Honoring Our Common Differences: Leadership for Inclusivity

Inclusivity is the practice of radical hospitality–where people of diverse social and cultural groups experience uncompromising respect and dignity. Inclusive leaders value and actively encourage multiple perspectives, creating a positive, collaborative environment in which people feel safe to be themselves and engage in their best work. Gain insights into unconscious bias and inclusivity on individual and organization levels. Counts as an MLMC elective class or a CPM class.

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What: Honoring Our Common Differences: Leadership for Inclusivity

When: Tue, Apr 24, 8:30am-4:30pm

Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison, WI

Cost: Standard: $245 | Govt./Non-Profit*: $185 | Lunch Included | *This rate is available to nonprofit and public sector organizations, government agencies, and nonprofit educational institutions. For questions about eligibility, please contact the program director.

Continuing education credit: 7 hours (0.7 CEUs)

Instructor: Kathy Germann

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Approved CE hours for social workers, counselors, therapists, psychologists, and more

Inclusive organizations welcome all people (LGBT, gender, race, ethnicity, class, age, disability, etc) to experience respect in an atmosphere of non-judgement and genuine acceptance.

It is essential to examine our own practices in the context of an organization and society where the “isms” are deeply rooted. We are the instruments of change – the more we are aware of and understand our own filters, assumptions, power, and privilege, the greater chance we can use our energy and wisdom to facilitate positive social change and leave a legacy different than the one we inherited.

Learning objectives:

  • Explore how your life experiences and assumptions affect your understanding of and actions toward inclusivity
  • Discover commonalities and differences between social identities and experiences of the “isms”
  • Examine how “unconscious bias” and “groupthink” lead to unintentional exclusion of others
  • Gain insights into the costs and benefits of privilege
  • Differentiate between non-discriminatory and inclusive behaviors on individual and organizational levels

Enrollment is limited to 25 to create a safe forum for self-reflection and dialogue.

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