Proven training to build your knowledge and skills.
October 26, 2016 Seattle, WA
In light of recent developments and increase in racial tensions, there is a vital need for our communities to learn how to address cultural and racial conflicts in a peaceful and productive way, which moves us beyond just conversation but lead us to action and changed behaviors. Different groups have different perspectives, mental models, and values which can lead to occasional conflict in an organization. This workshop explores how we can employ good conflict management skills to de-escalate cultural conflict or inter-personal conflict that involves insensitivity or lack of awareness. When seemingly innocent questions or curiosity results in someone feeling offended, less valued, and/or a recipient of conscious or unconscious bias.
We will do a deep dive on the impact of rank and privilege and how blindness to it can lead to conflict and compound it further if those involved do not acknowledge their rank. Power often unconscious can be a source of conflict so when power is unacknowledged and misused it can bring on attack and cause inter-personal conflict. We will also explore unarticulated assumptions that impact our ability to see beyond race or cultural differences.
We will identify conflict management behaviors to help de-escalate situations and invite understanding; such as recognizing communications gaps, promoting inclusion and making sure everyone is heard, giving feedback and sharing observations and impact.
(Collective Leadership’s Diversity and Inclusion (D & I) training program is designed to increase cultural intelligence and competency. Collective Leadership’s unique value proposition is a client focus perspective which invites collaborative solutions that allow key stakeholders ownership and accountability. Where our approach differs from other D&I trainings is our perspective in presenting the information. It is not presented in a format that is divisive or with a confrontational stance of “we” versus “they”, or “victim” versus “perpetrators”. We are in it together and must come together to find a solution. There is acknowledgement and expectation there will be different solutions for different organizational systems. Our approach is not a one-size fits all solution).
Trainer:Anh Vo, M.A.
Presented By:Non-Profit Staff Development Coalition (NPSDC)
November 14, 2016 Seattle, WA
This interactive, informative workshop will have two sessions: The morning session will engage in an interactive discussion and explore current trends in career development and what it means today to both individuals and organizations. The afternoon session will explore practical ways managers can act as career development partners actively supporting their employees’ careers.
(This workshop has been developed for supervisory /management staff, career development practitioners/career counselors, HR professionals).
Presented By:Non Profit Staff Development Coalition (NPSDC)
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).