The Struggle is Too Real: Cultivating a Spirit of Resilience for the Long Haul of Diversity Leadership
We are exhausted. The storms seem relentless. The work never ends. How do we continue to bring our best selves to the work we do for more just and equitable communities? In this workshop, participants will learn techniques to deepen their resilience, while growing as agents for change.
The Fierce Urgency of Now More Than Ever: Building Your Team’s Intercultural Leadership Skills
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote, "This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism.” Five decades later, how do we balance the urgent needs of intercultural work while moving at an effective pace? This talk will inspire and equip your team to implement powerful strategies that can be adapted to your context.
· Resilience over safety and bravery
· Swing for the fences
· Are you tired of the slow motion? How do you accelerate?
· Go deep, not fast
Less Talk About Sects: Moving from Interfaith Dialogue to Cooperation
Your mom may have told you avoid talking about religion, but we can't afford to ignore the topic anymore. Religious illiteracy is a profound problem and political divisions run deeper than ever. This talk will equip attendees with the ability to have better conversations around difficult topics while learning how to work together across lines of difference.
· Education (Resilient Communities, Interfaith Cooperation in Higher Education)
· Globalization (Religion and globalization, introduction to global religions)
· Having better conversations about Religion and Politics
Beyond Tolerance: Engaging Diverse Worldviews On Your Campus
Tolerance is not enough. Campuses need an organic philosophy on how to move from basic accommodations of diversity to true pluralism, where diversity of worldviews is valued and pursued. Having concrete strategies in place to help constituents work across differences ensures that diversity is not just a buzz-creating phrase, or something aspirational. This keynote address aims to empower constituents to turn diversity of perspectives into a catalyst for innovation and collaboration.
· Applying campus mission and vision to diversity initiatives
· Earning the trust and commitment of peers and administration
· Learning strategies to operationalize diversity initiatives and improve campus culture
Creating Safe, Brave, and Resilient Spaces on Your Campus
Higher Ed professionals have been moving away from "safe space" in order to facilitate greater vulnerability and create social change. But brave spaces are not enough, either. This talk helps administrators, staff, faculty, and students rethink their space and social justice mission in order underscore a spirit of resilience.
· reflect on experiences with bravery and safety
· tie navigation of issues of public space to the campus mission
· understand the biological, social, psychological, and emotional needs of learners
· re-imagine the campus not just as a learning environment, but a dynamic workplace
Beyond the Choir: How Change Agents Can Spread Their Work
Advocates for social change need passion, but also the strategies to thrive for the long haul. This workshop will help participants reimagine the role of mentors in their work, and identify the resources available to them in their work. Administrators will learn how to take care of their change agents and support their work; change agents will learn how to demand more from administrators.
· Engage the topics of "lean startup" methods for campus programming
· Create checklists and master assessment strategies for targeted programming
· Map assets and allies in campus ecosystems
· Learn about practices for resilience
Other presentations include:
- Why Did Evangelicals Vote For Trump: Faith, Spiritualities, and the Current Political Crisis
- Interfaith Cooperation: Developing an Inclusive Campus Climate
- How Religious Communities Can (and Must) Speak to the Current Political Climate