The Great (re)Negotiation:

How to Talk About Race In The Workplace

Join us for a provocative fireside conversation with William Ury, co-founder of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation and world renowned expert on negotiation and mediation, and Rha Goddess, author of The Calling, co-founder of White Awakening and Co-CEO of nFormation.

“Truly making progress will require more than addressing corporate policies; it calls for system-level change, an examination of our broader society, and active collaboration among companies and other stakeholders.”

- McKinsey & Company Report, Race in the workplace: The Black experience in the US private sector



We are in a new frontier when it comes to talking about race in the workplace. Leaders, now more than ever, need to develop innovative approaches in negotiating these crucial conversations to get to the heart of the real work that needs to be done. We are still facing real challenges around race. Whether they manifest in the form of burnout or resignation, as employees “return” to work the message is clear - it can no longer be business as usual.

How can we talk about race in a way that feels more inclusive and forwarding? How do we understand the crucial role that each of us needs to play? What will it take to set the right kind of vision for ourselves and our organizations?

Challenges Leaders Face

Challenge #1

Fear of Doing Or Saying the Wrong Thing

Racial inequity is a sensitive subject, especially in the workplace. Often, white-identified leaders  stay silent out of fear of offending or causing more harm.

Challenge #2

Lack of Awareness

Racial inequity is so deeply embedded in our societal, institutional and organizational structures, it tends to go unnoticed by those who don’t experience its effects on a daily basis.

Challenge #3

Deficit of A Clear Vision

If pursuing “allyship” and “anti-racism” aren’t enough, then what role should organizational leaders play to ignite change? It can be difficult to develop a plan before we understand what “the work” really is.


During this 90-minute interactive experience, it is our intention to help  you understand how to navigate these challenges with courageous dialogue, a clear roadmap, and above all -- empathy.


Our Virtual Event Supports DEI Directors, HR Leaders and CEOs In Rehumanizing the Workplace and Our World

Rehumanization goes beyond performative allyship and embraces the “real work” on both a personal and global level.


Join us for a provocative and intimate conversation with world renowned expert on negotiation and mediation, co-founder of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, and co-author of bestseller Getting to Yes William Ury, and author of The Calling, co-founder of White Awakening and Co-CEO of nFormation, Rha Goddess.

We aim to open the door to reimagining a more just, equitable, and sustainable world that starts within our organizations and ourselves.

What You’ll Achieve When You Attend

This event’s reflective dialogue and actionable leadership curriculum are designed to help you take stock of where your organization is in its quest for racial equity, and set the course for the future you want to see.

In this 90min fireside chat, we will go deep around:

  • The power of our narrative - i.e. what are the stories we tell ourselves about who we are and who we are not when it comes to race?
  • Psychological safety and workplace trauma - what is it and how do you create it?
  • What does it look like to have equity become a true priority?
  • How we see power - What are our perceptions around power and how we hold onto the belief that someone has to lose or give up power in order for equity to take place.
  • What does it mean to (re)Humanize the workplace? How can we see the challenges/conflicts rooted in race with “fresh eyes”?
  • What would it look like to apply William’s Concept of The Third Side to conversations about race?

Meet Our Featured Speakers

Rha Goddess is the co-Founder of White Awakening, and the acclaimed entrepreneurial soul coach behind hundreds of breakthrough changemakers, cultural visionaries and social entrepreneurs. From multiple NY Times Bestsellers to multi-million dollar social enterprises, Rha’s unique methodology has empowered a new generation of conscious entrepreneurs to stay true, get paid, and do good. From the onset of her more than 30-year career as a cultural innovator, social impact strategist and creative change agent, Rha has drawn on the power of creativity, culture and community to move hearts, minds and policy.

Rha’s work has focused on issues of racial justice and equality, electoral politics, offender aid and restoration, mental health and youth and women’s empowerment and contributed to initiatives that have impacted millions of lives. Rha’s book, The Calling (St. Martin’s Press) leverages her unique methodology into a step-by-step blueprint for finding your purpose and making your most profitable contribution.

William Ury, co-founder of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, is one of the world’s leading experts on negotiation and mediation. William is co-author of Getting to Yes, a fifteen-million-copy bestseller translated into over thirty-five languages, and the author most recently of Getting to Yes with Yourself.

Over the past four decades, William has served as a negotiation adviser and mediator in conflicts ranging from the Cold War to Venezuela to the Middle East. Recently, William has served as a senior advisor to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos in helping to bring an end to the last and longest-running war in the Americas. William is also founder of the Abraham Path Initiative, which seeks to bring people together across cultures by opening a long-distance walking route across the Middle East that retraces the footsteps of Abraham and his family. He has a TED talk about the Abraham Path, entitled “The Walk from No to Yes.” He has taught negotiation and mediation to tens of thousands of corporate executives, labor leaders, diplomats and military officers around the world.

He is currently a Distinguished Fellow of the Harvard Negotiation Project where he directs the Korea Negotiation Initiative (KNI), a collaborative inquiry into the obstacles to a negotiated resolution of the Korea nuclear crisis and how to overcome them.

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Isn't It Past Time for Meaningful Change?

 As leaders, we have a unique opportunity to move each other forward as beacons of light in our organizations and  communities. Our work is needed now more than ever as we reimagine this world.


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