Professional Development

Diverse Team(s) Work! Respectfully Relating When Your Teammates Are Not Like You

Course Credit: 4 Contact Hours
Session Date(s): Monday, October 4 & Wednesday, October 6, 2021. 1:00- 3:00pm each day.
Location: This workshop will be held online via Zoom.
Course Fee: $120
Payment Methods: Major credit cards, corporate checks, and staff development funds welcome. Read more. »
Notes:

  • The first 20 people to register will receive a 50% ($60) scholarship courtesy of the Wenk Family Charitable Foundation.
  • Limited 100% scholarships are available to Levin College students courtesy of the College’s Women’s Fund. Please contact a.higl@csuohio.edu for more information.

PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING TO ENROLL FOR THIS WORKSHOP:

  1. To begin the registration process, complete the participant portfolio form. Please note that in addition to this form you will need to register and submit payment. Alexandra Higl-Timms will be in touch with additional instructions about how to complete registration using CSU's Learning Stream website.
  2. Wait to be contacted by Alexandra Higl-Timms (a.higl@csuohio.edu). She will let you know if you are eligible for the scholarships.
Workshop Overview

Inside a team that appreciates and leverages its diverse array of talented people - are typically high-value employees who choose, with intention, respect, social harmony, and interdependence. But while most work to support these environments, the same group of people can also be the ones who inadvertently undermine the team and themselves. They don't know what they don't know, and what they don't know can hurt the health of a team full of people who are both similar and dissimilar to them. Diverse Team(s)Work! answers: What do individuals need to know and do to be positive contributors to the health of their diverse work team? The risks of what individuals and teams can encounter when biases are left unchecked are also examined, while emphasizing the core behaviors that maintain healthy work relationships – an essential element of the team's achievement and their own.

Instructor Bio

Damaris Patterson PriceDamaris Patterson Price is the principal of Working River Leadership Consulting—a northeast Ohio training boutique that designs and delivers B2B and B2C coaching, consulting, and learning products to grow the Leadership, Career, and Managerial competencies of an organization's most powerful asset: its leaders.

As a Human Resources veteran, Damaris’ work is the product of nearly 30 years in the people-development business focused on the growth of leadership talent for next-level positions. Informed by her own experiences coaching and managing leaders, her solutions have been effectively applied by a broad and diverse spectrum of people within Corporate Retail firms, Chemical companies, Financial Services, Marketing & PR firms, Higher Education and Independent School administration, Insurance providers, Tech companies, Non-Profits, Specialty Food Manufacturers, Foundations, Professional Associations, Large Hospital Systems, and Law Firms.

Damaris is the author of Unlock Your Leadership:  Secrets & Straight Answers on Standing Out, Moving Up, and Getting Ahead as the Leader You Really Are, which Kirkus Reviews describes as a “road map” and “a practical, in-depth guide and the closest thing to having a personal career coach”.  It is an essential strategic playbook for early or mid-career professionals who want to attract and accelerate leadership opportunities at work. She holds a Master's degree in Organizational Psychology. While also serving as an adjunct professor at Cleveland State University, Damaris is a certified Organizational Development and Diversity practitioner, as well as a Board-Certified Executive Coach, with additional credentials from the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland and Forbes Coaches Council. Damaris and her children, a set of twins, live in northeast Ohio.

Course Fee & Payment Methods

Tuition for this workshop is $120.

  • The first 20 people to register for this workshop will receive a 50% ($60) scholarship courtesy of the Wenk Family Charitable Foundation.
  • Limited 100% scholarships are available to Levin College students courtesy of the College’s Women’s Fund. Please contact a.higl@csuohio.edu for more information.
  • Participants must attend both sessions.

Notes:

  • To register and pay for this workshop complete the Workshop Participant Portfolio form. Please note that in addition to this form you will need to register and submit payment. Alexandra Higl-Timms will be in touch with additional instructions about how to complete registration using CSU's Learning Stream website.
  • Major credit cards accepted.
  • If you prefer to receive an invoice and pay via corporate check contact Nina Antonik (n.antonik@csuohio.edu). 
  • If you are a CSU employee, you may be able to use faculty/staff development funds to pay for this workshop. Continuing Education Staff Development forms can be obtained from the CSU Human Resources Benefits Form page. Please send a copy of the completed form to Nina Antonik (UR 335, Levin College of Urban Affairs | n.antonik@csuohio.edu). After that please complete registration using CSU's Learning Stream site.
Refund Policy

Refund to original payment is made at 100% when a registrant cancels attendance at least two business-days prior to the start of the first class. Alternatively, the registrant can choose to transfer paid tuition to a later, equivalent course of their choosing within the same college or school at no additional cost when giving a two business-day cancellation notice. Requests must be submitted to Nina Antonik (n.antonik@csuohio.edu). Click here for more information about Cleveland State Univerisity's refund policy.

Cancellation Policy 

Cleveland State University reserves the right to cancel a workshop and refund the workshop fee in the event that there are an insufficient number of registrants. 

Questions

If you have general questions about this workshop please contact Alexandra Higl-Timms (a.higl@csuohio.edu). For questions about workshop registration and payment contact Nina Antonik (n.antonik@csuohio.edu).

Professional Development

The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs offers a wide range of custom designed courses, workshops, and seminars. See the Professional Development Course Listing for this semester's schedule.