8 May 2020

Inclusive Communication in the Workplace

This workshop provides participants with an opportunity to examine some basic assumptions or mindsets around inclusive (or exclusionary) communication and also develop practical insights to apply immediately at work.


Communication is a key way in which organizations, leaders and employees signal and promote inclusivity. It can also unfortunately lead to exclusion, misunderstandings, even discrimination and polarization if the impact of language and communication is not fully understood. At the workshop we begin to unravel what prevents us from being more inclusive in our communication, and bring in practically applicable insights that we can start using immediately, to become more inclusive communicators at work.


Key Takeaways

  • Identify why language and communication are critical in ensuring that intentions translate into impact, when it comes to building inclusive workplaces
  • Apply certain inclusive language insights into everyday communication (including 'words that matter', dismantling terms and terminology, political correctness etc.)
  • Articulate the reasons why communication (words, optics, pronouns, descriptions) matter
  • Recognize what keeps you and others around you from being more aware or inclusive in your communication


Target Audience

  • Senior, Middle Level Business Leaders
  • HR
  • D&I Representatives
  • Any Other Employees

Event Speakers

  • Aarti Shyamsunder

    Aarti Shyamsunder

    Proprietor & Organizational Psychologist at Psymantics Consulting

Proprietor & Organizational Psychologist at Psymantics Consulting

Aarti Shyamsunder

Aarti is an industrial-organizational psychologist who runs “Psymantics Consulting”, her own independent consulting practice. Aarti obtained her PhD and started her career in the US, building hiring solutions at Kronos. She moved back to India in 2010, where she led the Infosys Leadership Institute’s efforts in assessing and developing Infosys’s global high-potential leaders. She then worked as the Director for Research at Catalyst for 3 years, conducting and disseminating research on gender diversity and inclusion. Currently, her work focuses on leadership, gender diversity and inclusion, and assessment, with an emphasis on bespoke and evidence-based solutions for her clients