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MHYC Resources

INTRO VIDEO:

Understanding and Fostering Belonging

OBJECTIVE:

  • To explore the concept of belonging and identify barriers that prevent a sense of belonging within the team.

GROUP DISCUSSION:

  • "Can you share a time when you felt a strong sense of belonging to a team or group? What factors contributed to that feeling?"

  • “Reflect on times you've felt disconnected or out of place. Is there a recurring pattern?”

GROUP ACTIVITY:

  • Identify common barriers to belonging they have observed or experienced. 

INTRO VIDEO:

Trust Building / Skill building 

OBJECTIVE:

  • Enhance practical skills for intentionally creating a supportive and inclusive environment, with a focus on empathy, active listening, and responding without judgment. 

Group Activity: Empathy Circle

 

  • Sharing and Listening:

    • Question: "A time when you felt truly heard" or "An instance where you felt left out and why."

INTRO VIDEO:

Understanding and Addressing Microaggressions and Implicit Bias

OBJECTIVE:

  • To deepen understanding of microaggressions and implicit bias, explore their impact within the team, and develop actionable strategies to address these issues in the workplace.

GROUP DISCUSSION

  • Questions: "Can you think of a time when you experienced, witnessed or unintentionally perpetuated a microaggression? How did you respond? What impact did it have on you in the moment and longer-term?”

GROUP ACTIVITY

  • “Who is in My Circle" Activity

  • Discussion: 

    • Did you notice any patterns?

    • If yes, why do you think these patterns exist?

    • How do you think these patterns impact how you interact with others?

Tips For Responding to Microaggressions
 'Who is in My Circle' Activity   
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