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Ouch/Oops: Addressing & Acknowledging Microaggressions Through the Lens of Belonging.
Wednesday Feb 21, 2024 10:00 AM
Wednesday, Feb 21, 2024 12:30 PM

Whether you want to communicate more effectively across differences, align behaviors with beliefs, or help others address belonging, this session can equip you—from the front desk to the corner office—to learn how to design environments that foster a sense of belonging.

We encourage you to bring a colleague with you. This session will help you move from cautious to courageous when you have to lead a conversation through the lens of building a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive culture.

Prior participants have given this session high marks for providing a psychologically safe environment that increased their ability to leverage the power of differences in the workplace. We can help you lead more effectively with new skill sets based on the action steps shared in this session. You will go beyond raising your awareness to taking meaningful action to create more inclusive work and volunteer environments.

Lunch will be provided, and Junior League of Annapolis members will receive 50 membership points.

Workshop: 10 am to 11:30am

Reflection/Connection Luncheon: 11:30am to 12: 30pm

Cost: FREE

Speaker: Karen Bond, Leadership Consultant

Karen Bond is a recognized leader in organizational development, training, and change management, with over 20 years of experience in management consulting and leadership across the non-profit sector. She brings to her consulting practice added executive coaching capacity and a depth of experience in helping organizations link strategy, structure, leadership, and talent to fulfill their mission objectives. Karen’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) experience and her training background also support clients on their own DEI journeys.

Karen spent 13 years at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, leading a national and international team. She was known as a trusted leader, advisor, and coach adept at guiding leaders and teams through authentic change. Her contributions to Hopkins include introducing a paperless enrollment process, a networked organizational model to drive continuous collaboration, improvement, and empowerment in partnership with communities, and rebuilding the Center’s learning and evaluation function to align with community-driven outcomes. She was recognized by “The Daily Record” as Innovator of the Year for one of the complex partnerships she led at Hopkins.

Clients include the National Association of Independent Schools, the Maryland Banking Association, The Madeira School, and other nonprofit organizations. Karen is a Hopkins Fellow in Organizational Development. She holds an undergraduate degree in English and Political Science. She has her graduate degree in Applied Behavioral Science and Organizational Development.

AND Creative Studio
1851 McGuckian St
Suite B
Annapolis MD 21401
Ellen Shiery
Abreu, Maria

Agee, Karen

Amyot, Sarah

Ashley, Stealey

Ausherman, Lisa

Bacon, Donyel

Beegle, Andrea

Belling, Bronwyn

Boettinger, Sharon

Bounds, Milagros

Bredt, Elle

Carter, NIckema

Chamblee, Alicia

Cicoria, Jessica

Davis, Margaret

Gaither, Kellie

Gentry-Cottrell, Yvonne

Hancock, Sharice

Harley, Ratasha

Hassannia, Nicole

Heiss, Linda

Hellstern, Michelle

holland, ardenia

Jillson, Kimberly

Jones, Mimi

Kincaid, Melanie


Layne, Calandra

Ledbetter, Sharon

Matthews, Charita

Maxwell-Schmidt, Elizabeth

McClearn, Kimberly

McGuire, Jacqueline

Mitchell, Jean

Myers, Jennifer

Navarro, Genienne

Osei, Afua

Pastrone, Jen

Pisupati, Ramana

Proctor, Rhosheeda

Rivera-Dobson, Aida

Robinson, Lindsay

Row, Shelley

Russell, Sue

Scott, Elaine

Shanley, Elaine

Shiery, Ellen

Smith, Doug

Smith, Karen

Sorathia, Yasmeen

Spragins, Stacie

Sundberg, Megan

Tran, Ann

Tucker, Kela

Willett, Erica

Wyman, Ethel

Young, Dianna

Young, Mary

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