THE R.E.S.P.E.C.C.T. INITIATIVE
Recognizing Equal Status Providing Effective Communications and Civility Training.
“Respect is the foundational thread that is interwoven throughout the fabric of creation. It is the underlying principle for shared power, peace and co-existence. Respect even supports the intrinsic nature of the cycle of life. The lack of mutual respect has always resulted in chaos, corruption, and conflict.” ~ Dr. Glories Powell
‘NEVER FORGOTTEN’ SOCIAL PROGRAM
The R.E.S.P.E.C.C.T. INITIATIVE programs are designed to cover a vast social footprint, yet remain pointed and focused on specific problems in our society. Our goal is to offer assistance, encouragement, and respect helping them to become honored and productive citizens. The ‘NEVER FORGOTTEN’ program and special events are designed to help veterans, aged-out foster youth, and single parent, or non-custodial fathers.
These three social woes are crucial and need to be addressed. The aged-out foster care crisis has become epidemic. Many of our veterans have become disenfranchised and suffer depression and poor self-esteem and other mental and emotional health issues that are greatly aggravated by shows of disregard and disrespect in our society. There is also a forgotten group of men who are not deadbeat dads; who want to be effective and active in the lives of their children. And many of them don't know how to engage this problem with workable, effective solutions.
The R.E.S.P.E.C.C.T. INITIATIVE provides avenues of educating and equipping individual that have fallen into each of these categories. Our goal is to build and repair people who have been torn down by poor decisions and painful choices. Acts of respect allows them a chance to demonstrate their true value. Showing kindness and respect would encourage and equip foster youth with the dignity to go out into the world and be productive, prosperous citizens. The R.E.S.P.E.C.C.T. INITIATIVE celebrate the accomplishments of those who have given faithful service to their country, community, or company, and who strive to become better members of our society. In doing so, we provide the following services:
We assist disenfranchised and discouraged veterans with employment opportunities, clothing, encouragement, luncheons and other social events to remind them that their contribution and military services will never be forgotten. REMEMBER OUR VETS (ROV)
We bring awareness and aid to Foster Kids who are too old to remain in the system. (18-21) We provide motivational and encouraging mentoring programs. We assist them in finding housing, jobs, and help with the overall challenges of all aged-out foster youth. CONNECTED to AGED-OUT TEENS COMMITTED to HELP (CATCH)
We assist fathers who are single-parenting or non-custodial who want to learned how to effectively mentor and participate in the lives of their children. We provide social/parenting skills training with experienced mentors in group fellowship or one-on-one. FATHERS LEARNING ABOUT MENTORING EFFECTIVELY. (FLAME)
FIVE STEP COMMUNICATION and CIVILITY TRAINING
The R.E.S.P.E.C.C.T. INITIATIVE has developed a Five-Step Communications and Civility Training program with strategies for reconciliation and conflict resolution that can be used in schools, public services, human resource agencies, and businesses to promote civility and resolve communication breakdowns. These time tested strategies will cause lasting affects in eliminating conflicts and incivility.
SAMPLE SELF-AWARENESS TEST
How would you answer these questions about self-awareness? (1pt-No, 2pts-Yes)
GOT CONFLICT! WHY?
It’s important for me to say exactly what’s on my mind.
I have difficulty feeling and expressing anger, and then letting it go.
I don’t feel it’s important to praise the successes of others.
It’s hard for me to communicate with people whose opinions and backgrounds are different from mine.
I know which people are weaker, slower and/or not as smart as I am and I am likely to use that information to get ahead.
I often find myself speaking without thinking, and sometimes say hurtful things.
I tend to respond to people who are angry by becoming angry myself.
I feel that people around me benefit when I point out their errors or mistakes — it helps them to learn and do better.
Most people know that when I am mad they should stay out of my way
I have strong opinions about most things and often find myself in disagreements or debates with others.
SCORE 1 - 6 You have a keen sense of self-awareness. You clearly understand how your words and your actions affect others and you choose behaviors that are least likely to cause harm or unnecessary drama.
SCORE 7 - 13 You’re doing okay but there’s room for improvement. You know that your words and actions can have a negative impact on others, but you tend to have trouble editing yourself, especially when you are experiencing intense emotions.
SCORE 14+ This high score means you have trouble knowing how your words and your behaviors impact others. It is time to take a good long look in the mirror and decide whether your actions and attitudes are helping or harming your career, your reputation, and your personal sense of satisfaction with life.
HOW AWARE ARE YOU OF YOUR EFFECT ON OTHERS? ANSWER THE QUESTIONS BELOW TO DO A SELF CHECK ON YOUR COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS.
What was the most recent offensive action or comment that you made toward someone?
What words did you use? (defensive, offensive, compromising, etc)
What was your emotional response?
How did it make you feel?
What would you have changed about your approach?
What was your physical poster?
What thoughts came to your mind?
Please Circle one. Are You ... OK NEED HELP PITIFUL
“Listen with curiosity. Speak with honesty. Act with integrity. The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.” Roy Bennett
T.R.I. CONSULTING GROUP
Human Resource Conflict Resolution Assistance
The R.E.S.P.E.C.C.T. INITIATIVE (TRI) is an innovative approach to creating a positive impact in managing diversity, problem-solving, conflict resolution, inclusion management, as well as training in social communications and civility dialog. TRI provides strategies that will counter the culture of intolerance and disrespect that is so prevalent in our society today.
TRI Civility Consulting Group provides communications and civility training to public, private, and non-profit organizations. Workplace incivility is deviant workplace behavior of low intensity that can include such behaviors as being rude, discourteous, impolite or violating workplace norms of behavior. We equip leadership teams to address common workplace challenges and improve the overall working environment of their organization.
We identify both the strengths and shortcomings of the organization. Through our assessment programs, we conduct focus groups, staff/leadership interviews, and review existing procedure to decide the best communications strategies to implement for the needs of your organization.
Once the assessment is complete, we provide a comprehensive report pinpointing critical areas of concern with proven recommended next steps to improve the employee, student or public servant's workplace relationships.
TRI help you identify what’s happening within your organization and help you prioritize the action steps needed to move beyond the problems and create a peaceful and productive workplace culture.
We are living in times where incivility and bullying are at an epidemic rate. With racial, gender and age-group challenges in our society, between public servants and civilians, the young and the elderly, and between the various ethnicities and races, it is vital for us to have a stable and harmonious environment in our community. People engaging in uncivil behavior may not necessarily have evil or harmful intent. Because of this, we have the skills, tools, and methods that will effectively and quickly promote resolution and RESPECT for self and others.