February Dinner-How to Listen and How to Be Heard: Inclusive Conversations at Work

February 18, 2020
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Crowne Plaza-King of Prussia
260 Mall Blvd
King of Prussia, PA 19406

How to Listen and How to Be Heard: Inclusive Conversations at Work

Approved for 1.25 SHRM PDC'S and HRCI Credits 

Networking starts at 5:30 PM

Our workforces are more diverse than ever. Teams are working across geography, generations, and cultures… From virtual spaces and varied mindsets. So how do we achieve authentic understanding in the workplace with so many different people in the mix? It begins with communicating across our differences and with candor.

But it’s one thing to talk about communicating more effectively, and another to implement strategies—especially during those frantic times in the office when you’re under a deadline, feel pressure, and are addressing issues with people who you don’t always see eye to eye with. According to a study conducted at the University of Kansas, it takes an average of 50 hours to turn an acquaintance into a friend, and 200 hours to make a close friend. Authentic communication and relationship building takes time! It’s essential to understand what communication means in the workplace and how to effectively use this time to effectively recruit, retain and engage employees.

Speaker: Alissa Carpenter is a multigenerational workplace expert and owner of Everything’s Not Ok and That’s OK, where she provides training, consulting, and speaking services to organizations all over the world. She has an MEd in Social and Comparative Analysis in Education from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. Her work helps to bridge communication gaps across generations, job functions, and geographies, and she has worked with organizations ranging from non-profits to multi-billion-dollar enterprises. She has delivered a TEDx talk on authentic workplace communication, and has been featured in media outlets including Forbes, NPR, ABC, FOX, and CBS. Her book, How to Listen and How to Be Heard: Inclusive Conversations at Work (Career Press), is set to release next year.



$35.00 GVFHRA Members
$45.00 after 12:00 am February 15

$60.00 Non-Member
$70.00 after 12:00 am February 15

$20.00 Students

$20.00 Student