Join author, sociologist, and conflict resolution facilitator Kimberly Dark in learning the skills of the "brilliant bystander" in order to have a positive influence during disagreements and to reroute into useful discussion.
Sure, it’s not always safe to intervene in a difficult situation - whether it’s with friends and colleagues, or strangers. We can prepare ourselves for difficult situations however, so that when it IS possible to speak up or act, we’re ready! With author, sociologist, and conflict resolution facilitator Kimberly Dark, we will learn how to have a positive influence during disagreements and to reroute conflict into useful discussion. By learning the skills of the “brilliant bystander,” you can find safe and effective ways to restore fairness in power conflicts, resolve conflict, and encourage others to participate. You will learn strategies for redirecting a group, helping quiet folks speak up, and stopping a “discussion-bully.”
About Kimberly Dark
Kimberly Dark has consulted in conflict resolution and facilitation for over 20 years. She is an award-winning writer and storyteller who wants you to reclaim your power as a social creator to make the world a better place. In her interactive and engaging presentations, Kimberly offers tools for all of us to live our best lives, and build the culture in which we want to live. Her ability to make the personal political is grounded in her training as a sociologist. She is also a popular author of Fat, Pretty, and Soon to be Old, and The Daddies, among others.
Click here to register by Wednesday, October 21 at 5:00 p.m. Registrants will receive a Zoom link to the event on Thursday, October 22 prior to the event.
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