BRAVE Conversations About Race

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In the past few months, there have been strong calls for organizations to join the movement in the fight against racial injustice, and many have started to answer this call. Although many see the value in addressing race and racism in organizations, it can be difficult to have conversations about these topics in the workplace.

In this webinar, diversity and inclusion experts Enrica N. Ruggs and Derek R. Avery discuss the importance of explicitly talking about race in the workplace and provide advice on how to begin productive conversations. They discuss factors to consider when planning these conversations, such as audience, timing, and purpose, as well as how to structure, facilitate, and navigate a conversation about race. They provide tips on how to have brave conversations that address tense aspects of race as a way to build competency around what inclusion really looks like in organizations.

In this webinar, you will gain:

A better understanding of how to plan conversations around race.

A guide to structure and frame initial conversations about race at work.

Tools to use to ensure that race conversations are successful.

Enrica N. Ruggs
Enrica N. Ruggs (@enruggs) is an assistant professor of management and the director of the Center for Workplace Diversity and Inclusion in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis.
Derek R. Avery
Derek R. Avery is the C.T. Bauer Chair of Inclusive Leadership in the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston.
Paul Michelman
Paul Michelman (@pmichelman) is editor in chief of MIT Sloan Management Review. He moderates the session.


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