What you will learn:

Whether you are aware of it or not, code-switching happens every day in the workplace, yet it's rarely ever talked about. What is it exactly, and why is it so prevalent? More importantly, how do we create work environments that eliminate the need for code-switching and allow all team members to communicate in their authentic and preferred style?

In this session, we'll answer these questions and more. Grounded in researched strategies employed by leaders of color who code-switch in professional environments, we will:
  • Define what code-switching is and isn't
  • Unpack the common causes of code-switching in the workplace
  • Explore real examples of code-switching
  • Identify strategies to minimize the need for code-switching while maximizing underlying lessons in effective communication
Designed for all types of teams and level of employee (leader, manager, individual contributor).
Whether team members code-switch or not, this session offers opportunities to uncover untapped potential grounded in empathetic and authentic communication.

About the instructor:

Jenny Vazquez-Newsum is a leadership facilitator and author with a long-time interest in leadership stemming all the way back to serving as a 5th grade elementary school elected official. As a biracial Black/Latinx woman, the leadership journey has been bumpy, invigorating, challenging, and a life's work. As the former Vice President of Leadership Training and Programs at Coro Southern California, Jenny has worked with 500+ leaders across 200+ organizations ranging from established executives at large corporations to early career professionals beginning their leadership journeys -- witnessing the untapped capacities that exist across all stages in career paths. Interested in digging deeper into the limitations of current leadership rhetoric and bringing in the voices of the often-unrecognized leadership contributions of marginalized leaders, Jenny launched Untapped Leaders to create a space for those contributions to be named, validated, and amplified. Jenny knows that we all have aspects of ourselves that are untapped, and Is eager to help us find them. Jenny holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, an M.P.A from New York University, and an Ed.D from the University of California - Los Angeles.
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Suggested Length:60 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Format: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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