"There is no such thing as a totally objective person, except almighty God, if she exists." ~Antonia Frazier
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GENERAL Workshop Summary
In our experience, it requires about 40 hours of tailored support, where a person needs it, to progress significantly (see "Our Model" inder the "Who We Are" tab). This time can be in a single week or broken into sections over a year. This work can be done online, our site or yours..or a combination.
Our basic workshops experientially explore:
various models related to power/difference
introduce essential skills
and cultivate mutual support using the group itself as our context for learning about difference and communication across difference.
These workshops are for everyone: community organizers, educators, business people, healthcare professionals, law enforcement.
Workshops generally focus on the intersectional nature of our differences of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, socio-economic level, nationality, ability, sexual orientation, and age. They can be adapted to emphasize one or more these aspects or to a field specific application (education, healthcare, business, etc).
If time/funding can provide only a an introduction to this important work we are happy to support that beginning!
Participants will leave with expanded abilities to:
Be aware of our impact on others apart from our intentions and know how to support that awareness through effective feedback structures
Understand of the dynamics of systemic power and privilege and how that understanding relates to social and cultural differences.
Come to terms with our interest in obscuring our own investment in these systems and the feelings that arise from this exploration--sitting with that grief and fear
Experience community and discern what works for us and what doesn't: mentoring, safe feedback structures, deep listening, supportive facilitation, and open-hearted dialogue
Develop and practice skills for engaging struggle and conflict across our differences
Catalyze the understanding, appreciation, and unleashing of our own gifts and engagement with our lives