University of Michigan Ross School of Business

Seven Conversations about Diversity, Inclusion, and Positive Organizing

Too often, conversations about diversity and inclusion remain just that—discussions in which history is debated, stereotypes are invoked, frustration and outrage are aired, and confusion lingers. How can leaders facilitate generative dialogue that harnesses the power of inquiry, encourages learning from diverse experiences, and fuels positive organizing? Recent research on leveraging strengths and identity-based resources in diverse workplaces can help to address this question. During this session, Laura Morgan Roberts incorporates this research into Seven Conversations about Diversity, Inclusion, and Positive Organizing which can help us: reduce identity threats and ego-defensive routines, increase our openness to change and growth, expand our understanding of belonging, identify new pathways for inclusion, and build more
sustainable organizations.

Speaker: Laura Morgan Roberts

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