Our society is shifting as rapidly as our environment. What is clear is that the way forward is to prioritize more inclusive approaches in our collaborations. Diversity is essential if we want to realize the full value of what it means to work together on our most pressing issues. We have a lot to learn and act upon if we want to understand our challenges from a 360-degree lens.
Dialogue is the heart of collaboration. It allows us to come together, not just to solve a problem, but to learn from each other in ways that foster new outcomes. To get to quality dialogue we must understand the way that bias enters into our collaborative initiatives, build a culture that allows us to recognize and mitigate it, and learn processes that help us to engage with others with different values, lived experiences, and views of the challenges that we face.
This session illuminates what's at risk for the future without the inclusion of new and underrepresented voices. It helps us to understand the evolutionary nature of bias and how to evolve our thinking -- individually and collectively -- to include all perspectives. And it offers a dialogue method that creates expansive ways of tapping into the wisdom of a group.