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Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

13 Prospect St. #201, Bellingham, WA

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Website:
whatcomdrc.org

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Exploring Equity and Cultural Humility

Class/Workshop

This workshop inspires and empowers participants to grow and engage in activities that: - Honor human diversity. - Promote cultural self-awareness and understanding. - Engage in cross-cultural learning activities to gain in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of ethnic and cultural groups. - Examine historical and institutional power of the “isms” - racism, sexism, classism, etc. To register, contact (360) 676-0122 or training@whatcomdrc.org. Or, register online at https://www.whatcomdrc.org/reach-workshop/.

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• Thu 9/27/18 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tools for Tough Conversations: Prepare For and Respond to Stress and Conflict

Talks/Lectures

A training series for past participants of conflict training programs, Tools for Tough Conversations provides practical tips on applying conflict de-escalation and communication skills at home, work or in the community. Each supportive learning session is designed to refresh you on key conflict awareness and assertiveness skills and provides ample practice time using scenarios, worksheets and group learning activities, all with the help of trained mediators & facilitators. In order to register for a Tools for Tough Conversations workshop, you must first have taken one or more of the following prerequisites offered by the WDRC and its partners: Understanding Conflict, Professional Mediation Training, Civility in Our Democracy, or Leadership Whatcom. October 16, 2018; 5:15-7:15 p.m. – Prepare for and Respond to Stress and Conflict: Conflict awareness tools for working with physiological impacts and habitual reactions and stress patterns. Review the cycle of reaction, practice stress reduction tips and work with your physiology be mindful of steps to get onto the balcony for a better perspective of the situation or confusion. $20 per session or $80 for all 6 sessions (non-refundable). Come to 1 session, or all 6. To register, call the Program Coordinator at (360) 676-0122 or e-mail training@whatcomdrc.org. Or you can register online at https://www.whatcomdrc.org/tools-for-tough-conversations/. Space is limited so pre-registration is encouraged. Presented by Dumas & Associates.

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• Tue 10/16/18 at 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Tools for Tough Conversations: Learn to Listen Fully

Talks/Lectures, Class/Workshop

A training series for past participants of conflict training programs, Tools for Tough Conversations provides practical tips on applying conflict de-escalation and communication skills at home, work or in the community. Each supportive learning session is designed to refresh you on key conflict awareness and assertiveness skills and provides ample practice time using scenarios, worksheets and group learning activities, all with the help of trained mediators & facilitators. In order to register for a Tools for Tough Conversations workshop, you must first have taken one or more of the following prerequisites offered by the WDRC and its partners: Understanding Conflict, Professional Mediation Training, Civility in Our Democracy, or Leadership Whatcom. October 23, 2018; 5:15-7:15 p.m. – Learn to Listen Fully: Conflict de-escalation skills for improved listening: Practice the art of purposeful questions to explore the context of conflict. Lean into the tension to improve a difficult conversation or shift one that is stuck. $20 per session or $80 for all 6 sessions (non-refundable). Come to 1 session, or all 6. To register, call the Program Coordinator at (360) 676-0122 or e-mail training@whatcomdrc.org. Or you can register online at https://www.whatcomdrc.org/tools-for-tough-conversations/. Space is limited so pre-registration is encouraged. Presented by Dumas & Associates.

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• Tue 10/23/18 at 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Tools for Tough Conversations: Explore Bias and Opportunities for Inclusion

Talks/Lectures, Class/Workshop

A training series for past participants of conflict training programs, Tools for Tough Conversations provides practical tips on applying conflict de-escalation and communication skills at home, work or in the community. Each supportive learning session is designed to refresh you on key conflict awareness and assertiveness skills and provides ample practice time using scenarios, worksheets and group learning activities, all with the help of trained mediators & facilitators. In order to register for a Tools for Tough Conversations workshop, you must first have taken one or more of the following prerequisites offered by the WDRC and its partners: Understanding Conflict, Professional Mediation Training, Civility in Our Democracy, or Leadership Whatcom. October 25, 2018; 5:15-7:15 p.m. – Explore Bias and Opportunities for Inclusion: Inclusive engagement skills for active participation: Become aware of biases that demean meaningful engagement. Learn how to actively address them; first in yourself, then consider how action impacts others. $20 per session or $80 for all 6 sessions (non-refundable). Come to 1 session, or all 6. To register, call the Program Coordinator at (360) 676-0122 or e-mail training@whatcomdrc.org. Or you can register online at https://www.whatcomdrc.org/tools-for-tough-conversations/. Space is limited so pre-registration is encouraged. Presented by Dumas & Associates.

