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Inclusive Excellence Workshops Explore Hidden Biases, Diverse Networks

Learn more about hidden biases and how to build a more diverse network at two Inclusive Excellence workshops offered this week. '35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say' takes place from 10-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 12, in 160 Teachers/Dyers Complex. 'Building a Diverse Network' is offered from 1:30-3 p.m., Thursday, April 13, in 407 Teachers/Dyers Complex.

Date: 4/10/2017 12:00:00 AM
By: Dy'an Marinos
Phone: (513) 556-1605

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35 Dumb Things Well - Intended People Say
April 12 , 10 - 11:30 a.m., 160 Teacher’s/Dyer Complex

PRESENTER : Kendall Wright We often engage in conversations without explicitly addressing our hidden biases. Based on the book by Maura Cullen, this workshop will discuss the 35 most common remarks well - intended people make and their potentially harmful impact. The objective is to enhance participant s’ understanding of intent versus impact and to provide tips and strategies for more effective communication.

Kendall Wright is a native of Columbus, Ohio and will be graduating from the University of Cincinnati this spring with a Bachelors of Health Promotion and Education. During her tenure at the UC, Kendall has had the opportunity to serve the university in a variety of capacities as a BASE mentor through the AACRC, President of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, as well as Membership Chairman of the Omicron Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Her additional leadership experiences include serving as a Student Orientation Leader, on the University Funding Board, Dean of Students Advisory Council, Sigma Phi Women’s Honorary, and her favorite, Student Associate for the Office of Equity and Inclusion. Kendall aspires to become a senior level administrator at a four-year institution. She has always been driven to excel academically and challenged to perform to the best of her ability as it is her deeply held conviction that education is essential.


Building a Diverse Network
April 13, 1:30-3:00 p.m., 407 Teachers/Dyer Complex

PRESENTER: Donna Chrobot-Mason

In today’s complex, global, and interconnected workplace, achieving organizational goals requires collaboration across boundaries.  Despite this clear need for collaboration and information sharing, most people are unaware of how homogeneous and thus ineffective their networks are.  In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to assess the diversity, depth, and openness of their current network and then identify strategies to improve and enhance their network.   

Donna Chrobot-Mason, PhD, is as an associate professor and director of the Center for Organizational Leadership at UC. Her focus is on leadership across differences and strategies for creating organizational practices, policies, and a climate that support diversity and foster intergroup collaboration. Donna holds a PhD and master’s degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Georgia and is an adjunct research scholar and trainer at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). Donna teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Human Resources, Diversity, and Organizational Leadership. She is also director of the women’s leadership development program at the university, called UC Women Lead. Donna has published articles in such industry-renowned journals as the Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Group and Organization Management, and International Journal of Conflict Management.