Apology Workshop

Course Description

Previously titled: F^#*ed Up! Here’s What I Learned and How I Apologized

This is a workshop about failure and the ways we’ve failed, lessons we’ve learned, and ways we’ve evolved to ensure we don’t have to learn the same lesson twice, or thrice! So often the conversations about professional development or community collaborations are devoid of how we fail and apologize, yet all of us have this experience. Goals include discussing these realities and get some healing started! Participants will leave having worked on an apology they need to give.

Course Outcomes: At the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Identify at least two coping strategies when experiencing professional failure
  2. Examine professional failure as a tool for learning
  3. Explain how to structure an apology

Essential Questions:

  • How do I need to be supported when I “fail” or cause harm?
  • What types of apologies are there and how may they be useful?
  • What may I learn when I’m open to correction?
  • What impact do I wish to have with my communities, partners, collaborators, clients, and others I work with?

This program meets the requirements of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and is approved for 3 CE credits. These CE credits may be applied toward AASECT certification and renewal of certification.

AASECT Core Knowledge Areas

  • A: Ethics and ethical behavior
  • E. Intimacy skills (e.g., social, emotional, sexual), intimate relationships, interpersonal relationships and family dynamics.
  • O. Knowledge of professional communication skills used with clients, students and colleagues.

Register here: Sunday January 9, 2022 11am – 2pm PT / 2pm – 5pm

Register here: Sunday April 3, 2022 11am – 2pm PT / 2pm – 5pm ET

Register here: Tuesday July 26, 2022 11am – 2pm PT / 2pm – 5pm ET

Register here: October 6, 2022 12pm – 3pm PT / 3pm – 6pm ET