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  • 11/14/2023 3:00 PM CST
  • 11/14/2023 4:30 PM CST
  • 10/13/2023 11:45 PM CDT
  • Virtual
  • Elaina Norlin

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Blindsided at Work: One Strike and You Are Out

Elaina Norlin explores a topic we rarely talk about in the workplace…how written and unwritten policies are weaponized to marginalize, penalize and push people out the door. In some cases, this is a favorable course of action, but in many instances these actions have long-term consequences that erode staff morale, trust and positive engagement.

Here are a small sample of statements she hears from current employees:

• Our workplace culture is “guilty until proven innocent”

• Leadership is actively pushing me out the door and I feel helpless

• As a BIPOC faculty/staff member, I feel more severely penalized for perceived mistakes

• I was blindsided with a negative performance review/reprimand/memo and was not given a chance to defend myself

As workplace organizations, we can do better. This webinar discusses strategies to communicate clear expectations but lead with compassion, empathy and transparency. 

Instructor bio:

Elaina Norlin is the Professional Development DEI Coordinator for the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries. She is an accomplished teacher, technology and leadership development trainer, and writer with extensive leadership experience and a flair for public relations, organizational development, marketing and persuasion and communications. Author of two books, she has delivered over 100 workshops, training sessions, presentations, and institutes both nationally and internationally on marketing, web usability design, facilitation, strategic influence, and conflict management. Self-motivated and results oriented, she is well known for her ability to juggle many projects at once.

Fees: Advance / Regular 

SAA Members: $49

Employees of SAA Member Institutions: $49

Nonmembers: $49