At Ragan’s virtual interactive DE&I Certificate Course for Communicators, attendees will learn how you can help create, contribute to and communicate more effective DE&I communication plans and programs for your organization.
Within the course, which takes place Wednesday, Jan. 11, 18 and 25, 2023, Kim Clark, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Communications Consultant and guest presenters will dive into topics including performative communications, engaging with social justice issues, overcoming communication barriers between stakeholders from different backgrounds and more.
One of the guest presenters, Janet Stovall, senior client strategist at NeuroLeadership Institute will break down what performative communication is and how it can negatively impact your organization’s DE&I work.
“The most important thing about performative communications is that they don’t acknowledge any responsibility for anything,” Stovall explains. “It sort of takes the issue, the problem, which is generally something systemic and not a one-off (problem) – when you’re talking about social justice issues and when you’re working in the DEI space, none of this is out of the blue. All of this is part of a systemic inequity that has been existing for a long time.”
To preview what to expect from her discussion, Stovall defined performative communications:
Learn more about the course and register here.
Isis Simpson-Mersha is a conference producer/ reporter for Ragan. Follow her on LinkedIn