What is the best way to ease someone’s pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.
Guidebook presented by UT Southwestern Medical Center The Division of Diversity & Inclusion walks facilitators through a four-part process to engage in courageous conversations that surround issues of diversity and inclusion. The goal of this document is to reduce obstacles to communication, address the needs of all those involved, and optimize the discovery of a mutually beneficial resolution.
The venue just canceled. The boss told everyone to stay home. Your town is quarantined. Whatever the reason you’ve got to transition your meeting, training, or event online and you’re nervous because you’ve never facilitated anything online before. Here are top 5 tips for effectively facilitating anything online.
Nonviolence practice: The Clara Method of De-escalation. “LARA” materials copyright 1993, Love Makes a Family, Inc. Some materials adapted by Holly Ferise, 1997, and by American Service Friends Committee, 1998. “C” step attributed to Nonviolent Peaceforce
The 10 Core Competencies of Conflict Literacy emerged from the collective wisdom of over two dozen leading thinkers, innovators, and practitioners in the conflict transformation arena whom we interviewed during The Conflict Transformation Fund’s 2017 Listening Project.
Achieve Centre for Leadership article discussing the conflict myths including: mistaking conflict for confrontation, avoiding conflict, and falsely believing conflict does not exist or is unhealthy and four ways to build your capacity for conflict.
Psychological safety is when individuals feel comfortable speaking up and expressing themselves to share ideas, opinions and concerns. To build inclusive teams, it is important to invite different perspectives and create safe spaces where we all feel a sense of belonging and empowered to contribute to our teams. Watch this video for tips on how to create psychologically safe teams where everyone can thrive and succeed.
Business leaders and entrepreneurs from across the country share their thoughts on the challenges we’re facing as well as the opportunities for mentoring in these times. Their answers to the questions provided offer guidance and inspiration.
There are a few things you can do to find a mentor and build a strong relationship: define your goals and specific needs; write a “job description” for your ideal mentor; search for mentors through your second-degree network; make the ask (and keep it simple); have a first meeting; create a mentorship agreement; and follow up to say thank you over the long term.
Dr. Michelle T. Juarez reflects on virtually mentoring a graduate student through a series of conversations using the Guided Virtual Mentorships platform offered by the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN). This experience reminded her that mentoring offers positive outcomes for all participants in the conversation; in this case, not just for my mentee, but for me as well.
Cinthia Manuel believes in the power of the community. A first-generation Latina, Cinthia works to create inclusive and brave spaces in companies and believes to create opportunity, everyone should have a mentor. In her talk at TEDxMcMinnville Cinthia explains that for many people, mentorship doesn’t make sense. But that doesn’t mean mentorship is broken – it’s just backwards.
The Conflict Transformation Fund resource list filled with a small sampling of articles, tools, podcasts, and trainings that we have learned about through our interviews with movement leaders, activists and conflict transformation practitioners.