Why It’s Worth It
Why it’s worth it… (Quotes from past participants)
- “Felt like a gathering – not a training.”
- “Supportive and empowering environment.”
- “Getting to know people’s stories and experiences. I feel everyone would benefit from this workshop.”
- “I really appreciated having the opportunity to learn about others and see all the identities in the room. It was done in a very thoughtful and inclusive way.”
- “Understanding your role in ending oppression.”
- “Speak up when I am to support my own group and others. This workshop gave me more confidence to do this.”
- “I’m more willing to stand up when I hear an inappropriate comment/joke.”
- “(Activities)… made me feel as if I belonged to a group within the larger group.”
- “Identifying my own identities and insecurities and helping to see that everyone has got something. Getting to know more of the shared experiences with the pairs.”
- “The times of real, immediate, concrete self expression…”
Leadership for Equity & Inclusion: Bias & Prejudice Reduction
- I appreciated the opportunity to hear from others and learn from their experiences
- Learning from a Native American that often don’t have the pleasure of learning from.
- Building authentic meaningful relationships, having support around personal issues/ experiences, more practical ideas on how to share information on a day to day basis.
- Forming genuine connections–this allowed me to take risks, be introspective and learn.
- The small group breakout for speak outs allowed for the chance for me to find my voice.
- Everyone can learn something from everyone.
- During the small group session on speak outs I was able to support and be supported and make a good intimate connection with the person with whom I was paired.
- Being grouped with such a diverse amount of people but seeing just how similar many of our experiences are.
Controversial Issues Process
- Be able to use scenarios to work through issues or topics that may arise. Also, how to manage/embrace conflict.
- The opportunity to dialogue with someone who holds a very different opinion than I on a specific
We’ve agreed to disagree and the processing was valuable to me.