About the Event

A polarized population means a polarized workforce, and navigating political and social discussions in the workplace has become increasingly complex. We launched our Civility Call series last month in collaboration with SHRM, attracting over 100 senior corporate executives to our call that focused on managing political conversations in the workplace. 

We invite US-based CCOs, or their direct reports to join us for our second call on Monday, June 17 at 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. ET, where we’ll discuss helping employees navigate business relationships with external stakeholders during this turbulent political campaign season. Led by Page member, Bob Feldman, founder of the Dialogue Project, and Bill Boulding, dean of Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, we’ll examine best practices and lessons learned in how employees can most effectively manage the consequences of engaging with customers, vendors and other business partners when the conversation migrates to sensitive social and/or political issues. We’ll also discuss strategies to minimize those conversations in the first place.

*We are limiting attendance so the dialogue is manageable. Registration is first come, first served, RSVP is required. If your plans change before the date and you are no longer able to make it, please contact Mia Skwiot (mskwiot@page.org) to cancel your registration. 


  • Moderator: Kelli Parsons, Page Chair and Global Chair, Advisory, Hill & Knowlton
  • Research: Dr. Alex Alonso, Chief Data and Insights Officer, SHRM
  • Expert: Kelly McGinnis, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Expert: Linda Rutherford, Senior Vice President, Chief Administration Officer, Southwest Airlines