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Staff Development Workshop on 1/25: Inclusivity in the Workplace

Posted Jan 02, 2018 08:30 AM
Having a diverse staff and board and an inclusive culture that encourages people to be at their best are critical to the success of any organization. You might want to create a more inclusive work environment, but how well equipped are you to design processes that navigate an organization through this complicated – and sensitive – topic?

Anh Vo, who is an Executive Coach and Sr. Organizational Development Consultant with Collective Leadership, will be leading a two-part workshop in January and March on building a more inclusive workplace. You’ll gain a better understanding of the factors that contribute to exclusion, what prevents us from seeing our commonality, and how we can work together to make everyone feel respected and supported.

Five Behaviors that Create in Inclusive Environment
Thursday, Jan. 25
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Pacific Tower (Smart Buildings Center training/event space), 1200 12th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98144

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The day will begin with knowing how to recognize rank and privilege and the behaviors that accompany “microinequalities.” Then you’ll explore how language and use of “cover terms” and “code switching” contribute to people feeling that their environment is inclusive or exclusionary. Unfamiliar with this terminology? You won’t be once the day is over!

The format of this workshop is unique in that it is not presented within a “we” versus “they” or “victim” versus “perpetrator” framework. Instead, the trainer will focus not on division and confrontation, but rather on coming together to create real solutions that will improve how we work and collaborate.

Here is what one attendee said about a session with Ahn Vo:

“Being aware of confirming biases, mindfulness in talking to others separating as and including all aspects of MUSH cycle ... I will use the “MUSH separator” as a way to stay on track during difficult conversations. I want to share this with my co-workers.”

To attend at discounted rates, join the Nonprofit Staff Development Coalition.