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The People's Gathering: Diversity Events  

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How people talk (or don’t talk) about race in their workplaces and educational environments is a strong indicator on whether an organization has an inclusive culture. It’s high-stakes!

Intentionally preparing executives, managers, supervisors, administrators, faculty, students, and/or employees at all levels to engage in frank and, at most times difficult, conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion matters is a strategic action towards mitigating risk, improving communication, and increasing productivity.

Pacific Lutheran University offers two professional/personal development learning experience and networking opportunity designed to move the (often-dreaded) “Race Conversation” forward:

The People’s Gathering: Fall Convening
November 5, 2019 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. | $99**

The Fall Convening continues the work of the annual The People's Gathering: A Revolution in Consciousness Conference, providing additional opportunities for professionals to engage in frank and open dialogue about race and racial disparities. Open to previous conference attendees and those new to The People's Gathering, the Fall Convening is a smaller experience focused on a specific topic. Attendees will dive deeply into that topic for several hours, leaving with new knowledge and action items they can implement immediately.

The topic and format for each Fall Convening will vary. In November 2019, the topic will be "Racially-Savvy Leadership," delivered in partnership with Chuck Shelton and Philip Jacobs from Greatheart Consulting: https://www.plu.edu/continuing-ed/tpg-fall/.

After the 2019 Fall Convening, attendees will be able to:

    • Identify 1-2 strategies to implement in their workplace or areas for additional personal development
    • Define the 5 Stages of Inclusive Leadership Identify what Racially-Savvy Leadership looks like for them, focusing on developing their point of view, applying learning in their leadership, and building their brand as an inclusive leader
    • Identify 2-3 professionals in other organizations doing similar diversity, equity, and inclusion work
    • Engage in community, school, and workplace social justice dialogues more effectively

The People’s Gathering: A Revolution of Consciousness Conference!
April 2, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | $225* (breakfast & lunch incl)

Offered every spring, this one-day conference creates a supportive space in which participants engage in frank and open dialogue about race and racial disparities that are systemically present in work, school, and everyday life. They become more aware of how race shows up as structural barriers to realizing a diverse and inclusive environment and learn ways to navigate the sensitivity of it all by deepening personal understanding of the issues. A key aspect of the conference is the Race Dialogue Groups, in which participants have an opportunity to learn, discuss, and receive support that is specific to their lived experience.

The conference is designed to provide participants with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to:

    • Assess their current level of cultural competence (what knowledge, skills, and resources can you build on? Where are the gaps?)
    • Increase their awareness and understanding of the depth and breadth of institutional racism and its effect on organizational diversity, equity and inclusion goals.
    • Engage in effective community, school and workplace social justice dialogues.
    • Improve interpersonal savvy.
    • Build networks across culture, community and industry.

For an expanded description of the conference an its components, please visit https://www.plu.edu/continuing-ed/tpg/.

Who Should Enroll

Anyone interested in gaining vital skills for creating inclusive organizational cultures, in a unique and fun environment. Students and professionals from all industries and levels can benefit from this event.

Registration & Discount Notes

*Several discounts are available for the spring conference:

  • Group of 5 or more: $202.50 (per person)
  • Students: $125

**The Student rate for the Fall Convening is $50 with the code "Fall-Stu". PLU staff, faculty, and alums can receive a 20% discount on the Fall Convening.

Contact Continuing Education at ce@plu.edu or 253-535-7722 for discount codes before registering.

Refund Policies

This course operates by the General CE Refund Policies.

 

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The People's Gathering: Fall Convening $99.00
Date:  11/5/2019-11/5/2019
Time: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Contact Hours: 4
Seats Available: 113
Location: Anderson University Center,
Address: 12180 Park Avenue South Tacoma, WA 98447


 

Contact Information
Center for Graduate and
Continuing Education

Phone: 253-535-7722
Email: ce@plu.edu

Center for Graduate and
Continuing Education
12180 Park Avenue S.
Tacoma, WA 98447