Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The UBC Learning Circle welcomes back Denise Findlay from Kweykway Consulting to explore the origins of bullying in our society. During this session Denise will build upon the topic of bullying touched on in last month’s session on lateral violence and aggression. Bullying is on the rise in our workplaces, communities, and amongst our children and youth. It is a complex issue that parents, educators, and leaders have yet to find a solution for. Denise will explore root causes and preventative measures in regards to bullying and will identify how to reduce and address bullying by focusing on the restoration of empathy, vulnerability, and our natural instinct to care for each other.
- The roots of bullying: Why is bullying on the rise?
- Preventative measures
- “Stuck-ness” and loss of vulnerability: What are the causes?
- Reducing risk: At work, within the community and on the playground
- Developmental resolutions to the bullying problem: The relationship cure!
About the Presenter
Denise Findlay (Kweykway Consulting) is a First Nations Facilitator, wife and parent of two boys who weaves together years of professional and personal experience working with people. Her education is an integration of various disciplines in the human development field. Denise’s journey has led her to working in First Nations communities throughout Canada, including her own community The Squamish Nation.
Kweykway is a grassroots First Nations company owned and operated by Denise Findlay who belongs to the Squamish Nation. Kweykway specializes in restorative processes that support organizational and community development. We bring a life time of experience and are dedicated to building capacity the areas of community engagement, childcare and parenting, influencing change, creating strong collaborative relationships, minimizing the negative affects of conflict, minimizing incidents of aggression and violence and improving overall communication while restoring a sense of hope, healing and wellness. Our approach is gentle and effective and we strive to preserve the integrity of the communities we work with.