We are excited to announce the Full Conference Schedule for the World Conference 2022, taking place 26-29 June. Please note that the schedule is subject to change and in order to sort by date, please select and unselect each date to view.
17 March 2021
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are complex issues. What if we could easily include others without spending time and money on elaborate programs? We can. The solution is raising awareness about our unconscious language code. Communication seems simple. A sender codes the message. The receiver decodes the message. What if the receiver doesn’t know the code? If people don’t understand, they’re excluded from the message. They either need a translator, they misunderstand, or they stop communicating. Confusion erodes trust. Everyone adopts verbal and non-verbal habits from the environment. When the environment is not diverse, or we have been there a long time, we develop subconscious language patterns. When newcomers enter the group, they are also new to the code. This session raises awareness about unproductive language habits and provides practical alternatives to improve communication and promote inclusive environments. Inclusive communication can enhance engagement, increase equity and improve a sense of belonging.