Join us in a Conversation on “Mediating Prejudice, Bias, Stereotyping and Cross-Cultural Conflicts” by Kenneth Cloke on August 8, 2018, At 2:00 PM EST. Register here. Please note that registration will end on August 6 at noon, 12:00 PM EST.
Every conflict involves diversity, whether in race, gender, nationality, culture, sexual orientation, language, capacity, context, and personality, or simply in positions, interests, ideas, beliefs, backgrounds, values, and environments. These differences often result in prejudice, bias, stereotyping, and cross-cultural conflicts that aggravate underlying differences and make resolution less likely. Mediation, therefore, requires a developed set of principles and techniques for addressing prejudice, bias, stereotyping, and antagonistic responses to diversity.
Participants in this workshop will learn approaches, exercises, and techniques that will assist people in identifying the sources of prejudice, bias and stereotyping, and reduce their impact on cross-cultural communications and relationships. The focus will be on creating a respectful atmosphere based on acceptance, sensitivity, curiosity, openness, and honesty in bringing highly charged issues into the open. Participants will consider how these methods can be used to promote personal, relational, organizational and social change, and help people celebrate their differences.
Kenneth Cloke is Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution and a mediator, arbitrator, facilitator, coach, consultant and, specializing in communication, negotiation, and resolving complex multi-party disputes, including marital, divorce, family, community, grievance and workplace disputes, collective bargaining negotiations, organizational and school conflicts, sexual harassment, discrimination, and public policy disputes; and designing preventative conflict resolution systems.
He is an internationally recognized speaker and author of Mediation: Revenge and the Magic of Forgiveness; Mediating Dangerously: The Frontiers of Conflict Resolution; The Crossroads of Conflict: A Journey into the Heart of Dispute Resolution; Conflict Revolution (1s and-2nd Editions); and The Dance of Opposites: Explorations in Mediation, Dialogue and Conflict Resolution Systems Design; and co-author with Joan Goldsmith of Thank God It’s Monday! 14 Values We Need to Humanize the Way We Work; Resolving Personal and Organizational Conflict; The End of Management and the Rise of Organizational Democracy; The Art of Waking People Up: Cultivating Awareness and Authenticity at Work; and Resolving Conflicts At Work: Ten Strategies For Everyone On The Job (1st-3rd Editions). Please click here to read Ken’s complete bio.