Virtual Speaker Series: Justin Jones-Fosu

  • 15 Feb 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom


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I Respectfully Disagree: How to Have Difficult Conversations in a Divided World

Justin Jones-Fosu

In today’s polarized environment, disagreement is inevitable. Yet, how we handle these disagreements can either build bridges or create barriers. 

This presentation is designed to empower participants with the tools to engage in respectful and productive conversations, even when opinions diverge sharply. Through this presentation participants will learn strategies rooted in the Tortoise Principle, Golden Respect, and how personal histories shape our current approach to disagreements.

Key Learning Objectives

  1. Cultivating Respectful Disagreements: Strategies to maintain respect and civility during heated discussions.
  2. Understanding the Four Responses to Conversation Conflict: Identify and understand how to move to Respectful Disagreement from Disrespectful Disagreement and Disrespectful Agreement
  3. Personal Histories and Disagreement Styles: Reflect on how your childhood and professional experiences have shaped your current approach to disagreements and how to leverage that understanding for better outcomes.
  4. The 5 Pillars of Bridging Divides: Discover key principles that can help bridge ideological divides rather than deepen them.
  5. Practical Tips for Respectful Disagreement: Implement these tips in everyday scenarios, including politically charged discussions, to promote understanding and cooperation.

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Speaker Bio

Justin Jones-Fosu is a full-time daddy of 2 high-energy kids and he also recently summited one the the 7 summits (the tallest mountain on each continent).  He also happens to be a highly sought-after business speaker, social entrepreneur, and meaningful work researcher. 

He is the founder and CEO of Work. Meaningful. were he speaks 50-60 times per year to companies, organizations, and associations in the US and internationally on meaningful work and diversity/inclusion.  He is passionate about helping organizations and individuals take ownership of their mindset, purpose, and performance to achieve amazing results.


His latest book "The Inclusive Mindset: How to cultivate diversity in your everyday live" challenges the reader to see diversity and inclusion as someone they choose to be rather than something they have to do. 

He is passionate about turning events into memorable experiences with his humorous and engaging delivery as well as his research-based content!


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