"Diversity Without Division" introduces you to the Moral Courage Method, a deeply researched and highly practical framework for turning contentious issues into constructive conversations.
You will benefit if you value team-building, or serve as a role-model for young people, or lead educational stakeholders from board members to teachers' aides. In all cases, you can apply the Moral Courage Method to improve your own interactions and relationships.
And if you're inspired to go deeper, then completing "Diversity Without Division" will qualify you for advanced training. As of fall 2022, you can train to become a Moral Courage Mentor certified by our academic partner, Oxford University, where Irshad Manji teaches.
Appreciate Moral Courage as a skillset more than a theory or ideal.
Learn the basic neuroscience of fear and the psychology of reducing fear in ourselves as well as in others.
Understand why honest diversity incorporates diversity of thought.
Witness the process of creating a brave space in which emotional issues are discussed without immediate judgment.
Experiment with role-play as a technique for exploring viewpoints that differ dramatically from your own.
Begin to develop new skills for communicating effectively across differences.
For many years, Irshad served as a professor of leadership at New York University's school of public service. She now teaches with Oxford University's Initiative for Global Ethics and Human Rights.
An internationally bestselling author, Irshad's latest book is Don't Label Me: How to Do Diversity Without Inflaming the Culture Wars. Fun fact: Chris Rock calls it "genius." Her favorite distinction comes from Oprah, who gave Irshad the first annual "Chutzpah Award" for boldness.