel reservations. DAIP recommends The Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel.

The Indianapolis International Airport is about 13 miles from the hotel and the training site. For transportation options from the airport to downtown, visit the Indianapolis International Airport parking and transportation web page. IndyGo’s Green Line Downtown and Airport Express route provides non-stop service from the airport to convenient locations near major downtown hotels at $7 per trip. Airport shuttles to downtown cost about $35 per trip.

Hotel parking is $25 per day for guests. Training-site parking is free.

Please contact us about any needs.

Things to do in Indianapolis
For more information on things to do in the Indianapolis area during your stay, please check out the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association and Indianapolis Downtown, Inc.

Please make travel arrangements only after receiving registration confirmation, which should be faxed or emailed two or three days after we receive your registration and payment.

Cancellation policy
Refunds (minus a $75 service charge) will only be granted for cancellations received two weeks prior to the training.

Contact us at 1-866-417-6111, option 1, or


Online registration: Scroll up to add this item to your cart.
Phone registration: Call us toll-free at 1-866-417-6111, option 1.
Fax or mail registration: Download an order form.