Anatasia S. Kim, PhD
Building Actionable Skills to Advance Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Conversations in Clinical, Community, and Organizational Practice
July 3rd - July 7th, 2023
This course is also available Live-Online!
This course is no longer available.
In today’s increasingly stressful and divisive world, conversations about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) seem impossibly difficult. Against the backdrop of dire issues such as racism, LGBTQ rights, immigration, wealth inequality, and climate change, among many others, our collective discourse has been relegated to vitriolic sound bites of tit-for-tat that play out destructively on social media.
The result has been deepening social, cultural, and political fractures that have disrupted our lives and relationships with one another in profound ways. This includes our relationships with clients, supervisees, managers, co-workers, employees, and even loved ones.
In response, professionals and organizations everywhere have been scrambling to enlist in anti-bias or diversity training. Unfortunately, the majority of these focus mostly on abstract knowledge and fall short on tangible, actionable tools.
This workshop will focus on the critical skills needed to have constructive DEI conversations in ways that can help advance meaningful change in our clients, teams, places of work, and community. Using a variety of teaching methods – lectures, small group discussions, and experiential exercises – participants will better understand why attempts at DEI conversations often fail, common missteps that we all perpetrate, and specific skills we can use to support conversations and repair ruptures.
Skills will be presented using a comprehensive framework (Kim & del Prado, 2019) based on theoretical influences from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Theory, Family Systems, and Buddhist Psychology. Participants will leave the workshop with an individualized plan that they can immediately implement for improving their personal efficacy in their places of work and community.
This workshop is intended for a broad audience, including clinicians of all levels, educators, managers, supervisors, and organizational leaders.
Why Conversations About Culture and Diversity are so Difficult
State of the union
Why history still matters
Wired for connection
Concrete Skills to Support Difficult DEI Conversations
A step-by-step approach: Overview, rationale, and theoretical underpinnings
Preparation phase: Steps 1-3
Invitation phase: Step 4-5
Conversation phase: Steps 6-7
Repetition phase: Step 8
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Self-assessment: Areas of strength and areas for growth
Why and how to address personal pain points using specific steps/skills
Illustrations and practice
Rupture and Repair
Common DEI ruptures
Common missteps in repair
Illustrations and practice
A Personal Game Plan
An individualized plan
Accountability plan and partner
Share plans and offer constructive feedback
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