DEI 201 Workshop: How to Have Difficult Conversations
November 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Someone says something to you that is disrespectful of your heritage. You witness behavior that has sexist overtones. You observe a conversation where someone demeans a person because of their racial identity. Besides your legal and organizational policy obligations, you need to have a difficult conversation with the person who caused the affront. But how do you have that conversation in a kind and effective way that has a positive outcome?
Combining recent research by cognitive neuroscientists such as Dr. Lara Boyd and Dr. Michael Gazzaniga; conversation experts such as Douglas Stone and Bruce Patton; and discriminatory behavior experts such as Resmaa Menachem, and Iris Bohnet, author and DEI expert James McKim will will use videos and activities to give you insights into when and how to have these difficult conversations as well as tips on what to do when you see a discriminatory situation occurring.
By the end of this session you will be able to:
- recognize when offensive situations arise
- feel the role trauma plays in contentious situations
- determine when to have difficult conversations
- identify the three (3) conversations in every difficult conversation leverage the steps for having a difficult conversation