Coded Language – How Our Words are Perceived and How to Translate Our Intentions
Friday, December 7, 2018
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. EST
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Speaking the same language is essential for effective communication. “Coded Language” is an interactive session about how what we say can get lost in translation. This session is facilitated by a community organizer, an urban planner, and an architect with varying experience at different levels of community development and planning. Facilitators will guide participants through scenarios and exercises that will lead participants to gain a deeper understanding of common terms used in community and urban development.
This session is ideal for everyone who cares about community and urban planning and wants to have a better understanding of how to work with those from different backgrounds. Oftentimes, the intentions we set are well and sincere but the impact of our words can be misunderstood. Participants will have the opportunity to unpack word associations and discuss with the other audience members. We will examine word connotations and learn how to identify, prevent, and address miscommunication with target audiences. Participants will walk away from this session with a heightened awareness of language and better prepared to authentically engage with the communities and the general public.
Jasmine Humphries, Connect@VibeWorkshop.org