Leaders play a crucial role in creating a culture that brings out the best in people. In the workplace, indignities can often be systematic, emanating from policies put forth by management. The leadership team needs to be on board with dignity education if it is to become a way of life at work, both by modeling dignified behaviors and by creating policies that are mindful of the effect they have on their people. Dr. Hicks’ talk will outline the steps that need to be taken to create a culture of dignity in your organization.
What you will learn:
1. What dignity is and how to honor it in ourselves and others
2. How to avoid violating your own dignity and the dignity of others
3. How to create healthy relationships as well as repair those that have suffered from violations of dignity
Dr. Donna Hicks
Dr. Donna Hicks is an Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. She facilitated dialogues in numerous unofficial diplomatic efforts in the Middle East, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Colombia, Cuba, Libya and Syria. She was a consultant to the BBC in Northern Ireland where she co-facilitated a television series, Facing the Truth, with Archbishop Desmond Tutu. She has taught courses in conflict resolution at Harvard, Clark, and Columbia Universities and conducts trainings seminars in the US and abroad on the role dignity plays in conflict. She consults to corporations, schools, churches, and non-governmental organizations. Her book, Dignity: It’s Essential Role in Resolving Conflict, was published by Yale University Press in 2011. Her second book, Leading with Dignity will be published by Yale University Press in the fall of 2018.
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