ABC of Transitions: What Veterans, Formerly Incarcerated and New Mothers Have in Common
20-minute Spotlight Sessions
Day 3Session Code: Spotlight 12
When: March 12, 2020
Location/Room: Spotlight Stage
Presenter: Tatyana Fertelmeyster, Connecting Differences, LLC
Mastery of transitions deserves its place on top of the list of skills for workplace success. This session will focus on the complexity of transitions to identify individual skills as well as systematic approaches that are crucial for engaging important sources of talent—various populations navigating their way back into the workplace. ABC of Transitions stands for Ambiguity, Bias and Culture.
Participants in this session will engage in a number of interactive activities to explore internal aspects of ABC (unpredictability, self-aimed bias, challenges of acculturation) as well as external (ambiguous expectations, identity-based bias, and pressures of being a cultural fit). We propose that effective support of transitional experiences and personal skills essential for the success of the process deserve even more attention now as humankind moves further into an era of the technological revolution. Let’s focus on here and now and pull out important lessons for the future. Shall we?
- Identify practical steps for engaging ambiguity as a part of facilitating successful transitions
- Recognize and address self-aimed and identity-based biases affecting transitional populations
- Apply three well-researched models to chart the course of transitioning toward belonging