Research suggests that inclusive organizations are those that foster a sense of belonging and a sense of uniqueness — a connection. And in today’s environment — with many teams still remote or in transitioning work environments, continuing and ongoing efforts at promoting more racial equity, and some teams still grappling with the best ways to effectively communicate and promote civility — building and maintaining inclusive cultures are critical. One technique to facilitate open and systematic conversations — and to create that inclusive culture — is called Living Room Conversations (LRC).
The Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence — in partnership with the Performance Excellence Network — is pleased to host an online webinar discussion on Thursday, June 10 “Creating an Inclusive Culture with “Living Room Conversations.” The discussion will be facilitated by Jessica Shryack, Ph.D., Organizational Development Consultant and founder of Clarity Collaborations.
The Living Room Conversations conversation model provides a way for employees to experience both belonging and uniqueness in a structured, small group format. Even around potentially divisive issues like race, gender and privilege, employees can have productive, meaningful conversations, fostering personal and organizational change. In this session, participants will learn more about the LRC model and its benefits, understand how it can be used in an organizational setting, and engage in a small group LRC demonstration to “practice” the technique.
Come learn a tool that’s being used by thousands of leaders nationwide facilitate meaningful crucial conversations and create open and inclusive cultures. Read more about Jessica and the LRC model in the April 24 Star Tribune article here.
This session is Thursday, June 10th from 8:00-9:00 CT (optional speed networking and mingling 7:45-8:00), using Zoom MEETING. Grab your coffee and breakfast, and join us for a rich discussion. Free for PEN/WCPE members as a value of membership; $20 for non-members.
To register, visit here.