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Thursday, August 30th
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Second Harvest Food Bank and Shafer Leadership Academy are partnering to provide business leaders with skills that help promote sustainability and resiliency for community residents and the local workforce.

Understanding your workforce

Are you an employer, HR director or manager who addresses workplace instability? Maintaining a productive work environment can be challenging when supervisors and employees come from different socio-economic backgrounds. Developing empathy can improve workplace efficacy and communication.

How well do you understand the challenges employees, especially Asset Limited, Income Constrained Employed (ALICE) people face?

After attending this program, you will be better equipped to work with and support them in achieving consistency at work and stability at home.


Join us for “Understanding an A.L.I.C.E. Workforce”

a unique workshop presented by:
Shafer Leadership Academy and Second Harvest Food Bank

Thursday, August 30th
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

at the Innovation Connector
1208 W White River Blvd
Muncie, IN 47303

Cost: $60 (non-profit rate: $50)
A light breakfast will be served.
Space is limited. Don’t Delay!


Training like this helps us to see the connections and challenges us to involve others in the process of coming up with solutions.

Erin Moore
Special Projects Manager
Ball State University

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

Understanding the A.L.I.C.E. Workforce is an innovative Second Harvest Food Bank program.
This 3 hour training is a comprehensive approach to understanding the “tyranny of the moment” that ALICE workers experience caused by an unstable environment and an abundance of stress. Participants will learn about many causes of high turnover and a range of factors that create instability for employees, while learning about tools that employers, human resource professionals and managers can use to promote a stable workplace, reduce employee need for retraining and improve employee retention.

The learning objectives are:

  • Understand the patterns of living under-resourced and how this increases turnover
  • Understand that situational & generational poverty are not the same
  • Understand how to “play by the rules”
  • Understand how economic diversity affects behaviors and mindsets
  • Understand the barriers created by language and how to address these barriers
  • Understand why employees/employers often misunderstand each other
  • Identify ways in which the information can be used to improve relationships and outcomes: individual, organizational, and community

Register Today!

You will learn tools for communicating with your employees about challenges in their lives outside of work and strategies for creating a more productive and supportive work culture so that all employees may thrive in the workplace.

We hope to see you there!

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