You’ve heard the saying that we don’t discuss sex, religion, or politics in polite company. Rather than being socialized and conditioned our entire lives to avoid these topics, we should have been taught how to have these conversations instead.
Last month I had the opportunity to present a webinar for the Alumni Learning Consortium. This webinar provides tools for addressing the common challenges of uncomfortable conversations, as well as how to identify and interrupt bias at work.
Finally, I share the importance of building trust in the workplace. Have you ever felt uncomfortable sharing your opinion, asking questions, making mistakes, or criticizing the status quo at work? Providing for the psychological safety of your team is key to building a foundation for a place where people actually want to work—a place where people feel like they belong. I provide tips and tools on how to authentically cultivate that trust through openness and vulnerability.
Did that last part scare you? Don’t be afraid! Here’s what a few of our viewers had to say after completing the webinar:
“I had a lot of hesitation joining this course, but Stacey was fantastic. As she herself says, she has a “no-nonsense” approach. She was very reasonable and inclusive, which I appreciated. I learned a lot and was very engaged by her program. There were many helpful tips towards building a more diverse workplace and engage in open dialogue about difficult topics.” – Evan
“I really enjoyed Stacy’s presentation. It is clear she is an expert on this topic, she was succinct, direct and her insights were actionable. It’s great creating awareness but it’s also important to give tangible activities people can undertake.” – Shannon
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Want to dive more deeply into how to create authentic, long-lasting changes in your workplace? My book, Unbias: Addressing Unconscious Bias at Work, will be released on March 30. You can pre-order it here.