WORKSHOPS

 
Cultivating
Community
at Work

MODULE 1: THE COURAGE TO CHANGE

  1. The physical and emotional impact of threats.

  2. Exploring the fears behind those threat reactions.

  3. Basic needs are threatened: Life, Value, Comfort, Community

  4. What is the Big Question behind these needs?

  5. Change can threaten the basic needs.

  6. STOP: Respond rather than react.

 

MODULE 2: THE PAIN WE CARRY

  1. Defining and describing pain.

  2. Emotional pain makes people uncomfortable.

  3. When pain translates to threat.

  4. Unhealthy ways of protection from experiencing pain.

 5.   The consequences of avoiding pain.

 6.   It takes courage to sit with pain.

 

MODULE 3: WHY KINDNESS IS SCARY

  1. A closer look at the basic need of value.

  2. Internalized messages about value.

  3. Competing for value.

  4. Feelings of invalidation or failure lead to shame.

  5. What is the Big Question behind value?

  6. It takes courage to live from a place of intrinsic value.

 

MODULE 4: HOW TO LEARN MORE AND KNOW LESS

  1. “Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.” -Mark Twain

  2. Dr. William Perry created a model to help us understand the various stages of ethical and intellectual development.

  3. Some decisions are merely preferences and do not have ethics attached to them.

  4. Reactions give us clues to unexplored intellectual or emotional territory. 

  5. It takes courage to wrestle with reality.

 

MODULE 5: A CONVERSATION ABOUT POWER 

  1. We are not responsible for the oppression of the past, but we are responsible to make changes for a better present and future.

  2. There is power in being part of dominant culture.

  3. There is a difference between being underprivileged and difficult life circumstances.

  4. It takes courage to acknowledge our privilege and even more to address it.

 

MODULE 6: THE POWER POINT 

  1. Work structures influence power dynamics.

  2. Considering the basic need of value in light of employee relations.

  3. Most anger stems from entitlement; mine or yours.

  4. Shame prevents us from addressing power dynamics.

  5. It takes courage to address power dynamics at work.

 

MODULE 7: ENERGY OF THE MIND

  1. Many people feel drained a lot of the time.

  2. Constant feelings of threat can lead to emotional fatigue.

  3. Media has a significant impact on emotional fatigue.

  4. Staying busy keeps adrenaline high in order to avoid feelings and problems.

  5. Willpower is not typically effective in making changes.

  6. It takes courage to release control over old practices and embrace new ones.

A Safer
Workplace

Reformatted for use in a corporate/organizational setting from the internationally successful Mentors in Violence Prevention program out of UNI, Cultivating Community at Work: A Safer Workplace utilizes a highly interactive and sensitive approach to difficult topics such as gender stereotyping, abuse versus respect, sexual harassment, consent, and how to respond when witnessing these behaviors.

Works best as a full day workshop but can be modified.

Custom Topics &
Consulting

What are the issues causing stress for you or your organization?  

Melissa Vine is available to address topics related to conflict, stress, anxiety/depression, wellness, reaching goals, underlying tension, misuse of power, and organizational transitions.

 

Customized for your needs.