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Introduction, brief of the program: In this session, we will explore multiple forbidden work place topics like racism, religion, political views, and how "real life" comes in between our responsibilities and our ability to fully “show up” to work. We also will brainstorm potential approaches and best practices to help everyone manage and respect painfully opposing views of coworkers that threaten to degrade the overall office culture while focusing on our organizational values. No “right” answers exist here, but the issue around explosive current events and diversity-related biases (positive and negative) that evoke passions on multiple levels is influencing how associations operate.
- Learn a 3 part framework or model for taking responsibility of how they show up.
- Develop skills for a significant and powerful (and free) method to change culture around difficult topics and see other’s as differently right.
- Utilize personal patterns to recognize them in others so we can leave room for edits in our stories.
- Personally recognize our “kryptonite” and how habitually it limits our behaviors, responses, and beliefs as well as fuels us to build momentum when we need it the most.
Let’s face it, there are people and topics that at some point are just off limits. You just can’t do it or them right now. Even worse, often it is a difficult topic that you have to bring up with a difficult person. What if you could engage in these conversations with more confidence, humor, and ease?
No matter the person or topic, you are your best tool for conversations that matter. Understanding your self and others as differently right gives you the tools to intentionally design teams, groups, and partnerships that can bring value to a single project or topic. We are all frustrating to someone, and at times even to ourselves. Once you know who and how you are, you can reclaim responsibility for these behavior response patterns and leave room for others to do the same. Before you know it, you are having better conversations and fuller relationships with those around you. I promise – it is that easy.
Social Justice: Step One – Knowing What You Don’t Know
- Feel welcomed to a conversation about the unknown
- Understand the difference between social justice and diversity
- Review real life stories, share and reflect on own experiences
- Learn how to listen and leave some wiggle room in difficult conversations with others
Health care access, serving students, and working within our community is incredibly important work. To best do this work, we need to know who we are, what we bring to the table, and what we don’t know. Join in for a lively conversation to uncover what we don’t know, and how step one is asking the right questions of ourselves and listening to others.