Classes

Kim’s Facilitating Bio: 

Kim B Miller uses her words to connect people to their strength. She makes empowerment touchable so you can obtain it. 

Kim is a facilitator. She creates and develops her own training material. Her interactive workshops are fun and informative. She recently facilitated a workshop for University of California, Berkeley.

Kim also presented an educational session at the Empowering Excellence: STEM, Advocacy, Leadership & Wellness Conferences. The Educational Opportunity Association (EOA) is the group that planned that event. EOA is made up of TRIO and educational opportunity programs from across ten states in the Midwest, however; they had colleges and universities that attended this event from all across the country including: NJ, KY, TN, TX, OH, MI, IL, IN, MN, and WI.     

Kim facilitated classes throughout her professional career at Verizon and other telecommunications companies.

Pre-Covid Kim was a co-poetry facilitator (in person classes) at a correctional facility. The program was changed to mail in lessons only. She is currently a facilitator (via mail) at another correctional institution.   

Kim currently facilitates parenting classes for Prince William County and she is a substitute teacher.

Kim has a BS from Rochester Institute of Technology in Business Administration. 

In 2017 she received her AAS in Information Technology at NVCC.

 

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F.I.S.T. stands for: Fighting Injustice Standing Together.

Kim has been facilitating classes since 2017.

This beautiful program was started by Schai Schairer. Kim was invited to co-facilitate some classes.

She co-facilitated in person poetry classes in a women’s prison. The women performed in a showcase (at the prison) in front of guards, inmates and/or the warden and outside guests. Due to COVID all classes are now done via mail.

These were/are not just poetry classes. They were confidence builders and skill expanders. They helped women learn how to write their pain and to let their “ink” speak when they couldn’t.

 

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Kim facilitates several workshops. Here are some of her most popular workshops:  

 

Victory Comes In Steps

This bold, collaborative workshop takes a realistic look at how you side step your greatness and misjudge your accomplishments. You will receive a clear definition of what incremental accomplishments are and how overlooking them can be detrimental to your progress. You will receive specific strategies to avoid mislabeling your accomplishments so you can really decipher your growth. Lastly, through a series of exercises, you will proudly acknowledge, list and explore your individual strengths and embrace them.  This workshop has two brief presentations. We will have poignant discussions and activities in between each presentation.  

 

Hope On Purpose

So you got some “lemons” in your life. Some were thrown at you and others were hand-picked. What now? Just because someone didn’t believe in you or you stopped believing in yourself that does not mean it is a permanent condition. What if your lemons were meant to inspire you or make you see things from a new perspective? Hope is an “inner well” that only the recipient can access. This interactive workshop gives you tools to decode some potential blocks in your path. It also looks at how your perception has made your reality tainted. You will be given precise strategies to guide you. The ultimate goal is for you to embrace your purpose. “Lemons” are only sour until you add a little sugar. The sweetener is your resilience. Make lemons powerless. This workshop has one brief presentations. We will have discussions and activities after the presentation.

 

Women Are Diamonds

The sparkle of a confident woman is undeniable. Sometimes we need help seeing our own brilliance and power. This empowerment workshop is that help. Here you be given concreate examples of how to hon in on your power. You will learn tools to stop over critiquing your efforts and ways to find your purpose.  You will design an individual  empowerment plan, not a generic one for all plan.  This workshop has two brief presentations. We will have discussions and activities in between each presentation. Remember just because you don’t see your light, that doesn’t mean you are not one.     

 

Haiku: 17 Syllables of Power

This fun workshop dives deep into haiku and senryu (nontraditional haiku), Japanese poems. It shows how fun poetry can be. Participants learn the origin of haiku and how to format them.  There is one short presentation and then we write and perform haiku. Tips on how to add to haiku, if it’s too short, are also provided. We branch out into different themes for haiku. This is a great class to learn this artform.

 

Imagery: Make Your Words Sing  

This interactive workshop will show you how to paint a picture with words. It shows you how to incorporate more imagery in your writing. Whether you write poetry, short stories or novels, your imagery is important. You will learn techniques that will have you writing with more depth. After one short presentation we go straight into strategies that help your words come to life.

 

Boldly Present Your Words

This collaborative workshop is for any poet, spoken word poet or monologue writer/performer who would like information on how to present their words better. Bring and read a few of your poems  or monologues and we will discuss nuisances to make your presentation better. Emphasizing, elongating and breaking down words into syllables can be effective if used properly. I’ll share a technique I use when I am (literally) reading a poem that has been very helpful. You can still connect to the audience when you read from a book, paper or phone but you have to engage with the listeners and still not lose your place in what you are presenting.

 

Young Hands Have Poetic Strength

This fun, interactive class has 2 short presentations and several activities.  The beauty of “young hands” is their ability to be willing to try new things. They are natural explorers.  This workshop allows them to explore poetry. It also dives deep into haiku and senryu (nontraditional haiku), Japanese poems. It shows how fun poetry can be. 

