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Virtual SPW Lunch and Share

Date: July 16, 2020
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Individual Admission $50.00 $60.00
Minimum Support $25.00 $25.00


How to Listen and be Heard:
Inclusive Conversations at Work

Presented By:
Alissa Carpenter, M.Ed., Keynote Speaker and Facilitator for Everything's Not Okay and That's Okay (R)

Our workforces are more diverse than ever. Teams are working across geography, generations, and cultures... From virtual spaces and varied mindsets. So how do we achieve authentic understanding in the workplace with so many different people in the mix? It begins with communicating across our differences and with candor.

But it's one thing to talk about communicating more effectively, and another to implement strategies--especially during those frantic times in the office when you're under a deadline, feel pressure, and are addressing issues with people who you don't always see eye to eye with. According to a study conducted at the University of Kansas, it takes an average of 50 hours to turn an acquaintance into a friend, and 200 hours to make a close friend. Authentic communication and relationship building takes time! It's essential to understand what communication means in the workplace and how to effectively use this time to build relationships that make a difference.

Learning Objectives:

- Common drivers among the generations in the workforce
- Becoming more conscious of diversity (sexual orientation, race, religion, gender, ethnicity, generation, geography)
- Communication strategies and best practices to engage in with people different from yourself at work

Featured Nonprofit: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

SPW Mission:
To accelerate the advancement and expand the influence of women leaders of all professions and generations, strengthen our business community, and support the region's non-profit organizations.

For questions, please contact Nicole Stephenson at

We understand that businesses are at varying levels of financial stability and if the fee is a barrier to your access, please register at our minimum ticket price. Our goal is to be an effective, informative resource for you at this time and want to help how we can. If you are able to support The Main Line Chamber of Commerce at our regular ticket pricing, we appreciate your efforts to do so. If you have any questions, please contact Director Nicole Stephenson at

The Main Line Chamber of Commerce Cancellation Policy:
If you make a reservation but are unable to attend, The Main Line Chamber of Commerce is still responsible for the cost of your luncheon/event reservation. As we sometimes have a luncheon/event waiting list, please let us know even if you must cancel your luncheon/event reservation later than the refund deadline.
Luncheon/Event cancellations must be received prior to NOON three business days before the luncheon/event to receive a full refund. No-show's and late cancellations will be charged the full luncheon/event price. If you would like to send a substitute, you are welcome--please contact the Chamber at 610-687-6232.