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Strategies for Inclusive, Intercultural Team Management and Collaboration: Intergroup Dialogue Series

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Gain intercultural skills and workplace strategies to build and manage inclusive work environments with diverse teams that engage authentically, address conflicts, and collaborate across differences by joining this 5-workshop Intergroup Dialogue Series.

  • Day & Time: Every other Friday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Dates: October 11, October 25, November 8, November 22 and December 13
  • Location: Wilder Center and the Wilder Center for Social Healing (see full schedule below)
  • Participants must complete the application to join and attend all five workshops
  • Application Deadline: Friday, September 27th, 2019
  • Cost: See the application process and cost details below

Why managers should attend the Intergroup Dialogue Series:

Building an inclusive work environment where diverse team members feel welcomed and valued is not always an easy task for managers. Whether it’s managing the day to day work or facilitating difficult or complex conflicts, people managers are not only required to recognize the similarities of members on their team but also acknowledge the differences among intersectional social and cultural identities such as gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, age or disability. 

Apply to join Wilder’s Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Training Program this fall with the exclusive Intergroup Dialogue Series of workshops for people managers who want to build an inclusive workplace environment and manage adaptable and culturally competent teams that are:

  • Able to lean into challenging conflicts arising from cultural differences among members
  • Engage in authentic dialogue around sensitive or complex topics 
  • Collaborate as one team with shared meaning and a deeper understanding 

Managers participating in this Intergroup Dialogue Series will:

  1. Increase awareness of self and awareness of diverse team members with intersectional social and cultural identities
  2. Gain strategies that help them and their team increase flexibility, cultural competency, ability to address and resolve conflicts, and work together across cultural differences  
  3. Learn about the Intergroup Dialogue (IGD) and how the IGD process can be incorporated into your own team dynamics with the purpose of developing shared meaning and understanding 

Attend this workshop series if you manage two or more people and are:

  • Seeking management and collaboration strategies, tools and knowledge to build inclusive, intercultural teams
  • Building stronger relationships, dynamics and abilities for your team to adapt and work together 
  • Wanting to deepen your and your team's intercultural skills
  • Experiencing conflict across social and cultural differences in the workplace
  • Exploring ways to to develop shared meaning and understanding across differences on your team

Application process and cost for managers to participate in this series:

Applications must be submitted by Friday, September 27th, 2019. Once accepted into the Intergroup Dialogue Series, you and your organization will receive instructions for payment. 

The cost is per person for all five workshops and includes breakfast, snacks and beverages:
•    Managers in Philanthropy and Corporate Businesses: $600 
•    Managers in Nonprofit Organizations and Government Agencies: $400 

Workshop Schedule, Dates, Times and Locations: 

The 5-week “Strategies for Inclusive, Intercultural Team Management and Collaboration: Intergroup Dialogue Series” will take place at the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation every other Friday from October 11 to December 13, 2019. 

Participation and attendance is required at all five sessions and critical to the community of practice. 

Workshop Series Dates & Times Location
1. Building an Intergroup Dialogue Community: Intersecting Cultural and Social Identities

Friday, October 11, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wilder Center
451 Lexington Parkway N., Saint Paul, MN 55104
2. Managing Intergroup Dialogue: Issues of Equity, Fairness & Inclusion in the Workplace Part 1

Friday, October 25, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wilder Center for Social Healing
935 Lafond Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55104
3. Managing Intergroup Dialogue: Issues of Equity, Fairness & Inclusion in the Workplace Part 2

Friday, November 8, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wilder Center
451 Lexington Parkway N., Saint Paul, MN 55104
4. Experiencing Intergroup Dialogue: Race, Gender & Power in the Workplace Part 1

Friday, November 22, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wilder Center
451 Lexington Parkway N., Saint Paul, MN 55104
5. Experiencing Intergroup Dialogue: Race, Gender & Power in the Workplace Part 2

Friday, December 13, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wilder Center
451 Lexington Parkway N., Saint Paul, MN 55104

About the Trainers for this Intergroup Dialogue Series:

Cardina Esparza | Program Manager | Wilder Center for Learning & Excellence 
Cardina Esparza is the leader and manager of the Wilder Center for Learning and Excellence and one of the main trainers for diversity, inclusion and racial equity topics. She has over twenty-five years of experience in nonprofit service and specializes in organizational development, change management and building inclusion through training and culture change. 

Angie Brown | Senior Program Associate | Wilder Center for Learning & Excellence 
Angie Brown is a part-time program associate with the Wilder Center for Learning and Excellence and provides expertise in intercultural assessment and development, and community engagement. She has nearly a decade of in nonprofit programming, guided by a background in LGBTQ youth organizing and leadership development. 

Contact us for more information, questions and/or concerns:

This Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Training Program series is offered through the Wilder Center for Learning and Excellence™ that provides educational training and consulting services that connect you to the decades of experience and community wisdom that we’ve generated from helping people and organizations develop new skills and ideas, address vital community issues and reach their full potential. We are practitioners grounded in research, learning from the community, and accelerating what works through continued education! 
 

Presented By

Cardina Esparza
Program Manager, Wilder Center for Learning and Excellence
Angie Brown is a part time Senior Program Associate at the Wilder Center for Learning & Excellence
Senior Program Associate, Wilder Center for Learning & Excellence

Event Location

Wilder Center (Amherst H. Wilder Foundation)
451 Lexington Parkway N.
Saint Paul, MN 55104