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Brave Lil' Convos is a monthly series that equips people with vocabulary, skills, and tools to lead and participate in brave conversations about racial injustice, equity, and tolerance in the workplace. 
Monthly topics vary based on timely issues and suggestions from participants.


(New participant? Use code: NEWCONNECTION)

October 18, 2023 at 12:00 PM CST

Conducting Annual Reviews with Confidence

A special session for people managers - join the Colorful Connections team for this interactive session on leading a productive, fair and confident annual review for direct reports. Guest speaker Paula Raubuehler of Leading UP, will discuss common challenges and mistakes that leaders make when conducting a review, and suggestions on what to do differently. 


Topics we will cover:


  • Common Challenges and Mistakes That Leaders Make When Conducting an Annual Review

  • Tangible Tips and Guidance to Facilitate a Productive Annual Review for Your Team

  • Suggestions on How to Use the Annual Review Process to Create Goals Tracking Success Year-Round

  • And more...

Have a topic you'd like us to cover? Email



Register for the Brave Lil' Convo topic you're interested in. We recommend signing up for a topic that is just outside your comfort zone! 


You'll receive an initial email and a few email reminders with a zoom link to join the conversation live. Brave Lil' Convos are scheduled over the central time lunch hour (12pm CT). 


You'll join a live, virtual session where members of the Colorful Connections team and/or special guests will lead you through the month's respective topic. We encourage you to come with questions. We want our participants to feel confident to share thoughts and questions throughout the disucssion! 


After the discussion you'll receive an email with leave behinds, recommendations for further reading/research and a short survey to let us know what you thought!


By attending a Brave Lil' Convo, you'll walk away with tangible tools that will better equip you for complex conversations and help you build a more inclusive workplace.


One of the things we like to brag about here at Colorful Connections is our talented and diverse network!

Here are some of our past guests who are leaders and experts in their field and community. 

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Founder + Principal of Athena Communication
Session Led: Getting Black History Month Right | January 26, 2022

With a background in government, education, and public relations, Tammy Belton-Davis launched Athena Communications over a decade ago. Athena delivers strategic branding, communications, and inclusion practices to its corporate and government affairs partners engaged in transformational and systems change work. Tammy is an award-winning public relations and diversity professional having been inducted into Alverno College’s Vanguard Society, the highest honor bestowed upon an alumnus for their professional achievement and community service in 2017. In 2021, she was a part of the inaugural class of Most Notable Alumni, a recognition for distinguished alumni recognized by the Biz Times. She has past recognitions as 2017 Center of Change for commitment to work as a change agent in Milwaukee and her firm was recognized with a Diversity in Business Award by the Milwaukee Business Journal.

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