Category Archives: Critical Conversations

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: It’s More Than a Training

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Now, more than ever, companies and organizations are feeling pressure to not only be more representative but also more inclusive of people from traditionally marginalized groups. Reports on gender and racial diversity in tech have forced the industry to make public commitments to increase diversity in their workplaces and inspired other companies to do the same. This article explores the changing conversation around diversity, and how to move away from the old-school approaches.


Challenging Conversations

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Explore resources in this database about facilitating difficult dialogues, overcoming microaggressions, and guidelines for discussion of racial conflict and the language of hate. These are all resources that will help you in having those critical conversations surrounding race, equity, and inclusion.


The 8 R’s of Talking About Race: How to Have Meaningful Conversations

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You’d be hard-pressed to browse a Facebook timeline or turn on the news these days and not be confronted by racial inequities. When it comes to tackling the issue of racial inequity, we have to combine that eagerness with preparation. This article contains some of the author’s recommendations for all of us who are eager to better understand and address racial inequity.


Dialogue and Deliberation

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Dialogue strategies are linked with community engagement strategies, focusing on bringing people together to discuss a particular issue, and/or to build relationships. Structured dialogue processes can help people explore an issue from multiple perspectives, as a starting point for planning strategies or motivating actions. This database includes additional resources and practices on how to create structured dialogue.