News & Events

Navigating Difficult Conversations

Professional Development and Learning Series

Event Details

Professional Development Opportunities

Date: June 30, 2020

Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Tuesday June 30, 2020: 1:30pm-2:30pm

Navigating Difficult Conversations

This is a workshop created to encourage participants to understand the importance of actively opposing prejudice, rather than simply inhibiting its expression. During this session, participants will explore the differences between over and covert racism and will gain skills on challenging problematic comments or situations by using one of the most popular models to facilitating difficult conversations.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understanding how exclusion operates in the everyday context;
  • Challenging our complicity in the exclusions that occur;
  • Practicing skills to challenge ‘othering’ (stereotyping and prejudice) whenever it occurs.

Presenter: Vanessa Yzaguirre (Special Projects Advisor, Human Rights and Equity Office, Queen’s University) holds a B.A in Media and Communications from Universidad Central de Venezuela and an M.A in Gender Studies from Queen’s University. She is responsible for working collaboratively with academic and/or administrative units to implement diversity and equity strategies using the Diversity and Equity Assessment and Planning (DEAP) Tool and Cyclical Program Reviews Process. Vanessa also coordinates the Queen’s Human Rights Legislation Group, and delivers training sessions on employment and/or educational equity-informed initiatives and practices.

There is no recording available for this session.