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NCEP Diversity and Inclusion Series

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 8:30am-12:30pm Eastern Time, NCWCP Conference Center
“Leading People through Change ‐ Transition Management”
Invited Speaker: Tony Chatman

Targeted participants: supervisors, team leads, and project leads

Description: It happened again…a new regulation, a new technology, etc. And you have 60 days to implement a streamlined process and get everyone on board. Now more than ever, you’ll need people, process, and technology to work together. And you don't have time to waste.

Organizational transformations are always about people; it is always people who have to embrace a new situation and carry out the corresponding change. Transition is difficult and if poorly managed, the results can be disastrous. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how lead effectively in order to achieve change.

Get buy‐in fast from every team member. Specifically, you will learn how to:

  • Identify and overcome the most common barriers to accepting change
  • Understand why people resist change even when the new way is better for them
  • Recognize why, where, and how people, even good people, often derail
  • Learn how to turn adversaries into advocates


Friday, September 22, 2017, 8:30am-12:30pm Eastern Time, NCWCP Conference Center
“Escape Velocity: From Surviving to Thriving During Change”
Invited Speaker: Tony Chatman

Targeted participants: anyone who is experiencing dealing with change

Description: It happened again, a new law, a new technology, or another brilliant idea from someone who doesn’t actually have to do the work of implementing it, and now you have to stop everything you’re doing and learn the “new way.”

Now more than ever, life is about adapting. Change is everywhere and there’s no way to avoid it. This interactive workshop reveals how to train yourself to embrace times of change and uncertainty.

Specifically, you will learn how to:

  • The difference between change and transition and why it's important
  • The emotional and psychological process we all go through when experiencing change
  • Powerful strategies for moving forward with the organization not getting left behind
  • The secret to lasting mind shift in embracing change during times of uncertainty


Previous Events

June 14, 2017, 1-4pm Eastern Time, NCWCP Auditorium
“Working Through Decades of Differences”
Invited Speaker: Tony Chatman

Description: People are increasingly grappling with generational differences in their work forces. Problems can arise from differing mindsets and communication styles of workers born in different eras. Tony Chatman, professional leadership speaker, will facilitate a session to:

  • Explore the generational differences that exist in the workplace
  • Determine how these differences affect what each generation expects of their leaders, coworkers and work roles
  • How to increase communication across the generations and individuals
  • How to create a healthy work environment in which everyone is valued and respected while contributing to the overall success of the organization


May 19, 2017, 12-1 pm ET, NCWCP Room 2155
“Lunchtime Conversations in Leadership”
Invited Speaker: Deirdre Jones

Description: Description: Deirdre Jones, Director of NWS Office of Facilities, will join us for an informal discussion about her career journey and leadership perspectives. Please bring your lunch and join your colleagues.


February 1, 2017, NCWCP Auditorium
2017 NCEP Diversity & Inclusion Summit
“Mitigating the Impact of Implicit Association”
Invited Speaker: Richard “Pete” Hill, EODMD, NWS

Description: We will discuss what is meant by diversity and inclusion and how we all can contribute to a work environment where everyone feels safe, welcomed, nurtured, and professionally challenged. We will discuss the role of effective leadership in mitigating the impact of implicit association.

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NOAA Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit

NWS Diversity Toolkit

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