'Unpacking' Diversity: Language and Activities to Help Start your Conversation

Presented by: Rohan Shahani

Webinar Description:
The focus of this webinar is to help those who feel uncomfortable discussing diversity or feel like they don’t have enough knowledge of ‘diversity issues’ to gain the vocabulary and the confidence needed to begin a conversation. Simultaneously, we will provide some tactics for those who are already immersed in these conversations to engage with those who aren’t. By the end of this session, we’ll all have increased our comfort and confidence discussing diversity, and gained some tools to help make those discussions productive and even fun!

Attendees will learn:

  • To better understand common terms like diversity, inclusion, intent, impact, and more.
  • Activities that can be adapted for use with clients and staff members
  • An Introduction to the Cultural Deficit model
  • The difference between equity and equality
  • Most importantly: Participants will gain more confidence to discuss these topics with their staff and clients.

Presenter Bio:
Rohan Shahani is a consultant and trainer dedicated to increasing the physical and emotional well-being of students and clients. He especially enjoys working with age 18-35 populations in raising awareness; whether it be of communication and group dynamics, or risk management.

As an administrator and lead trainer in multiple camp organizations, Rohan Shahani has both personal and professional experience with diversity and education. He has served as Program Director of BSA Camp Hi-Sierra, Visiting School Supervisor of Pali Institute, and California Regional Manager of Avid4 Adventure. He is certified as a Wilderness First Responder, Challenge Course Manager, and Process Communication Model Trainer. As Principal Consultant of Redstone Group, he currently spends most of his time helping programs review and develop risk management systems and staff trainings.

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