What's Happening at Your Front Counter?
How to be Inclusive and Welcoming
This workshop is a combination of Ellie Krug’s three most popular sessions, including Gray Area Thinking™ (GAT) inclusivity training. It starts with an understanding of how we group and label other humans (Ellie prefers this phrase given that the word "bias" sometimes connotes being judged); the training then involves an audience participatory "Identity Game" to show how we group and label ourselves; from there, the training involves showing a short video of a man saving a woman from suicide to introduce the gray area thinking toolset; the training than proceeds to discussing the three levels of inclusivity (e.g. tolerance, acceptance, and party host) and on the value of allyship. Then, participants create a Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Plan with consideration toward the organizational challenges of initiating a plan; a useful template to create a basic plan; and how to "sell" the plan to persons in power. Finally, participants will try out courageous conversations in the areas of diversity and inclusion.
Ellie is on record as saying that she believes 99% of all humans want to do the right thing relative to inclusivity; it's just that most people don't know what's right to do and/or fear doing the wrong thing. The session will end with a collective brainstorm about how many of still fear "otherness" and what we can do together.
For information, please visit: elliekrug.com and HumanInspirationWorks.com
& Former Attorney