May 4-5, 2012
19th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference
3.6 Respect in the Workplace & Why We Do Not Get It
Saturday, May 5, 2012 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Why is it difficult to change? We often operate in the world with the limited paradigms given to us by family, friends, media and even our government. As conflict resolution practitioners it becomes more important that we start to look beyond the surface and analyze our own behavior. Profiling is a form of stereotyping that may guide our decisions either giving or limiting resources to our clients. This workshop seeks to expose those thought patterns and create pathways to a greater understanding of ourselves and the systems in which we operate.
Andre Koen is an energetic presenter, a powerful communicator, and a dynamic teacher. He integrates his abilities as improvisational comedian, large group facilitator, keynote speaker and classroom teacher to captivate and educate his audience. Andre currently serves as the EEO/Affirmative Action Diversity Coordinator for Anoka County Minnesota, where he educates the community about the law and diversity issues. Most recently, Andre has been doing Diversity training for the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.