Intentional Social Interaction

We seek to catalyze a seismic behavioral shift in Minnesota and beyond creating a “domino effect” of community-based problem solving. Our model of Intentional Social Interaction (“IZI”) is an effective practice that builds sustainable community engagement, leadership and collaboration. 

Coming to the ‘Table’ catalyzes authentic and enduring friendships between the powerful and powerless and across sectors and disciplines. These relationships—the valuable social capital incubated–allow a community to come together while driving down disparities and building effective solutions and relationships where before none existed. We’ve welcomed almost 31,000 people to the Table since 2005. 38% of all people who attend one three-hour experience report making a significant shift in their ability and desire to connect authentically across difference.

Training

We seek to catalyze a seismic behavioral shift in Minnesota and beyond creating a “domino effect” of community-based problem solving. Our model of Intentional Social Interaction (“IZI”) is an effective practice that builds sustainable community engagement, leadership and collaboration. 

Coming to the ‘Table’ catalyzes authentic and enduring friendships between the powerful and powerless and across sectors and disciplines. These relationships—the valuable social capital incubated–allow a community to come together while driving down disparities and building effective solutions and relationships where before none existed. We’ve welcomed almost 31,000 people to the Table since 2005. 38% of all people who attend one three-hour experience report making a significant shift in their ability and desire to connect authentically across difference.

Consulting

We seek to catalyze a seismic behavioral shift in Minnesota and beyond creating a “domino effect” of community-based problem solving. Our model of Intentional Social Interaction (“IZI”) is an effective practice that builds sustainable community engagement, leadership and collaboration. 

Coming to the ‘Table’ catalyzes authentic and enduring friendships between the powerful and powerless and across sectors and disciplines. These relationships—the valuable social capital incubated–allow a community to come together while driving down disparities and building effective solutions and relationships where before none existed. We’ve welcomed almost 31,000 people to the Table since 2005. 38% of all people who attend one three-hour experience report making a significant shift in their ability and desire to connect authentically across difference.

Bridging Gaps Across Difference

Intentional Social Interaction (“IZI”) is Marnita’s Table effective experience engineering model that helps individuals, businesses, NGOs and government agencies achieve equity and inclusion goals. We provide practical tools for you to build sustainable community engagement, leadership and collaboration across race, class, culture and other means of self-identity. We’ve welcomed over 31,000 people to IZIs since 2005. 38% of all people who attend one three-hour IZI voluntarily report significantly shifting their behavior toward consistently connecting authentically across difference.

Consulting

Intentional Social Interaction, our innovative peer-to-peer experience is a human-centered technology designed to transfer to those we serve. IZI is a powerful tool that will continue to serve your organization for years to come. Althought we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit, 70% of out income comes from someone who hires us. We have exceeded the goals of our clients 100% of the time and all of them have hired us more than once.

Experts in:

  • Forging Alliances Across Difference
  • Catalyzing Community and
  • Collaborations
  • Particapatory Action Research
  • Cross Cultural Competency Training
  • Leadership and Talent Development
  • Cross-Cultural Community Engagement
  • Social Capital Assessment, Catalyzation & Accrual
  • Interactive Conference Design &
  • Management
  • Facilitation
  • Program Design
  • Training Trainers
  • Plenary session design
  • Project Management
  • Ideation
  • Site Selection

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Training

We offer multiple options to help individuals and organizations learn Intentional Social Interaction (“IZI”).

Learn how to host your own IZI.
Learn how to launch and sustain a “Table” in your organization or community
Learn how to set goals and to measure the impact of IZI
Learn how to be a Master Trainer
more . . .

We have brought over 31,000 people to the table.

38% of attendees report significant behavioral shifts towards connecting across difference.

We have exceeded clients' expectations 100% of the time.

Marnita's Table is a 501(c)3. Our eleven-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 GLBT and anyone who is normally left out of community decision making are automatically included and valued at the policy-making and resource-sharing table.