Diversity Awareness for Effective Leadership
With Bill Say, MA, PW Dipl.
Sliding Scale $75 – $200 USD
IN THIS 5 PART ONLINE COURSE YOU WILL:
- Learn Process Work theory and practices that address differences
- Explore your own individual identity and main “others”
- Delve into Role theory for greater fluidity and awareness
- Develop greater holding capacity through connection with Nature energies
- Learn rank awareness for greater empowerment and sensitivity
- Learn a simplified Process Work model of conflict
Leaders are effective to the degree that we can welcome, hold, understand, communicate and facilitate differences of all kinds. Whether we are looking at relationships, families, therapeutic settings, teams, organizations, community groups or the larger social sphere, awareness of diversity is invaluable in how we help create positive change and a greater sense of community.
Diversity includes gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, class, nationality, age, and ability but also involves our perspectives, styles, ways of thinking and doing, and the nearly infinite kinds of powers we hold. It is one of our greatest challenges and resources.
This course introduces Process Work theory that concerns human diversity. We’ll learn and practice Process Work tools especially suited to work with differences and conflicts. We’ll take time to explore our own contexts: relationship, family, clinical setting, team, organization, community or social movement in order to apply Process Work concepts and practices and our growing awareness to these specific areas. This online class includes lecture, discussion, assigned reading and homework, and experiential exercises.
DATES: A Five Part Online Class
- Tuesday, September 17th, 1pm -2:30pm pacific time
- Tuesday, September 24th, 1pm -2:30pm pacific time
- Tuesday, October 1st, 1pm -2:30pm pacific time
- Tuesday, October 8th, 1pm -2:30pm pacific time
- Tuesday, October 15th, 1pm -2:30pm pacific time
About Bill Say, MA.
Bill Say brings over twenty years of experience to the intersection of diversity awareness, conflict resolution and community building including work in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. His consulting and training experience is with organizations and community groups in the US and abroad including with Alameda County Human Resources, Cities of Berkeley and Richmond, Highlander Research and Education Center, UC Berkeley School of Engineering, and UN refugee health organizations in the Middle East (UNRWA). He is a faculty member of the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and a former faculty member of the UC Berkeley Extension School of Professional Communication. Bill is a Mindell Process Work Diplomate.