2018 CRS Annual Conference – Diversity & Conflict ~ Understanding the Dance
Date(s) - April 26, 2018 - April 27, 2018
The Travelodge Hotel
Diversity & Conflict – Understanding the Dance
Conflict between two individuals is often based in diversity – we simply see the world differently. “if someone does not think or behave as I do, the other person needs to change – not me.”
The more diverse our communities and workplaces become, the more opportunity exists for diversity-based conflict to flare. The more this conflict is ignored or minimized, the more opportunity for relations to sour and ferment. Diversity can be about race, gender, disability – even how we see the world, whether we feel our values have been compromised or ignored, how we see the work should be done, how we think our colleagues and leaders should behave.
If organizations do not understand these differences and how they relate to recruitment, retention and engagement, leaders often experience a revolving door of staff and declining productivity from the employees who do stay. All of which costs organizations money and efficiency – and individual serenity and success.
During this event, participants will explore:
- How we perceive diversity and why it is such a challenge for individuals and leaders
- Why common sense isn’t that common
- When political correctness goes too far and collides with privilege
- How we create our beliefs and shape our reality
- Core diversity areas affecting organizations today
- How Eastern and Western business mindsets create challenges in how we lead, delegate and communicate
About our Presenter
Jeanne Martinson has worked with a diverse client base – from mining companies in northern Saskatchewan to airports in the European Union. A Diversity Strategist and best-selling Canadian author of ten books, Jeanne holds a graduate degree in Leadership from Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC and a diploma in Organizational Behaviour from Heriot Watt University in the UK. Her most recent books are: “Leadership Lessons from Downton Abbey”, “Generation Y and the New Work Ethic” and “From Away – Immigration to Effective Workplace Integration”. To see more on Jeanne, visit www.martrain.org.
Bookings are closed for this event.