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Cultivating productive relationships at work

Work-Life Center to host workshop for MIT young professionals.
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Jim McGovern presenting to MIT young professionals in December, 2014
Jim McGovern presenting to MIT young professionals in December, 2014
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When you're at work, do you ever wish you had the influence to make positive changes to your environment? When faced with problematic relationships, ineffective communication patterns, or other unproductive interactions, could you benefit from the ability to positively impact those around you?

On Wednesday, March 10, Gabriella Jordan, principal of the Education Division of the Handel Group, a corporate consulting and private-coaching company, will present “Cultivating Productive Relationships at Work” as part of an educational and networking event for MIT young professionals. Jordan co-developed and leads the course “Designing Your Life” in a number of institutions of higher education, including MIT, “to help people create and lead lives of which they can be proud.”   

The seminar will address ways in which employees can affect change, highlighting concrete skills that can be applied to develop meaningful and productive relationships.  

The event will be held in Room 46-3189; dinner will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m., with the workshop to follow from 6-7:30 p.m. The event is free of charge and open to the entire MIT community and their families; however, registration is required.

The event is the first in a series sponsored jointly by MIT’s Work-Life Center, Global Education and Career Development, Office of the Vice President for Research, and Millennials ERG. Upcoming spring 2015 seminars for young professionals include:

Making It All Add Up – Part 2: Important Financial Decisions
Monday, March 30, 2015
Presented by Lawrence Glazer and Steven Dimitriou, co-founders and managing partners of Mayflower Advisors

Before You Sign the Lease: Laws, Landlords, and Living with Roommates
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Presented by Linda Jason, real estate lawyer and educator

Seminars fill quickly, and early registration is advised. Information about the Work-Life Center’s entire spring seminar series, including more than 25 seminars, workshops, support groups, and events, is available on the Center’s website.

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