Inclusive Conversations: Fostering Equity, Empathy, and Belonging across Differences

  • 5h 11m 11s
  • Mary-Frances Winters
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2020

Effective dialogue across different dimensions of diversity, such as race, gender, age, religion, or sexual orientation, fosters a sense of belonging and inclusion, which in turn leads to greater productivity, performance, and innovation. Whether in the workplace, faith communities, or educational settings, our differences can tear us apart rather than bring us together if we do not know how to communicate. Recognizing our collective responsibility to earnestly address our differences and increase understanding and empathy will not only enhance organizational goals but will also lead to a healthier, kinder, and more compassionate world.

This audio guide is comprehensive for anyone who wants to break down the barriers that separate us and facilitate discussions on potentially polarizing topics.

In this Audiobook

  • 1. What are Inclusive Conversations and Why are They Important?
  • 2. Conditions for Inclusive Conversations
  • 3. First Learn How to Talk to Yourself
  • 4. Creating Brave, Psychologically Safe Spaces
  • 5. Seek Equity and Decenter Power
  • 6. Face Fear and Fragility
  • 7. Extend Grace and Forgiveness
  • 8. Facilitate Trust and Empathy
  • 9. Foster Belonging and Inclusion
  • 10. Acknowledge and Own Whiteness
  • 11. Mind Your Words