Virtual Think Tank Series
Diversity and Inclusion: Having Difficult Conversations
Thursday, July 23, 2020 • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)
In the workplace, discussions of systemic racism and oppression can be polarizing and tense. Intentional and consciously managed discussions on race can improve communication and learning, enhance racial harmony, as well as expand critical self-consciousness of one’s own intersectional racial/cultural identities and biases.
This timely and relevant session will focus on:
- The importance of proactively engaging in race discussions
- Promoting empathy as a leadership quality that supports having difficult conversations
- Discussing communication strategies to promote inclusion
Jay Sandys has 25 years of counseling, consulting, and coaching experience advising senior leaders on matters related to interpersonal and organizational challenges. Jay consults with organizational leaders and human resources professionals, and has provided executive coaching services to executives in diverse organizations including hospitals, social service agencies, utilities, manufacturing companies, media companies, financial services organizations, cultural institutions, and legal firms. Notably, Jay counsels all levels of employees and has mediated complex interdepartmental conflicts. Jay also designs enterprise-wide training and development programs to educate management on various matters related to human dynamics, mental health and substance abuse, organization development and organizational wellness.