Diversity tensions erupted in the national discourse after the 2016 U.S. presidential election and companies and organizations were not immune to that discourse. Instead of pretending the elephant left the room, we acknowledged that many people expressed uncertainty about diversity and inclusion, and questioned its viability. We learned from the 2016 series that differences come with dilemmas. It’s not easy! The premise of the 2017 Series was that one of the best ways to manage and navigate the tensions of diversity and dilemmas of inclusion is to talk about them – to have the courage to have fierce, uncomfortable conversations about differences – to disrupt the status quo. If we want employees to behave in ways that are inclusive, civil, and respectful of each other’s humanity, we must encourage them to step out of their comfort zones. To do this, people need skills, tools, guides and practice to help them navigate the conversational terrain.