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Concurrent Session
Speak Up and Speak Out: How to Promote Inclusive Conversations
Chatham Ballroom A
In-Person and Virtual Monday 10/30/2023 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM   Add to calendar
Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral) | Intended Audience: Intermediate (Fostering DEI)
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn how to share your perspective candidly but respectfully, and how to encourage others to do the same. 

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

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Organizations must move beyond simple awareness of inclusion and start building the behaviors of inclusion. Key among these behaviors is the ability to bring diverse and differing perspectives into everyday dialogue. Research shows that a few key communication skills can create psychological safety so everyone feels welcome to share their perspectives and contribute. In this session, your host Emily Gregory, MD, co-author of Crucial Conversations, will show you how to share your perspective candidly but respectfully, and how to encourage others to do the same as you work to foster more inclusive workplace cultures.

Learning Objectives:

  • Strengthen organizational culture with diverse and inclusive communication.
  • Discover skills to speak candidly and respectfully when inclined to silence or violence.
  • Develop strategies to create a culture of dialogue in your organization.

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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.

Emily  Gregory Photo
Emily Gregory, Coauthor,
Crucial Learning