“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
― James Baldwin
Everyone sees and experiences the world differently regardless of place, setting, or context. This is equally true in workplace settings – in person, over the phone, or virtually. Gender, national origin, race/ethnicity, and religion just to name a few. Given the rapid pace of social change and awareness in so many parts of our world, building strong working relationships involves effective, inclusive communication.
How quickly and effectively we are at doing so requires ongoing personal inventory and reflection about key demographic factors that define how we see ourselves, how others see us, and how we personally see the world.
Everyone thrives when we commit to a straightforward and simple process for integrating Inclusive Communication and Presentations. This is accomplished with the intention of how we plan, design, and facilitate in order to create a deep sense of inclusion and belonging.
It’s about how we:
Prepare: Intentionally planning and thinking through the cultural norms of the people we are speaking to in order to be more effective.
Co-Create: Establish the dynamics and trust to maximize the impact and influence of our communication with all audiences.
Facilitate: Encourage people to be who they are, participate at their own comfort level, and actively listen and support one another.
Model: Consistently practice and model inclusive communications.
INCLUSIVE COMMUNICATION PROGRAM:
1) Understanding Inclusion & Communication
2) Additional Definitions and Terms
3) Group Norms/Agreements
4) Inclusive Language and Terms
5) Building & Fostering Inclusion through everyday Interactions
6) Modeling Inclusion and Personal Practice
We are flexible to your organization's training and development needs. The program can be delivered as a stand-alone experience or combined with 1 or 2-day learning events. Our specialist coaches energize and engage learners in virtual or in-person environments.