This will be an interactive session which will give a chance for the participants to self-reflect on their listening skills and would help them to be more self aware - an important aspect to emotional intelligence and our ability to be inclusive. The attendees will be divided into groups of 4. I will be explaining about Internal listening, external listening and global listening. Each group should have 1 speaker, 1 internal listener, 1 external listener and 1 global listener. The speaker in the group is asked to tell their own story of privilege or marginalization with respect to the them Diversity and Inclusion. They are expected to talk for 5 minutes and do not have to worry if the story stops making sense or veers of in an unexpected direction. During the talk each of the listener will focus on their level of listening and will make notes. After the 5 minute mark the groups will talk about their experiences.
The following questions will be covered during reflection:
With so many talented candidates from marginalized communities, why do we keep hearing that companies cannot find "diverse talent". Recruiters look for better websites to post their jobs, marketers add more POC to their websites, all in an effort to attract "diverse hires." This approach implies that the problem is that black and brown candidates don't know how to find open roles. Let's unpack this myth and start discussing the real reasons companies cannot find diverse talent.
Participants will leave understanding: