Workshop Leader: Morris H. Ervin, Jr.
December 11th • 9 am - 3 pm
Miss Porter's School

In this all day training, we will explore how to integrate powerful personal self-care practices, interpersonal communication skills, and a diversity mindset into our personal and professional lives. Educators will learn how to identify the personal/professional stressors in their lives and develop meaningful techniques, strategies and approaches to interrupt the primitive stress responses that lead to compassion fatigue and burnout. You'll spend the day practicing what self-empathy and compassion looks like. As a result, you will learn how to manage your own emotions especially in considerably stressful and tense situations in your personal and professional life.

The training will consist of interactive, introspective, and engaging activities such as:

  • Journaling/introspective questions
  • Fishbowl Dialogues
  • Role-plays
  • Movement, Music, Call/Response/Games
  • Restorative Dialogue/Circles

Power of Empathy: Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the relationship between thoughts, feelings, behaviors, judgments, biases, and assumptions as they work through the four responses in communication.
  • Translate judgmental thinking into statements that fully express observations, feelings, needs, and requests.
  • Practice assertive and active listening skills.
  • Communicate clearly and listen empathically for the needs of diverse populations, creating the quality of connection that will lead to greater understanding, peace, respect, and social harmony.
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$60 per person (includes continental breakfast and lunch)