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Staff Development Workshop on 3/22: Addressing and Managing Cultural Conflict

Posted Feb 21, 2018 09:30 AM
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.

Presenter Anh Vo frames this discussion within power dynamics, rank and privilege, and unconscious biases that blind us to conflict that we aren’t aware that we’re even starting. For example, what someone might perceive as an innocent question could result in someone else feeling offended, less valued, and/or a recipient of unconscious bias.

However, once these biases are recognized and properly understood, it will become easier to promote inclusion in your workplace.

This workshop is a continuation of last month’s session on how to foster a more inclusive work environment. You may still attend this session even if you were unable to attend the last one.

Addressing and Managing Cultural Conflict
Thursday, March 22
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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Come away with a path toward nurturing a more open, caring, and equitable workplace in which conflict is not only minimized, but properly understood. Join the Nonprofit Staff Development Coalition to receive discounts and become part of our committee that suggests future workshop topics.

There’s still room to register for the Feb. 26 workshop on invisible disabilities. Mark on your calendar the Apr. 23 session that will go over building rapport and getting more out of your interactions with others. Registration is not open yet, but will be soon!