Communication Skills for Bridging Divides

Обучение бесплатное
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1 час курса
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Now more than ever, you are going to school, working, and living in communities with people who think, look, and have beliefs different from your own. This 45-minute course will give you the skills to bridge those divides and find common ground.

In this skills-based course, we will explore practical strategies and techniques to apply in your daily life. You will learn about the difference between dialogue, discussion, and debate; micro-affirmations; and how to be an ally.

If you are seeking to develop and practice these skills and apply them to build a more inclusive world, this course is for you. The course is also mobile-friendly.

Communication Skills for Bridging Divides
Develop the practical communication skills leaders need to build a more tolerant and inclusive workplace through this "mini-course."
Что Вы изучите?
  • Communication skills to help you engage in dialogue instead of debate
  • How small but powerful acts of kindness (micro-affirmations) can lead to positive behavior changes
  • How to be a meaningful ally
  • Strategies to bridge divides, build inclusion, and create places where everyone feels welcome
Tolonda M. Tolbert
Tolonda M. Tolbert
Senior Director, Inclusive Leadership Initiative Catalyst

Tolonda M. Tolbert, PhD, is a strategy expert who partners with companies to develop customized solutions to advance inclusion and meet their organizational goals. She specializes in training and professional development, cultural competency, sponsorship, ERGs, visible minorities, and LGBTQ issues. Tolonda also serves internally as a learning and development specialist for Catalyst’s Inclusive Leadership Initiative.

Previously, Tolonda worked as an independent D&I consultant for education and nonprofit institutions, as the founder of Diversity Speaks NYC. As a national trainer for the Anti-Defamation League’s A World of Difference Institute and GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network), she gained 12 years of anti-bias education experience developing curriculum, delivering, and coordinating programming. Tolonda was an adjunct professor at NYU’s Silver School of Social Work, and currently teaches professional development classes for faculty on Facilitating Challenging Discussions on Race and Racism. She also maintains an active role on the Anti-Defamation League’s Education Board. Tolonda received her PhD at Rutgers University, where she also received her Master’s with distinction in Comparative Literature and Women’s Studies. Tolonda is a published writer and independent scholar on social justice issues.

Jared Cline
Jared Cline
Community Manager, MARC (Men Advocating Real Change) Catalyst
Jared Cline is the Community Manager of MARC (Men Advocating Real Change), an online learning community created especially for professional men who are committed to building inclusive workplaces. In his role, he supports new and existing MARC members with relevant content and materials, maintains the site’s editorial schedule, moderates content across MARC platforms, and conducts outreach to sustain MARC membership growth. Prior to joining MARC, Jared worked as associate editor and web editor for Time Out Beijing magazine. He graduated from Truman State University in 2011 with a BA in English and currently resides in New York City.
Audrey Gallien
Audrey Gallien
Director, Marketing Catalyst
Audrey Gallien joined Catalyst in May 2011 as part of the Membership Department in Sunnyvale, California. She supported Catalyst member organizations by making them aware of Catalyst resources, as well as by organizing and conducting events on topics related to Catalyst research, including women in leadership, women’s contributions to corporate financial performance, workplace challenges for diverse women, LGBT issues, and work-life effectiveness. In January 2013, Audrey joined the Catalyst Events team, bringing her experience working directly with member organizations into event execution. She coordinates Catalyst global webinars, member and non-member convening opportunities, and the annual Catalyst Awards Conference and Dinner. Audrey graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Gender & Women’s Studies from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
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