Aug. 30, 2017

GenderSpeak part of Krannert’s Women Lead Week

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Tammy Hughes will promote understanding between the sexes using humor in a GenderSpeak workshop at 7 p.m. Sept. 27, at Stewart Center’s Fowler Hall as part of the Krannert School of Management’s Women Lead Week.

The GenderSpeak workshop helps men and women better understand and appreciate each other's values in order to become more successful together both professionally and personally. Men and women grow up in different cultures. As a result, people learn different lessons about appropriate behaviors. What seems natural to one gender can seem mysterious and baffling to the other.

The workshop enables participants to comprehend the rules of the other gender, read intent more accurately, value differences, and implement practical strategies. The workshop will explore leadership, teamwork and interaction styles, defining three approaches to dealing with gender-related problems. Participants will then have opportunities to decide which approach would be most appropriate given their real-life issues.

The workshop is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Jane Brock-Wilson Women in Management Center at the Krannert School.

About Heim Group

Men and women grow up in different cultures and learn different lessons about “appropriate” teamwork, problem solving and leadership. Those differences are often difficult to see, let alone manage. The presentations and workshops use humor to address the central factors that drive gender-related communication problems, emphasizing the importance of men and women valuing each other’s strengths.

Writer: Howard Hewitt, 765-494-9541, hhewitt@purdue.edu 

Source: Hannah Harper, Jane-Brock Wilson Women in Management Center, harper4@purdue.edu

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