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CEDR Interview Series on the Challenges within Diversity and Inclusion – Episode 2

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Francine Stock, Journalist & Mediator

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Special Guest

Kelli McLoud-Schingen, Interim Executive Director for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion & President of KMS Intercultural Consulting

Susanne Schuler

Series Facilitator

Susanne Schuler, Director of Training & Consultancy, CEDR

The CEDR Interview Series on the challenges within Diversity and Inclusion aims to empower society to hold powerful dialogues. We will hold discussions with a broad spectrum of people, each with unique and powerful skillsets and experiences when it comes to addressing issues surrounding discrimination in all forms.

In Episode 2, Francine Stock interviews Kelli McLoud-Schengen, President of KMS Intercultural Consulting about the power of storytelling as a means to bring people together. Kelli explores how she has used and uses storytelling on a daily basis to tackle polarisation within her community and further afield.

Using as her mantra, “The shortest distance between two strangers is a story”, Kelli shares the practical sides to facilitating engagement between entrenched and polarised groups and communities, including police forces and local citizens in the United States.

At the heart of what she does is create safe spaces for people to tell their stories and be listened to actively. In this podcast she also talks about her own journey of self-love, coming to accept who she is and being proud of her race and heritage.

This interview series is part of CEDR’s not-for-profit Foundation activity which undertakes cutting edge alternative dispute resolution research and innovation as well as addressing key issues facing wider society.

If you would like to get involved in this interview series, either to submit a question or be part of the live audience in future episodes, contact Frederick Way, Head of CEDR Foundation at fway@cedr.com.

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