I was recently invited to run a workshop on Diversity & Inclusion.
I was surprised by the feedback.
The feedback emphasized how much people appreciated feeling safe enough to vulnerably express themselves.
I believe Diversity & Inclusion is about empathy.
If a workshop is run with empathy,
safety is a natural byproduct.
I took that for granted.
I’ve since learned that many Diversity & Inclusion workshops don’t make people feel safe.
In fact, it shames people for “lacking empathy,”
then tries to force them to “fix” their unconscious biases.
That shocked me.