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RESCHEDULED: Leveraging the Power of Diverse Teams

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Name: RESCHEDULED: Leveraging the Power of Diverse Teams
Date: April 2, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
Leveraging the Power of Diverse Teams

Led by Margo Hittleman, PhD, Co-founder and Coordinator, Natural Leaders Initiative

Often, people put together diverse teams, but then work in ways that fail to reap the benefits of that diversity. This highly interactive workshop offers both 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 to across a wide range of contexts.

In this highly interactive workshop, you will:
  • Explore the power of diversity for creativity and innovation
  • Gain tools to promote an inclusive group process that invites the sharing of diverse and divergent perspectives, experiences and ideas
  • Cultivate the art of “asking” vs. “telling”
  • Learn to invite innovation-generating, constructive “task or content conflict” while reducing the innovation-destroying 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 hot to bring out the best from others."

About Margo Hittleman:
Margo Hittleman, PhD is co-founder and coordinator of the Natural Leaders Initiative and a resource educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County. Her greatest passion is helping people and organizations strengthen their capacities to collectively build strong, inclusive, resilient and sustainable organizations and communities. Over the past 35 years, she has designed and led numerous educational and professional development workshops and curricula on leadership; staff and organizational development; diversity and inclusion; social and organizational change; participatory action research; and evaluation. Margo has also taught at Cornell University and was the recipient of three teaching awards there. She is a former Cornell Civil Leaders Fellow and is a Senior Fellow with the Dorothy Cotton Institute. Margo has written several professional development books and publications, including Winning Decisions: Getting It Right the First Time (Doubleday, 2002), and Counting Caring: Attending to the Human in an Age of Public Management (Cornell Cooperative Extension, 2007). She lives in Lansing, NY.

About the Small Biz Think Big Series:
The Tompkins Trust Company Small Biz, Think Big Series is designed to give Chamber members access to tools and resources that will help them grow and strengthen their businesses. This series consists of annual seminars on topics that are directly related to small business and business leaders. 
Event Media:
Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce
Large Conference Room | 2nd Floor
904 East Shore Drive | Ithaca, NY 14850
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, April 2 | 9:00 am - Noon 
Contact Information:
Jennifer Tavares, President & CEO
$60 for all Chamber Members
$75 for all Non-members
Light Refreshments provided. Coffee and tea service offered.
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