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Use more inclusive language
September 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pmFree – $10
HOW TO DELIVER MORE INCLUSIVE COMMUNICATION BY UNCOVERING UNCONSCIOUS CODE
Presenter Alise Isbell of Write Wise Communications recently presented a version of this session at the 2022 IABC World Conference.
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.
Learning Objectives – Participants will be able to:
- use their own writing to identify communication habits.
- use their own stories and examples to explore inclusive communication.
- replace exclusive language with inclusive language.
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Time: 12 noon – 1:00pm
Cost: Free for IABC members. $10 for non-members.