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Through the Workplace Inclusion Network (WIN), the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities convenes professionals who support or lead diversity and inclusion efforts within their organizations. These gatherings provide a unique opportunity for DEI leaders to hear from experts in the field and share best practices with one another while networking with professionals from across the region.

“Constructive & Inclusive Dialogue”

Constructive and inclusive dialogue has been a cornerstone of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities’ work dating back to our founding in 1935. At a time of great separation due to the pandemic and political polarization, the 2024 Workplace Inclusion Network is designed to provide frameworks, tools, and resources to support dialogues that can (re-)build community. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with others across a range of industries and learn about best practices to that they can apply within their organizations.

Session 1: February 28, 2024 | Virtual 
Tools for Effective Dialogue
Effective dialogue can help create transformative relationships and  interactions beyond surface-level discussions, enabling individuals to connect, appreciate diverse perspectives, and explore deeply ingrained beliefs. This session provides participants with practical tools and strategies to navigate challenging dialogues. Participants will acquire the skills to address even the most sensitive subjects through productive and respectful dialogue.

Session 2: April 17, 2024 | Virtual
Processing Key Moments
In moments of crisis and conflict, employees often look to their colleagues and organizations for support. Sometimes, workplaces put out public or internal statements after key moments. At other times, they may need to provide opportunities for dialogue and healing. In this workshop, participants will consider individual and organizational approaches that can be taken to process key moments. Resources and strategies to make workplaces more inclusive will be highlighted.

Session 3: Select your in-person session:
June 26, 2024 | In-person (for Richmond area organizations)
July 10, 2024 | In-person (for Hampton Roads area organizations)
Inclusive Facilitation Skills
Facilitation skills are key to fostering workplace inclusion. In this session, participants will consider ways to guide conversation and model intentional inclusion during discussions. Further considerations will include how to guide and lead inclusive conversations, and acknowledge group dynamics to facilitate effectively. Participants will leave with a greater sense of how to foster belonging in the workplace through inclusive facilitation.

Session 4: November 20, 2024 | Virtual
Building Inclusive Teams
Workplace inclusion is the hallmark of a successful teamthat produces a high-quality product consistently. Inclusive teams thrive in effective communication, meeting client needs, understanding multiples viewpoints, and retaining  a diverse workforce. In this  workshop, participants will consider strategies and frameworks for building and retaining inclusive teams.

***New benefit this year: Each WIN membership comes with complimentary registrations at 2024 Virginia Inclusion Summit (September 5, 2024)!

If you are interested in being added to our WIN mailing list, please contact VCIC.

HRCI approved provider logo for 2024

The use of the official seal confirms that this Program has met HR Certification Institute’s (HRCI) criteria for re-certification credit pre-approval.

Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

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