A Human Workplace Seattle meets September 20th at Seattle U
Sep
20
10:30 AM10:30

A Human Workplace Seattle meets September 20th at Seattle U

September 20th is the last day of summer and a perfect time to gather outside on Seattle University’s beautiful grounds (rain or shine!) to experience the Science of Awe and its benefits.

Please join host and founder of A Human Workplace, Renee Smith, for an awe-inspiring experience. We’ll meet at the Reflection Pool outside of the Chapel of St. Ignatius, on the Seattle University Campus, 901 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122.

We humans experience awe when we encounter nature, art, vistas, large structures, and more. And fortunately, the Seattle U campus has many of these! Studies show that experiencing awe can promote altruism, well-being, calm, creativity, collaboration, and kindness. When we have a sense of something greater than ourselves, we are more cooperative, positive and helpful towards others.

At this meeting we will learn about the science of awe, reflect on times of awe, experience inspiration in our surroundings and ponder how intentionally practicing awe can support positive actions toward others as well as support personal well-being. Consider how these insights can be practically applied at work to create a more effective and human workplace.

Register today on EventBrite where there is information about accessibility, parking, and more. Hope to see you there!

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A Human Workplace Olympia meets September 27th
Sep
27
10:00 AM10:00

A Human Workplace Olympia meets September 27th

Results Washington is partnering with the Washington Immigrant Network (WIN) and the Latino Leadership Network (LLN), two Washington State Business Resource Groups, for a very important, sensitive, and timely conversation to understand the impacts of immigration on our colleagues and to learn how to support them.

This gathering will be co-hosted by LLN and WIN leaders Maria Seguenza, Marlene White, and Christine Stalie. 

The current climate in the US regarding immigration impacts many people in untold ways. But those who are impacted are likely to be suffering silently with fear and worry, perhaps in shame and uncertainty.

A Human Workplace works to foster compassionate, caring and thus more effective workplaces. In past gatherings, we've focused on practicing empathy, inclusion, and love in the workplace. This is an opportunity to put these in to practice by opening our hearts and minds to our colleagues, to convey belonging, care, respect, and support of their humanity and dignity.

Join us to hear the voices of those who face different kinds of impacts. Through sensitive sharing, we will hear and learn about the true experiences our colleagues are facing right now. We will hear from them what we can do to support them, and we will reflect on what we each can do.

Register today here to reserve your seat for this gathering. When you register, your email will be added to the bi-weekly email list for A Human Workplace. To learn more, go to www.results.wa.gov/human-centered-government

For the comfort of all participants and to accommodate those who have a disability related to scent, please refrain from using scents when coming to A Human Workplace Olympia. Thank you.

Location: Helen Sommers Building, Washington State Capitol, 106-11th Ave SW, Room# G015 A,B,C, Olympia, WA 98504.

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Lean Government Summit in Ottawa October 1 and 2
Oct
1
to Oct 2

Lean Government Summit in Ottawa October 1 and 2

Renee is honored to be speaking at the Lean Government Summit in Ottawa this year. This event brings together global public servants and thought leaders to share breakthroughs in delivering products and services through improved processes, innovation and energized people.

Featuring a range of speakers and subject matter designed to address the top issues of current and aspiring Lean government practitioners.

Detailed agenda can be found here.

Register here.

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Réunissant des fonctionnaires et des leaders d’opinions de partout dans le monde pour partager des percées en matière de prestation de produits et services grâce à des processus améliorés, l’innovation et des employés motivés.

Large éventail de conférenciers et de sujets abordant les enjeux auxquels font face les praticiens Lean actuels et émergents.

Programme détaillé à venir.

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A Human Workplace Olympia Meets at Lean Conference in October
Oct
8
to Oct 9

A Human Workplace Olympia Meets at Lean Conference in October

A Human Workplace is proud to be participating the Washington State Government Lean Transformation Conference again this year. The October gathering of A Human Workplace will take place at the conference on Day 1 and we will share a breakout session on Make Work More Human on Day 2.

