Honoring Our Common Differences: Leadership for Inclusivity
Inclusivity is the practice of radical hospitality; where people of diverse social and cultural groups (including age, gender, race, ethnicity, class, disability, sexual orientation, etc), experience uncompromising respect and dignity. Inclusive organizations value and actively encourage multiple perspectives, creating a positive, collaborative environment where people can be themselves and engage in their best work.
It is essential to examine our own practices in the context of an organization and society where the “isms” are deeply rooted. We are the instruments of change – the more we are aware of and understand our own filters, assumptions, power, and privilege, the greater chance we can use our energy and wisdom to facilitate positive social change and leave a legacy different than the one we inherited.
Gain insights into:
- How your life experiences and assumptions affect your understanding of and actions toward inclusivity
- How oppression operates on individual and institutional levels and how you may unintentionally exclude people
- Your privileges and how to use them with integrity to enhance inclusivity
- Differences between nondiscriminatory and inclusive behaviors at the personal and institutional level
Enrollment is limited to 25 to create a safe forum for self-reflection and dialogue.