Know Fear: The Key to Building Workplace Inclusion More Effectively

90-minute Workshops

Day 2

Session Code: S3-E
When: April 17, 2019
Location/Room: 102 DEF
Level: Intermediate
Track: Leadership Development
Presenter: Dr. Tonya Hampton, Hennepin Healthcare


Fear can motivate or immobilize. Unfortunately, more often it immobilizes and leads us to make decisions solely based on the level of perceived risk involved. But risk-taking is vital in every aspect of business, particularly in the areas of diversity and inclusion.

In this interactive workshop, you will discover why knowing fear is critical for successful leadership. Based on her own research, Cook Ross Principal Consultant Tonya Hampton will take you through the four categories of fear felt by leaders and why the more leaders know their fear, the more they tend to exercise positive response strategies and consequently improve their performance outcomes, self-confidence and leadership abilities.

Participants will engage in reflective exercises and a world café to identify their own fears and develop positive response strategies so that they are better equipped to heal the social divides in their company and achieve success with their D&I initiatives.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Participants will be able to identify types of fear commonly experienced by leaders and why it is important for leaders to acknowledge them appropriately
  2. Participants will learn about positive response strategies to fear
  3. Participants will be able to identify and examine their own fears


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