Immigrant or refugee? What is the difference except for the way we perceive it, name it, and then treat it . . . errrr I mean them? Perception checking, reframing, and human decency.
Dr. Courage designs, and leads events to help your organization communicate, appreciate, and build bridges across cultural boundaries. Do your leaders and organization need help learning to talk about culture, race, and its impacts on the people in your organization, the business partners you work with, or the people your organization serves? Research shows that interracial communication is as anxiety producing as international intercultural communication, and has the highest likelihood of misunderstanding, conflict, and failure because of the anxiety and uncertainty around appropriate communication with people of other cultural groups than one's own. For this reason, people tend to avoid interracial and intercultural communication and friendships. Organizational lack of diversity is directly attributable to these same factors (we tend to hire, do business, and promote those we are "comfortable" with). Are you ready to engage in negotiating healthy and helpful ways to cross-cultural barriers? Are you ready to build a more diverse and inclusive organization, church, or community group? Contact Doc Courage, we can help create "diverse communication solutions" for you!
It is easy to be friends when we understand each others' pain, struggle, joy and hope. This candid, heartfelt conversation between friends helps you gain understanding of the challenges of rising above racial segregation, stereotypes, racism, and social injustice to a happy and healthy life with strong relationships across the color line.
An Interracial group of friends talk Race, Racism, Inclusion, Friendship, Communication & Life. It doesn't have to always be the way its always been, but it is important to understand the experiences of others in order to have fluent communication and relationships.
Gain awareness of your own perceptions, discover new communication tools, ways of thinking, perceiving, and building relationships with others. A morning walk and talk between friends helps you to understand the impacts of racial perceptions and treatment of different others.
Talking about race, inclusion, stereotypes, and identity with Anthony Ball, a youg professional black man. This is a real, and casual conversation about his experiences and perceptions of race, perceptions of blacks as they interact with society held via Periscope. You can follow us at [email protected] and Anthony Ball @Smoothmanmusic for more information.
Get clarity on the thoughts and feelings of others about any given topic by asking these two key questions.
When negotiating projects, processes, or a simple sale, empower people to disagree, or to "object" to any aspect of what you are proposing. By empowering disagreement, you collaborate to work out the kinks of an idea before failure occurs.
The key to persevering through difficult circumstances is changing your focus.
Overcome the chaos created in our lives because of the wrong doing of others, or the pain and confusion of the injuries. Recover, find your purpose, find forgiveness, hope, and a whole life.