Mindset Mondays

Monday, 5 August 2019
Fight, Flight, or Freeze: How to Retrain Your Instincts

When we experience fear or anxiety in a situation, our natural instinct is to either fight, flight, or freeze. In today's Mindset Monday video, Ashley Virtue, Dir. of External Relations, shares a quick tip on how you can exercise your brain so you don't automatically jump to these responses when faced with confrontation.

Monday, 29 July 2019
How NCRC is Making a Positive Impact

Have you been wondering what the National Conflict Resolution Center has been working on this year? Steve Dinkin, President of NCRC, shares an update on how our organization is making an impact in the community with the Avoiding the Pipeline to Prison initiative, A Path Forward Dialogue Series, and the Art of Inclusive Communication. We want to thank our partners The San Diego Union-Tribune , UC San Diego, San Diego State University, Stanford University, and the community college district for helping us create positive change in our society.

Monday, 22 July 2019
When Life Needs a Do-Over

Have you ever got caught up in the moment and wished you could have a do-over? Ashley Virtue, Dir. of External Relations, shares her tips in today's Mindset Monday video.

Monday, 15 July 2019
What is Senate Bill No. 1343?

Did you know that in 2018, California expanded the scope of its sexual harassment training laws? 
The Senate Bill No. 1343 impacts any employer with 5 or more employees. By January 1, 2020, these employers must implement the following: For Supervisors (current or within 6 months of their assumption of a position): ▸ At least 2 hours of classroom or other effective sexual harassment training or education. For All Non supervisory Employees: ▸ Employees (current or within 6 months of their assumption of a position): at least 1 hour of sexual harassment training and education. ▸ Seasonal or temporary workers (under 6 months): at least 1 hour of sexual harassment training and education within 30 calendar days after the hire date or within 100 hours worked, whichever occurs first. For All Employees (current or within 6 months of their assumption of a position): ▸ Recurrent sexual harassment training and education once every two years.

Monday, 8 July 2019
Workplace Equity & Civility Initiative: Danna J. Cotman, Esq.

What is the goal of the Workplace Equity & Civility Initiative? We are honored to have Danna Cotman, owner of ARC IP LAW, PC, a boutique intellectual property (IP) law firm, joining today's live broadcast. With clients spanning industries from medical devices to fashion, Cotman represents companies in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret portfolio development and monetization; IP litigation; licensing negotiations; NDA’s; ITC customs enforcement anti-counterfeit efforts; and general business matters. Cotman serves pro bono as a Temporary Judge in San Diego Superior Court Small Claims. She was the President of Lawyers Club of San Diego from 2018-2019 and is the 2019-2020 Co-Chair for National Conflict Resolution Center’s Workplace Equity and Civility Initiative. 

Monday, 1 July 2019
Microaggression: The Importance of Bystander Action

When harassment rears its ugly head in the workplace, it usually starts with microaggressions. In today's Mindset Monday video, Ashley Virtue reminds bystanders why it's important to step in and make it known that harassment is not tolerated.

Monday, 24 June 2019
Micro Aggressions: Real-Life Examples And How to Address Them

Ever had to go noticeably above and beyond in the workplace just to prove that you are a hard worker? Ever had someone give you a back handed compliment once they realize that you're the person in charge? If you answered yes, then you’ve probably experienced what described as a micro aggression. Unlike overt discrimination, micro aggressions are generally more elusive because they often gone unnoticed and unreported. In today's Mindset Monday video, Ashley Virtue gives examples of micro aggressions, how they can lead to harassment in the workplace, and what you can do to put an end to it.

Monday, 17 June 2019
What Are Microaggressions?

Back in December, we did an entire series on Bystander Intervention and had introduced you to what microaggressions are and how you can stop them in the workplace. Based on the number of questions we had about microagressions, we wanted to spend some time and dive a bit deeper on these everyday slights that can be harmful to others.

Monday, 10 June 2019
National Conflict Resolution Center: A Path Forward Dialogue Series

We overcome intolerance and hate when we talk openly to one another and create meaningful action from shared values. The National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC), along with our partners, invites you to join a dialogue series that brings together interfaith and secular communities, reflecting the cultural diversity in our region. By breaking down barriers and building new connections, we can address the divisiveness and polarization in our society. ABOUT THESE EVENTS Each event features a guided dialogue where groups will collaborate on achievable positive social action. Together we will learn and practice how to communicate in a way that will restore a strong sense of community. We will walk away with the tools to continue these important discussions with our friends, colleagues, and neighbors.

Monday, 3 June 2019
San Diego Police and Lincoln High School Community Kickball 2019

For the third year in a row, the San Diego Police Department and Lincoln High School (San Diego) students gathered for an exciting game of community kickball. Students in Lori Williams' Administration of Justice program participated in our Art of Inclusive Communication training where officers and students can build relationships. "We talked about bias. We talked about stereotypes and communication styles. They find out they have a lot more in common than they ever would have imagined." - Lori Williams, Lincoln High School Administration of Justice Teacher