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The Art and Skill of Building Diverse Relationships

  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Building strong, ongoing relationships – with people from many different backgrounds – is a key step for building an inclusive organization. But it’s a step that stops many people in their tracks. This highly-interactive workshop -- led by Natural Leaders Initiative Coordinator Margo Hittleman -- creates a supportive environment for participants to explore the attitudes, skills, behaviors, and organizational norms that can help (or hinder) in building respectful relationships across “difference.”

In this workshop, you will:

  • Clarify personal and organizational purposes in seeking “diversity” and “inclusion.”
  • Assess how you and your organization currently build relationships, and learn why a relational focus offers a better path to success.
  • Explore attitudes, behaviors and norms that support building respectful relationships across “difference.”
  • Practice the relationally-focused skills of “ask and learn” as an antidote to the more common organizational orientation of “do and tell.”
  • Tap into your own intention and courage for reaching beyond limiting social divides.
  • Leave with clearly defined steps to move from “talk” to “action”.


$60/Chamber Members; $75/Non-Members

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Jennifer Tavares
Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce
607 273-7080


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

Last updated October 2, 2019