Webinar: Culturally-Aware Feedback at Work
Recorded On: 11/16/2023
A culture of healthy feedback is one that people want to work in. It fuels collaboration, innovation, and creative conflict—the essential ingredients of high-impact organizations serving the public. And healthy feedback is the foundation for an inclusive organization in which inequities can be surfaced and appropriately addressed while enabling all people to thrive.
Join us on November 16th at 1:00 pm ET to learn the fundamental practices of giving and receiving feedback while considering how power dynamics and identity impact communication at work. You'll walk away with practical tools for feedback conversations and strategies to integrate them into your organization's culture.
Viva Asmelash, Co-Founder, Liberation Labs
Michael Gregor, Co-Founder, Liberation Labs
Viva Asmelash (she/her) is a passionate people operations and certified inclusion strategist specializing in sustainable DEI strategy, inclusive instructional design + learner experiences, and critical team conversations. Viva’s professional purpose is to create environments where people feel truly seen and are inspired to be their best and most authentic selves. She brings 15 years of experience in leadership training + development, values-driven branding, and employee engagement. Viva frequently designs and delivers group and individual inclusive leadership coaching programs for executives, delivers keynote speeches and panel discussions, and crafts custom DEI education experiences for organizations of many kinds.
As a first-generation Eritrean-American, Viva leverages a unique, lifelong perspective on race, gender, culture, belonging, privilege, and access to education. With this lens and her breadth of industry experience, she takes deep care in working with select clients to share insights and tactics to deepen their people + inclusion ethos and efforts—all in hopes of planting seeds for collective liberation and joy.
Michael Gregor (Moderator)
Michael Gregor (he/him) has become a trusted partner for bold leaders with a hunger to change how their organizations collaborate and work together. His approach combines core principles of equity and inclusion, change management, human-centered design, and co-active coaching to create experiences, processes, and moments that lead to transformative results.
As a seasoned consultant, inclusive facilitator, and expert coach, Michael has partnered with companies of all sizes to unlock the future of their organizations (working in tech, philanthropy, consumer goods, biotech, social services, and government). Michael has consulted in strategic planning, organization design, change management, process design, interpersonal communication, mindfulness, and equity-centered cultural change for 15 years.
Michael’s career began in activism and community organizing, where he learned how to galvanize passionate groups of people toward strategic change. He has worked in electoral campaigns, environmental advocacy, LGBTQ advocacy, anti-racism education, and affordable housing.