Moving Toward Inclusive Practice – Listening

About this Episode

In this episode we hear about listening as “attending”, and the difference from “sympathy”. Through stories and conversation, Dr. Phibbs shares that in an oppressive system we need to create the space and let people know that you are trustworthy.  Everyone has a deep complex story and no one can take away your story, and in slowing down, and being present, we build authenticity.

As you listen to this episode, “Listening” think about the following questions:

What does it mean to “attend” and listen, and listen deeply?

Can we listen deeply enough so we can pick up even beyond what is being said?  Are there ways that we can practice that?

How do you listen for values? (an exercise will be shared)

What’s the stuff I never wanted to look at?

Guest Bio

Anne Phibbs, PhD is Founder and President of Strategic Diversity Initiatives and brings over 25 years’ experience helping organizations advance theirAnne Phibbs equity, diversity, and inclusion goals. Anne has extensive experience in training, teaching, curriculum development, and training of trainers. She has delivered workshops and classes to participants in corporate, government, higher education, nonprofit, healthcare, and faith community settings.

Anne served as GLBT Student Services Director at Metropolitan State University, and at the University of Minnesota she served as Director of the GLBTA Programs Office and Director of Education in the Office for Equity and Diversity. Anne built a successful diversity and inclusion leadership program at the University of Minnesota, with a focus on emotional intelligence (EI), and she is an EI Practitioner certified in the EQ-i2.0 and EQ360 method. Anne earned her PhD in Philosophy and Feminist Studies from the University of Minnesota and lives in Minneapolis.

Additional Materials

Cultural Competency: Awareness – Action – Advocacy, 2018 Military Families Learning Network Virtual Conference website

Storytelling for Cultural Competence, 2018 Military Families Learning Network Virtual Conference website

Advocacy Action Plan, 2018 Military Families Learning Network Virtual Conference

Brene’ Brown: the Call to Courage

Lee Mun Wah, Color of Fear

 

This material is based on work supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Office of Military Family Readiness Policy, U.S. Department of Defense Award Number 2015-48770-24368.

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