Empathy-based Approach Presented by Ryan Dowd
This captivating speaker will offer insight into the lives of people living without a home and provide specific tools to improve community interactions. In this presentation, Ryan Dowd explains how empathy enhances our ability to resolve or avoid conflict and gives people the tools to confidently and compassionately solve problem behavior for everyone’s benefit. The four-hour workshop will cover homeless myths, everyday predicaments, mental illness, substance use and hygiene.
Respect and Connect: A better community for us all is an educational series aiming to provide insight and tools to help us better interact with everyone in our community. The series includes training opportunities, a social media campaign, a speaker series and more.
This is a professional development opportunity open to all Selkirk College staff, students and community members.
- December 10 from 9:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Respect and Connect: A better community for us all is brought to you by the Trail and District Public Library, Selkirk College, BCGEU, SCFA, Trail Arts Council, Trail Community Action Team and Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy.
An Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Initiative...
Selkirk College is committed to the values of equity, diversity and inclusion. Through research, courageous conversations and work in action, we strive to lead this important work because it is our responsibility to continue to be an accessible, equitable, safe and welcoming institution for students, employees and the community.