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Whether aware of it or not, we all use language and stories to understand and navigate the people and world around us. This framing is particularly important as individuals grapple with ongoing difficult and complex conversations, particularly after the past year of turbulence, especially when it comes to implicit and explicit practices of diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism. During Moving Beyond Conflict: Transforming Narratives, experts and practitioners will come together to share research and real-world experiences in how to transform narratives that we hold and by which we live. Specifically, they will discuss metaphors and transformation, the relationship between personal and social narratives, and reframing language to foster conflict transformation. This session will also identify ways to manage and measure transformation in yourself and others.

For questions, please contact Kjerstin E. Pugh, kep2137 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu.

Organizations in virtually every sector are met with a pointed challenge: to commit to, act on, and increase transparency into their ongoing progress to implement diversity, equity, and inclusion. To create viable, sustainable pathways for achieving a comprehensive DEI agenda, organizations must remove long-held systemic, cultural, and interpersonal barriers at every level. The Leading Towards Diversity, Equity and Inclusion series convenes and connects respected faculty and industry experts across the nonprofit, negotiation, and human capital management sectors for inspiring, solutions-focused conversations on implementing systemic changes that benefit individuals, organizations, and the communities they serve.

This series is brought to you by Columbia University’s Nonprofit Management, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and Human Capital Management master’s programs as part of the University’s ongoing commitment to anti-racism.

For additional information about program offerings at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, please contact an Admissions Counselor at 212-854-9666 or inquire [[at]] sps [[dot]] columbia [[dot]] edu.