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Connective Collaboration: Skills for a Culture of Honesty and Appreciation

April 29, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT

In this series, facilitators from the Inner Resilience Network will offer be offering the elements of healthy feedback culture and tools to practice effective and compassionate ways to give and receive feedback so you can work collaboratively with more productivity and much more enjoyment!

In our culture, many people avoid being honest out of fear of creating conflict, yet the alternative–talking to others or stuffing or passive-agressiveness take a huge toll both on the individuals involved and the group.

Effective feedback doesn’t have to be painful or hard! In this series, you learn to assess your own feelings and thoughts in a situation, compassionate ways to share as well as deep listening. These skills are so valuable, as they can be applied to all situations where we are relating with others.

This is an offering a series of 4 practice groups, building on each other with the vital elements of good feedback:
You can join our Connection Cafe’ on April 12th for a free overview and intro to the series by registering here.

The series will be on 4 Thursdays starting April 29th from 5pm-6:30pm Pacific Time. When you sign up for the first one, you are signing up for the whole series.

April 29th  – Clarifying our needs
May 13th – Connecting with each other’s needs, part A
May 27th – Connecting with each other’s needs, part B
June 10th – Collaborating based on respect for everyone’s needs

Diana Kublios is a passionate activist, having co-founded a Transition chapter in her former home of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and now working on community resilience-related initiatives in her hometown of Ventura, CA. Diana is especially interested in the intersection between community resilience, and the building of systems of social justice, and community dialogue and collaboration.
Diana holds a Masters of Public Health, and worked for many years in social work and health education. She retrained several years ago in mediation and Nonviolent Communication, and is focused in the areas of compassionate parenting and conflict transformation. Diana is Latina (Mexican-American) and bilingual. In addition to her current residence and work in California, she has also lived and worked in Mexico, Brazil, and Malaysia.

Shanti Tula is a desi Midwestern pixie, cross-pollinator, and jack of many trades. Given that she is a cynical idealist and pessimistic optimist, you will generally find that Shanti’s feet are rooted down into the ground while her head is floating up in the clouds and stars of the sky. She embraces every opportunity to do all the things, learn all the things, and be all the things, because to her, this world is a place of untold marvels, whether she looks right under her nose or travels across the globe. Perpetually fascinated by the human condition, Shanti is always game to explore the infinite universes of the diverse individuals, systems, and societies she encounters on her life journey, including yours, whenever she has the fortune to meet you. Whether she is working in healthcare, education, business, or technology, the thing that gets Shanti out of bed every morning is her delight in creatively solving problems through multidisciplinary collaboration and her passion for helping people to unleash their full potential. These days, Shanti is particularly jazzed about applying tools from the fields of mindfulness, embodiment, conflict management, design thinking, psychology, nonviolent communication, and authentic relating to her growing practice with group facilitation/coaching aimed toward personal + professional development and community organization.

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April 29, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT
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Inner Resilience Network
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