Diversity & Equity Leadership Institute with Train the Trainers

Event Details

Date & Time September 10, 2010, 8:00pm – September 15, 2010, 3:00pm
Location Hollyhock
Cortes Island, BC V0P 1K0
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Contact 1-800-933-6339 ex 232
Website http://www.hollyhock.ca

Diversity & Equity Leadership Institute with Train the Trainers
Sep 10 - 15, 2010

Presented by: Shakil Choudhury, Sandy Yep
Integrate anti-racism with emotional intelligence and conflict transformation. Explore the cutting-edge of neuroscience, social psychology and bias research to develop your competency in dealing with conflict that emerges from issues of diversity and creating inclusive, diverse environments. This is a deeply holistic, interactive and experiential program grounded in adult pedagogy that balances intellect with emotions, and internal factors with external forces.
This methodology is successful in nurturing personal growth, learning - and unlearning - through the use of various theoretical lenses without being confined to a singular ideological position. Explore questions like:
What role do emotions play in our interactions with people from different backgrounds?
How do we uncover the “blind-spots” in our unconscious mind to create truly inclusive, welcoming environments?
What is the role of unconscious bias and emotional triggers in handling conflict around issues of difference?
The Institute will greatly assist participants in understanding the critical role of emotions in conflict that involves difference like race and gender. Managers, supervisors, educators, facilitators and diversity representatives from the public, non-profit and private sectors will be equipped with the emotional competency to both navigate through difference and lead effectively.
The full 5 nights is recommended for those responsible for disseminating diversity information and processes to others. 
Shakil Choudhury is co-founder of Anima Leadership www.animaleadership.com and
Sandy Yep is director of education for the Canadian Race Relations Foundation. www.crrf-fcrr.ca