Home > Upcoming Programs > Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers; Embodying Diversity & Inclusion Practices 2019
04 October, 2019
5:30 PM
Tatamagouche Centre, 259 Loop Route 6, RR#3 NS

Oct 4 – Oct 6, 2019 Fri 5:30 PM – Sun 1:00 PM

This workshop will give participants an opportunity to become more aware of the ways that our diversity contributes to our worldview and the benefits and burdens perceived with sincere listening.

We will pay close attention to the benefits, burdens and responsibilities of offering deep listening to one another. Breathing more life into our awareness and acknowledgment of the various types of inequity and oppression will allow us to take a closer look at the diversity within disparities and the powers and privileges that are often unseen. Contributing to the creation of this kind of learning space will help us to:

  • reveal and re-connect with our values around diversity and Inclusion,
  • set personal and organizational goals and take opportunity to practice them
  • take new actions towards inclusion and meaningful connection.

Participants will be introduced to a framework for identifying challenges and developing tools for self as well as organizational change.

For those seeking cultural competency, diversity and anti-racism training.



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Leadership – Amanda Reddick

Amanda Reddick is a highly trained and experienced facilitator and Counsellor. She is kept busy providing services and consultation to community, private, and multi-level government organizations in the form of transformational Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism programming. Amanda’s expertise has been shaped by her work as the Regional Program Manager with the Canadian Centre for Diversity, her roles as Facilitator, Program Resource, Black Leadership Advisory, and Program Designer with the Tatamagouche Training Centre; and her educational background in Peace and Conflict Studies and Religious Studies. Amanda’s experience as a Counsellor and Community Development Worker has further refined her commitment to creating supportive and non-threatening spaces to engage in the often sensitive and difficult conversations surrounding issues of diversity and inclusion. She has worked as a National Facilitator for the Canadian Race Relations Foundations and has worked as an independent contractor with numerous organizations throughout Nova Scotia, Canada.

Amanda is an internationally certified Dialogue for Peaceful Change Mediator that specializes in complex global governance, local/community, and individually based issues that require healing, community building, social justice and diversity based perspective and anti oppressive analysis. She is a partner in Emerge International (www.emerge-international.com) facilitation and conflict mediation services, and she is a member facilitator with Culture, Diversity and Equity (www.diversityexperts.org).

Leadership – Mohamed Yaffa

Mohamed Yaffa has been working in Diversity Inclusion and Cultural Competence for nearly twenty years. From 2007 to 2018 Mohamed was the coordinator and Consultant for the Diversity and Inclusion Program with Nova Scotia Health Authority – focusing on reducing health inequities for marginalized populations in the province. He coordinated cultural and family violence prevention programs for the Immigrant Settlement Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) for six years, facilitating the bridging of cultural gaps for new comers to Canada, awareness raising and skill development for private and public sector service providers.

Mohamed has been part of the Tatamagouche Centre Program Resource Group (PRG) since 2002 and has applied the ASPIRE model for educational programming for over 15 years. Mohamed has been involved in many social justice, bridge-building and inter-faith initiatives in Nova Scotia, bringing a multi-cultural perspective to the work. He is currently the Manager for Training with Nova Scotia Community Services, supporting the department’s core trainings and transformation projects.