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How do organizations create an environment where people feel they can actively participate, where their contributions are respected and valued? This workshop is about taking that next step toward moving beyond the individualism of diversity to the systemic and cultural change needed to build inclusive organizations.
- A share of best practices on how to move from representation to the inclusion
- Understand the role of implicit bias and impact on leadership, hiring, staffing and decision-making
- Learn to have courageous conversations about race
- The role of intentionality — orientation to an inclusive culture that is self-perpetuating through organizational systems, policies, and practices
This is a monthly series focused on learning about all the aspects of trauma and how we can connect with and claim healing wisdom. Current mental health understanding for trauma recovery will be presented along with how the healing process is essentially a spiritual one. Dinner will be provided and the evening will continue with a presentation and time for discussion and sharing. Child care is provided.
All Dorchester residents, providers, organizations, and community members are invited to join the Dorchester CARES Coalition to be a voice of change in the community. It provides to the opportunity to network with neighbors, exchange resources, and build partnerships. Free dinner and childcare is provided if RSVP to Tara Register.
This two-day experiential training prepares participants to design and facilitate restorative circles in their workplace and communities. Participants will directly experience circles; understand the elements, philosophy, and rituals of circles; and practice both the planning and facilitation of circles. Circles are a structured form of a dialogue based on indigenous values and principles. Circles foster a sense of community based on mutual respect with broad application in many different contexts such as team building, collaborative problem-solving, or conflict transformation. This workshop will introduce the fundamental principles of restorative justice and prepare participants to use circles within their own lives in settings including workplaces, communities, organizations, universities, corrections, social services, families, and businesses.
PAYMENTS: Payments should be made prior to attending the training. For an invoice, please contact the Assistant Director.