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Cultivating Common Ground

May 22 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT


Cultivating Common Ground: A Transformative Process

This program is designed to enhance the team’s relationships, cultural competencies, and overall workplace environment through a transformative process of cultivating a common ground learning approach in the workplace. This program emphasizes building shared understanding, respect, and inclusivity among team members to foster a positive and productive work culture. It encourages open communication, active listening, and empathy to bridge differences and promote cooperation towards common goals.

7:30-8:30 am O’Keeffe Auditorium or Virtually on Zoom
12:00-1:00 pm Thier Auditorium or Virtually on Zoom
4:00-5:00 pm O’Keeffe Auditorium or Virtually on Zoom

Learning Objectives
At the end of this program, the team will be able to:

  • Develop effective communication strategies and conflict resolution skills to manage difficult situations with respect, empathy, and professionalism.
  • Learn strategies for fostering open communication and collaboration to ensure every team member feels valued, heard, and supported in the pursuit of shared objectives.
  • Analyze and reframe challenging behaviors to promote win-win solutions that benefit all parties involved.
  • Cultivate a culture of accountability and mutual respect to create a positive and trusting work environment where everyone has purpose-driven relationships and understanding.
  • Recognize and address the underlying dynamics within the group to cultivate heightened awareness, fostering optimal relationships and team cohesion.

Keynote Speaker:
Ritu Bhasin, LL.B, MBA, is an award-winning speaker, consultant, author, yoga/mindfulness practitioner and internationally recognized expert in DEI, leadership, belonging, anti-racism, and empowerpoint. Ms. Bhasin has collaborated with numerous top organizations and senior leadership teams globally. As a professional speaker, she has addressed audiences numbering in the hundreds of thousands worldwide.


May 22
7:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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O’Keeffe Auditorium
55 Fruit St., Blake 160
Boston, MA 02114 United States
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