Ep 107 Thanksgiving Special Throw Back - You Hear or Say Something Offensive. Then What? Strategies for Increasing Your Effectiveness Around Diversity

Learning outcomes •Identify key concepts to keep in mind when communicating across differences •Acquire effective strategies that will help take the adversity out of diversity dialogues •Develop an action plan for improving your effectiveness around diversity and building more inclusive work environments Description  Nowadays, organizations are actively seeking to diversify their workforce, not only because of the impact of demographic changes but also because of the proven benefits diversity brings. Unfortunately, as our workplaces diversify, so does our level of discomfort in working across differences. Many of us feel unprepared for such encounters and, as a result, end up widening the diversity gap. For example, we may say something and unintentionally offend someone. Other times, we say nothing at all because we are afraid to say the wrong thing. We may also wish to take action when witnessing an act of intolerance but lack the skills to educate in an effective and respectful manner. In this podcast, you will gain understanding about how comments such as, “I don’t see color,” and many others impact coworkers despite good intentions, learn strategies to help increase your diversity skills and competence, and develop an action plan for improving your effectiveness around diversity. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fwi/support

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The Forum on Workplace Inclusion podcast offers an opportunity to engage with diversity, equity, and inclusion topics on a monthly basis. With a wide array of relevant DEI topics, we welcome you to join in each month as attendees from a variety of industries around the globe participate and share their ideas. For 31 years, The Forum on Workplace Inclusion® has served as a convening hub for those seeking to grow their leadership and effectiveness in the field of diversity and inclusion by engaging people, advancing ideas and igniting change. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fwi/support