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Residence Services Hosts Presentation on Difficult and Respectful Workplace Conversations

Posted Mar. 3, 2014
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Jasmine Clay, assistant director for
Chadbourne Residential College, and
Joel Spiess (not pictured), academic
advisor, both from the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss how to
engage in difficult workplace conversations
in a Google+ PowerPoint presentation on
March 13

The Department of Residence Services invites you to attend a Google+ PowerPoint presentation titled “We Need to Talk: Engaging in Difficult and Respectful Conversations in the Workplace” that will be streamed live on YouTube (Watch live on Charles Holmes-Hope’s YouTube Channel). The presentation will feature presenters Jasmine Clay, assistant director for Chadbourne Residential College at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Joel Spiess, academic advisor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The presentation is scheduled for Thursday, March 13, from 10-11:30 a.m. at Studio A in the Twin Towers. Please arrive 10 minutes beforehand.

Ever felt that a coworker or supervisor was missing key information when making an important decision? Did you believe they overlooked the impact of a decision on certain people or neglected to seek input from those who will be impacted? Were there “big picture” pieces missing from your interpretation of what happened? Explore strategies to use when approaching your coworkers to express concerns and provide meaningful and appropriate feedback. Make the choice to take a stand while respecting your colleagues and continuing supportive relationships.

Clay earned a M.S. in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Indiana State University, and she is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership with a focus on Higher Education from Edgewood College in Madison, Wis. Her research interests focus on the intersections of race and gender in the workplace and the impact of first-year and social justice seminar experiences on college students.  Follow Clay on Twitter at @jasminepclay.

Spiess earned his M.S. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and he is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration at Northeastern University. His research interests include the organization of undergraduate advising services and the role of identity in the development of leaders. Follow Speiss on Twitter at @JoelPSpiess.