Proven training to build your knowledge and skills.
December 9, 2016 Seattle, WA
Intersectional Awareness is the awareness of how culture shapes the identity of the individual. It is the insight that the multiple dimensions of our identities (race, class, gender, nationality, age, etc.) form complex, reinforcing social systems that perpetuate privilege and oppression, creating simultaneous advantages and disadvantages. With an awareness of our intersectionality we can form a greater understanding of our leadership identity and efficacy.
Intersectional Leadership is more necessary than ever. Leaders feel frustrated, uncertain and sometimes helpless combatting entire systems of racism, xenophobia, sexism, classism and the multitude of ways privilege and oppression exist. They feel overwhelmed and discouraged when their positive intentions don’t create the impact they were hoping for.
According to the SCC WA Leadership Scan (2015), “cultural relevance and responsiveness” was one of four new themes that should be amplified in leadership development across the state. Dismantling structural inequalities, developing leadership opportunities that are culturally relevant, and addressing issues of race, power and privilege in the workplace were three specific areas noted.
Intersectional Leadership builds a culture of collaboration that works for everyone, and fosters leadership rooted in one’s cultural context. It empowers emerging leaders to bring and keep their voices at the table. It cultivates honest conversations with integrity, empathy and sensitivity. It helps us become more aware of our implicit biases and how they perpetuate institutions and relationships of oppression.
In this workshop we will define what Intersectional Leadership is, explore how intersectionality influences your leadership efficacy, and determine what you can do to bring a deeper intersectional awareness into your day-to-day life.
(This workshop is designed for team leaders, supervisory / managerial staff or anyone in a leadership capacity who want to relate to their teams and communities in more compassionate ways).
Trainer:Cat Cuevas, M.A.
Presented By:Non Profit Staff Development Coalition (NPSDC)
January 31, 2017 Seattle, WA
Brought back by popular demand !!
Difficult Conversations is a one day workshop that explores what you can do right now, in specific behavioral terms, to develop and practice new behaviors and apply new skills.
You will explore the nature of difficult conversations, and how you can develop strategies and apply models to increase the likelihood that you will have ‘excellent’ difficult conversations when the stakes are highest. You will get the most out of this workshop if you show up with an open mind and a desire to spend time exploring your thinking, your behavior, your habits, and your assumptions so that you can expand your capabilities and move beyond current limitations.
Presented By:Non-Profit Staff Development Coalition (NPSDC)
February 27, 2017 Seattle, WA
Brought back by popular demand !!
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the ability to manage our relationships and ourselves effectively, especially when things are tense or we are in conflict. Current research shows that the more Emotionally Intelligent one is, the more likely they are to receive greater merit increases and hold higher positions within a company than their counterparts. They also receive higher peer and/or supervisor ratings of interpersonal skills and stress tolerance. The evidence is strong that there is a significant relationship between EQ and workplace performance.
This workshop will use an interactive approach, one-on-one coaching, and real-time application of learning (e.g., applying skills to work-related issues). Participants are actively engaged in the learning process through experiential activities that are both insightful and fun.