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Daena Giardella
Wednesday, April 13, 11:30 am – 1 pm
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A bystander is a person who observes or experiences a conflict or an unacceptable behavior.  An active bystander assesses the situation and “speaks up” by engaging in a constructive intervention.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has developed an initiative called “Speak Up! Responding to Everyday Bigotry,” which gives us some powerful tools to address unconscious bias as well as more overt acts of discrimination.

We are fortunate to have Sloan Senior Lecturer Daena Giardella and her team leading a special interactive Speak Up! workshop, which will demonstrate the Speak Up framework and give us all some strategies by which we can become active bystanders, at work, at home, and in our communities.

Daena Giardella is a leadership and communication consultant and executive coach. Blending her dual careers in the performing arts and in business organizational development for thirty years, she designs educational programs targeting influence, adaptability, collaboration, and presence for numerous organizations, companies, and academic institutions in the USA and abroad.  Daena teaches Improvisational Leadership at MIT Sloan School of Management. Daena’s original one-woman theater performances have garnered wide critical acclaim and she co-authored the book Changing Patterns.   http://www.daenagiardella.com

Events are open to all community members. We welcome people of every identity, ability/disability, and background, and will strive to meet all needs for full participation.