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Perspectives & Navigating Differences


Actively recognizing diversity within both our own identities and others fosters curiosity and understanding which is pivotal for achieving team inclusivity. Through an interactive storytelling activity, participants explore diverse viewpoints crucial for creating a vibrant work culture. The training introduces the Approaching Differences Framework, providing insights on navigating unexpected identity conflicts and equipping participants with tension-management skills.

Training Details & Format
  • 90 Minutes

  • Live Virtual Session or In-Person

  • Unlimited Participants

Learning Objectives
  • Articulate how the different dimensions of your identity have shaped how you lead and interact with peers.

  • Differentiate between two responses to unexpected tension and recognize the behavioral, emotional, and cognitive reactions when approaching differences.

  • Assess skills and behaviors to promote team belonging while respecting your own identity and responses.

Skills & Core Concepts Addressed
  • Impact of Identity

  • Safety & Tension

  • Approaching Difference Framework

  • Preparing for Tension

Why this? Why now?

The focus on empathy forward and relational interactions will create an easy-to-follow pathway for employees when collaborating with others. Developing a reflective perspective assists individuals in addressing DEI concerns from spaces of safety and vulnerability rather than distance and disconnection.

What is Artesian Collaborative’s approach to this issue?

Understanding ourselves is the first step to understanding others. Our emphasis is on facilitating the development of skills and knowledge to gain a deeper perspective on how individual identities affect interactions with those around us.

Participant Feedback

“For the first time, I realized that I don't understand myself very well. The first thing I have to focus on is understanding myself so that I can better understand others.”

Our Training Team

As trained mental health professionals, our passion is to help people navigate pain and turn it into growth. Many corporate training programs are great at helping us address the symptoms of tension and conflict, but rarely get to the root of why we feel and act the way that we do. At Artesian Collaborative we believe that tension, conflict and discomfort are not merely problems to be solved. They are opportunities that, when used correctly, can transform our organizations, our relationships and ourselves.

As we train your team our primary goals are to:


  • Help your organization build a culture that supports psychological and emotional health.

  • Guide your team through tension and conflict in a way that builds understanding of themselves and others.

  • Facilitate interactive and interpersonal workshops that help teams experience positive interactions in the moment that can serve as a model for healthy organizational culture.

Sunitha Chandy Psy.D.

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