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Workshops are a valuable tool to develop a unified language, skill-set, and standards of conduct. Each training can be 30, 60 or 90-minutes long and can also be tailored as a facilitated conversation. 

List of Current Workshops

Boundaries: What, Why, How

In this expert led seminar, get clarity on what boundaries represent, how they can help protect us from daily demands, and why they’re critical to growing anything - careers, relationships, or our own sense of self.

Burnout Recovery & Prevention

The Burnout Training is suitable for a general audience and will begin with reviewing the 4 stages of burnout. The stages will be defined by behavioral, mental and physical symptoms so that the audience can easily identify where in the stages of burnout they currently reside. The training will then transition to the steps to take to recover from and prevent burnout. This section starts with reviewing accessible research on neuroscience to explain how the human brain and body require restful breaks to replenish energy. The training will then review a series of questions to encourage participants to identify their needs and limits. The training will end by asking participants to make a plan today and identify steps they can take to attain balance in their lives.

Caring for your Mental Health

This training is designed to empower individuals to prioritize their mental well-being. In this engaging and easy to digest program, participants will gain an understanding of mental health and learn the role stress plays in overall wellness. By distinguishing between stress and distress, participants will unlock the key to accessing the learning brain. Participants will walk away with practical tools, tips, and proven techniques necessary to care for their mental health.

Conflict Transformation

Interpersonal conflicts are part of every relationship. Learning how to effectively communicate and empathetically listen greatly improves the quality of our relationships. In this training, attendees will learn the principles of nonviolent communication and be able to practice effective communication skills including: verbal communication, non-verbal communication, forgiveness and accountability.

Countering Hate Speech

 In this training, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of hate speech. The session defines key terms, explores legal limitations, and addresses censorship concerns in navigating the delicate balance between free expression and harm prevention. Through a compelling case study, the training analyzes the real-world impact of hate speech and participants will learn about the psychological effects of exposure to hate speech. The session concludes with actionable strategies for countering hate speech online, emphasizing the importance of bringing these efforts into the real world. By fostering resilience and proactive engagement, the training equips individuals to contribute to a more inclusive and respectful online and offline environment.

Cultivating Workplace Belonging 

Belonging, a basic human need, has now emerged as a vital step towards creating an inclusive workplace. Attendants will walk away with an understanding of workplace belonging, the felt sense of inclusion vs exclusion, how exclusion affects performance and practical ways to cultivate a belonging environment.

Dealing with Uncertainty 

What happens when life shifts immensely and were left looking at a landscape we couldn’t predict? In this expert led seminar, learn why uncertainty feels uncomfortable, and walk away with tools to help you find stability in even the most rapidly shifting circumstances.

Embracing Different Opinions: Sustaining  Disagreement

In these ever-divisive times, disagreeing with someone on a sensitive subject can sometimes mean the end of a relationship. However, disagreement and tension can actually be a catalyst for personal growth and transformation. It is not only possible, but greatly important that we learn how to have compassion for those who think differently than us. Rooted in trauma-informed practices, participants will learn what it means to be in community, the inevitability of disagreements, emotional triggers and how the stress response impacts our cognitive functioning. The training will introduce Deep Listening principles, a framework for engaging in compassionate dialogue with someone who holds a different perspective, without compromising our own beliefs. Participants will then practice Deep Listening principles in a safe and guided environment. 

Fostering Psychological Safety

Diversity of thought can only happen when psychological safety is present. Participants will learn about the benefits of psychological safety and common barriers. They will hear real-life examples of the impact of psychological safety, gain skills and have actionable steps to fostering psychological safety in the workplace.

Gender & Burnout

This training is suitable for a general audience with a focus on women. It will begin with recent statistics on burnout and an explanation of why burnout disproportionately affects women, as well as people of color. The training will outline social and cultural expectations for women, the stages of burnout, and the impact of burnout on one's health and work performance. The training will transition to tangible and accessible ways to recover from and prevent burnout including reviewing a series of questions to encourage participants to identify their needs and limits. The training will end by asking participants to make a plan today to attain balance in their lives.

Inclusive Language & Communication

If language is meant to connect us, how can it exclude others? This training aims to answer that question by bringing awareness to the role of language in interpersonal relationships, organizational culture, and business success. Participants will develop an understanding of inclusive language, exploring the various ways language can unintentionally exclude others using common examples to illustrate the impact of language choice. The session concludes with actionable strategies for practicing inclusive communication skills, empowering participants to integrate these practices into their daily interactions.

