Concurrent Session
How to Overcome Resistance to DEI
Silver Pearl 3
In-Person and Virtual Monday 10/24/2022 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM   Add to calendar
Competencies: Leadership (Behavioral) | Intended Audience: Advanced (Elevating IED)
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn how resistance to DEI presents itself and what can be done to address this resistance. 

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

Through storytelling and personal narratives, Dima guides the attendees to address common workplace resistance to DEI. She deconstructs these conscious and unconscious biases and demonstrates how to address them in order to build a safe and inclusive workplace culture. Dima shares specific tips that equip the attendees with the tools needed to overcome the leadership team’s resistance to DEI initiatives, helping ensure that the positive ripple effect of DEI can expand across all their organization’s levels.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how resistance to DEI presents itself and the reasons behind this resistance.
  • Recognize the value of DEI and how it generates a safe, inclusive, and productive workplace.
  • Implement specific organizational strategies to overcome resistance to DEI at even the highest levels.
  • Use practical techniques to confront resistance to DEI without being antagonistic.


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Dima Ghawi, MBA, DEI Influencer,
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