This workshop helps participants explore their own personal and cultural identities and learn how they relate to communication styles; how these different styles can sometimes be the root of communication breakdown; and, most importantly, how they can learn to recognize when a communication breakdown is happening, so that they can do something about it.
Fun, yet thought-provoking exercises help participants learn about how the unwritten rules we live by are not always universal. Diversity, in the fullest sense of the word, which includes not only race and ethnicity, but also gender, sexual orientation, age, lifestyle, and abilities, is explored and valued. Recognition of the advantages some have and the history of exclusion are touched upon in a way that helps people move forward together.
Additionally, we look at how respectful communication can address difficult comments from others that might be considered racist, sexist, ageist, homophobic, or in other ways derogatory to others