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Real Talk by Catalyst

Dec 7 - 9, 2021, 10:30 AM (EST)

At this three-day summit, Catalyst’s Lead for Equity and Inclusion team will host a series of real conversations about tough, complex, and sensitive issues related to workplace equity and inclusion. Learn from business leaders, change-makers, and scholars. Engage in interactive activities and dialogues.

About this event

Resources On-Demand

Thank you for those who attended the event! Don't forget to access the resources and recordings available until January 9, 2022

If you are a Catalyst Supporter and would like to access the Real Talk On-Demand sessions, access the recordings for a only $125 - 50% off the live ticket price! If you had a prepaid ticket but didn't register in time for the live event, you may also use your code to register here and watch the recordings.


Real Talk about Humanity at Work

It’s a new day when it comes to talking about tough issues at work. Conversations that were previously off-limits are now permitted, even encouraged. People want to be seen and their voices heard. But can you—and team leaders and colleagues—ever really understand the people in your organization and the diverse issues they face? What can you learn from examining whose experiences are most valued and deemed worthy? And how can you apply an intersectional lens to your conversations about power and opportunity? Day 1 of Real Talk offers deep learning about what it means to truly value and respect employees’ lived experiences.



Real Talk about Making a Mistake

Turn your missteps into next steps. Because change is a constant, stumbling is inevitable. Sometimes you know what went wrong and have an instant moment of regret or horror. Sometimes you simply “don’t get it” or you can’t see the unintended consequences of your actions. Or perhaps you recognize the mistake but still feel upset when someone gives you feedback. Built-in processes to proactively address individual, leadership, and organizational mistakes are a must for cultivating empathy and humanity at work. Does your team have the support and tools they need to acknowledge mistakes, learn from them, deal with personal resistance, own their impact, and plan for the unexpected (or failure)? Day 2 of Real Talk focuses on how to not let fear or discomfort block you from creating a workplace where everyone is valued and treated fairly.


Real Talk about Becoming Better

You and your organization must do the work to create a truly equitable and inclusive organization that values our humanity. There is no magic formula. No short-cuts. No quick fixes. Inclusive culture change can happen when we all invest in both organizational and personal growth. Change also is more effective when we don’t just focus on fixing what’s broken, but when we pour our collective resources and ideas into building on what’s working well. Day 3 of Real Talk features candid dialogue about the science of organizational and personal change so you can apply lessons learned and think differently about how to make real progress at the big-picture level and individually.


Ticket Packages

A limited number of all-access packages, available in bundles of 25, 55, and 85 tickets exclusively to Catalyst Supporters, which include on-demand access to Real Talk content for one month following the event.

  • $5,000 USD – 25 all access tickets ($1,250 in savings)
  • $10,000 USD – 55 all access tickets ($3,750 in savings)
  • $15,000 USD – 85 all access tickets ($6,250 in savings)

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Individual Tickets

Please use the ticket options at the top of this page to purchase individual tickets.

  • $250 USD – Catalyst Supporter per ticket
  • $500 USD – Non-Supporter per ticket

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