Facilitating Conversations for an Anti-Racist Workplace

Illustration of people having conversations surrounded by conversation bubbles

This workshop is open to faculty and staff who are managers and supervisors.

In this session, managers and supervisors will learn and practice an approach to use a guiding template for facilitating 15-minute anti-racism discussions with their team. We will also share a plan on how to begin conversations on sensitive topics, and view a conversation in action.

You will learn to:

  • Strengthen facilitation skills for short discussions on sensitive topics using a one-page meeting template with their team
  • Advance their self-confidence as a facilitator for anti-racism discussions

You will benefit by:

  • Improving facilitation skills that support brief discussions on sensitive topics
  • Learning how to create an inclusive, safe environment for discussions
  • Having a plan for what you’ll do if tensions arise



Bekah Ashley
Senior Administrative Director, Executive Administration

LaTonya Berryhill, MBA, BBA
Operations Manager
DEI Implementation Lead
Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR)

Brian Cole
Interim Director of Operations and Planning, Organizational Learning

Laura Denton
Interim Director of Faculty Development

Steve Vinsen
Co-Chair, Anti-Racism Oversight Committee (interim)
Financial/Business Analyst Senior, UMMG 
UMMG DEI Committee Co-Chair

This workshop is facilitated by the Advocacy and Professional Development subcommittee of the Anti-Racism Oversight Committee (AROC).

Looking for more practice? Register for our Practice Sessions.


If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop, or have questions about accessibility, please contact us at UMMS-Faculty-Development@med.umich.edu.

Upcoming Sessions

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10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Tue, October 12, 2021
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2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Mon, November 1, 2021
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