Mindful Leadership from Within: Continued Conversation between Share Collaborative and Growing Minds

As we shared in our previous Ripple, we recently had an insightful discussion on interpersonal skills in organizations with our friends and partners from Growing Minds.   Today we continue that discussion with Susan Solvang and Izzy Solvang of Growing Minds, along with the leadership of Share Collaborative, to delve into the importance of mindful …

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Share In the News: Shepherd Express Highlights the Work of Noor Jawad

Share Collaborative member Noor Jawad has offered support and assistance to countless people throughout the Milwaukee community for many years. Through her work at Share Collaborative and at CORE El Centro, Noor has been a source of healing and inspiration for others.   The Milwaukee publication Shepherd Express recently highlighted Noor’s story and her services …

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Interpersonal Skills in Organizations are Vital: A Conversation between Share Collaborative and Growing Minds

Interpersonal Skills in Organizations are Vital: A Conversation Between Share Collaborative and Growing Minds

Recently, we had an opportunity to converse with our friends and partners, Susan (Solvang) Lubar and Izzy Solvang of Growing Minds. This Milwaukee-based organization helps build mindfulness practices to facilitate kinder communities and learning environments.   During our share, we discussed many overlapping areas of our two organizations and the way our missions align. One …

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J.E.D.I. Leadership: 5 Core Competencies for the Journey of Cultural Humility to Cultural Reverence

In the aftermath of George Floyd’s horrific death and the global Black Lives Matter protests that ensued, the creation of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (J.E.D.I.) positions within workplaces has become the new norm. We may see hiring ads seeking J.E.D.I. leadership or hear of more Diversity and Equity initiatives in our workplaces.   According …

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Well-Beingness: Caring for Your Whole Self on the Journey to Equity + Inclusion

We’ve previously discussed the vital importance of wellness for human service professionals. Not only does a focus on self-care reduce burnout and turnover, but it helps you better care for the people you serve.   We’ve shared service provider wellness skills adapted from our Healing Focused Care model on our last Ripple blog. Today, continuing …

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Wellness for Human Service Professionals on the Equity + Inclusion Journey

Self-care is crucial for all individuals in many professions, but it’s especially important that we focus on wellness for human service professionals. When you’re working with emotional and complex topics, self-care gives you the energy to keep going.   In our previous Ripples, we have shared the experience of our collective journey to the summit …

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Conversation Agreements on the Journey to Equity and Inclusion

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As we engage in the important conversations surrounding equity and inclusion, it’s helpful to establish conversation agreements to guide us on our journey.   It may feel a bit formal or even awkward at first, and that’s part of the process. Throughout our Shares and group discussions, we’ve found that establishing conversation agreements gives everyone …

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Developing from Cultural Competence to Cultural Reverence: The Journey to the Summit of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Black Elk Peak – formerly Mt. Harney

The concept of Cultural Competence has been explored and discussed for many years. And yet, the need for more awareness, sensitivity, and connection is something we’ve hungered for as evolving human beings.   Over the last several decades, those working in services sectors who have begun recognizing the humanity in each person with whom they …

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Diversity, Equity + Inclusion Training at Share

How Share Collaborative Diversity and Inclusion Training Takes a New Approach (While Meeting CLAS Standards)   We have been sharing our Cultural Humility to Cultural Reverence framework since 2015. Our learners have helped us understand more fully that the journey to Diversity and Inclusion begins with one step and proceeds to the next. More is …

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