Month: June 2020

Finding Relevancy In a Changing World – Continuing to Feel the Discomfort of Change is Necessary

In a world changing daily, how do you address your own role in complicit behavior? Continue feeling the discomfort of change – this time, in the world YOU need to personally change! Fourth in a series. When I began my series on finding relevancy in a changing world, I was…

Book Excerpt: Steps to Being Mindful as a Facilitator

Even when we are in the middle of leading a facilitated experience, we have the responsibility to be mindful about how we “show up.” There are many ways to be mindful before, during and after the experience. In the excerpt from the new book, The SAGA Facilitation Model, I explore how you can improve your ability to be mindful when planning and participating in a facilitated meeting, workshop or training

Instagram: Metrowest_Harm Reduction – Grounding Techniques

Read Grounding Techniques from Metrowest Harm Reduction on Instagram, from May 28, 2020. Read Avoiding Racial Equity Detours by Paul Gorski, from EdChange.Org, April 2019. (Page 2) Part of WiFi (What I Find Interesting) Wednesday For two decades, I was working in and committed to college student social justice and diversity…

Book Excerpt: Recognizing Your Own Implicit Biases when Leading Tough Conversations

No person exists without biases. In leadership roles or when leading tough conversations, they may stop the group from fully participating. I believe that order to be the best facilitator we must work on the parts of ourselves that keeps others from being the best version of themselves. In the…

Subversive.Thread: Every person who claims to oppose oppression must resist the oppressor by every means at their disposal: No More. No Less.

It can be challenging for people to consider a world reimagined – one that centers justice differently. One that serves people over property. Or one that believes that change doesn’t only happen outside of oneself. But that is the elevated goal. Rather than try to revise what is broken, why not reinvent? Read more from WiFi Wednesday.

Book Excerpt: Common Conversation Blockers and Improved Responses

In order to have tough, but necessary, conversations to improve the culture of your organization, you must be able to identify common conversation blockers and improve your response. I believe now, more than ever, we should be equipped with strategies for overcoming these blocks and retain focus without engaging in…

Inside Higher Ed: More Colleges Should Divest From the Institution of Policing

Read Inside Higher Ed: More Colleges Should Divest From the Institution of Policing, by Charles H.F. Davis III and Jude Paul Matias Dizon, from Inside Higher Ed, June 2, 2020. Part of WiFi (What I Find Interesting) Wednesday What do you do when the public services that are asked to protect…

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