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    CLOSE the Gaps to Build Inclusive Workplaces (SMA)

    Date: July 17, 2024, 7:30am – 10:00am
    One Digital
    195 Scott Swamp Rd
    Farmington, CT 06032
    $25 SMA and HRACC members; $30 Guests
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    In a world where turnover is the bane of the HR manager's world, and an organization's health, it's important to focus on the behaviors and create climates where people want to stay!

    During this fast-paced, experiential workshop, you'll learn Bolder Company's CLOSE the gaps model and be invited to consider how the CLOSE behaviors are present (or not) in your organization and how you can take action to create workplace inclusion.

    CLOSE stands for:

    *Connecting and building relationships
    *Listening up
    *Owning your impacts
    *Speaking up
    *Engaging with Emotional Intelligence


    This program has been submitted to HRCI for Recertification Credits, and to SHRM for Professional Development Credit.


    llen Feldman-Ornato
    Founding Partner, the Bolder Company

    The Bolder Company works with manufacturing and AEI (architecture, engineering and construction) organizations, helping individuals and teams to make positive changes in their communication and behavior through fully experiential, improvisation-based learning.

    Ellen has extensive experience working in manufacturing, building essential supervisory and leadership skills with leadership teams and individuals.  She is bilingual (English/Spanish) and has facilitated conversations about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging since 1997.  Ellen is a certified facilitator of Unconscious Bias through the Cook Ross Institute and has worked extensively with the Anti-Defamation League.  She blends her knowledge of diversity-related content and Unconscious Bias with a passion for equity and justice, to create challenging content that focuses on behaviors that impact inclusion in workplaces.