33rd Annual Conference

March 8-12, 2021


Activating Relational Power to Dismantle Systemic Racism in the Workplace

75-minute Workshops

Day 1

Session Code: S1-E
When: March 8, 2021
Level: Introductory
Track: Global Diversity
Presenters: Tanya Cruz Teller, Spaciousness Works  |  Adria Kitchens  |  Lori McDaniel, Rainbow Bridges


It is critical for employers to have the skills and capacities to respond in a rapidly changing landscape. Conventional DEI initiatives often have only surface effectiveness and short life spans when leadership commitment “fizzles out.”

Experience innovative lessons learned from a global mastermind group focused on transforming racism using relational power and strengths-based inquiry models. Receive groundbreaking solutions to dismantle systemic racism and achieve successful DEI outcomes by shifting identities and strengthening relatedness within and between colleagues. Tanya Cruz Teller, Lori McDaniel, and Adria Kitchens share a framework for systematizing the relational practices that increase workplace inclusion.

Learning Outcomes

• Learn groundbreaking relational power strategies that remove common DEI obstacles in the workplace
• Understand the role of identity as a game-changer in workplace inclusion
• Experience strength-based dialogues for transforming racism

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion®
2211 Riverside Ave, CB 54
Minneapolis, MN 55454
(612) 373-5994

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