A “microaggression” is a verbal or nonverbal cue (whether intentional or unintentional) that communicates hostility or bias toward a targeted group of people. These unintended slights may seem harmless on the surface, but they perpetuate the feeling of being devalued and viewed as “the other.”
The workplace can be rife with difficult conversations: salary negotiations, performance concerns, complaints about a colleague or client, mending hurt feelings, terminating an employee, etc.
Resolving differences of opinion about awkward or painful topics isn’t something we look forward to, but straight-forward and skillful conversations can help address conflict and build a positive organizational culture.
The topic of workplace violence and dealing with potentially violent individuals is a subject we’re seeing more in the news. Nobody wants to see these tragic incidents – both large and small – continue to plague our offices, schools, houses of worship, or public spaces. But what can we do?
In the wake of unspeakable tragedies in Parkland, FL and other communities across the country, we’re engaging in conversations about how schools, neighborhoods, companies, and nonprofits can better address the terrible violence we’re witnessing.
Discount pricing ends Friday April 13 for the 2018 Washington State Nonprofit Conference on May 16. To get more “bang for your buck,” register for a pre-conference workshops on May 15.
Conflict in the workplace isn’t something that can be avoided, but its negative effects can be mitigated – and valuable lessons can be learned from it.
When you bring people from diverse perspectives, backgrounds, values, and work styles onto your team, it’s inevitable that conflict will rear its head. The March Staff Development Coalition workshop will teach you conflict management/de-escalation skills that can guide you through these murky waters.
Not everyone with a disability uses a wheelchair, assistance dog, or portable oxygen device. Millions of Americans everywhere have disabilities that are not obvious – and therefore not always considered when crafting employee handbooks, arranging for workplace equipment, or setting time off policies.
The word "disability" is often used to describe an ongoing physical challenge. While some disabilities may seem obvious, many are unseen – or “invisible.” The February Nonprofit Staff Development Coalition workshop will provide you with knowledge and guidance on the impact of invisible disabilities in the workplace and challenge the way you think about disabilities.