Why is it that so many folks have to leave parts of themselves at the door before coming into a room or feel that who they are, how they speak, how they think and see the world are often not welcomed or valued?
In this unique and much needed seminar, we will explore how talking about and making use of our differences makes for a safer and more welcoming environment for everyone. Where the words diversity, equity and inclusion actually mean something because they are practiced and made real every day by the people who work there.
Through the use of personal stories, filmed vignettes and interactive exercises participants will learn:
- The art of listening and responding
- Exploration of our differences and why they are important
- What belonging means to each of us and why
- 22 ways that stop a diversity conversation
- Authentic and meaningful ways to relate to those who are different from ourselves
- How curiosity is the gateway to empathy
- The distinction between differences and similarities
- Why some groups leave parts of themselves at the door
- Creating a community of belonging where everyone is seen, heard and valued
- How not feeling like you belong affects you and others
Audience: Corporations, Universities, Therapists, Administrators, Social Workers, DEI
Time: 4-6 hours