Location: Washington State Government Lean Transformation Conference, Tacoma-Pierce County Convention Center, Tacoma, WA

Registration: Open to all attendees at the Lean Conference who can register here.

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Oct
10
5:30 PM17:30

Talk at Networking Event for the Olympia Chapter of the Association for Training and Development

Sharing the importance of making work more human as the foundation for continuous improvement with people in the fields of training, coaching, performance improvement, human resources, leadership development, and organizational development. This group meets monthly in Olympia to network, exchange ideas, resources, leads, and enjoy good company! They welcome anyone and everyone who may be interested -- from the seasoned veterans to those just getting into the field of training and development.

Location: The Mark – Tiki Room, 407 Columbia St SW, Olympia, WA 98501

Register here.

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Dec
2
to Dec 5

Lean in the Public Sector 2019 Conference Workshops and Keynote in Dublin

On the 3rd of December 2019 Ireland will welcome the Lean in Public Sector international community to Dublin to host their annual 4-day event and bring together national & international thought leaders from Government to discuss the adoption of Lean Principles.

The goal of the Lean in Public Sector International Conference is to better meet the public demand and dramatically improve the process of Government as well as encouraging the development of people through the introduction of Lean. To achieve this, the LIPS Community are developing new principles and methods of Lean efficiencies which will be shared, discussed and debated at this years Lean in Public Sector Conference taking place in Dublin, Ireland.

Lean in Public Sector (LIPS) organize an annual conference, held in various parts of the world, offering a unique opportunity for sharing, debating, and celebrating experiences on Lean in the public sector from all over the Globe.

This unique International Public Sector event will take place over 4 days in 2019 and will be held in Dublin, Ireland:

  • Day 1: Workshop Day (Croke Park Stadium)

  • Day 2: Conference Day (Croke Park Stadium)

  • Day 3: Conference Day (Croke Park Stadium)

  • Day 4: Gemba Walks (To be announced)

More information can be found here.

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Speaking at Tinycon September 12 and 13 in Seattle
Sep
12
to Sep 13

Speaking at Tinycon September 12 and 13 in Seattle

We are pleased to be part of Tinycon in Seattle and share the message of how to “Make Work More Human” with leaders from all over the world, especially guests from other governments visiting the PNW!

Meet your leadership tribe!

  • World-class speakers. Amazing networking. Lifelong learning.

  • Meet the foremost speakers in leadership and culture

  • Learn how to attract and retain top talent

  • Create lifelong contacts who will further your career

Learn more here.

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Hacking HR: Leading HR in the New World of Work
Sep
9
5:00 AM05:00

Hacking HR: Leading HR in the New World of Work

Don’t miss this free online global HR Conference to explore the new world of work and how HR can transform to meet its needs.

9 panels with provocative topics throughout the day!

Join me at 10 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time for “Building a People-Centric HR Function” along with Damon Deaner, Director of Employee Experience at IBM, Maryann Spatola, Founder of C3 Talent Strategist, and Kalina McDonald, Chief Experiential Innovation Officer at Living Brand Result Consulting.

Register here for your free pass!

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Aug
27
8:30 AM08:30

Make Work More Human Session at ICSEW Professional Development Conference

The Washington State Inter-agency Committee for State Employed Women will host their annual Professional Development Conference on August 27 at South Puget Sound Community College. Renee is please to offer the workshop “Does LOVE belong at work?” at the conference among many fantastic workshops and keynote talks! Join us!

More details can be found here and here.

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A Human Workplace Olympia gathers August 23rd
Aug
23
10:00 AM10:00

A Human Workplace Olympia gathers August 23rd

Experience the Science of Awe at A Human Workplace Olympia on August 23. Meet under the gigantic oak tree just outside the Helen Sommers Building, on the Washington State Capitol Campus, 106-11th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98504

It's summer and a perfect time to gather outside on Washington State's Capitol Campus grounds in Olympia (rain or shine!) to experience the science of awe and its benefits at A Human Workplace Olympia. This will be our second annual gathering focused on awe; last year it was the favorite experience of many! 

