Inclusive Conversations, 6/24: Can we talk? 3-4:30 p.m.

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While many of us have found it easier to join conversations online while working remotely, we also know large-group Zoom discussions can sometimes be intimidating, especially conversations about race.

 

Let’s bring it down a bit.

 

We’d like to get everyone talking, and practicing with familiar colleagues so that these conversations become a little less uncomfortable.

 

Invite a few of your co-workers to join you in a small group and register for our  DiversifyIT workshop, “Inclusive Conversations: Can we talk?” to be held at 3 – 4:30 p.m on June 24. 

 

Pre-registration is required by the end of the day on Friday, June 18: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eh8JXS5kAnrxwvY

 

During this event we’ll break into small groups of 3 to 5 people to talk about a diversity-related topic. You’ll get pointers on how to bring up conversations and how to include everyone.

 

There’s some pre-work for this event:

 

  1. Invite 2 to 4 IT colleagues who you talk to regularly to participate. This could be folks on your work team or other IT teams (bonus points for inviting someone who hasn’t attended a DiversifyIT event!).
  2. Register your group for the session by Friday, June 18: https://duke.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eh8JXS5kAnrxwvY
  3. Pick a diversity-related topic to discuss (anything from racism, ageism, gender discrimination to emotional intelligence or neurodiversity).

 

Questions? Let us know at diversifyIT@duke.edu.