Creating Culture: Addressing Forbidden Topics To Get Back To Work (WC1)

October 30, 2018 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N253

SEMA Education


In this session, we will explore multiple forbidden work place topics like racism, religion, political views, and how "real life" comes in between our responsibilities and our ability to fully “show up” to work. We also will brainstorm potential approaches and best practices to help everyone manage and respect painfully opposing views of coworkers that threaten to degrade the overall office culture while focusing on our organizational values. No “right” answers exist here, but the issue around explosive current events and diversity-related biases (positive and negative) that evoke passions on multiple levels is influencing how associations operate.  From Police Violence to Islamophobia to hate crimes to genocide - with care, respect, transparency, and authenticity - we can work together, learn from one another, and grow across our differences. Let’s move from tolerance and frustration to being heard and valued. Let's talk about it.

Speaker: Jessica Pettitt, Good Enough Now

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