Diversity Leadership Alliance Workshop Series
Black Canyon Conference Center
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Bridgett McGowen-Hawkins of BMcHAWK TALKS presents "Oh, What Magic Might Come if We Talked … and Actually Listened!"
DESCRIPTION: What barriers inhibit communication between individuals? Is privilege or unconscious bias at the center of understanding and misunderstanding others as well as ourselves? What if we not only talked to each other but also listened to and actually heard each other?
In this interactive, safe session, learn how to bridge differences between you and others while simultaneously working to understand those differences. Become aware of how to effectively communicate in the midst of but with respect for differences and appreciate that, to comfortably live in the 21st century, we need real, practical techniques that lead to welcoming and understanding our differences rather than ignoring them, suffering because of them, or wishing they would altogether disappear. Come realize the magic of listening before and while talking to others.