Building Inclusive Tech Comm Teams


Dr. Guiseppe Getto
President and Founder, Content Garden, Inc.
Godwin Agboka, PhD
Associate Professor of Technical Communication, University of Houston-Downtown
Josephine Walwema, PhD
Assistant Teaching Professor, University of Washington, Seattle
Keisha E. McKenzie, PhD
Director, McKenzie Consulting Group
David L. Young, Jr. PhD
Senior Technical Editor, Amazon


July 21, 2021 - 2:00 PM


July 21, 2021 - 3:00 PM

Building Inclusive Tech Comm Teams

Wednesday, 21 July 2021 2:00 to 3:00 PM Eastern time (GMT-4)

In an increasingly global and diverse field, technical communicators need tools to ensure their workplace teams are inclusive, productive, and equitable. This webinar will share best practices from research in social justice to help technical communicators with all stages of team-building, including recruitment, retention, engagement, and empowerment.

First, we will teach you how to recruit an inclusive team that balances skill with diversity. Next, we will explain how to retain diverse team members through team-building exercises that generate greater social awareness. We will then explain how to engage your team in everyday tasks in a way that continues to build connection between individuals. Finally, we will cover how you can empower your team to become a real, productive unit in which everyone’s ideas and identities are respected, nurtured, and valued.

In the wake of global social movements to create greater workplace equity at major companies from Google to Uber, building inclusive teams is more important now than ever. Ensure you’re equipped to help your organization do its part to recruit, retain, engage, and empower diverse teams that add strength, creativity, and productivity to your workforce.

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