In every sector of this country, the real conversations about how we truly feel about the places we work at, sadly happen after we leave work. Where we are finally able to tell the truth about how we truly feel about being unheard, not understood or valued. How we are often silenced, admonished or ignored when we try to share a different perspective or attempt to tell the truth of what it is like as women, as young and older folks, as those who are immigrants, BIPOC, trans, or persons with disabilities struggling to survive in predominantly white male workplaces.
In this unique workshop, everyone will have an opportunity to share the trauma and the emotional toll that these unhealthy and unequal environments create. We will also explore what a healthy and community focused workplace can and needs to look like where everyone feels valued, where their unique cultural differences are embraced and made use of on a daily basis, not just on holidays.
Where conflict is seen as a healthy part of growth and relationships, not something to be avoided or punished for. Where different points of view and expression are valued and promoted, not feared or restricted to one vision or methodology (which is usually a Eurocentric, heterosexual, white male, middle upper class perspective).
In other words, a global environment where creativity and differences are rewarded and appreciated as an important part of connection and authenticity, freedom of expression and understanding. Where the mission statement is best exemplified by how the people who work there are treated, valued and rewarded.