Are you facilitating a team session about diversity and inclusion? This priming activity of searching for images is a great way to kick-off a D & I workshop. Not everyone is comfortable talking about inclusion, diversity, and equity, so this activity is a warm-up exercise to get a team thinking and talking about the subject. This team building activity is ideal for a virtual meeting in a platform that includes the ability for people to share their screens.
As the old adage says, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” This activity allows people to share their views about “Diversity, Inclusion & Equity” via pictures. Many people find it easier to share a picture that represents their views as they begin talking about diversity, inclusion, and equity. This opening exercise is intended to be the gateway to a deeper dialogue. It allows people to begin to open up and work together on the topic in a creative and less intimidating way.
Using images to begin a conversation about diversity, inclusion, and equity is way to break the ice on a topic that can be uncomfortable for many.
About the Author: Leigh Ann Rodgers, Founder of Better Teams and the Forward, community, is an IAF Certified Professional Facilitator with 20 years of experience in the human development field. Leigh Ann is a skilled meeting facilitator, trainer, and coach working across the globe to help leaders cultivate teams that are happy and high-performing.
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