Virtual Workshop: Leading Inclusively in Times of Crises - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Virtual Workshop: Leading Inclusively in Times of Crises

April 30, 2020, 10 to 11:30 a.m. CT

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Digital Workshop on ZOOM

Hosted by: Elevated Chicago, Metropolitan Planning Council

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Join us on Thursday, April 30, with Deb Baldwin, the founder of Human Resources - Diversity Advisors as she shed


You’ve seen it: leaders in the Chicago region are using violence-based metaphors to describe efforts to eradicate COVID-19: war, battle, fight and front-line.  Leading and thinking inclusively calls for a different language and approach, particularly among planners, developers, urban designers, community organizers and others working to strengthen Chicago’s built and social infrastructure.
Inclusive leadership plays a critical role during crises. History has shown us that with it, we can face challenges to our workplaces and region, such as COVID-19 and its aftermath.  Learn how on Thursday, April 30, when workshop leader Deb Baldwin sheds light on building inclusive leadership at this unprecedented time.
Deb is the founder of Human Resources – Diversity Advisors (HRDA). She has spent over 20 years shaping diversity, equity and inclusion strategic plans, facilitating programs and implement initiatives across a range of industries. The Metropolitan Planning Council and Elevated Chicago are pleased to offer this workshop to leaders and professionals working in Chicago’s built environment, and anyone interested in learning from Deb’s expertise.

This event is from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Thank you to Elevate Chicago for partnering on this event.


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