32nd Annual Conference

March 10-12, 2020

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minnesota

Bold, Inclusive Conversations®: Putting the Model into Action

90-minute Workshops

Day 3

Session Code: S4-E
When: March 12, 2020
Location/Room: M100FG
Level: Intermediate
Track: Critical Employment Practices
Presenters: Mary-Frances Winters, The Winters Group, Inc.  |  Dwayne Haynes, Progressive Insurance  |  Kalisha Roberts, Progressive Insurance


There is no shortage of data that suggests the broader external social and political climate can impact how employees experience and engage in the workplace. As a result, many organizations are beginning to invest in fostering greater self-understanding and developing the skills that support leaders and employees to engage in Bold, Inclusive Conversations® about challenging and seemingly divisive topics. Progressive Insurance is one of the organizations that has taken this BOLD step.

In this session, participants will explore the model for Bold, Inclusive Conversations and experience how Progressive Insurance implemented the tools to engage leaders and the broader organization on a journey of transformation and learning as part of its Courageous Conversations series. This interactive session will give participants the opportunity to see “the work” in ACTION—and identify next steps for themselves and their organizations.

Learning Outcomes
  • Learn the model for Bold, Inclusive Conversations
  • Experience how one organization implemented the tools to engage employees and leaders in brave spaces for dialogue
  • Identify areas of opportunity for implementing a similar program or strategy within your own organization

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