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Inclusive Language for Leaders

Address everyone, not just certain groups


One area where leadership can unwittingly exclude people is in the language that they habitually use. Staff who come from different backgrounds are often confused by idioms and phrases that only native speakers can truly understand. In addition, some words carry negative connotations that reduce cohesion and exclude people central to the mission.

This class is part of the Leadership Coffee Break Series. Be sure to check out other classes in the series: Coffee Break Series

Learning Objectives

  • Improve awareness of gender-based, colonial, and culturally appropriate language

  • Offer alternative words and phrases that are easier to understand and more inclusive

Board Accreditation

MN Board of Social Work

1.0 CEU (CEP-275)

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