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Concurrent Session
Critical HR Conversations on DEI...'Are You Ready To Talk?'
Chatham Ballroom B
In-Person and Virtual Wednesday 11/01/2023 07:30 AM - 08:30 AM   Add to calendar
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral) | Intended Audience: Advanced (Elevating DEI)
Workplace Application:
Attendees will leave this session with at least 5 to 10 practices and principles they can activate with their team immediately. 

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

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In this very interactive session, attendees will look at Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and apply what they learn to work together in a cohesive environment using proven communication and connection strategies. Throughout the session, attendees participate in role-playing using real-life examples to help us recognize our own unconscious bias and how it impacts the organization. These examples will help us consider 'How that situation made us feel?', 'what you thought about while the situation was happening,' and 'what did you learn about yourself and others?'. We will talk about microaggressions and macroaggressions and their impacts on the work environment. You will gain best practices to remove misconceptions and stereotypes and engage in dialogue that will be the catalyst for change and acceptance in this high-octane social unrest environment. You will receive practical tips that will help you handle situations positively and productively.

Learning Objectives:

  • Create an inviting DEI culture for your organization.
  • Recognize your unconscious bias and how to prevent it within your organization.
  • Discover the difference between microaggression and macroaggression and apply effective best practices to eliminate them from your organization and your team.
  • Interactive practical examples that the audience can role play and participate in the learning experience.
  • Answer open-ended questions to help you take an introspective look at how you are the catalyst for change!

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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.

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Kevin M. Coleman, Empowerment Coach, Trainer, and Speaker,
KMC Empowerment, LLC