Jill Cozen-Harel

Hatlen Studio Theater
Tue, Jul 16 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Think about your cube-mate or office-mate. Do you know what motivates them to get up and come to work? Do you know what keeps them up at night? What do they dream about changing on your campus and in your city?

Relationships drive us. Stories power those relationships. Engagement at work will thrive and grow when people know each other - not just their names, but their passions, hopes, and fears. Learn how to have a relational, intentional conversation, and how to carve out time to sit down with your colleagues. And learn how to leverage our collective stories to make change, bringing those hopes and dreams closer to reality. This session will help you reflect on your priorities, strengthen your active listening skills, and acquire tools to deepen conversation with your teammates.

*Training based on community organizing principles as well as ideas from UCSF's Diversity and Inclusion Staff Certificate Program

"Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can't remember who we are or why we're here.” -- Sue Monk Kidd, author, The Secret Life of Bees

"Let me tell you what I wish I'd known
When I was young and dreamed of glory
You have no control
Who lives, who dies, who tells your story?


I put myself back in the narrative
I stop wasting time on tears"

-Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

Previous Knowledge
None. Just curiosity about fellow human beings and the courage to be vulnerable.

Session Skill Level

Session Track
Diversifying IT Culture