Harnessing the Power of Diversity
We live in a world where there is a lot of talk about diversity. We've all had moments where such discussions center around what not to do and what not to say. While many times this is sage advice such experiences often feel like we're just checking a box or reinforcing stereotypes. Often employees leave feeling disconnected, judged, angry, misunderstood or afraid of making a misstep in their interactions with colleagues. What you get left with is inhibited communication, limited engaging interactions and the status quo.
What if there could be more? What if teams could be empowered to bring their full selves to the table, to feel safe actively engage in projects with their unique perspectives and learn to express that while also learning from and working with diverse others? What if we could disrupt the expected work culture and have authenticity, open dialogue and creativity lead our solutions and innovations? What if taking the risk to feel discomfort and to work through it led to healthier, successful and more productive teams? That sounds like a risk worth taking.
Risky Business: Harnessing the Power of Diversity
Our training is geared for businesses, teams and professionals. Through experiential activities, discussion and brief didactic our full day training covers topics research has shown to be crucial in creating the psychological safety teams need to be able to full utilize their diverse skill sets. Our facilitators are trained in group dynamics, cross-cultural issues and supporting productive and engaged interaction.
Groundworks: A Social Investors Workshop
Carpe Ventus is hosting an interactive, challenging and fun workshop for individuals working towards social change in Chicago. This time will be directed by Sunitha Chandy, Psy.D. of Artesian Collaborative.
Topics covered include:
Brief History of Justice and Injustice in Chicago
Personal Identity Development
Mentoring and Developmental Assets
Ethnic Identity and Microaggressions
Signs of Compassion Fatigue
Tools for Sustainable Compassion Work