Workplace Cultural Engagement: Embracing the Power of Language and Human Connection: Part 1

Mar 13, 2024

12-2 p.m.

K&L Gates. 210 6th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Workplace Cultural Engagement: Embracing the Power of Language and Human Connection
A two-part session in the PLDIC Community Building Committee’s Brave Space/Self-Care series
March 13 and April 18 from 12-2 p.m. at K&L Gates

Have you ever found yourself in a difficult or uncomfortable conversation at work? How do you discuss topics when you and a coworker disagree? How do colleagues manage to work together successfully when they have different beliefs?

The established impact of workplace environments on well-being, supported by research around Social Determinants of Health (SDO) underscores the imperative for healthy and safe spaces. This two-part session addresses barriers lawyers and legal professionals face related to navigating complex workplace situations. It emphasizes the importance of belonging and introduces a framework to foster empathy, compassion, and cultural engagement. Additionally, it also highlights the transformative power of language and human connection in fostering understanding, unity, and the ability to collaborate across differences.

Promoting reflective practices and cultural humility, this innovative training program is meticulously crafted to empower participants with actionable insights for cultivating a healthier and caring workplace. Led by Dr. Abdesalam Soudi, Sociolinguist, and Lead Developer of The Cultural Engagement Playbook®, alongside Dr. Adriana Modesto Gomes Da Silva, Professor and Assistant Dean of Diversity, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, attendees will leave with the knowledge and tools needed to positively impact their workplace environment.

Participants should register to attend both dates as they will build upon each other. Lunch will be served at each meeting.

Please register by March 8.

Register for March 13 session

Register for April 18 session