2017 Session | Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace

Is there room for civility in today’s high-paced, heads-down, sound-bite, cut-to-the-chase world? The answer is a resounding yes. Civility brings financial, emotional and physical benefits. Join researcher and rudeness expert Dr. Christine Porath as she leads a discussion with a panel of senior executives on the costs and remedies for incivility. This panel will share how you can foster a more positive environment at work, tactical strategies to limit digital interruption in conversations and meetings and finally, when there is no other recourse, how to confront effectively, maintaining civility for yourself and those around you. Leave this session with an arsenal of tools to help you stay on the high road for work and life.

Thought Leader: Christine Porath, professor, McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University & author, Mastering Civility

Panelists: 
 Celeste Headlee, award-winning journalist & author, We Need to Talk
 Sara Hobson, director, US commercial, global virtual sales & customer success Americas team, Cisco
 Nina Vaca, chairman & CEO, Pinnacle Group

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