Being an Ally to Create an Inclusive Workplace

San Diego
Thu, Jun 17, 4:00 PM (PDT)

About this event

Last month we brought in a panel of amazing guests to discuss the evolution of people and culture. Since we received rave reviews from attendees, we decided to bring one of them back for our next event. 

At our June 17th event, Catherine Mattice will be joining us to discuss building a positive workplace culture through allyship. 

Everyone in your organization is responsible for exemplifying and reinforcing positive, civil behavior. This means entry level employees, all the way up to C-Suite Executives, play a role in creating an inclusive work environment and culture. In order to do so, they must become aware of their own personal communication style and how it affects those around them, as well as have actionable tools for addressing non-inclusive behavior when they witness it.

At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the various roles that allies play (e.g. advocate vs. sponsor), and reflect on the roles they play at work
  • Recognize power dynamics that emerge as they communicate with each other and consider how they may be pushing their communication style on others
  • Combat microaggressions using tried and true intervention methods including asking questions, relying on basic human values, and organizational core values etc.
  • Facilitate and participate in inclusive meetings by creating a code of conduct, starting every meeting with it, and ensuring all measures are taken to ensure inclusivity (accommodating disabilities, diverse speakers, etc.)

We will also have some time to network at the beginning of the presentation. Plus, there will be tons of interaction throughout so you'll get to meet your fellow #CultureActivists. 

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  • Catherine Mattice

    Catherine Mattice

    Civility Partners


    The founder of Civility Partners, Catherine Mattice Zundel, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is a Strategic HR Consultant who assists organizations in building positive cultures through HR practices. Catherine is a widely recognized thought-leader, and she is passionate about employers’ responsibility to create the opportunity and environment for employees to thrive - it shows in her sheer number of confere...

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  • Organizers

  • Emily Goodson

    Emily Goodson


    Chapter Lead

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  • Gary Ware

    Gary Ware

    Breakthrough Play

    Chapter Lead

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  • Rebecca Del Secco

    Rebecca Del Secco

    Civility Partners

    Chapter Marketing

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  • Cathy Smith

    Cathy Smith

    Korn Ferry

    Chapter Lead

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