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A Social Belonging Exercise Improves Performance and Health: A Case Study
Diversity is becoming a very important zeitgeist in industry today. In fact, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 88% of employers have diversity recruiting efforts on college campuses and beyond.
Research by Walten and Cohen (2011) outlines an experiment in which a 1-hour intervention impacted students from socially marginalized groups throughout their college career. These students had higher G.P.A.'s, higher self-reported health, and less doctor visits three years later!
Could this type of intervention increase the sense of belonging and develop more engaged and productive team members in your organization? Let's read, reflect, discuss, and learn from each other. Our discussion will be inspired by an article from Science Magazine.
Breakfast Available On Site!
American Honda graciously provides coffee for the RoundTable sessions. The on-site Starbucks conveniently opens at 7AM for your breakfast needs!
The RoundTable is an exciting approach that stimulates incredible conversation and insight around the topics and trends impacting our discipline.
We will read the selected piece aloud together for about 15 minutes. Then for the next 45 minutes, we offer everyone in attendance equal time to share their thoughts and experiences on or around the topic. Come explore with us!
The GEMS RoundTable format is provided by Sue Gabriele, President and Owner, Gabriele Educational Materials and Systems.
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The word “trust” sparks something in each of us – principles, concepts, lessons and so much more. Trust defines our choices and our actions. Join us as we apply the Text Study RoundTable practice to the thought-provoking topic of “Trust in the Workplace.”
The session will be facilitated by Lynnette Ward and the South Bay Special Division Team.
Lynnette Ward is a Career Development Consultant, specializing in management and career development, who believes in the power to choose our work. She has a unique ability to motivate and influence others to take action and adapt to change as she trains and coaches people across all functions and industries to build lifelong career management strategies.
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