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Counterproductive Conversations from Well-Intentioned People

Counterproductive Conversations from Well-Intentioned People

September 15, 2020

We invite UNC Bears, family and friends to participate in an introductory discussion, led by Dr. Tobias Guzmán, UNC's Chief Diversity Officer, about the impact of language even from well-intentioned people.

Tobias Guzman

Even well-intended people can cause harm. Sometimes we will make statements to family, friends, co-workers, and clients which are intended or perceived to be supportive or complementary, yet they end up being problematic. They can build a divide and we may not even realize it.

We have been socialized to think a certain way which creates a belief system that influences our behavior, communication, and overall actions. Whether it’s a conversation about politics or social issues, join this session to learn how to be more effective in your communication with others.

This session is a no-blame and no-judgment learning session where you will walk away with ten core competencies that will help develop and shape your communication personally and professionally.

Join the discussion Saturday, September 26 from 10-11 a.m.