Virtual Coffee Talk
Every workplace has toxic habits and roles that can create mistrust, dissatisfaction, and disengagement. We all know what these roles are, and many of us fall into them from time to time: the interrupters. the credit hogs, the after-meeting quarterbacks, the anti-change advocate, the work martyr / work horse, the meeting dominator, the dismisser. But how do we fight back against toxic workplace roles without creating more toxicity and friction in the workplace? This workshop will focus on real-life strategies for modeling positive, cooperative workplace behaviors, creating trust among coworkers, and forging alliances within the workplace that reinforce positive cultural habits.
What is a workplace ally, and how can you become one?
What are three practical toxicity disruption strategies? (amplification, identification, and individualization)
What are some of the negative workplace roles we sometimes fall into, and how can we identify, avoid, and disrupt these roles? (the interrupters. the credit hogs, the after-meeting quarterbacks, the anti-change advocate, the work martyr / work horse, the meeting dominator, the dismisser)
About Our Facilitators
Rebecca Parker is the Director of Upward Bound at Ivy Tech Community College of Muncie. She believes in the power of good ideas and is driven by a desire to achieve equity in an inequitable world. The program she leads at Ivy Tech helps students succeed in high school and get into a college of their choice. In this role, she regularly creates and facilitates academic, professional, and personal development workshops for high school students. Before building this program at Ivy Tech, Rebecca co-created an innovative STEAM learning program for Muncie Public Library that won a national award from the American Library Association.
Amy Logan is the On-Campus Student Employment Training and Development Coordinator in the Career Center at Ball State University. She is a lifelong Muncie resident committed to connecting individuals to the resources they need in order to create the life they want to live. In her role at Ball State, Amy facilitates workshops on topics such as communication and teamwork, coaching student employees, and setting students up for success. Prior to her role at Ball State, Amy worked in the hospitality industry for over 15 years.