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Respectful Living Playbook

Building an Inclusive Community

The purpose of this Playbook is to build on the content created in the first part of the Resident Focus Playbook. It encourages one to develop the mindset and skills that support the execution of the activities, as well as how to handle difficult instances that may arise in the workplace, especially ones concerning race.

Below, you will find the materials for each of the covered sections: Self-Awareness, Conflict Resolution, and Respectful Living Expectations. There is also a section of further education resources should you choose to explore these topics on a deeper level.

These are interactive materials and include activities for you to complete, as well as content to reference. The tools presented here are meant to be a practice, something that is utilized repeatedly so that when difficult situations do arise, you a

When we are dealing with race and discrimination, we are dealing in the emotional space. The emotions at play are individual FEELINGS about people and groups that inform thoughts and behaviors. Interacting, responding, and serving as a guide in these situations requires emotional intelligence and understanding. Because of this, there won’t be a one-size-fits-all solution, and most situations will require a blend of tactics and approaches.

Self-Awareness Resource (will be a link to the PDF section)

Using techniques and knowledge from the Self-Awareness section, Conflict Resolution will explore ways to handle and address situations that may arise in the workplace.

Conflict Resolution Resource (will be a link to the PDF section)

When a resident agrees to live in a community, they must recognize that there are certain standards and expectations that come with living within close proximity to others. This includes treating others with respect, regardless of race, gender, ability, or other differentiating factors. 

Whether this is written or unwritten, it is part of being a decent human being. If a resident (or residents) is not committed to this, then there are several avenues to explore according to the National Church Residences policy.

Respectful Living Expectations Resource (will be a link to the PDF section)

See below for information on vocabulary discussed in the Playbook and in conversations on race. The further learning suggestions are a few examples of resources dedicated to various topics discussed in the Playbook.

Vocabulary; Further Learning

Updated verbiage coming

Respectful Living Playbook (will be a link to the full PDF)

These cards will provide quick recaps from the learning of the Respectful Living Playbook as well as new pieces of information that you can reference on the job.

Allyship Card (link to card PDF)

De-Escalation Card (link to card PDF)

Microaggressions Card (link to card PDF)

Difficult Conversations Card (link to card PDF)

Biases Card (link to card PDF)

Discrimination Card (link to card PDF)

Self-Awareness

When we are dealing with race and discrimination, we are dealing in the emotional space. The emotions at play are individual FEELINGS about people and groups that inform thoughts and behaviors. Interacting, responding, and serving as a guide in these situations requires emotional intelligence and understanding. Because of this, there won’t be a one-size-fits-all solution, and most situations will require a blend of tactics and approaches.

Self-Awareness Resource (will be a link to the PDF section)

Conflict Resolution

Using techniques and knowledge from the Self-Awareness section, Conflict Resolution will explore ways to handle and address situations that may arise in the workplace.

Conflict Resolution Resource (will be a link to the PDF section)

Respectful Living Expectations

When a resident agrees to live in a community, they must recognize that there are certain standards and expectations that come with living within close proximity to others. This includes treating others with respect, regardless of race, gender, ability, or other differentiating factors. 

Whether this is written or unwritten, it is part of being a decent human being. If a resident (or residents) is not committed to this, then there are several avenues to explore according to the National Church Residences policy.

Respectful Living Expectations Resource (will be a link to the PDF section)

Resources

See below for information on vocabulary discussed in the Playbook and in conversations on race. The further learning suggestions are a few examples of resources dedicated to various topics discussed in the Playbook.

Vocabulary; Further Learning

Updated verbiage coming

Respectful Living Playbook (will be a link to the full PDF)

Hot Cards

These cards will provide quick recaps from the learning of the Respectful Living Playbook as well as new pieces of information that you can reference on the job.

Allyship Card (link to card PDF)

De-Escalation Card (link to card PDF)

Microaggressions Card (link to card PDF)

Difficult Conversations Card (link to card PDF)

Biases Card (link to card PDF)

Discrimination Card (link to card PDF)

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