Inclusive Language

60 min. duration


Language is powerful. Words can unite people and lead to knowledge and acceptance, or they can create division and lead to misunderstandings and catastrophic consequences. A critical part of maintaining an inclusive and equitable workplace is to provide a sense of safety, and that level of safety is influenced by everyday words or phrases that we use. All individuals in an organisation need to understand that words truly matter and that the terms and phrases used can, intentionally or unintentionally, include or exclude those around them. It’s critical to understand that language evolves very quickly and it takes continuous dedication and learning to stay informed.

Using inclusive language demonstrates that a person is aware of and values the different perspectives, identities, and ideas of other people which in-turns help create a safe and open environment that is judgement and bias free. Also, using inclusive language creates (a) replicate effect, as it indicates the same courtesy and mutual respect is expected from others. (“Inclusive Language Guide: Definition & Examples | Rider University”, 2021)

Learning Objectives

Following this workshop, participants will be able to:
● Define inclusive language and understand how language is connected to and influences privilege, bias, oppression, and identity, and inclusion
● Identify opportunities for reflection, growth and learning
● Identify and unlearn common exclusive terms and phrases
● Understand and share knowledge of inclusive vocabulary involving gender, family, ability, and non-colonial language
● Play a role in changing social constructs around inclusion and identity
● Support those around them in an inclusive way, through language and greater awareness of privilege, bias, oppression, identity and inclusion

The event is finished.


May 10 2022


60min duration
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 10 2022
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Arif Shamsuzzoha
Arif Shamsuzzoha
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