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Become an Inclusive Leader! Leverage the power of your team!


Leveraging the Power of Diverse Teams

  • Thursday, March 14, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Often, people put together diverse teams, but then work in ways that fail to reap the benefits. This highly interactive workshop, led by NLI Coordinator Margo Hittleman, provides a framework and practical tools for leveraging the power of diverse teams, optimizing innovation, and strengthening organizational decision-making. It invites participants to become intentional and strategic about this work. It is designed both for those who lead diverse teams and those who want to build their capacity to do so in the future. The content is applicable both in organizational and community contexts.

Attendees will:

  • Understand the power of diversity as it relates to creativity and innovation
  • Gain tools to promote an inclusive group process that invites diverse and divergent perspectives, experiences and ideas
  • Cultivate the art of “asking” vs. “telling”
  • Learn to invite innovation-generating, constructive conflict while reducing the traps of relationship conflict, false harmony, polarization, and the pull toward conformity
  • Shift your focus from “good intentions” to “intended results”

"This workshop taught me that inclusion isn't about being nice; it's about being effective in a changing world."

"I've reconsidered 'leadership' - from focusing on experts and influential people, to people who know how to bring out the best from others."

Sponsored by the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce.  Register here or contact  Steph Bailey for more info. 


$60 for Tompkins Chamber members; $75 for non-members

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Margo Hittleman
Natural Leaders Initiative Coordinator
(607) 272-2292 ext.167


Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce
904 East Shore Drive
Ithaca, New York 14850