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General Session
Turning Divisiveness into Inclusiveness, Focusing on Civility and Honest Conversations
Exhibit Hall B
In-Person and Virtual Tuesday 10/31/2023 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM   Add to calendar

In-person session offerings are on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is limited.

To view all event accessibility & accommodations details, visit here.

General session doors will open around 8:00 AM.

This engaging panel of CHROs & CPOs will dive into a critical need we all face – the increasing need for civility in the workplace. What happens when you have diversity but no inclusion in the workplace? Is civility the new north star for organizations struggling to balance the often-competing demands of multiple stakeholders?   How can employees productively engage in honest conversations when possibly surrounded by incivility? In the end, attendees will understand key approaches to address creating a culture of civility in the workplace. 

All general sessions will be livestreaming at the Spotlight Stage in the INCLUSION Marketplace (Monday and Tuesday only) and the Oglethorpe Auditorium.

Advanced seating assistance is available for anyone with mobility issues, sensory sensitivity, pregnant women, etc. Please head to the Accessibility & Accommodations Advanced Seating waiting area outside the doors to the Main Stage by 7:45 AM to be seated at 7:50 AM. 

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All virtual sessions inherently run the risk of audio or visual issues due to factors out of our control. If any technical difficulties arise, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work diligently to resolve it. All virtual sessions, unless marked as "LIVE ONLY" or "VIRTUAL LIVE ONLY", are recorded and will be available to view on demand until December 1, 2023.

Melonie Parker  Photo
Melonie Parker, Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer,
Gloria Goins Photo
Gloria Goins, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer,
Marissa Andrada Photo
Marissa Andrada, Culture Master and Kindness Catalyst,
Board Director, Krispy Kreme
Jim Link, SHRM-SCP Photo