BRIDGING THE GAP Seminar on 6 December 2019

Diversity Counselling New Zealand’s Seminar
for Helping Professionals and Community Leaders

“The Art of Asking our Diverse Community”

Presenter: Stefan Doll

Date: Friday 6th December 2019 10am -11.30am

Venue: DCNZ’s Board room, 2nd Floor, London Bussiness Centre
55 London St, Hamilton CBD

Fee: Koha for community leaders and unpaid & $25 for waged
(Cash only, Eftpos not available, or pay to the bank account: 12-3454-0069188-01)

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When we are interacting with people who are different to ourselves, we are often feeling unsure about what to say and do and how to ‘read’ the other person. In short, we are feeling uncertain about the best way to connect. This is normal and the other person is likely to feel the same about us.

In this session we will discuss a few strategies on how to overcome this potential barrier to communication so that we feel more confident and prepared when having a conversation with our diverse communities in the Waikato. One of those strategies is the art of asking questions. What do we ask? How do we ask? When is it a good time to ask? Participants are encouraged to share their experience and wisdom.

How do we apply a curious and open mind to expand on our knowledge about diverse people? How do we reduce our own conscious and unconscious bias with each interaction and increase our confidence with diverse people?
The art of asking has already started…

Stefan Doll has over 20 years of experience as a human resources manager, trainer and consultant in Europe and New Zealand in the FMCG industry, manufacturing, local government and professional services. His degrees in industrial psychology (Germany) and MBA (UK) laid the foundation for many successfully resolved people challenges in a business context. His passion for leadership and thriving organisational cultures resulted in advising the European headquarters of BP on learning and development programmes before he came to New Zealand in 2003.

Stefan is a published author on diversity and inclusion and co-founder of the Diversity Institute (2011). Building on his experience he helps individuals, teams, and organisations to be inclusive in a diverse environment. Practical tools like the Resolving Differences Model are now successfully applied by his clients. “Good things come out of good relationships on a personal and business level.”

Organised by Diversity Counselling New Zealand
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