March 18, 2022
Part 1 Exploring your identity
Friday, March 18 2022, 10am – 11:30am CDT
Together, participants will explore their own multifaceted identities and how their identities impact their daily lives and relationships. This interactive workshop helps participants understand their own experience, beliefs, and biases about their own identities through guided small group discussions, reflective exercises, and defining relevant concepts. We will begin with an exploration of the participants’ own identities to understand who they are and how that affects the way they interact with others. We will close with reflection about what identities and messages participants carry about themselves into their daily interactions and how they choose to present their identities.
Part 2: Our Identities & Our Interactions
Friday, April 1 2022, 10am – 11:30am CDT
Together, participants will explore how their own multifaceted identities impact their daily interactions and relationships. This interactive workshop helps participants understand their own experience, beliefs, and biases with their own identities that arise during their interactions with others. We will begin by diving into understanding common identity-based challenges, such as stereotype threat, identity anxiety, etc. We will also explore the concepts of privilege, supremacy, fragility, and assimilation considering their influence in our daily lives. Finally, we will workshop participants’ real-life, identity-based challenges and strategize approaches to overcome them.
Part 3: Navigating Differences
Friday, April 15 2022, 10am – 11:30am CDT
Together, participants will dive into navigating differences in identity and the difficult conversations, challenges, and conflict that can arise when interacting among differences. This interactive workshop helps participants consider how their own experience, beliefs, and biases impact how they engage with others and navigate differences. We will discuss the meaning and significance of diversity, while assessing the diversity of our own circles of influence. We will discuss social emotional concepts around navigating differences including intent vs. impact, cultural humility, and more. We will close with a look at our approaches to the challenges among differences and explore new approaches.
1. Explain the role identity plays in our interactions
2. Lead participants through examination and exploration of the ways their own identities impact their interactions
3. Develop self-awareness
4. Lead participants to consider how their identities impact their interactions
5. Develop openness to new ways of seeing and understanding participant identities and interactions
6. Discuss how identity impacts participants’ interactions
7. Share tools and skills to further approach and think about interactions in new ways
*Attendance at all three workshops is highly encouraged but not necessary.
**Student discount and sliding scale available. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
***Workshop participants who opt to receive CE certification, please select the CEU option. Each part of the workshop series fulfills requirement for 1.5 CE credits. CE sponsorship is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), credits are applicable to LCSW and transferrable to LCPC in Illinois. If you have a different licensure or are licensed outside of Illinois, please check with your licensure body before purchasing.
Please note that we require your live attendance in order to issue CE certificates. If you are unable to attend live, please let us know at least 24 hours before the event.
Access to the workshop recording will be shared with all registrants within 24 hours after each workshop.
About the Speaker
Thyannda is the founder of Inclusive Resolutions, LLC, where she helps organizations and individuals move toward resolution after incidents or disputes involving race, gender identity, sex, religious/spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation, age, ability differences, ethnicity, nationality, or socioeconomic status. Her experiences as an attorney, educator, trauma survivor, and parent has made her adept at responding to and resolving identity-related incidents. She has 15+ years of experience in community engagement, facilitation, conflict resolution, and programming.
Thyannda has worked with the likes of the YWCA, DePaul University, Association for Conflict Resolution, University of Iowa, outpatient treatment centers, independent schools, community organizations, and professional organizations. Training and Certifications include Center for Conflict Resolution certified mediator, Illinois and Missouri licensed attorney, Diversity training with BUILD Diversity Training, Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity Project program, National Association for Law Placement Annual Education Conference, American Association of University Women White Privilege seminar, Chicago Women in Intellectual Property, Central Exchange Women at the Leading Edge program.
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