By: Karris Golden
An unbiased workplace is open, honest and fully inclusive. Employees feel supported, nurtured and appreciated for who they are and what they do. Everyone is accountable—and empowered. Organizational communication sets the tone, through verbal and nonverbal cues. A communication plan that consciously acknowledges and celebrates various types of differences can foster trust and drive collaboration. This session will give you the tools to evaluate your organization and draft a plan to enable your staff to share the best of their gifts, talents and themselves.
Objectives of this presentation include:
- Share best practices for open, unbiased communication
- Dispel myths about unbiased communication, diversity and inclusion
- Share tools, goals and tips for creating communication plans
About the Speaker:
Karris Golden is a communicator and puzzle-solver. She serves as vice president of eCommerce Operations at Lincoln Savings Bank in Waterloo. She also is a professional writer for books, websites, newspapers and magazines. Her column, “On Faith,” appears weekly in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. Karris regularly presents on leadership, unconscious bias and diversity and inclusion. She earned a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wartburg College and the University of Northern Iowa, respectively.