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The Power of Inclusive Communication

  • October 06, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom Virtual Meeting
  • 141


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The Power of Inclusive Communication 

Presented via Zoom from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Presented by Adrienne Lucas, JD

To register:The Power of Inclusive Communication

Program Summary: 

2020 has provided many teachable moments for Corporate America. Employees want to see an alignment between a company’s statements about racism, social activism, and equity---and its actions. One of the quintessential tools to bridge that gap is Inclusive Communication.

Inclusive Communication is the ability to have meaningful conversations across differences. Greater comfortability with Inclusive Communication leads to greater psychologically safety in the workplace. A psychologically safe work environment increases employee retention and productivity.

During this keynote, I’ll walk you through the four pillars of Inclusive Communication: Self-Discovery, Vulnerability, Bias Removal, and Cross-Cultural Conversations. With practice and time, you’ll begin to master these tools. 

Learning Objectives: 

1. Self-discovery is looking inward and recognizing our own unconscious bias.

2. Vulnerability. Viewing yourself and others around you as people, not just cogs in a machine.

3. Removing Bias. Seeing the humanity in others and not as the unconscious biases that we hold against them. This allows space for those of all cultural, socioeconomic, and racial backgrounds.

4. Create Cross-Cultural Conversation. Once we have utilized self-discovery to recognize our unconscious biases, used vulnerability to see past the “get down to business” culture of today, and worked to remove our biases from our workplace conversations, it is all about creating cross-cultural conversation. Meaning, there have to be conversations that include hearing, understanding, and appreciating cultural differences.

About the Speaker:  

Adrienne Lucas is a strategist with over 10 years of specialized experience working on Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) and education initiatives in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. She is the Global Manager of D&I at The One Club for Creativity.

Adrienne is a NYU Law graduate and is completing her D&I Professionals Certificate at Cornell.

Re-certification Credits:

Approved: 1.0 SHRM credit

Approved:  1.0 HRCI credit

Educational monthly meetings are free for FMHRA members & student members.

Non-members: Please register and submit payment one week prior to the meeting. $15 charge per meeting.

Student non-members: Please email if you would like to attend. Your first meeting is free of charge.


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