We humans experience awe when we encounter nature, art, vistas, large structures, and more. And fortunately, the state capitol has all these! Studies show that experiencing awe can promote altruism, well-being, calm, creativity, collaboration, and kindness. When we have a sense of something greater than ourselves, we are more cooperative, positive and helpful towards others.

At this meeting we will learn about the science of awe, reflect on times of awe, experience inspiration in our surroundings and ponder how intentionally practicing awe can support positive actions toward others as well as support personal well-being. Consider how these insights can be practically applied at work to create a more effective and human workplace. 

Space is unlimited this time! So feel free to bring your colleagues but please pre-register here so we create enough materials.

Accommodations:

We welcome all participants. If you need disability accommodation, please let us know your needs by August 9th by emailing renee.smith@gov.wa.gov or by calling 360-764-3166.

For the comfort of all participants and to accommodate those who have a disability related to scent, please refrain from using scents when coming to A Human Workplace Olympia. Thank you.

Parking:

Parking is available on the street around the building, next to the GA Building, and on the Diagonals on the Capitol Campus. The closest bus stop is directly across the street on 11th and Capitol Way.

All are welcome!

This meeting is an open, safe, and welcoming space for all. We want everyone to feel included in this conversation because we all have so much to learn from each other to makes us more loving humans. Thank you and we look forward to you joining us!

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A Human Workplace Seattle Meets August 16th
Aug
16
10:30 AM10:30

A Human Workplace Seattle Meets August 16th

Join A Human Workplace Seattle to continue the conversation and exploration of Inclusion!

In July, we started an exploration of inclusion and will be talking about it again and going deeper in August. This gathering will be hosted again by Christina Chang and Marcus Stubblefield.

What is inclusion? How does it relate to diversity and equity? How do we practice inclusion in our work lives, for the benefit of all? We’ll use Liberating Structures to interactively and lovingly explore more deeply our relationship with ourselves and how our own origin stories propel how we interact in the world.

Location will be at the Douglass-Truth Branch - The Seattle Public Library, 2300 East Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122

Register on Eventbrite to reserve your place and for more information.

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Jul
26
10:00 AM10:00

A Human Workplace Olympia Meets for July 26 Gathering

A Human Workplace Olympia meets July 26th from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Helen Sommers Building, 106 11th Ave SW, Room G015A,B,C, Olympia, WA 98504.

Our topic will be “Exploring Emotions in the Workplace.”

Emotions are part of our make up as human beings, yet it's become a norm to "leave our emotions at the door" when we come to work. But is that reasonable? And if we are going to welcome people bring their "whole selves to work" then what about the emotional aspects of our humanity? At A Human Workplace Olympia we will explore questions related to human emotions in the workplace. 

  • What are feelings and emotions? 

  • What beneficial role can these play at work? And what can be the down side of emotions? 

  • How can we manage these dynamics to both welcome whole people and achieve our best performance? 

  • What skills do leaders and team members need for emotions to be effective in the workplace? 

Register on EventBrite here to attend A Human Workplace Olympia. 

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Jul
19
10:30 AM10:30

A Human Workplace Seattle Meets for July 19th Gathering

A Human Workplace Seattle meets July 19th from 10:30 a.m .– 12:30 p.m. at the Seattle Municipal Tower, Room 1600 to explore the topic of inclusion.

Join this gathering to discuss and learn more about these questions: What is inclusion and how does it relate to diversity and equity? And how do we practice inclusion in our work lives for the benefit of all? Using Liberating Structures, we’ll interactively and lovingly explore more deeply our relationship with ourselves and how our own origin stories propel how we interact in the world.

Co-hosted by Marcus Stubblefield and Christina Change, this will be the first of two sessions to explore inclusion during July and August.

Please register on EventBrite here if you plan to attend.

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Jun
28
10:00 AM10:00

A Human Workplace Olympia Meets June 28

Join co-hosts Ellis Starrett and Anne Hansen to explore psychological safety, which is foundational to the success of any human workplace.

Based on the research and teachings of Harvard University’s Dr. Amy Edmondson, we will explore what psychological safety is, the impact on teams in the workplace, and behaviors that create and maintain psychological safety with others. This will be a thought provoking and highly interactive experience.

