Relating Inside Out: Strategies for Developing a Culture of Connection
Faculty Presentation

Faculty Conference Presentation

On Friday, June 17, Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran will deliver the plenary address at Atla Annual 2022.

Everyone wants to feel like they belong and we all crave connection: you, me, your students, your faculty, your staff, your peers, your administration, your stakeholders. A big part of a healthy workplace culture is dependent upon creating an atmosphere where individuals feel valued, safe and free to be their authentic selves. Cultural diversity can manifest itself in different ways so it is important to learn what those differences are within your organization and the diverse populations you serve because one’s cultural background informs how we interact with others. Cultural awareness and understanding our biases are critical first steps toward improving our performance; however, we cannot stop there. We have to develop a culture that we can be proud of that engages everyone. This keynote will focus on the emphasis on connecting and building relationships effectively through the reflection of emotional and cultural intelligence in order to create a culture of connection.

Presenter: Dr. Michele A. L. Villagran
Date: Friday, June 17, 2022
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Location: Atla Annual 2022 – Constellation Ballroom D/E/F Hyatt Regency Baltimore