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Tuesday, August 6 • 09:00 - 10:15
Diversity without Disclosure: Norms to Broaden Inclusion and Intersectionality (Cheryl Hammond) popular

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Organizational diversity isn’t just about the attributes we can see. Every team is a near-infinite spectrum of its members’ needs, some of which we know about and a lot more we probably don’t (and might never). How do we create a safe, accommodating space for things we aren’t even aware of?
It’s possible. For our teams to reflect the diversity of our worlds, HR policies are necessary but not sufficient. Our teams can and should take concrete steps, large and small, to make ourselves more welcoming. You’re probably doing some of them already, so let’s talk about what works and how we can scale it out.
From stairs, ramps, and elevators to menu planning to planking and wall sits during meetings, we’ll discuss how to rethink our norms, retire our assumptions, ask the right questions without prying, and create space for our teammates to self-accommodate. You might never know the difference you’ve made, but your teams will be healthier and wiser for it.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Become constructively curious about the breadth of diversities that affect teams
  • Learn several specific techniques for creating a more accommodating team environment


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Cheryl Hammond

Delivery Lead, Agile Practice Leadership Enablement, Pivotal
Cheryl Hammond, a.k.a. bsktcase, has a couple decades' experience as a software developer in the private and public sectors. She led her team's successful adoption of Scrum-ban for a mission-critical regulatory compliance project under multi-agency state and federal government oversight... Read More →

Tuesday August 6, 2019 09:00 - 10:15 EDT
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