What you will learn:

Inclusive conversations are one of the most powerful tools people can leverage to nurture psychological safety and inclusion. But are inclusive conversations? Honest, compassionate, respectful dialogues across differences. They are particularly useful for workplace allyship.

The goal of this interactive program is to equip attendees with the necessary understanding and experience to successfully engage in an inclusive conversation. Using a framework, attendees learn how to prepare for these conversations. Participants explore the factors that influence the success or failure of inclusive conversations, including culture, power dynamics and conflict styles. They also observe and critique conversation demonstrations, and they have time to practice their own conversations with real-life scenarios.

While this topic can seem daunting, my empathetic, human approach diminishes fear and increases comfort in approaching inclusive conversations.

Attendees leave the workshop with 1) a framework for inclusive conversation and 2) the confidence to initiate and receive such conversations to nurture trust, inclusion, and psychological safety.

About the instructor:

Trish is a DE&I change agent, a sought-after DE&I speaker, advisor, writer, and workshop facilitator, and also a certified energy healing practitioner. She's on a mission to help organizations become more inclusive for all employees. A sampling of her expertise and passion includes allyship across identity difference – including race and gender – inclusive leadership, psychological safety, intersectionality, sponsorship and mentorship, and gender equity.

Trish has extensive experience working with organizations throughout the U.S. and internationally. Speaking engagements range from workshops and keynotes to panel discussions and roundtables. Clients include international corporations, early-stage companies, non-profits, and academic institutions. She works with employees at all levels and coaches senior leaders to help them navigate DE&I challenges.

She has written numerous research reports on topics ranging from disability inclusion and allyship to intersectionality and workplace culture. Her speaking engagements draw on this research. In all of her work, she emphasizes human connection, shared experiences, cross-cultural understanding, compassion, intellectual curiosity, and actionable recommendations.

Previously, Trish served as Executive Director of the Center for Women and Business (CWB) at Bentley University, leading mission-driven work to create more inclusive organizations, working on behalf of more than 100 organizations and establishing a track record of exceptional client referrals. Earlier, she served as vice president of Ogilvy & Mather Public Relations and senior vice president of FleishmanHillard Public Relations.
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Suggested Length:90 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Format: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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