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Beverly Hills May Meeting
Tuesday, May 18, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PDT
Category: Beverly Hills

Addressing Microaggressions with Brave Conversations

Whether in your personal life or professional life, we have all experienced some form of microaggression. Join Andrew Gordon-Kirsch and Kim Manns for an interactive workshop on how to address microaggressions and strengthen relationships across difference. In this session we’ll practice raising uncomfortable topics and skillfully receiving this kind of feedback.

Microaggressions are small, unintentional slights that undervalue or demean people. They are ubiquitous in interpersonal interactions and contribute to exclusion and disengagement. In the interest of fostering more cohesive communities and teams, we can address microaggressions with brave conversations. Brave conversations are candid dialogues that at first may seem uncomfortable but ultimately build trust and stronger relationships.

About the Speakers

Andrew Gordon-Kirsch (UCLA ‘10) is an executive coach who specializes in inclusive leadership development. He has spent the last decade developing teams, strengthening interpersonal communication, and helping people thrive. In addition to working with leaders one-on-one, he runs groups on facilitating meetings, making decisions, giving feedback, and other management topics. Learn more at


Kim Manns is a passionate leader with a talent for supporting diverse stakeholders coming together to solve challenges of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Her DEI career spans more than 15 years in brand management, public policy, and education. Kim’s approach (head, heart, and hands) stems from her passion and expertise in personal leadership development, deep work in supporting equitable policy through her service in the non-profit and public sectors, and talent for translating challenges into sustainable strategies. Learn more at

Time will be set aside for attendee introductions, so using the video feature throughout the meeting is encouraged. Please watch the training and read the documents on the BP ZOOM Resource Center, so you are prepared for the meeting.

Cost: Free

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