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Homelessness 201: Mindfulness 2: Navigating Conflict on ZOOM

April 2, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

There is a cost for this training.
CEUs offered: 2

Course Description:

Communication can be difficult! We are speaking the same language but many times the meaning gets lost in conversation. How can we skillfully disagree and connect with participants, co-workers, and collaborative partners when navigating difficult situations? This workshop will cover how awareness and presence can be useful tools in communicating and will pull concepts from Akido, Authentic Leadership, and Mindful Communication. A focus will be on how to apply these concepts to navigating conflict and disagreement while building stronger professional and personal relationships.  While attending the first Mindfulness training that was held in March with Warren and Nellie is not required, this training will jump in with the expectation that attendees understand Mindfulness concepts and agree that being mindful can help us at work as well as all other aspects of our lives.

Presenter Bios:

Warren Duncan: Warren is the Program Director at Hearth Connection.  As a native of Des Moines, IA, he graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Sociology.  He began his career as a volunteer at a meal program and delivered meals to the homeless on the streets of Des Moines.  Warren has worked with homeless children in an emergency shelter, with at-risk adolescents at an alternative high school, supervised a group home in the south metro and served as a Case Manager for the chronically homeless in the Twin Cities.  He has been working in permanent supportive housing for the last 10 years and is passionate about using Housing First and Harm Reduction principles.

Nellie Bruce is the Crisis Housing Coordinator at Hearth Connection, a role in which she provides DHS funding assistance to low-income individuals entering mental health or chemical dependency treatment. Nellie has been serving in this role for 3 years, following the transition of the program from one social service organization to another. Prior to working at Hearth Connection, Nellie served as a community development officer at Minnesota Housing Partnership, working with native communities, rural governments and housing authorities to develop holistic affordable housing and community development initiatives. She is currently finishing her Master of Human Rights from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, focusing on rights-based approaches to housing and economic justice.

How to register:  Registration below is broken into Member & Non-Member.  If you are unsure whether you are part of a member organization or would like more information about membership, please contact Michele.  If you choose to pay by credit card, you will be walked through payment process and receive an automated email confirming your payment and registration.  If you choose to pay by check, you will receive an invoice from MESH.  If you are using a credit for a previously paid for training that was cancelled, choose pay by check and remind me you have a credit.  Payment is expected prior to training date.  Please contact Michele if scholarship help is needed.  You may register more than 1 person at a time and note the names in the space provided.  I will send out the Zoom link to participants the day prior to the training.


April 2, 2021
9:00 am - 11:00 am


Scholarships Available