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When Our Identities Conflict - Learning to See and Hear Each Other Across Difference

Presented in partnership with the Forum on Workplace Inclusion on May 20, 2021.

When Our Identities Conflict – Learning to See and Hear Each Other Across Difference

Watch the Recording:

Watch the webinar recording through the Forum on Workplace Inclusion’s website HERE.

Session Description:

On May 20, 2021 we partnered with The Forum on Workplace Inclusion to discuss When Our Identities Conflict—Learning to See and Hear Each Other Across Difference.

This moderated panel discussion explores understanding our beliefs and values, what underwrites our political identities, and how to influence ourselves and our interactions in partnership and leadership across many difference points of view.

After the January 6 insurrection at the US Capital, an ideological and heartfelt battle took place in our mediascapes: Some cried, “This is not who we are!” while others replied, “Yes, it is. And it has been.”

How we define and understand ourselves and our country is deeply personal. For some of us, the contest over who we are sends us spiraling into our own perceived failings and blame. For others, it perpetuates generations-long feelings of oppression and silencing, an annihilation of self and community.

Our beliefs are often incomplete and based on how our parents and their parents viewed the world – what they valued, believed, and passed on to us as our cultural legacy. And, what we believe and how others share their beliefs touches the most profound parts of ourselves, influencing not only our political identities, but also how we enter into partnership, particularly across difference; how we lead; and how we feel we belong at work, at home, and in life.

To build inclusive and equitable workplaces, we have to be willing to deeply know ourselves and how our beliefs and values shape how we see and judge others. This self-awareness is an underpinning of full partnership.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn how to deeply listen to hear and recognize the humanity in ourselves and each other
  • Embrace paradoxes of sameness and difference, individual and group
  • Explore how our mindsets are shaped by our beliefs and values (what underpins our political identities)
  • Challenge your mindset to see bigger and broader and to go deeper to the heart level

More about our guests:

Hayward Bell is retired chief diversity officer of Raytheon Company . He was appointed to this position in January 2005 and served until December 2015. Raytheon Company with 2016 sales of $24 billion is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cyber security solutions worldwide. With headquarters in Waltham Mass., Raytheon employs 63,000 people worldwide. As chief diversity officer, Mr. Bell was responsible for developing and leading innovative global diversity initiatives, practices, programs and strategies for Raytheon. More about Hayward.

Kimberly B. Davis currently serves as Senior Executive Vice President, Social Impact, Growth Initiatives & Legislative Affairs at the National Hockey League, the premier professional ice hockey league in the world. In this capacity, Kim leads a role reporting to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman to attract, develop and retain fans – with a specific focus on multi-cultural audiences – through culture, youth participation, and social impact initiatives. “Kim’s professional experience uniquely qualifies her to ensure that our League is growing the game of hockey by demonstrating the leadership principles and values in communities and with all stakeholders that can ultimately lead to new and increased fandom,” said Commissioner Bettman. More about Kimberly.

Lee Tschanz is vice president, Enterprise Accounts, focusing on Consumer and Life Sciences at Rockwell Automation. He is responsible to drive coordination and accountability for global growth, accelerate our company’s strategic imperatives, and improve customer intimacy for the Consumer and Life Sciences industry. He works closely with our regional selling organizations. More about Lee.

Amy Wilcczynski loves working as a transformation consultant motivating people to overcome their limiting beliefs in order to uncover their human potential. She brings high energy and creativity to her international coaching all the way up to the C suite level at globally recognized companies. As a facilitator, Amy creates safe atmospheres and experiential learning. She uses the enneagram to guide clients to self-awareness and behavior change. More about Amy.