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The Art of Inclusive Communication
February 23, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
One event on March 23, 2021 at 2:00 pm
A Community Workshop from the National Conflict Resolution Center
This FREE Seminar is a two-part series: February 23rd & March 23rd from 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Building on our success in teaching people to communicate more effectively, NCRC has developed a state-of-the-art diversity training that leaves all participants feeling valued, respected, and understood. This interactive workshop helps participants explore their own personal and cultural identity and learn how it relates to communication style; how these different styles can sometimes be the root of communication breakdown; and, most importantly, how they can learn to recognize when a communication breakdown is happening and do something about it.
Participants learn a model for understanding intercultural (and other identities) awareness and learn skills that help their own development in all kinds of diverse settings. Though the thought of venturing to other friendships and connections outside of our own culture is uncomfortable for most, this workshop helps that transition to be more inclusive. Fun, yet thought provoking exercises help participants learn about how the unwritten rules we live by are not always universal. Diversity in the fullest sense of the word, including not only race and ethnicity, but also gender, sexual orientation, age, lifestyle, and abilities are explored and valued. Recognition of the advantages some have and the history of exclusion are touched upon in a way that helps people move forward together. Additionally, a look at how respectful communication can address difficult comments from others that might be considered racist, sexist, ageist, homophobic, or in other ways derogatory to others. All of this is done in a safe and respectful learning environment.