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How to Create a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

When
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Where
General Assembly Chicago
444 North Wabash Avenue Level B
Chicago

Learn how and why conflicts in the workplace happen, and the practical steps you can take to create a supportive environment for all employees.

Think that the ability to build healthy workplace relationships is just something you’re born with? Think again.

Effective communication and relationship building are skills you can learn and are critical in creating inclusive work environments. Communicating with empathy creates a safe space where all employees can have their voices heard.

Join General Assembly and DesignTech for a critical discussion on why conflicts and biases happen, how empathetic communication can help, and practical steps you can take to build a more diverse and inclusive workplace. Topics to include discover the zones of exclusion, uncover unconscious biases, and how to fix a dysfunctional work environment.

Speakers:
Lizzie Clark, Lead Tech Recruiter, Enova
Anne Mayers, Co-Organizer of DesignTech and Chicago Product Management Association
Jonny Vu, Regional Director, Chicago, General Assembly
More speakers to be announced soon!

Agenda:
5:30–6 p.m.: Check-in & Networking
6–6:45 p.m.: Panel Discussion
6:45–7:15 p.m.: Q&A
7:15–8 p.m.: Networking & Wrap!

DesignTech is an all-inclusive community that supports minority women who have a passion for design technology. The first of its kind in the Chicagoland area, “DTech” seeks to create a presence for black and Latina women in design and technical roles, champion cultural diversity and empower future generations to pursue digital design, technology, and STEM work.

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