Real Talk by Catalyst Resources

Watch all the sessions you missed from the three-day virtual summit, Real Talk by CatalystRecordings* and compiled resources below in relation to the summit will be available until Sunday, January 9, 2022. For questions, please contact [email protected].
*To access the event recordings, please use the password shared in your thank you email!  

NOTE: Conversations from this event may provoke feelings of unease and discomfort. While we have done our best to provide a safe space, please contact your organizations employee assistance programs for additional support if needed.


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.

Racism in the Workplace: Expert Voices From Around the World (Report)
The Impact of Structural Racism on Black Americans (Report)
Intersectionality: When Identities Converge (Report)

Lead Outward and Lead Inward to Build an Inclusive Workplace (Infographic)

Leading Inward: Flip the Script (Infographic)*
14 Racial Equity Terms You Should Know (Blog Post)
Stories of Latinas in the Workplace in 2020 (Blog Post)


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.

Allyship and Curiosity Drive Inclusion for People of Color at Work (Report)
Want to Challenge Anti-Asian Racism at Work? What Not to Do (Blog Post)
After George Floyd: Addressing Racism at Work (Blog Post)
Beware Performative Allyship: 3 Signs to Look For (Blog Post)
Bystander Intervention – How to Interrupt Racial & Ethnic Microaggressions (Knowledge Burst)*
Overcoming Conversation Roadblocks: (Knowledge Burst)*


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.

Are You an Empathic Leader? (Quiz)
Building Inclusion for Indigenous Peoples in Canadian Workplaces (Report)
Towards a More Equitable Future: The Catalyst CEO Champions For Change (Report)
How to Prioritize Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion During a Crisis (Video Blog Post)
Creating a ‘How Are You?’ Culture: Insights From the Future of Work Summit (Blog Post)
Cultural Sensitivity in Global Workplaces: Flip the Script (Infographic)*
CatalystX Discussion Facilitation Guide – Facing Racism and Emotional Tax in the Workplace (Tool)*


*This content is available to employees of Catalyst Supporters only. If you are an employee of a Catalyst Supporter, please make sure you registered and logged in using your work email address.