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Fri, Dec 08


Saint-Paul University - Multi-use Room

Acknowledging Dignity Workshop - CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances - New 2024 dates to come

Embark on a transformative journey with Dr. Donna Hicks, PhD, in a half-day workshop exploring the profound concept of dignity. Gain practical tools to assess your own dignity skills, learn how to address dignity challenges, and create a Dignity Pledge for your teams.

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Acknowledging Dignity Workshop - CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances - New 2024 dates to come
Acknowledging Dignity Workshop - CANCELLED due to unforeseen circumstances - New 2024 dates to come

Time & Location

Dec 08, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Saint-Paul University - Multi-use Room, 223 rue Main Street, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, ON K1S 1C4, Canada

About the event

Join renowned writer, practitioner and speaker Dr. Donna Hicks, for an immersive half-day workshop on the Dignity Model. 

Delve into the essential ideas of dignity, which are fundamental for CICR in their application in conflict resolution, and the vital elements that shape our relationships. Uncover the importance of acknowledging dignity in the face of global challenges, particularly in highly polarized political identity times.

For all leaders, managers, and conflict resolution practitioners, be part of this powerful session to experience assessing your own dignity awareness, engaging in acknowledgment exercises, giving and receiving feedback, and crafting a Dignity Pledge for your teams.

Dr. Hicks, with her two decades of experience in conflict resolution across the globe, promises insights that can heal workplace conflicts and foster positive relationships.

Learning Objectives:

  • to learn practical tools in assessing one’s own dignity skills,
  • how to acknowledge people when they have had their dignity injured,
  • and how to give, receive, and solicit feedback to others when you feel your dignity has been violated.
  • Finally, how to create a Dignity Pledge for your teams.


9:00 - 9:30.  Welcome and Introductions. Review the basics of the Dignity Model.

9:30 to 10:00:  Assessing your own dignity awareness

10:00 to 10:45:  Acknowledgment exercise

10:45 to 11:00:  Break

11:00 - 11:45:  Giving and Receiving Feedback

11:45 - 12:30:  Creating Dignity Pledge and Closing

About Dr. Donna Hicks - Keynote Speaking

Donna Hicks brings over two decades of conflict resolution experience to her workshops, drawing from her work in the U.S., Colombia, the Middle East, Sri Lanka, Cuba, and Northern Ireland. Learn to create a culture of dignity, heal workplace conflicts, and develop leadership practices embodying the elements of dignity.

About the book “Dignity: Its Essential Role in Resolving Conflict”:

Donna’s book, praised by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and others, delves into the foundational ideas of dignity, its application in conflict resolution, and the essential elements that shape our relationships.

The desire for dignity is universal and powerful. It is a motivating force behind all human interaction—in families, in communities, in the business world, and relationships at the international level. When dignity is violated, the response is likely to involve aggression, even violence, hatred, and vengeance. On the other hand, when people treat one another with dignity, they become more connected and are able to create more meaningful relationships. Surprisingly, most people have little understanding of dignity, observes Donna Hicks in this important book. She examines the reasons for this gap and offers a new set of strategies for becoming aware of dignity’s vital role in our lives and learning to put dignity into practice in everyday life.

Drawing on her extensive experience in international conflict resolution and on insights from evolutionary biology, psychology, and neuroscience, Hicks explains what the elements of dignity are, how to recognize dignity violations, how to respond when we are not treated with dignity, how dignity can restore a broken relationship, why leaders must understand the concept of dignity, and more. Hicks shows that by choosing dignity as a way of life, we open the way to greater peace within ourselves and to a safer and more humane world for all.

Book “Leading with Dignity” 

When leaders fail to respect the dignity of others, conflict and distrust ensue. Donna Hicks highlights three components of leading with dignity: what one must know in order to honour dignity and avoid violating it; what one must do to lead with dignity; and how one can create a culture of dignity in any organization, whether corporate, religious, governmental, healthcare or beyond. Brimming with key research findings, real-life case studies, and workable recommendations, this book fills an important gap in our understanding of how best to be together in a conflict-ridden world.


Dr. Donna Hicks offers longer workshops for in-depth exploration of the Dignity Model, certification programs for facilitators, and leadership training sessions designed to lead with dignity. Donna also offers consultations for corporate and non-profit settings, focusing on developing a culture of dignity within organizations.

Don't miss this opportunity to engage with Dr. Donna Hicks and transform the way you approach conflicts, relationships, and leadership. 

Let's journey together towards a world where acknowledging dignity is at the heart of positive change.


  • Price with Certificate

    Includes CICR printed certificate of attendance to the Dignity workshop with Dr. Donna Hicks.

    From $119.00 to $149.00
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    • $149.00
    • $119.00
    • Price without Certificate

      For those requiring a more accessible fee. It does not include a CICR Certificate of Participation.

      +$2.38 service fee
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