Coming soon… day 3 video.
Future of Diversity Symposium 2016
September 25–27, 2016
Georgetown Day School
Sunday: Seeing Our Impact
Welcome to GDS
What was it like to share your story?
“It was scary to tell my story, but after hearing others tell theirs, I gained courage. I thought I didn’t have a story, but I did.”
What did you notice about your own listening?
“I was trying to focus on values. I sometimes rush to judge or criticize. This allowed me to step back and truly value perspectives other than my own.”
What did you learn about generative listening?
“This was a confirmation and a reminder that these experiences are all about the stories of the people who you meet.”
Open/Ice Breakers & Goal Setting (Students)
Video & Photos
Monday: Connected & Collective (Adults)
Personal Leadership Reflection
What are you afraid of?
“I am afraid of not having the ability or fortitude to psychologically navigate a world that is so different from where and how I grew up. I have so many conflicting narratives in my mind it’s hard to sift through them at times. I feel homeless and alone. I do not directly relate to my white colleagues, I often do not relate to my colleagues of color that grew up in more affluent environments than my own. I do not relate to most of the people I grew up with. I am afraid because I don’t know how to overcome this fear and at times it paralyzes me.”
What do you need to overcome to rise to the next level of your leadership?
“The best thing that we can do is to move to more dialogue.”