Communicating Respectfully in a Diverse World

Building your social interaction toolkit

Join Gateway for a series of dynamic workshops that explore how to respectfully speak up for what you believe in and become a stronger ally for marginalized communities. 

Ouch that Stereotype Hurts

In the face of stereotypes, micro-aggression and biased remarks, how do you react? Learn how to build the confidence and the skills to speak-up and interrupt disrespectful comments when you hear them.

Monday, January 18 | 2-4 p.m.
Wednesday, February 24 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.

A Holistic Approach to Managing Self in the Midst of Societal Uncertainties 

Discover the impact of societal uncertainties caused by numerous incidents of racial tension and unrest that are playing out in our community and in our personal and work lives. We will also explore the idea that we as a community of Southeastern WI have to find our way back from a situation that has revealed the nasty reality of racial biases and inequalities that live amongst us daily. Come join us to work toward answering the pivotal question, “Where do we go from here?”

Wednesday, February 3 | 3-5 p.m.

Civil Dialogue: Facilitating Crucial Conversations 

Prepare to handle conversations of sensitive topics in structured environments through models and skills necessary for holding meaningful conversations between those with opposing viewpoints – not for the purpose of finding an action to address a problem, but for the ability to find common ground and understanding. You will leave prepared to facilitate these conversations in group formats.

Wednesday, January 27 | 1 - 3 p.m.

Civil Dialogue: Sharing Viewpoints and Building Connections

Learn to advocate for your viewpoint, while still listening to and valuing the insight of alternate viewpoints. You will practice the skills presented and gain creative options for responding to alternative viewpoints while defusing potentially contentious conversations. This training provides an opportunity for human-building connections with individuals with alternate viewpoints.

Tuesday, February 16 | 2-4 p.m.

What Should I Say? Discussing diversity and inclusion across generational lines

Engage in a dialogue for adults, teens, and children, on how to have necessary and respectful conversations regarding diversity, inclusion, and providing emotional support during civil unrest. Within the context of families, classrooms, and the community, this discussion will provide insights into understanding and taking action.

Tuesday, January 19 | 5:30 -7:30 p.m.

All workshops are open to the community and held via Zoom. Register today!

Sponsored by the Offices of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Community and Government Relations at Gateway Technical College.

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