Concurrent Session
Winning Conversations: How to Communicate Successfully and Courageously About Race
Pacific Jewel C
In-Person Tuesday 10/25/2022 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM   Add to calendar
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), Workplace (Technical) | Intended Audience: Beginner (Committing to DEI), Advanced (Elevating DEI), Intermediate (Fostering DEI)
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn the why and how to communicate successfully and courageously about race in the workplace. 

Session seating is first come, first served. Thank you for your cooperation.

Do you avoid conversations about race? Ever imagine that conversation going bad? Or question whether you're prepared for the conversation? Well, the truth is you're not alone, as a matter of fact most people avoid talking about race in the US and all around the world. A 2020 Society for Human Resource Management survey of U.S. workers and human resource professionals found that 37% of both white and Black workers felt uncomfortable having discussions about racial issues at work. The survey also showed that 45% of Black workers and 30% of white workers said their organizations discourage discussions on racism and social justice. Those days are over!

In the Winning Conversations talk participants will discover how to communicate successfully, confidently, and courageously about race in the workplace.

Learning Objectives:

  • Effectively create a safe space for necessary conversations.
  • Assess your current communication skills.
  • Say goodbye to avoiding uncomfortable conversations.
  • Utilize the art of curiosity.
  • Implement the R.E.M Framework to have Winning Conversations.


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Kenston Henderson, Sr., Founder and CEO,
Live With Lyfe, LLC