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The Forum on Workplace Inclusion Annual Conference

  • Minneapolis Convention Center Minneapolis Minnesota (map)

Beyond the Classroom: Rapidly Integrating Inclusion as Teams Work

James “Mickey” Bradley, The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc., Senior Consultant

Randy Wilson, Celanese, Talent and Org. Effectiveness Global Programs Leader

In a perfect world, the mindsets and behaviors people learn in D&I training would be seamlessly integrated into their daily actions. Instead, there are many barriers to application. From lack of leadership alignment to inconsistent goals and expectations, much of what people learn quickly falls by the wayside once they return to their jobs, despite their intentions. It is all too easy to slip into familiar patterns, making it difficult to integrate new behaviors. This leaves inclusion efforts foundering or struggling to gain traction.

In this session, we’ll share a method for speeding application of inclusive behaviors and skills so they become the new normal for how individuals and teams operate. This real-time intervention enhances the effectiveness of training, and increases the success of inclusion efforts by building clarity not only about the WHY for new behaviors but also the HOW of putting them to work for greater partnership and collaboration.

Learning Outcomes:

• Learn five techniques for intervening in workgroup interactions to accelerate application of inclusive behaviors.

• Build ability to recognize interactions that can provide opportunities for real-time application of inclusive behaviors.

• Hear tips for contracting with a leader or team to act as a guide in applying inclusion learning and skills.