Eighth Annual Diversity Summit

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Act 48 and HRCI / SHRM Credits 

Registration fee: $75.00  |  Students: $30.00
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OCTOBER 10,  201 7
    8:00-3:30 pm 

Building Communities with Peacemaking Circles
Facilitator: Charito Calvachi-Mateyko, Principal,
Delaware Transformative Justice, LLC
This experiential workshop will teach Peacemaking Circles, the most restorative justice process of dialogue there is to develop meaningful relationships in the workplace, the classroom, the school environment, and within the sanctuary of family and marriage life, as well as to address violence in society and justice issues. Participants will experience the benefit of the art of listening as well as finding their own voice; will learn the inner and outer structure of Circles, and explore the ways how they can apply it in their daily lives to develop just relationships.  
SESSION CS-05 | 10:15 - 11:45 AM  & 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Moving Mountains with Micro-Iniquities
Facilitator: Samm Smeltzer Leadership Arts Associates

Micro-inequities are subtle, typically unconscious and unintentional but have become known as the quiet discrimination. These micro actions could send a message of judgment without you even knowing. In this interactive workshop, come increase your knowledge and awareness of your personal micro-inequities. Then learn how you can begin to mend them and be a part of this powerful movement.  SESSION CS-06 | 10:15 - 11:45 AM  & 2:00 - 3:30 PM .  Submitted to HRCI for evaluation
Dismantling the Shackles of Ageism
Facilitator: Cathy Bollinger, York County Community Foundation
Is 60 the new 40?  Is age just a number?  Despite your actual age, do you feel that you are old?  There’s no right or wrong way to age yet society bombards us with messages that place value on looking youthful and having the abilities of a younger person.  Ageism, systematic stereotyping and discrimination based on age are ever-present, largely automatic, and deeply rooted.  It’s the one “ism” that goes largely unchallenged and is not recognized as an issue by the general public. Join me for a session to dismantle the shackles of ageism and improve attitudes around one’s own aging and older people as a group. SESSION CS-07 | 10:15 - 11:45 AM  & 2:00 - 3:30 PM .  
Submitted to HRCI for evaluation

The Impact of Bias
Facilitator: Melissa Plotkin, York Jewish Community Center  

This will be an interactive training where participants will learn about respecting differences in others and foster “aha” moments leading to shifts in mindsets. This session will enable participants to become aware of the impact of bias (words and actions), as well as the boundaries and the power of language as it relates to the various areas of diversity (socioeconomic, race, gender, religion, etc.).  Resources will be provided to participants in order to explore their biases and further promote a respectful community. SESSION CS-08 | 10:15 - 11:45 AM  & 2:00 - 3:30 PM


Trans 101: Working Competently with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth
Facilitator: Sabrina L. Valente, TrueNorth Wellness Services

Transgender issues have been at the forefront of attention in media lately. As people like Caitlyn Jenner pave the way for others to come out, often at younger and younger ages, it has become apparent that there is a lack of knowledge in how to best support these individuals. More and more frequently, mental health professionals, school guidance counselors, and others are called to work with transgender and gender non-conforming youth, often with little to no training. This workshop provides a “101” lesson that focuses on terminology, pronoun use,  treatment options (including medical treatment) and  ways to support transgender youth in a variety of settings. Additionally, this presentation will feature at least one transgender youth who will share their own experiences about growing up as a trans person and provide time for questions and answers at the end.
SESSION CS-09 | 10:15 - 11:45 AM  & 2:00 - 3:30 PM .  Submitted to HRCI for evaluation