Total Workshop Time: 90 minutes

Pre-requisites: None


Employees are increasingly calling on their workplaces to provide opportunities to grapple with difficult current events, internal dynamics and observations, and equity needs. When carefully crafted and facilitated, these dialogues have the potential to improve morale, engagement, and productivity. This workshop will help participants consider when and how to hold constructive conversation, and offer best practices to ensure that these dialogues are meaningful for participants and add value for the organization.

Learning Objectives:
  • Consider when and how to hold constructive conversations about difficult topics
  • Review best practices for difficult conversations
  • Practice meaningful dialogues for difficult topics

Type of Information: Receiving data and practicing
Level of Interaction: Pair and table sharing
Extent of Practice: Scenarios and activities

Facilitated by: Emma Yackso, Virginia Center for Inclusive Cities, Community Programs Coordinator

Upcoming Classes

Workshop Classifications

Level: Fundamental

Type: A La Carte

Competency: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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