Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Strategies for Facilitating Conversations on Race

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Strategies for Facilitating Conversations on Race

by Caprice Hollins, Ilsa Govan

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Overview

Facilitating conversations about race often involves tension, as both the facilitators and participants bring emotional experiences and their deeply held values and beliefs into the room. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Strategies for Facilitating Conversations on Race guides facilitators through a process of becoming comfortable with the discomfort in leading conversations about racism, privilege and power. This book walks you through the important steps to create a foundation where participants feel brave enough to take risks and share their stories and perspectives. It guides you through strategies for engaging participants in courageous conversations with one another in ways that don't shame and blame people into understanding. This book is a useful tool for individuals, organizations and college professors who are interested in learning techniques for guiding their audience through dialogue whereby they become open to listening to one another for understanding rather than holding on to old beliefs and maintaining a posture of defense. Readers will learn how the dynamics of race show up in cross cultural spaces, including the unique challenges faced by facilitators of color and white facilitators. In addition, we explore how to identify and counter white privilege in the dialogue between participants. Both novice and experienced facilitators will learn helpful strategies for leading conversation that result in people recognizing their role as change agents in ending oppression.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475814989
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/08/2015
Pages: 186
Sales rank: 247,833
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Caprice Hollins received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Multicultural and Community Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology-LA. She is an Assistant Professor of Counseling at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology and co-founder of Cultures Connecting.

Ilsa Govan, co-founder of Cultures Connecting, is deeply invested in understanding how privilege, power and culture influence our lives in order to advocate for equity and justice. She has a Master’s Degree in Bicultural Human Development from Pacific Oaks College and a K-12 Teaching Certificate in Special Education and English Language Learning.

Table of Contents

Dedication
Preface
Introduction
SECTION I: GETTING STARTED
Chapter: 1 Structuring a Workshop
Chapter 2: Creating a Welcoming Environment
Chapter 3: Common Facilitator Fears and Needs
Chapter 4: Increasing Your Confidence
Chapter 5: Introductions
Chapter 6: Building Relationships
Chapter 7: Establishing Credibility
SECTION II: FOUNDATIONAL FACILITATION TIPS & STRATEGIES
Chapter 8: Facilitation Style
Chapter 9: Basic Facilitation Tips
Chapter 10: Facilitation Strategies
SECTION III: RESPONDING TO TRIGGERS IN INTERCULTURAL CONFLICT
Chapter 11: Examining a Situation for Understanding
Chapter 12: Assessing Your Triggers
Chapter 13: Common Examples of Triggering Events
Chapter 14: Restructure Self Talk
Chapter 15: Racial Microaggressions
Chapter 16: Hot Buttons
Chapter 17: Racial Microaggressions Themes
Chapter 18: Crossroads to Reinforcing Cycles in Relationships
Chapter 19-Learning Conversations Stems
SECTION IV: COUNTERACTING EXPRESSIONS OF WHITE PRIVILEGE
Chapter 20-Counteracting Expressions of White Privilege
Chapter 21-Reframing or Invalidating Experiences of People of color
Chapter 22-Valuing the Product over the process
Chapter 23-The Idea that Logic, Reasoning and Linear Thinking Do Not Involve Emotion
Chapter 24-Being Agenda Bound
Chapter 25-Whites Distancing Themselves from Other Whites
Chapter 26-Either/Or Thinking
SECTION V: FACILITATING COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS
Chapter 27-Strategies for Facilitating Courageous Conversations
Chapter 28- Facilitating Dialogue Between Two Participants
Chapter 29-Engaging the Resistance
Chapter 30-Balancing Humor
Chapter 31-Role Playing Activity
SECTION VI: APPENDIX
Appendix A- This is the Hour
Appendix B- Checklist of What to Bring
Appendix C-Norms
Appendix D-What is Cultural Competence
Appendix E-Definitions
Appendix F-Sample Agenda
Appendix G-Sample Workshop Evaluation Form
References
Recommended Resources
About the Authors

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