Let’s Get Real: How Do I Create Inclusion When My Values and Beliefs Clash with Someone Else’s?

20-minute Spotlight Sessions

Day 2

Session Code: Spotlight 8
When: April 11, 2018
Location/Room: Marketplace Spotlight Stage
Level: Introductory
Track: Leadership Development
Presenter: Gloria Cotton, inQUEST Consulting, LLC


In this TED-style talk, Gloria Cotton will explore how leaders can appreciatively discover and discuss differences in cultural norms, preferred ways of working, values, etc., in ways that build trust and respect within their teams—without people feeling they are compromising their values.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will identify inclusive behaviors that inspire others to co-create and sustain an environment where everyone feels welcomed, valued, respected, and heard.
  • Participants will explore why they do/don’t practice inclusion well and consistently with everyone.
  • Participants will examine how to be faithful to and honoring in their values, while honoring and working effectively and respectfully with people whose values are different.

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