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Does this seem like a valuable thing for the AHA to do?

Yes, it will help increase membership by making homebrewing more inclusive.
10 (43.5%)
No, this is not why I joined the AHA. I want brewing info.
13 (56.5%)

Total Members Voted: 21

Voting closed: October 06, 2022, 03:56:03 pm

Author Topic: 9/29 Webinar: The Art of Inclusive Communication  (Read 4346 times)

Offline jherzjherz

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9/29 Webinar: The Art of Inclusive Communication
« on: September 27, 2022, 05:03:20 pm »
Hello everyone, I'd like to share this opportunity to participate in The Art of Inclusive Communication Webinar hosted by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA).

LIVE: Thursday, September 29 · 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm MT (also available for replay through the end of 2022).

This webinar, presented by National Conflict Resolution Center, will help you explore your own personal and cultural identities and learn how they relate to communication styles; how these different styles can sometimes be the root of communication breakdown; and, most importantly, how you can learn to recognize when a communication breakdown is happening, so that you can do something about it.

This is a unique and incredible opportunity. I've personally been through the training and have used the approach and learnings ever since. A key learning objective is helping find common ground with fellow homebrewers and gain valuable insights to welcome new homebrewers to the hobby.

Register https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/events/the-art-of-inclusive-communication/.

Note: Registration is free with AHA membership required.

Cheers,
Julia
« Last Edit: September 27, 2022, 05:47:21 pm by jherzjherz »
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Re: 9/29 Webinar: The Art of Inclusive Communication
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2022, 07:34:27 pm »
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beer?

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Re: 9/29 Webinar: The Art of Inclusive Communication
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2022, 08:42:43 am »
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beer?

Yeah. I find it disappointing that the AHA expends time and resources on something nobody asked for.
« Last Edit: September 29, 2022, 08:25:42 am by denny »
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Re: 9/29 Webinar: The Art of Inclusive Communication
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2022, 04:23:40 am »
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beer?

Yeah. I find it disappointing that the AHA expands time and resources on something nobody asked for.

I agree! I was wondering if I was the only one who was thinking the same thing.
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Re: 9/29 Webinar: The Art of Inclusive Communication
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2022, 11:42:40 am »
Hello hello,

Feel free to reach out direct if you'd like to discuss. julia@brewersassociation.org.

Many members have specifically requested help in how to make homebrewing more inclusive.

Prost to the most,
Julia
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Re: 9/29 Webinar: The Art of Inclusive Communication
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2022, 03:13:56 pm »
Has the AHA gone woke?
“He was a wise man who invented beer.”
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Re: 9/29 Webinar: The Art of Inclusive Communication
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2022, 03:37:36 am »
Personal Opinion:

Implying there’s an “Inclusive” issue is wrong.
Vast majority of members with a sound mind doesn't know,
or care, what walk of life that brewer comes from.
Regardless of a brewers values, norms, or beliefs,
lets not target any "perceived group", that needs "fixing".

The inclusive common thread is a hobby to brew great beer,
lets not loose sight of that.  United we stand, divided we fall.

I'm formally trained in diversity, equal opportunity, equal employment
opportunity, and sexual assault.

Cheers
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Re: 9/29 Webinar: The Art of Inclusive Communication
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2022, 08:32:09 am »
Personal Opinion:

Implying there’s an “Inclusive” issue is wrong.
Vast majority of members with a sound mind doesn't know,
or care, what walk of life that brewer comes from.
Regardless of a brewers values, norms, or beliefs,
lets not target any "perceived group", that needs "fixing".

The inclusive common thread is a hobby to brew great beer,
lets not loose site of that.  United we stand, divided we fall.

I'm formally trained in diversity, equal opportunity, equal employment
opportunity, and sexual assault.

Cheers

Well said!
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Re: 9/29 Webinar: The Art of Inclusive Communication
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2022, 10:59:27 am »
What a wonderful opportunity to learn new ways of communicating and make homebrewing more inclusive and welcoming to all!
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9/29 Webinar: The Art of Inclusive Communication
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2022, 11:51:46 am »
How many requests for a more inclusive AHA have there been?

What was the barrier from inclusion most often cited as the cause?

What is the current AHA membership total?

Is there a current AHA membership demographic breakdown?

How many registered and attended the seminar last night?

Is there a demographic breakdown of those that attended the seminar?

Did this seminar address the barrier from inclusion most often cited?

What is the AHA annual budget?

How much did the AHA pay the National Conflict Resolution Center to conduct this seminar?
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Re: 9/29 Webinar: The Art of Inclusive Communication
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2022, 11:58:42 am »
How many requests for a more inclusive AHA have there been?

What was the barrier from inclusion most often cited as the cause?

What is the current AHA membership total?

Is there a current AHA membership demographic breakdown?

How many registered and attended the seminar last night?

Did this seminar address the barrier from inclusion most often cited?

What is the AHA annual budget?

How much did the AHA pay the National Conflict Resolution Center to conduct this seminar?

Excellent questions. I'll add one.....how many new memberships have resulted due to the DEI initiative?
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Re: 9/29 Webinar: The Art of Inclusive Communication
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2022, 12:06:01 pm »
Sorry, i was trying to edit my questions and somehow deleted them. See them in Denny’s quote (above).

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Re: 9/29 Webinar: The Art of Inclusive Communication
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2022, 12:15:02 pm »
Sorry, i was trying to edit my questions and somehow deleted them. See them in Denny’s quote (above).

I got it back.
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Re: 9/29 Webinar: The Art of Inclusive Communication
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2022, 04:17:54 pm »
Thx! 

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Re: 9/29 Webinar: The Art of Inclusive Communication
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2022, 06:43:01 pm »
I don’t understand why everything has to have these ridiculous political undertones.  The FACTS are this hobby and anything related to beer is white male dominated.  Do you want our hobby to grow?  Have more people talk about beer and brewing from all walks of life?  Well that takes a little bit of work, like growing a business.  How do we relate/connect to others that are not white males?  Stop the nonsense. Expanding the homebrew hobby and craft beer enjoyment is good for all parties.  No one is attacking you or me.  How can you and I lend a hand and talk beer nerd stuff with other people that aren’t white and have a beard and a second fridge full of beer.  Isn’t the idea to grow and share the hobby?