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DEI Conversations in the Workplace

Sometimes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion conversations can be uncomfortable and emotional, especially when navigating these topics in the workplace. In this workshop, attendees will explore their important role as facilitators to build safety and gain trust for others to share their perspectives, guide conversations objectively, and engage others to support DEI efforts.

Join us in this workshop to:

  • Recognize the importance of going beyond the comfort zone to focus on a growth mindset
  • Understand the purpose of DEI conversations within the workplace and the role of being a facilitator
  • Leverage diversity stories to connect with others and bring them along their diversity journey
  • Connect DEI to the organizational vision, mission, values, and strategic priorities
  • Respond to off-topic comments and resistant behaviors by redirecting individuals back to the heart of the conversation
  • Manage conflict and how to respond to leaders

Who it is for:

DEI professionals, employee resource groups, organizational leaders, and employees supporting human resources, learning and development, and organizational development, or anyone interested in learning how to facilitate conversations to support an inclusive and safe environment where everyone can be heard.


  • Participant Workbook
  • Conversation Starter
  • On-demand video if offered as a virtual workshop

Length: 90 minutes

Diversity, equity, and inclusion conversations may seem uncomfortable because we are afraid of making mistakes, being misinformed, or resisting change. By learning how to facilitate conversations, we can establish psychological safety for others to feel comfortable to share and develop the importance of DEI in the workplace to support organizational culture, an inclusive environment, and positive business outcomes.

Let CADIA help you facilitate the conversations that foster safety, address resistance, and promote change.

About CADIA:

CADIA is a learning and advisory organization focused on diversity equity and inclusion. Its mission is to double the number of diverse leaders in the automotive industry by 2030. CADIA is creating inclusive cultures, championing diverse talent, driving systemic change, and supporting leadership commitment. For more information: Contact Us