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• Thu 10/25/18 at 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Tools for Tough Conversations: Practice Speaking Up When it Matters Most

Talks/Lectures

A training series for past participants of conflict training programs, Tools for Tough Conversations provides practical tips on applying conflict de-escalation and communication skills at home, work or in the community. Each supportive learning session is designed to refresh you on key conflict awareness and assertiveness skills and provides ample practice time using scenarios, worksheets and group learning activities, all with the help of trained mediators & facilitators. In order to register for a Tools for Tough Conversations workshop, you must first have taken one or more of the following prerequisites offered by the WDRC and its partners: Understanding Conflict, Professional Mediation Training, Civility in Our Democracy, or Leadership Whatcom. October 30, 2018; 5:15-7:15 p.m. – Practice Speaking Up When it Matters Most: There are moments of justice or duty when you must step up and speak: Practice forming assertive statements for times you must take a stand or share an unpopular view; learn strategies for shifting awareness. $20 per session or $80 for all 6 sessions (non-refundable). Come to 1 session, or all 6. To register, call the Program Coordinator at (360) 676-0122 or e-mail training@whatcomdrc.org. Or you can register online at https://www.whatcomdrc.org/tools-for-tough-conversations/. Space is limited so pre-registration is encouraged. Presented by Dumas & Associates.

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• Tue 10/30/18 at 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Tools for Tough Conversations: Find Common Ground in Times of Difference

Talks/Lectures, Class/Workshop

A training series for past participants of conflict training programs, Tools for Tough Conversations provides practical tips on applying conflict de-escalation and communication skills at home, work or in the community. Each supportive learning session is designed to refresh you on key conflict awareness and assertiveness skills and provides ample practice time using scenarios, worksheets and group learning activities, all with the help of trained mediators & facilitators. In order to register for a Tools for Tough Conversations workshop, you must first have taken one or more of the following prerequisites offered by the WDRC and its partners: Understanding Conflict, Professional Mediation Training, Civility in Our Democracy, or Leadership Whatcom. November 1, 2018; 5:15-7:15 p.m.- Find Common Ground in Times of Difference: Some conflicts are more than a misunderstanding: Practice bridging differences on the spot; learn how to invent options for mutual gains, or pathways to advance shared concerns. $20 per session or $80 for all 6 sessions (non-refundable). Come to 1 session, or all 6. To register, call the Program Coordinator at (360) 676-0122 or e-mail training@whatcomdrc.org. Or you can register online at https://www.whatcomdrc.org/tools-for-tough-conversations/. Space is limited so pre-registration is encouraged. Presented by Dumas & Associates.

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• Thu 11/1/18 at 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Tools for Tough Conversations: Respond with Poise in Moments of Crisis

Talks/Lectures

A training series for past participants of conflict training programs, Tools for Tough Conversations provides practical tips on applying conflict de-escalation and communication skills at home, work or in the community. Each supportive learning session is designed to refresh you on key conflict awareness and assertiveness skills and provides ample practice time using scenarios, worksheets and group learning activities, all with the help of trained mediators & facilitators. In order to register for a Tools for Tough Conversations workshop, you must first have taken one or more of the following prerequisites offered by the WDRC and its partners: Understanding Conflict, Professional Mediation Training, Civility in Our Democracy, or Leadership Whatcom. November 6, 2018; 5:15-7:15 p.m. – Respond with Poise in Moments of Crisis: Working with crisis and surprise: Practice putting your skills to the test. Learn adaptive leadership for inclusive engagement that respects and builds on differences that might arise in honest or rigorous conversations. $20 per session or $80 for all 6 sessions (non-refundable). Come to 1 session, or all 6. To register, call the Program Coordinator at (360) 676-0122 or e-mail training@whatcomdrc.org. Or you can register online at https://www.whatcomdrc.org/tools-for-tough-conversations/. Space is limited so pre-registration is encouraged. Presented by Dumas & Associates.

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• Tue 11/6/18 at 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM

Exploring Equity and Cultural Humility

Class/Workshop

As human beings, regardless of race, class, gender, or myriad other differences among us, we each need safety, connection, respect, and to be heard. It’s hard to stay open and welcoming of perspectives that differ from our own. This workshop inspires and empowers participants to grow and engage in activities that: - Honor human diversity. - Promote cultural self-awareness and understanding. - Engage in cross-cultural learning activities to gain in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of ethnic and cultural groups. - Examine historical and institutional power of the “isms” - racism, sexism, classism, etc. To register, contact (360) 676-0122 or training@whatcomdrc.org. Or, register online at https://www.whatcomdrc.org/reach-workshop/.

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• Thu 11/29/18 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM