35th Annual Conference

March 27-29, 2023


Power Struggles: Radical Leadership Practices for Advancing Equity

90-minute Workshops

Day 2

Session Code: S4-C
When: April 6, 2022
Level: Intermediate
Track: Diversity Leadership
Presenter: Ashley Oolman, Allied Folk


As the rightful demands of the workforce are increasing, most leaders do not feel equipped to navigate critical dialogue, let alone take the lead progressing an equity-centered culture. Ironically, data illustrates that leaders who can find their way to inclusive leadership foster teams that are more relevant, competitive, and resilient.

Studies show employees are more likely to leave a supervisor than a job. This is crucial because 46% of new hires leave a company within their first year. As expectations rise for inclusive leadership and equitable workplaces, how can we create spaces where employees want to stay?

This session will go beyond conversation about leadership styles and explore emotional intelligence, cultural humility, and equity-centered imperatives. Come to disrupt harmful white supremacy culture norms, overcome executive leadership tropes, and learn how to lean into your positional power as a tool to advance your workplace culture into the future.

Learning Outcomes

• Discover barriers to inclusive leadership: white supremacy culture, leadership tropes, and conflict
• Reflect on your own leadership using critical lenses to adjust intentions, approaches, and behavior
• Understand what workplace safety is, and the ways leaders need to be accountable for advancing it


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

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