5/15/19 – Facilitating Diversity Dialogue by 501 Commons

New Offering!!

This workshop provides an opportunity for participants to explore different ways a conversation about race and diversity would be successful. It is designed to heighten your awareness, become comfortable in engaging in intersectional dialogue and utilize the understanding obtained to expand beyond cultural competency to the action. You will learn how to create SPACE for dialogue, openly explore the topic of diversity, and share knowledge or ask questions without the pressure of being the ambassador for a group of people. Conversations can look different from team to team, organizations to organizations and is to be expected. The tools and strategies presented support participants to build the skills to facilitate conversations with their own teams, or in individual discussions. We will share best practices, facilitation principles, applied behavioral theories that help with “holding the container” for these sometimes-messy conversations.

This session is perfect for people managers, change agents, people participating on their organizations’ equity committee.

Participants leave this training with the skills and tools needed to facilitate constructive diversity dialogues.

Some experience facilitating team / work group meetings is highly recommended.

Participant Outcomes

* Identify characteristics/ attributes needed to facilitate a conversation.
* Practice observing and navigating layered conversations
* Be able to individualize topic and make connection to how their family of origin (FOO)/culture of origin (COO) impact their approach to diversity dialogues.
* Build capacity to hold conversations about diversity in the future.

Join us for this very experiential and inter-active session, geared toward adult learners.

Meet the Trainer
Anh Vo is a Senior Leadership and Organizational Development leader with global experience in executive coaching, strategic planning, leadership development, and change management. She has a proven track record of designing and developing leadership development programs in the healthcare, telecommunications, software, and aerospace industries. She is self-motivated and thrives in fast pace, rigorous, high volume, ambiguous environment with changing priorities. She is entrepreneurial-minded with proven ability to identify opportunities and launch original learning solution(s) with real and practical impact.

Anh has worked extensively in advancing racial dialogues and practice of diversity and inclusion. She has encountered an expressed deep need from every level of the organization for cultural competency, where agreed sets of behaviors enable employees to work effectively in cross-cultural and multi-cultural situations. In her strategy development work with corporate and non-profit organizations, she has been able to provide trainings for self-awareness of racial and cultural identity, self-management in having difficult conversations, the impact of micro-inequities on engagement and retention, and creating the space to hold racial dialogues. Anh believes systemic change in diversity and inclusion is critical as we move forward in an increasingly global market.

Prior to establishing Collective Leadership in 2006, Anh worked in the software industry as a global turn-around manager in Europe, Asia, and North America. Her focus was to transform non-functional teams consisting of diverse multicultural individuals into dedicated high performing teams working toward a common goal.
Anh received her Masters in Applied Behavioral Science, with emphasis in Leadership and Organizational Development from the Leadership Institute of Seattle, through Bastyr University. She is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) credentialed coach and certified mentor coach. She is a principal contributor to the Race and Leadership Dialogue series.

$100 – NPSDC Member – Coalition Member Organization (1 to 5 staff)
$90 – NPSDC Member – Coalition Member Organization (6 or more staff)
$149 – Non-Member

To register, click here<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/facilitating-diversity-dialogue-tickets-59901407723>!

Date: May 15, 2019
Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm
Pacific Tower
Smart Buildings Center Training/Event Space
1200 12th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144

Cancellation policy:
The cancellation fee is $45. If you must cancel your registration, you may request a refund minus the $45 fee up to 3 working days prior to the workshop date. After this date, no refunds will be issued. Please note that “no-shows” will be charged the full workshop fee. All fees must be received within 90 days after the workshop or a service fee of $45 will be added.

Light breakfast and afternoon snacks will be offered. Lunch will be on your own; there is a microwave and Farestart cafe in the building.

Please inform Kendra Demuth at kendra@501commons.org<mailto:kendra@501commons.org> if you have any questions, need to cancel or make amendments to your registration.

Kendra B. Demuth | HR & Learning Programs Associate
(206) 682-6704 x204 | kendra@501commons.org<mailto:kendra@501commons.org>