Courageous Conversations About Race Protocol

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Courageous Conversations About Race Protocol

- October 28, 2022

This protocol aims to allow teams to effectively engage in, sustain, and deepen dialogue focused on race. The main components of this protocol include four agreements, six conditions, a mindset compass, and operational definitions. The agreements and conditions build a team’s ability to discuss important topics while accepting and navigating discomfort. Courageous Conversation® serves as the essential strategy for systems and organizations to address racial disparities through safe, authentic, and effective cross-racial dialogue.

Teams can utilize this PowerPoint and protocol to discuss race, racism, ethnicity, and privilege within their community. The protocol includes definitions, group agreements, discussion conditions, and prompts. Teams can use these resources to reflect on and monitor whether and how their team composition and practices are representative of the voices and experiences of the community.

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