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Register Now for the April Gathering of A Human Workplace

Creating Cultures of Resilience: How and Why to Build Inclusive, Collective Spaces

Register today for April's gathering of A Human Workplace Olympia co-hosted by Justin Chan, DSHS DDA, EDI Administrator, who will guide us through an extended session to explore how and why we create resilient spaces. Join us April 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Helen Sommers Building in Olympia.

Building on our work together in March, he will help us consider:

  • Why do we talk about inclusion, exclusion and microaggressions?

  • What systems and assumptions are in place to create microaggressions?

  • How do we shift power dynamics so that we create a loving environment that lifts all voices?

Last session we needed more time. And we acknowledge that the dominant system does not usually allow enough time for marginalized communities to have voice nor for others to adequately understand different experiences. This gathering is an effort at creating more time and space.

Register today for the April gathering of A Human Workplace Olympia!

Justin Chan is the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Administrator and Tribal Liaison. As a first generation Taiwanese American and a dedicated community leader, Justin sits on the Board of Directors for the Asian Pacific Islander Americans for Civic Empowerment c4 (APACE) and worked for the Department of Early Learning as the Interim Equity and Professional Development Administrator focused on racial equity and ECEAP, our state funded preschool program for three and four year-old children with low income.

He has worked along side leaders and communities, leading numerous racial equity action planning and “normalizing the conversation” training with staff and leadership. He has helped provide staff with the tools and knowledge so they can feel capable of planning, implementing, and tracking equity programs while engaging with diverse communities every step of the way.

This Community

Please remember that 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 make us more loving humans. Let's take another step together in our journey to eliminate fear and help each other be the best coworkers we can be!

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 contact us to request accommodations. Email Renee.Smith@gov.wa.gov with your specific needs. Thank you and we look forward to you joining us.

Join us at a Workshop in Tacoma, Seattle, or San Diego!

If you are in Tacoma, Seattle or San Diego in the next two weeks, join us for one of these events each focused on bringing more humanity to the workplace.

October 29 - November 1 - AME (Association for Manufacturing Excellence,) San Diego 2018 International Conference, with numerous inspiring and educational sessions. Our session Thursday November 1 is: "Make Work More Human: The People Side of Quality Improvement." The secret to any Lean management system is less fear and more… love! Hope to see you there.

November 6 and 7, 2018 - Hope to see you at the 7th annual Washington State Government Lean Transformation Conference sponsored by the Governor and put on by Results Washington. The theme is "Improving the Washingtonian’s experience…
one human at a time". The two day conference features dozens of interactive sessions attended by more than 2,000 public servants learning principles and methods to improve value delivered for all Washingtonians. So many terrific sessions to attend! We will be offering two, "A Human Workplace: What’s at the Center of Your Work?” and “A Human Workplace: Does Love Belong at Work?" Hope to see you there!

November 7, 2018 -The first meeting in Seattle of the HumansFirst.Club will take place on the Microsoft Campus in Redmond from 4-7 p.m. This interactive experience will include a panel of leaders sharing about putting humans first at work. Then engage in dialogue with participants about how to ignite and accelerate a shift in organizational cultures to value humans first.