WIN'ing Conversations - Working Better Together: Exploring Communication, Roles, & Responsibilities

Includes a Live Web Event on 04/16/2024 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

People are your organization’s most valuable asset. As the staff and the community become increasingly diverse, your success depends on the ability to understand and leverage the dynamics of difference. This session places culture within the context of an interwoven network of relationships and offers ways to improve our ability to comprehend and communicate with colleagues from varying backgrounds and experiences. The goal is to develop and enhance the tools to ensure that everyone in the workplace is heard, valued and respected. This interactive curriculum teaches participants to view each individual as a unique culture and provides practical tools for effective communication and relationship building. By communicating effectively across real and imagined boundaries your staff can reach their full potential, feel respected and your organizational goals can be successfully attained. Featuring Barbara Cheives, President and CEO of Converge & Associates Consulting, Inc.

Barbara Cheives

Barbara Cheives is the President and CEO of Converge & Associates Consulting, Inc. Barbara's consulting expertise includes law enforcement and public safety; not for profit organizations; media; education; and corporations. Barbara served as the first Executive Director of Toward a More Perfect Union in Palm Beach County, Florida, a non-profit initiative addressing the critical impact of race and ethnicity in a diverse community.

Barbara has planned and executed county wide community engagement and community dialogue projects with difficult to reach communities for the YWCA, Children's Home Society and Community Partners of Palm Beach County and statewide for the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services. Barbara has presented at state and national conferences for the National Council on Crime and Delinquency; HR Florida; Florida Network of Youth and Family Services; YWCA; and the National Leukemia Lymphoma Society. She has designed and delivered workshops around youth violence prevention; Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC), and the portrayal if minorities in the media. Additionally, Barbara is a certified Ethics Trainer providing training for the Palm Beach State College Center for Applied Ethics.

Barbara's community appointments include Past Chair of Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission. She served on the West Palm Beach Mayor's Transition Team where she chaired Neighborhood Improvement and Community Outreach. She was also appointed as a Commissioner to the statewide 2007 Blueprint Commission for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. She serves on the National Board of the Institute of Community Peace in Washington, D.C. She is Immediate Past President of National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. West Palm Beach Chapter and the Co-Chair of the Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church Social Justice Ministry. Barbara is an active alumna of Leadership Palm Beach County, from Class of 2002.

Among her personal and professional honors are The American Cancer Society Lifesaver Award; United Way of Palm Beach County Volunteer of the Year; March of Dimes Women of Distinction. She was a 2013 Leadership Palm Beach County Excellence Award Finalist. She was featured in the Summer 2013 issue of The Palm Beacher Magazine as one of the 25 Impact Players Defining Palm Beach County. Barbara is also a Fiber Artist who loves to share her excitement and life of cultural activism as well her love of artistic creativity.

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WIN'ing Conversations - Working Better Together: Exploring Communication, Roles, & Responsibilities
04/16/2024 at 12:00 PM (CDT)  |  60 minutes
04/16/2024 at 12:00 PM (CDT)  |  60 minutes