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The Art of Inclusive Communication

Friday, October 27, 2017 -
2:00pm to 5:00pm

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New Offering in Autumn 2017!

Learn and practice skills to communicate effectively across differences. Learn how respectful communication can be used to resolve conflict.

In this module, participants learn to acknowledge their cultural differences and, more importantly, learn how to find common ground with one another. Building upon their common humanity will enable participants to build more effective relationships in a respectful, inclusive environment. Diversity in the fullest sense of the word, including not only race and ethnicity, but also gender, sexual orientation, age, lifestyle, and abilities is explored and valued. Additionally, participants look at how respectful communication can address difficult comments from others that might be considered racist, sexist, ageist, heterosexist, or in other ways derogatory to others.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will have the ability to:

  • learn the skills of inclusive communication
  • apply the principles of collaborative communication in their interations with others
  • express their perspective in a non-confrontational way
  • integrate at ART of Inclusive Communication to resolve differences
  • be able to work effectively with people with different identities

By practicing the skills from the course, participants will:

  • understand and value others' perspectives. Value the different lenses through which others perceive situation
  • appreciate how working through conflict can help relationships build and grow stronger
  • have more confidence to engage in serious conversation with peers that have different points of view
  • find common ground with co-workers and clients

Program Description

This state-of-the-art diversity training, developed by the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC), 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 styles; 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.  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.

Details

Recommended for graduate students in any degree program or stage. Space is limited. Due to the workshop interactive format and limited spots, full participation is required.

If you are accepted to this workshop you must confirm your place by submitting a Student Participation Fee Agreement, which authorizes VPGE to charge $50 to your Stanford bill – only if you do not fully participate in the event. You will receive a link to the Agreement and instructions if you are offered a place.

 
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Director of Training, National Conflict Resolution Center

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