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Organizational culture that cultivates trust and belonging forms the foundation for a collaborative workplace where all employees succeed. Hidden in plain sight is a business case for supporting human thriving by nurturing better human beings and human relationships. The Peace and Justice Institute (PJI) is pleased to provide training and workshops that can be customized to meet the needs of your organization

At PJI, our workshops are uniquely developed to create a high-energy experience for participants that will enhance an organization’s ability to engage in difficult conversations, develop empathy, deep listening, and perspective taking in order to strengthen relationships and organizational culture. The tools and techniques allow participants to develop self-awareness in order to cultivate and strengthen a healthy and accountable workplace culture centered on inclusive excellence.

Each of the workshops below can be booked individually as a half day or full day workshop. Additionally, multiple workshops can be bundled together and delivered to your organization as a Training Series within a timeframe of your choosing.

Learn more about the roadmap to fostering an organization of trust and collaboration with the support of PJI.

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Principles for How We Treat Each Other

Skilled communication and inter-cultural competence are vital to our workplace, interpersonal relations and national discourse. How We Treat Each Other provides people with effective tools for engaging in difficult conversations, empathetic listening, perspective taking and relationship building. This workshop invites participants to place storytelling at the center of their work in order to develop authentic and meaningful relationships. Through the utilization of the principles and their practices we increase our capacity to be peace builders. Participants will learn how to ask open and honest questions; how to listen deeply and how to effectively engage in self- reflection and self-disclosure.

Power of Words

Language is integral to a positive awareness of diversity and inclusion. How do we speak in a way that supports peace, equality and emotional intelligence? In this session students will be introduced to the concept of multicultural identity, both their own and others. They will explore how identity impacts feelings of belonging and self-perception. After reflecting on their own identity, students will learn about unconscious bias, stereotypes and microagressions. Specific and developmentally appropriate strategies for building inclusive communities will be shared with students.

Conversations in Inclusiveness

In this interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to a set of tools to help them engage in reflective practice and intercultural communication in order to create inclusive excellence in the work environment. Participants will engage in experiential exercises, dialogue, and work with The Principles for How We Treat Each Other. Participants will be introduced to the idea of unconscious bias and be given opportunities in a safe setting to temporarily put aside their own perspectives in order to listen non-judgmentally to the experiences of others. With these new tools in hand, participants will improve their interpersonal relationships, the work environment, and develop practices of respect and community building.

Reflective Practice and Emotional Intelligence

In this workshop, participants explore the meaning of a reflective practice and obtain tools for greater self-knowledge, practical ways to receive and provide feedback through the theory of emotional intelligence by using the Principles for How We Treat Each Other to create a compassionate, nonviolent, hospitable and respectful workplace. As the pace of the world increases and our environment makes more and more demands on our cognitive, emotional,
reflective resources, emotional intelligence and reflective practice are increasingly critical skillsets for leadership success. Through a multi-media presentation with skill-building exercises and group discussion, this course provides participants with the opportunity to identify their own challenges in maintaining positive environments and collaborative relationships as well as overcoming resistance and negativity.

Working with Conflict

It’s common to see conflict as a negative, but what if you were able
to turn conflict into a win-win? Starting from the premise that
everyone looks at conflict in a unique way, this workshop offers a
transformative approach to working with conflict as a potential for
positive change. Organizational cultures that view conflict as an
opportunity are better poised to maximize the benefits of their
diverse workforce. In this course, participants will learn about the
components, roles and needs active in conflict, identify their own
conflict style, and be introduced to conflict resolution practices for
the purpose of more productive and positive outcomes. Participants
will engage in various exercises, including role-play for the purpose
of integrating these skills into a working knowledge.

PJI Healing Circle

With the grief and uncertainty that often surrounds us as a community or organization due to the experience of loss, personal or community violence, the impact of the recent global pandemic, or natural disasters, PJI offers Healing Circles to build resilience within individuals and organizations and offer a space for connection. These facilitated Healing Circles are safe spaces for conversation, designed to remove blaming and shaming and to welcome honest, open sharing of our experiences, struggles, and triumphs. Human connection and a community of support are significant ways to build resilience in the individuals and organizations that serve our community every day.

Waking Up to Our Shared Humanity

In the workshop, facilitators share the stories of their unique paths of racial identity development and the powerful changes it brought to their lives. These stories invite participants to consider how a deep exploration of identity, be it through the lenses of race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or socio-economic class might transform one’s life. From hearing the story, and reflecting on one’s self, the workshop offers Principles for How We Treat Each Other, practices of respect and community building that facilitate honest dialogue among us. The Principles encourage participants to listen deeply, suspend judgment, and turn to wonder, among other personal practices for self- awareness and interpersonal communication. The Principles create a setting for deep listening and honest sharing. When used over time, the Principles lay the foundation for a culture that supports reflective practice and provide communication tools that strengthen relationships with staff and leadership.

PJI Healing Circle

With the grief and uncertainty that often surrounds us as a community or organization due to the experience of loss, personal or community violence, the impact of the recent global pandemic, or natural disasters, PJI offers Healing Circles to build resilience within individuals and organizations and offer a space for connection. These facilitated Healing Circles are safe spaces for conversation, designed to remove blaming and shaming and to welcome honest, open sharing of our experiences, struggles, and triumphs. Human connection and a community of support are significant ways to build resilience in the individuals and organizations that serve our community every day.

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