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Seeing the Invisible: Breaking down dominant norms in an organization (PEAK Minnesota)

Our mindset, our experiences, our backgrounds, and our training are often rooted in the dominant culture within organizations that tend to be very homogeneous. Regardless of what community or dimension of difference we emphasize, the staff, the leaders, and the culture of our organizations all shape how we do our external work. When our worldviews have been formed within the dominant culture, the dominant culture is what we tend to project through our work. We need to work to break down these dominant norms inside our organizations to be successful with long-term, sustainable engagement with communities that we have not served well, if at all, in the past.

Join us to hear and dialogue with Dr. Chris Taylor on how we can better navigate institutional challenges in a changing world.


Chris' headshot shows him wearing glasses and a gray suit, smiling at the camera.

Chris Taylor, Ed. D
Chief Inclusion Officer
State of Minnesota

Chris Taylor Ed. D is the chief inclusion officer for the office of Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. In this role, Taylor provides structure and strategic direction for enterprise-wide inclusion and equity efforts. This includes developing a statewide vision providing strategic direction, advice and consultation to State agency partners to advance integration of inclusion and equity principles into state agency culture. Taylor supports agency leaders in change management and organization development strategies to advance systemic change in state government operations Taylor is the chair of the One Minnesota Council on Inclusion and Equity, which seeks to advance equity and inclusion by eliminating disparities in the State of Minnesota and ensuring that all voices of people most impacted by disparities are incorporated into the process of government.


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