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Hamden Economic Development Commission Speaker Series: Session 4, April 8th, 2014 Mediation in the Workplace

3.24.2014

“Empathy in the Workplace: Creating Spaces Where People Want to Work” 

The Hamden Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce Session 4 of our 2014 Speaker Series. scheduled for Tuesday, April 8th at 5:30 p.m.in the Conference Room on the third floor of Government Center. 

 Session Overview:

 In 2013, a Gallup report on the State of the Global Workplace found that 70% of US workers are "not engaged,” or “actively disengaged," meaning they lack motivation and are less likely to invest discretionary effort in organizational goals or outcomes. This information begs the question, what would make employees fell connected and valued in the workplace?  A growing body of research says an answer may be workplaces with a culture of empathy.

Community Mediation’s Associate Executive Director, Joe Brummer will be presenting on "Empathy in the Workplace."  The talk will focus on what empathy is and how businesses and organizations can thrive with the use of widespread empathy.  Pulling from the latest research on workplace engagement, employee motivation, and conflict resolution, this talk will leave participants with some real take-home strategies to managing conflict in the workplace by creating a workplace culture based in empathy.  Mr. Brummer will also talk about CM's current work with the New England Chapter of the Project Management Institute, Yale University’s IT Department, and the Women’s Consortium to bring empathy into the workplace. It is anticipated that there will be considerable interest in this presentation. The room has limited capacity so please RSVP to Dale Kroop at 203-287-7033 or dkroop@hamden.com.

 Coming Sessions Include:

 May 13th:   Preparing for Bank Financing: Hamden Banking Partners

 Upcoming Sessions: Fall 2014: TBA

 If you have any topics you would like to see covered in 2014, do not hesitate to contact us.

For additional information about the speaker series and the Hamden Economic Development Department and programs, contact Dale Kroop, Director at 203-287-7033 or dkroop@hamden.com or go to www.hamden-ct.com.


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