Day of Diversity Training with Lee Mun Wah, Oct. 12

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Lee Mun Wah is now the Executive Director of Stirfry Seminars and Consulting, a diversity training company that provides educational tools and workshops on issues pertaining to cross-cultural communication and awareness, mindful facilitation, and conflict mediation techniques.

There is no charge for this program, but pre-registration is highly recommended. Please RSVP to Bruce Berkowitz at berkowit@sonoma.edu by Thursday, October 5 to register. The event is Friday, October 12, 8:30a.m. - 5p.m.

  • 8:30AM -11:00AM – Faculty/staff workshop "Resolving Conflicts in the Campus Community" GMC lobby In this very dynamic and exciting seminar we will explore a myriad of techniques to more effectively mediate diversity conflicts and misunderstandings. Using Lee Mun Wah's "The Art of Mindful Facilitation" and various other communication techniques that will help in de-escalating a conflict within minutes.

  • 12:00PM-12:45PM Keynote Speech "What Stands Between Us" Weill Hall We can never become a community until we have first learned about those who are next to us, our next door neighbors, and those we have been taught to be afraid of. What we are talking about is breaking down the walls we have created out of fear and truly desiring to confront what stands between us.

  • 1PM-3PM Student Workshop "How To Have A Dialogue Across Cultures" GMC Lobby Students will learn that they are not alone in their fears and though we all lack a "model" of how to begin this type of conversation and will probably hurt or anger each other, the most important ingredient is our sincerity and our willingness to learn from and understand each other.

  • 3:30PM-5PM Film and Closure "If These Halls Could Talk" Weill Hall In the summer of 2010, Lee Mun Wah brought together eleven college students from around the country to explore issues of race on their campuses. In the process of sharing their stories and different life experiences with each other, they discover and expose the complexity and anguish that accompany those experiences, while trying to be understood and validated in a predominantly white environment.