The Intersection of Emotional Intelligence & Cultural Competency

This session will facilitate learnings on how the intersection of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Cultural Competency (CQ) relates to employee's automatic thoughts and daily interactions. Participants will gain new skills on how to pause, reflect, and respond when difficult situations and conversations arise in their work and beyond. Participants will also learn how to, and when not to, respond based on principles of self care and deescalation.

Introversion & Inclusion in the Workplace

This training will explore the science behind introversion and extroversion. Participants will be able to identify common traits of both for the purpose of self-assessment and awareness of each other. The training will introduce cultural factors that influence extroversion and introversion and acknowledge the implications of both within the workplace, including demonstrated favoritism towards extroversion 
The training will identify the needs of introverts in the workplace, common misconceptions and attainable strategies to build a work environment that is inclusive of all personality types

Leading with Empathy

This training designed to equip leaders with the essential skills and understanding needed to cultivate empathetic leadership within their organizations. Throughout the training, participants delve into the profound impact empathy can have on organizational culture, team dynamics, and individual performance. The workshop begins by defining empathy and addresses common barriers to empathetic leadership. Drawing from research and statistics, participants learn the impact of empathetic leadership in innovation, engagement, and inclusivity. The heart of the workshop lies in developing practical skills for empathetic leadership, with a focus on active listening, seeking to understand, withholding judgment, and responding with compassion. Participants will learn how to apply these skills in real-world situations, creating psychologically safe spaces where every employee feels valued and heard.

Let's Learn About Islam!

In this expert-led training, participants will learn about the Islamic religion, the history of the religion, the major tenants, holidays celebrated and how and where Muslims practice today. The purpose of the training is to build the cultural competency of employees to develop a global mindset.

LGBTQIA+ Mental Health Resilience

In this seminar we will discuss the mental health implications for repeated exposure to transphobia and homophobia and how the LGBTQIA+ community has used the arts, self-expression, radical self-acceptance, authenticity, community building, and advocacy to survive and thrive. Participants will receive understanding of how discrimination impacts mental health and the power of resiliency.

Listen Up! Harnessing the Power of Active Listening 

The training highlights the importance of active listening in our personal and professional lives, including improved relationships, enhanced problem-solving, managerial success and reduced conflicts. The training addresses common barriers including distractions, rehearsing and biases, which can hinder effective communication. The training then introduces participants to actionable techniques for active listening and provides opportunities for participants to engage in interactive activities and practice these techniques in a safe and supportive environment. With a basis in psychology, this training equips individuals with the necessary tools to become better listeners and leaders in both personal and professional settings.

Microaggressions & Stereotype Threat

In this expert-led training, participants will learn about stereotypes, the natural human cognition of categorizing information, microaggressions, stereotype threat and the impact these have on the individual and group level. The training will also provide researched-backed tools and techniques that everyone can implement today to mitigate microaggressions.

Taking the Stigma Out of Mental Health

The mental health stigma is thought to be the leading reason why individuals do not reach out for help when experiencing a mental health concern. It not only negatively impacts help-seeking, but early detection and prevention efforts that can affect someone’s overall wellness. In this training, participants will learn about the origins of the mental health stigma, the prevalence of mental illness and the intersection of adverse health conditions and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Finally, participants will receive tangible tools to stand up to mental health stigma, support their own mental wellness, and support others who may be suffering in silence.

Understanding Unconscious Bias

Unconscious bias can have a profound impact on our perceptions and decisions, often without realizing it. In this training, participants will gain a deep understanding of what unconscious bias is, how it works, and how it affects our daily lives. Through a combination of research insights, real-life examples, and interactive exercises, attendees will explore the cognitive processes involved in unconscious bias, learn practical strategies for recognizing and combating it, and leave with an appreciation for the importance of diversity and inclusion.

What's Gender Got to do with it?

This presentation will explore conditions of women around the world and across time. From ancient warriors to women's suffrage, women have had an extraordinary triumph that continues to this day. Participants will walk away with a basic understanding of women’s rights, the evolution of gender norms, and prominent women in history who inspire and empower us all.

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