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What If I Say the Wrong Thing? 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People

Vernă Myers, Esq.
John Bahcall Auditorium
February 25, 2014

The World is changing! People are redefining and renaming themselves. Diversity is a powerful asset, but only if we know how to engage it. Do you know the right thing to say to bridge differences with respect and authenticity? Having an informed cultural understanding of ourselves and others and knowing how to communicate effectively across differences will help us to be better leaders, advocates, co-workers, team members and humans.

This new tip book published by the ABA, What If I Say the Wrong Thing? 25 Habits for Culturally Effective People, is a perfect desktop handbook. It offers bite-size, innovative and surprising ways to keep your personal diversity journey moving while enhancing the diversity commitment of your organization.

The author, Vernă Myers, Esq., an internationally recognized expert on diversity and inclusion, will share the Habits from her new book that will help anyone who wants to develop the awareness and confidence needed to speak the language of inclusion. With humor and inspiration, she will also talk about what not to say and do and how to recover from mistakes. As Ms. Myers reminds us, the walk “is not about perfection; it’s about connection”.