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BLOG DEBUT: ANDREW DIAMOND ON THE DLE’S UNPARALLELED DIVERSITYOctober 14, 2020
Treat yourself to the DLE’s expansive curriculum in upcoming October programs. Grow what and who you know by attending our unique, virtual offerings, which are available to DLE members at no charge through the sustained sponsorship of Dulye & Co.
Read below for details and registration links to receive log-in details.
10/16 CULTURE CHAT: TAKING ON TOXIC CULTURE
A provocative discussion is guaranteed at this week’s Culture Chat which explores Taking on Toxic Culture.
Whether in an academic, sports, business or civic organization, toxic culture can paralyze people by causing stress, adversity, and drama. However, it also can inspire courage to face, rather than flee, a daunting situation.
Gain constructive methods for defusing the destructive dynamics of a toxic organizational environment at the Oct. 16 Culture Chat, which begins at 12:00 PM ET. Register here to receive log-in details.
This advance read from Harvard Business Review is recommended for attendees. Please come prepared to share a personal experience of how you addressed a toxic culture.
This program is ideal for current or aspiring leaders, as well as individual contributors, who want to broaden awareness and gain constructive methods for defusing the destructive dynamics of a toxic organizational environment.
Distinctive of Culture Chat, this 60-minute, moderated format engages multiple perspectives from DLE community members representing diverse jobs, industries and organizations.
Discussion leaders for the session are Krystle Blake, IT Manager, General Dynamics, Pittsfield, MA; Kaled Rocha, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Boston, MA; and Aleah Marrow, Professional Tennis Player, Raleigh, NC. The program moderator is Marcus Coleman, Registered Client Service Representative, Raymond James, Pittsfield, MA.
10/23 BREAKFAST CLUB: THE BENEFITS OF TELLING A GREAT STORY
Whether verbal or written, how can you communicate a story that not only gets others’ attention but keeps it?
DLE Member and Author Dayna Altman, a popular speaker who just published her second book, tackles the coveted skill of storytelling at the Oct. 23 Breakfast Club. Dayna will share tips for crafting and conveying a compelling story; whether pitching an idea in the workplace or writing a blog for social media.
Gain actionable techniques to help you:
- • capture and express your unique voice
- • use details to illustrate key points
- • engage receivers’ attention.
Celebrated for its friendly, supportive format, the Breakfast Club runs from 7:00-8:00 AM ET. Advance registration is required by clicking here.
Dayna, who recently published Mix. Melt. Mend. Owning My Story & Finding My Freedom, is a bold and authentic mental health entrepreneur, author and public health professional. Based in Boston, she has held several roles in the human services field working with young individuals in mental health settings and women who have experienced domestic or sexual violence. She has also created several of her own advocacy organizations specializing in mental health advocacy.
Her entrepreneurial adventures have helped her become a professional speaker, a documentary filmmaker, and an author of two books, while using food to create a palatable and accessible way for all to approach mental health.
10/28 OWNERSHIP WORKSHOP: IMPACT OF GOING REMOTE ON INNER BIAS
The dynamics of the virtual workplace on implicit bias will be explored by Dr. Andrea Lein, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist with more than 20 years of experience, at the Oct. 28 Ownership Workshop starting at 5:15 PM ET.
Register now to join an eye-opening exploration of the Virtual Slant: Has Going Remote Affected Your Inner Bias? The conversation will cover:
- • What implicit bias is and how it impacts decision-making in the workplace
- • How the virtual work environment may be affecting your implicit bias
- • How to assess how biased you really are
- • How to adjust your behavior accordingly
For a preview, click here and hear from Andrea.
The former Head of School at the John Dewey Academy in the Berkshires, Andrea brings tremendous expertise to this interactive learning experience. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical and School Psychology and a M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from the University of Virginia.
She has worked as a clinician, researcher and educator, writing on an array of topics including parenting, creativity, giftedness, resilience, leadership, authenticity, mental health and well-being. A resident of the Berkshires, she has also served on the faculty of the DLE Gen Now Retreat.
Registration is limited to 40 participants to ensure interactivity. The program runs 60 minutes.