• Length:
    1 Weeks
  • Effort:
    1–2 hours per week
  • Price:

    FREE
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  • Institution
  • Subject:
  • Level:
    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
  • Video Transcript:
    English

Prerequisites

None

About this course

Now more than ever, you are going to school, working, and living in communities with people who think, look, and have beliefs different from your own. This 45-minute course will give you the skills to bridge those divides and find common ground.

In this skills-based course, we will explore practical strategies and techniques to apply in your daily life. You will learn about the difference between dialogue, discussion, and debate; micro-affirmations; and how to be an ally.

If you are seeking to develop and practice these skills and apply them to build a more inclusive world, this course is for you. The course is also mobile-friendly.

What you'll learn

  • Communication skills to help you engage in dialogue instead of debate
  • How small but powerful acts of kindness (micro-affirmations) can lead to positive behavior changes
  • How to be a meaningful ally
  • Strategies to bridge divides, build inclusion, and create places where everyone feels welcome

Meet your instructors

Tolonda M. Tolbert
Senior Director, Inclusive Leadership Initiative
Catalyst
Jared Cline
Community Manager, MARC (Men Advocating Real Change)
Catalyst
Audrey Gallien
Director, Marketing
Catalyst

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Learner testimonials

"The content is great and easy to grasp."

"I have just completed the online part of the course and found it engaging and thought provoking. I love the short format (you packed a lot in) and it was good to see others' comment and ideas as the course unfolded."

"It was easy to follow and perfectly paced. Although the whole idea is common sense, you realize common sense is not that common. Next step, practicing dialogue with family members and as an ally, take action. Thank you."