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This impactful webinar will help 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 you can learn to recognize when a communication breakdown is happening, so that you can do something about it.
Participants will study a model for understanding intercultural awareness and learn skills that help your own development in diverse settings. 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 will be touched upon in a way that helps people move forward together. Additionally, we will 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. All of this will be done in a safe and respectful learning environment.
This session gets at a heavy yet extremely important topic. Come prepared to evolve your day-to-day communication approach and potentially have memories of applicable situations come to the surface.
- Understand and value others’ perspectives. Value the different lenses through which others perceive situations.
- Appreciate how working through conflict can help relationships build and grow stronger.
- Have more confidence to engage in serious conversation with peers who have different points of view.
- Find common ground with fellow homebrewers and gain valuable insights to welcome new homebrewers to the hobby.