32nd Annual Conference

March 10-12, 2020

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minnesota

(Canceled) Keeping It Real: Ingersoll Rand’s Approach to Facilitating Transformative Conversations

60-minute Workshops

Day 3

Session Code: S5-K
When: March 12, 2020
Location/Room: M100HIJ
Level: Intermediate
Track: Social Responsibility
Presenter: Timitra Hildebrand-Jones, Trane Technologies



When we encourage employees to bring their whole selves to work but stifle conversations on polarizing topics such as racial injustice, religious differences, mental illness, etc., we create an environment of contradiction. This session will provide a guide on facilitating conversations on complicated and sensitive issues while providing employees a safe space to share and discuss perspectives.

Learn how to leverage the widely different views of individuals to bridge the divides, create a greater sense of empathy, and drive courageous inclusion. Participants will be energized and eager to implement this best practice to help create the more respectful and inclusive culture you desire while teaching individuals to listen to everyone with the same level of curiosity.

Learning Outcomes
  • Learn the process to initiate bold, edgy group discussions and how to overcome implementation barriers
  • Learn how to create a brave and safe space to explore highly sensitive topics without fear of being judged or dismissed
  • Develop a list of potential topics and best practices

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Minneapolis, MN 55454
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