32 min

Dr. Raj Sethuraju: Tolerance And Training In The Workplace And In The World‪ ‬ Workplace Diversity

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Dr. Raj Sethuraju: Raj is a recovering criminologist, alcoholic, and survivor of sexual abuse, with over 20 years of community-based activism as a researcher and educator. Inspired by the resilience of our youth and the men in our prison systems, he trains school staff, probation agents, community members, and justice personnel on restorative practices, trauma and healing, value-centered leadership, community building, and unpacking implicit biases. He believes in raising consciousness utilizing the restorative circle process. In his latest work, raj explores the depths of our justice system and creates a framework in which knowledge and heart become the root of our practices.
 
In this episode Dr. Gaye Lang and Dr. Raj Sethuraju discuss:
How to train tolerance effectively  Forgiveness is a good thing  Commitment to personal growth  Preserving your humanity  Key Takeaways: 
If training in tolerance doesn’t go into the heart, it’s just going to be yet another box to check and a certificate to receive. There has to be real transformation in order for tolerance to really be applied.  Forgiveness is a good thing, excusing somebody is a good thing. Helping somebody understand that it’s alright to make a mistake is a good thing.  Tolerance is hard work. It takes a lot of personal reflection and a lot of commitment to growing and being better.  Self care is not self-indulgence, self care is about self-preservation. How are you preserving your own humanity?   
“If we’re not in struggle, we are in suffering.” - Dr. Raj Sethuraju 
 
Connect with Dr. Raj Sethuraju:
Phone: (763) 657-3750
Email: raj.sethuraju@metrostate.edu 
 
Connect with Dr. Gaye Lang:
Don’t forget to subscribe to the show, so that you don’t miss a single episode; and please leave a rating and review. I would greatly appreciate it. 
Follow our show on Facebook and check out our Website for more details and to engage with our podcast community. You can also follow Dr. Lang on LinkedIn.
Download Three Vital Practices to avoid a potential lawsuit for free by clicking this link: www.WorkplaceRestorativePracticesInc.com  
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gaye-lang-1735761b5/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gaye.lang.779/
 
KEY WORDS: 
Diversity, inclusion, equity, tolerance, racism, bias, implicit bias, and explicit bias.  



Show notes by Podcastologist: Justine Talla
 
Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 

Dr. Raj Sethuraju: Raj is a recovering criminologist, alcoholic, and survivor of sexual abuse, with over 20 years of community-based activism as a researcher and educator. Inspired by the resilience of our youth and the men in our prison systems, he trains school staff, probation agents, community members, and justice personnel on restorative practices, trauma and healing, value-centered leadership, community building, and unpacking implicit biases. He believes in raising consciousness utilizing the restorative circle process. In his latest work, raj explores the depths of our justice system and creates a framework in which knowledge and heart become the root of our practices.
 
In this episode Dr. Gaye Lang and Dr. Raj Sethuraju discuss:
How to train tolerance effectively  Forgiveness is a good thing  Commitment to personal growth  Preserving your humanity  Key Takeaways: 
If training in tolerance doesn’t go into the heart, it’s just going to be yet another box to check and a certificate to receive. There has to be real transformation in order for tolerance to really be applied.  Forgiveness is a good thing, excusing somebody is a good thing. Helping somebody understand that it’s alright to make a mistake is a good thing.  Tolerance is hard work. It takes a lot of personal reflection and a lot of commitment to growing and being better.  Self care is not self-indulgence, self care is about self-preservation. How are you preserving your own humanity?   
“If we’re not in struggle, we are in suffering.” - Dr. Raj Sethuraju 
 
Connect with Dr. Raj Sethuraju:
Phone: (763) 657-3750
Email: raj.sethuraju@metrostate.edu 
 
Connect with Dr. Gaye Lang:
Don’t forget to subscribe to the show, so that you don’t miss a single episode; and please leave a rating and review. I would greatly appreciate it. 
Follow our show on Facebook and check out our Website for more details and to engage with our podcast community. You can also follow Dr. Lang on LinkedIn.
Download Three Vital Practices to avoid a potential lawsuit for free by clicking this link: www.WorkplaceRestorativePracticesInc.com  
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gaye-lang-1735761b5/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gaye.lang.779/
 
KEY WORDS: 
Diversity, inclusion, equity, tolerance, racism, bias, implicit bias, and explicit bias.  



Show notes by Podcastologist: Justine Talla
 
Audio production by Turnkey Podcast Productions. You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it. 

32 min