Cultural Sensitivity Coaching for Organizations
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About the Event
The recent protests and demonstrations concerning police brutality and excessive force towards people of color has triggered a unique and long-overdue consciousness in our society. Many diverse groups are expressing their deep fears and frustrations about discrimination, bigotry and/or microaggression. These feelings and experiences impact many areas of our lives, both personal and professional. Organizational leaders and workstreams need to be prepared to handle the emotions and feelings that may come up for their employees, particularly those who identify with a marginalized group. Unfortunately, many companies are not equipped to work through these areas or have had a history of minimizing the impact of emotions in the workplace. But some of the cultural issues employees may bring to work (such as grief, frustrations, or fear) may need more sensitivity and space to process.
This is an opportunity to learn how leaders, people managers, and business unit heads can become allies and implement cultural sensitivity in the context of coaching employees as part of your organizations approach. Leadership can learn how to help staff navigate and use cultural experiences in a way that supports productivity verses become a barrier. In this information session, Dr. Dawn C. Reid aka Coach Dawn, will talk about cultural sensitivity and what it means for organizations. She will also go over how leaders and teams can use coaching questions or a peer-coaching approach to leverage coachable moments that embrace or challenge a colleague’s perception without being insensitive or dismissive of the colleague's cultural landscape. Dr. Reid will discuss the APA's guidelines on cultural sensitivity and how organizations can incorporate these principles to manage the employee engagement.
The purpose of this information session is to introduce organizational leaders and talent managers to Cultural Sensitivity Coaching and obtain a deeper understanding level on how cultural experiences and social identity impacts an employee’s accountability, productivity, and goal attainment. The mission of this information session is to improve our awareness around the role of cultural sensitivity in coaching methods pertaining to employee's workspace. By becoming more aware about the influence of cultural experiences, we can begin viewing cultural sensitivity as a core coaching skill to create successful outcomes for staff members who have perceived microaggression, discrimination, bigotry or other racially-charged situations as a barrier to their choices or goals.
Participants are asked to be ready to experiment and come with an open mind. We also encourage you to bring your examples or personal experiences if you have them. This session will also offer you the opportunity to learn more about Reid Ready Life Coaching's cultural sensitivity training course as a resource to help you develop cultural sensitivity as a coaching skill. We will begin incorporating this cultural sensitivity in our 16-Week and 4-Week coach training courses, as well as in an independent masterclass starting in July.
1. What is coaching?
2. ICF Core Competencies & Ethics Overview
3. APA guidance on cultural sensitivity Overview
4. What is Cultural Sensitivity Coaching?
5. The Difference between diversity and inclusion training and cultural sensitivity coaching
6. What can you do as an organization?
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