Register today to reserve your seat for this gathering. When you register, your email will be added to the mailing list for A Human Workplace.

We welcome all participants; please let us know if you need accommodations. Email Renee.Smith@gov.wa.gov with your specific needs. Thank you and we look forward to you joining us.

To learn more on Psychological Safety check out these links:

  • A short video with Amy Edmondson explaining concepts of psychological safety.

  • A 30 minute podcast on the subject

  • Academic publication of Amy’s research on psychological safety if you really want to dig into the research! ;)


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Jun
28
10:00 AM10:00

A Human Workplace Olympia

Join us for a Human Workplace Olympia to learn and explore psychological safety. We meet at the Helen Sommers Building, 106 11th Avenue SW, Room G015, Olympia, WA 98504. For more information and to register check out the details here. This gathering builds on the May gathering when we explored Psychological Safety, but is not a repeat nor do you have to have attended the last one to participate this time. Please join us!

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Jun
20
to Jun 21

A Human Workplace Seattle meets June 21st

GRATITUDE ALL YEAR LONG!

Gratitude is universal – words of thanks are present in every language and many cultures have rituals, symbols, practices, and celebrations to express their thanks, appreciation and gratitude.

At this gathering, we will explore expressions of gratitude and how gratitude allows us to be present in the world and acknowledge others’ presence in the world. Our exploration will include the personal and professional benefits of expressing gratitude. We’ll also try out a couple of practices that cultivate gratefulness and talk about how to make our workplaces more grateful.

Join us on Friday June 21, 2019 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, at 5009 Roosevelt Way N.E. , Seattle, WA 98105.

This meeting is an open, safe, and welcoming space for all. We want everyone to feel included in this conversation because we all have so much to learn from each other to makes us more loving humans.

Register today to reserve your seat for this gathering.

When you register, your email will be added to the mailing list for A Human Workplace Seattle. For more information check out www.MakeWorkMoreHuman.com

We welcome all participants; please email us to request accommodations and let us know your specific needs at humanworkplaceseattle@gmail.com

Thank you and we look forward to you joining us!

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May
17
10:00 AM10:00

A Human Workplace Seattle Holds First Gathering

Good news!! We are thrilled to announce that A Human Workplace Seattle hold its first gathering on May 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Seattle Municipal Tower.

Bad news: The gathering is already sold out! :(

But the good news is this tells us that interest and need for this community and gathering in Seattle is high. And we need to find a larger venue! We are working on that.

Meanwhile, if you’d like to be placed on a waiting list for May 17 or on the Seattle mailing list for future gatherings, please send an email to humanworkplaceseattle@gmail.com

What to expect at A Human Workplace Seattle

A Human Workplace community gathers to explore, learn, and encourage each other to better practice and advocate for a more loving, human workplace. We are a growing community of like-minded people in Seattle-King County who want to learn, share, and be challenged to to be more human-centered in our work. The focus of A Human Workplace is to shift from fear-based to love-based leadership and teams where real value is delivered and improvement happens continually out of care for people.

Plans for the First Gathering

At the May 17 first gathering, participants will be introduced to A Human Workplace and explore the two primary human emotions - love and fear. Love at work is experienced as acceptance, respect and a sense of belonging. Fear at work is experienced as indifference, rejection, uncertainty and worry. How do we scare people at work? How do we create workplaces that embrace loving, human-centered leadership and teams? Renee Smith, founder of A Human Workplace, will share the origin story of this movement.

Regular host is and lead organizer is Jeannie Macnab and co-hosts are Christina Chang, Marcus Stubblefield and Judy Wells.

The Way We Gather

This community is an open, safe, and welcoming space for all. The goal is for everyone to feel included in this conversation because we all have so much to learn from each other to make us more loving humans. A Human Workplace gathering is characterized by relationships, reflection, dialogue, and active exploration. Don’t expect to be talked at but expect to talk with each other to discover and affirm what’s most important about being human together at work and beyond.

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