South Eastern San Diego Community Leadership Training
Residents/Community Leaders can choose from the below November or December dates.
Part 1: November 15th, 2014 — 9:00am – 1:00pm: Training & Breakfast
Part 2: November 29th, 2014 — 9:00am – 1:00pm: Training & Breakfast
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Part 1: December 6th, 2014 — 9:00am – 1:00pm: Training & Breakfast
Part 2: December 13th, 2014 — 9:00am – 1:00pm: Training & Breakfast
Tubman Chávez Community Center
415 Euclid Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114
Building on strengths that are present in South Eastern San Diego and NCRC’s success in teaching people to communicate more effectively, NCRC has developed a state-of-the-art diversity training that leaves community members feeling valued, respected, and understood. This interactive training delivered in two sessions helps participants explore their own personal and cultural identity and learn how it relates to their communication style; how these different styles can sometimes be the root of communication breakdown; and, most importantly, how they can learn to recognize when a communication breakdown is happening and do something about it.
The ART of Inclusive Communication: (November 15th or December 6th)
Community leaders will learn a model for understanding and embracing intercultural awareness and learn skills that help their own development in intercultural settings. Through lectures, interactive exercises, and group dialogue, community leaders will focus on their strengths and challenges related to communication and conflict management. Community leaders ability to manage difficult conversations will increase as a result of participation.
The Diversity Advantage; (November 29th or December 13th)
Fun, yet thought-provoking exercises will help community leaders learn about how the unwritten rules we live by are not always universal. Diversity in the fullest sense of the word, including not only race and ethnicity, but also gender, sexual orientation, age, lifestyle, and abilities are explored and valued. Recognition of the advantages some have and the history of exclusion are touched upon in a way that helps people move forward together. Additionally, participants will look at how respectful communication can address difficult comments from others that might be considered racist, sexist, ageist, homophobic, or in other ways derogatory to others. All of this is done in a safe and respectful learning environment.
Goals of the Two-Part Training
By the end of the course, community leaders will have the ability to:
- learn the skills of the ART of Inclusive Communication
- apply the principles of collaborative communication in their interactions with others
- express their perspective in a non-confrontational way
- integrate the ART of Inclusive Communication to resolve differences
- be able to work effectively with people from different cultures
Paradigm Shift in Attitudes and Beliefs toward Others
By practicing the skills from the course, community leaders will:
- understand and value others’ perspectives. Value the different lenses through which others perceive situations;
- appreciate how working through conflict can help relationships build and grow stronger;
- have more confidence to engage in serious conversation with peers that have different points of view; and,
- find common ground with neighbors and community members.
For more information: Marc meyer—619.238.2400 ext. 225 or firstname.lastname@example.org