There are several variations of this workshop that include:

  1. A segment called “Stump the Poet”: where they try to give Kim difficult words to make a single poem with on the spot.
  2. Expression: Find several new, creative ways to say “old things”. They expand their descriptions and explore how to describe things more vividly.  
  3. Q & A (Question and Answer) session…. They can ask Kim questions.
  4. Pick a haiku subject: They pick the subject of the haiku that Kim performs, if she has one written.  
  5. Critique and pointers: Kim listens to performers and gives them advice on performing better.

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Past Classes:


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Motivational

 

 

 

Date : May 2021

Topic: Stop Deleting Your Accomplishments & Downplaying Your Strengths

Host: The Educational Opportunity Association (EOA)

Location: Online

  • Kim presented an educational session at the Empowering Excellence: STEM, Advocacy, Leadership & Wellness Conferences. The Educational Opportunity Association (EOA) is the group that planned that event. EOA is made up of TRIO and educational opportunity programs from across ten states in the Midwest, however; they had colleges and universities that attended this event from all across the country including: NJ, KY, TN, TX, OH, MI, IL, IN, MN, and WI.     

Date : March 2021

Topic: Conquering Your Accomplishments for Radical Self Care 

Host: University of California Berkeley

Location: Online

  • Kim facilitated a workshop: University of California, Berkeley 36th Empowering Womxn of Color Conference.

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Date : November 2019

Topic: You Can Succeed  

Where: Private event, VA

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Date:  June 2018

Topic: Fear

Host: The Art of Friendship

Location: Paul Mitchell the School Woodbridge

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Date: June 2016

Topic: Women Are Art

Where: Online

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Date:  July 2016

Topic: Changing Your Vision

Where: Online

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Date: Aug 2016

Topic: Fear, doubt and haters can only win if you give them the victory

Where: Hotel RL Baltimore, MD

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Her topic: Parents get frustrated and then we get motivated

July 2016

Where: Hotel RL Baltimore, MD

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Poetry/Other Workshops 

 

 

 

Self Publishing Class

When: Sept. 2021 (online)

Adult class

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Writing Haiku & Making Sound Bits

When: July. 2021 (online)

DAY Eight: DC High School Camp

Grade: High School

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Boldly Present Your Words

When: March 2021 (online)

School: Bard High School Early College

Grade: High School

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Young Hands Have Poetic Strength

When: Dec. 2020 (online)

School: Manassas Park City School

Grade: 6th

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Young Hands Have Poetic Strength

When: Dec. 2020 (online)

For: DC Public Character School

Grade: 6th & 7th

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Young Hands Have Poetic Strength

When: Feb 2021 (online)

For: DC Public School

Grade: Middle School

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Young Hands Have Poetic Strength

When: March 2021 (online)

For: DC Public School

Grade: 10th

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Haiku Class

Date: Mar  2021

Where: Online

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Haiku Class

Date: Aug  2020

Where: Online

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Haiku Class

Date: March 2020

Where: Online

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Self Publishing Class

Date: March 2020

Where: Online

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Branding Class

This seminar was about establishing, building and expanding your brand.

Date: Feb  2020

Where: Richmond, VA

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Poetry Class

Nov 2019

Where: DC Scores in DC, (several schools)

Closed Class for DC School Students  

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Branding Class

This seminar was about building hope, health and your brand.

Date: Apr  2019

Where: A private event in MD 

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Haiku Class

Date: Nov  2018

Where: DC Public Library

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Poetry Class

Date: June 2018

Where: DC SCORES Summer Camp at a school in DC.

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Job Interview Skills Class

Date: June 2018

Where: A nonprofit company in DC that works with homeless youth.

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Haiku Class

Date: Nov 2017

Where: Young Author’s Book Project at SEED/DC public charter school.

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Haiku Class

Date: Aug 2017

Where: Denver, Colorado Public  Library (National Poetry Slam Event)  2017

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Poetry Class

Feb 2017

Where: DC Scores in DC, (several schools)

Closed Class for DC School Students

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Self Publishing Class

March 2017

Where: Culture Coffee: DC

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Self Publishing Class

May 2016

Where: Culture Coffee: DC

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Parenting

 

 

 

 

Juvenile Justice Parenting Program 

Date Jan 2021- 

This 3 week course is provided by Prince William County, Virginia.

 

When Families Get Angry

Date Jan 2021- 

This 3 week course is provided by Prince William County, Virginia.

 

Parenting Teens

Feb 2020-March 2020

This 7 week course is provided by Prince William County, Virginia.

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Parenting Teens

Date Oct- Dec 2018

This 7 week course is provided by Prince William County, Virginia.

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Parenting School Age

July 2018-Aug 2018

This 7 week course is provided by Prince William County, Virginia.

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Parenting School Age

Sept – Nov 2017

This 7 week course is provided by Prince William County, Virginia.

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Parenting School Age

June – Aug 2017

This 7 week course is provided by Prince William County, Virginia.

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Parenting School Age

April – May 2016

This 7 week course is provided by Prince William County, Virginia.