INNOVATE the Workplace is a series of workshops delivered by engaging and nationally-sought-out speakers and teachers whose trainings will ignite employees to implement new and innovative strategies in the areas of employee care, human resources and community engagement. We’ll focus on enhancing workplace unity, minimizing organizational division and improving company cultures. In early 2021, we’ll present Diversity, Equity and Inclusion workshops and help attendees think about how they can take a more integrative approach to their DEI implementation.

The Thurston County Chamber’s INNOVATE the Workplace workshop series continues in January, focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion. Attendees will gain skills to break down racial and cultural barriers and understand how cultivating a sense of belonging will create an atmosphere in which everyone can thrive.

January 20, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Human Resources, Bobby Humes. Learn more and register here.

January 27, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, the Business Case, Dr. Todd Jenkins. Learn more and register here.

Thank you to Comcast for sponsoring this workshop series and for our program partners, Saint Martin’s University, Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council and WorkSource.

On January 13, Parfait Bassalé kicked off the workshop series. If you missed it, a recording is available below.

Parfait Bassalé is the Executive Diversity Officer at South Puget Sound Community College and presented a talk titled “The Journey Home; Barriers & Keys to Belonging.”

Bassalé taught attendees how to create and sustain a vibrant learning and working environment and expand our perception of diverse groups.

Stay tuned for future INNOVATE workshops!

Business and Recovery Workshop Series – March 3-10th

  • Tax planning & preparing for audits, Ben Anderson & NR Smith & Associates (Tax Planning portion) – March 3
  • Grant Assistance– March 10

Teaching and Learning Employer Series – April 14, 21, 28 2020

  • Summer Internships/Project Hire – April 14
  • Returnships for Adults – April 21
  • WorkEx Military Internships, Sytease Geib – April 28th

Unlocking Hidden Talent Pipeline – June 2nd, 9th

  • TBD – June 2nd
  • TBD – June 9th