Cultivating Civility in a Polarized World

Training Type: 
Live Class
Date and Time: 
May 16 2020 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm  CDT

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

900 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130
United States
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Member Price: 
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Organizational Program Manager
City of Boca Raton, FL
Who Will Benefit: 

Employees and managers interested in learning how they can improve their relationships with co-workers and foster a more civil work environment. 

Program Description: 

Increasing political polarization is a defining feature of society in today’s world, and the 2020 election threatens to divide our communities even more. As professional finance officers, how do we navigate unavoidable political situations to maintain objectivity, independence, and trust? As managers, how do we maintain safe, inclusive, civil, and productive work environments? As individuals and team members, how do we work with others who have completely opposite views and beliefs? While it may be possible, it probably is not practical to ban any type of political conversation in the office. In this session, speakers will present a variety of potential scenarios and case studies for discussion and provide practical solutions for addressing these complicated, difficult, and increasingly common situations that any finance officer may find themselves in.

Seminar Objectives: 
  • Learn how you can effectively agree to disagree while maintaining a positive working relationship
  • Discuss scenarios and case studies to help you develop strategies to cultivate a culture of mutual respect and civility in your organization
  • Learn how to moderate disagreements and facilitate productive conversations among staff
  • Learn how employees with opposing political (and/or other) views can peacefully coexist in the workplace
  • Identify practical solutions to help you create a more positive, less stressful work environment