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Compassionate Communication & Empathy: Creating a Culture of Belonging at Work

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*This is a workshop for PCC employees

  • Wednesday, September 21st, 2022
  • 1:30pm – 3pm (90 minutes)
  • Virtual Workshop

The Office of Equity and Inclusion would like to invite you to “Compassionate Communication & Empathy: Creating a Culture of Belonging at Work” workshop. Registration is limited to 100.

This workshop focuses on addressing and resolving conflict and on creating mutual understanding. In this workshop, we will learn about different communication styles and ways to bridge these differences in order to create more authentic connections. Identifying, addressing, and bridging our differences enable us to create a more compassionate environment for anti-oppression work and more meaningful intercultural communication. Co-creating and nurturing a culture of empathy, appreciation, and understanding are essential for all of us to have a greater sense of belonging at work. 

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Learning Objectives

  • Practice utilizing non-violent communication strategies
  • Deepen understanding on how to identify various emotions, needs, and intentions
  • Greater awareness of the relationship between empathy, compassion, and the cultivation of a culture of belonging.

Picture of the Workshop Facilitator: Debbie Elias

Workshop Facilitator: Debbie Elias

“Debbie has extensive experience working with survivors of sexual and domestic violence as a highly skilled advocate, community educator and support group facilitator. Her passion for social change has been a motivating force throughout her life. She is a first-generation Lebanese immigrant, with a culturally diverse upbringing and years of living, working and traveling in various parts of the world. For self-care she enjoys Tai Chi, gardening and lots of laughter!”

More Information
  • This is an interactive workshop and will NOT be recorded.
  • This session will have automated closed captioning. PCC provides accommodation for employees who experience disabilities to ensure we all are able to participate in employment-related activities.  Please make requests for accommodation by emailing adacoordinator@pcc.edu or calling 971-722-5851 at least five (5) working days before the date of need.
  • You can see the registration instructions and the video instructions.