Diversity and Inclusion Workshops



Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion Workshops

At the European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference in Prague, community leaders Karuana Gatimu and Heather Newman returned with their ever popular Diversity and Inclusion workshops addressing this hugely important topic and how you can apply this to yourself and your organisation.

Tues 3rd Dec
14.00 – 15.00
Diversity & Inclusion – Leadership Workshop
Heather Newman & Karuana Gatimu
Wed 4th Dec
14.00 – 15.00
Diversity & Inclusion – Networking Workshop
Heather Newman & Karuana Gatimu
Thurs 5th Dec
15.15 – 16.15
Diversity & Inclusion – Mentoring Workshop
Heather Newman & Karuana Gatimu

Becoming authentic, always learning and mastering our power skills are mantra’s for the modern professional. But how? Karuana Gatimu, Lead of the Customer Advocacy Group for Microsoft Teams Engineering and Heather Newman, Microsoft MVP, and Co-Founder Chief Marketing Officer, Content Panda, hosted guided workshops on Leadership, Networking, and Mentoring to help you build confidence in these areas. Heather and Karuana dived into the new program on the Microsoft Tech Community focused on Diversity and Inclusion: Humans of IT where you can find and stay connected with like-minded individuals in tech.

Watch Karuana’s and Heather preview below:

Leadership Workshop

Karuana and Heather discussed how showing respect, empathy, and kindness to those you work with builds trust across your team. They discussed tactics for establishing your base of knowledge in your field, tools for authentic communication and how to leading with compassion all of which are tools for becoming a great leader.

Networking Workshop

Karuana and Heather discussed networking skills for both introverts and extroverts. Explore ways to be comfortable in those first-time meetings and deepen your existing professional relationships.  Networking is about listening as much as it is about talking. They looked at how to create your “why” elevator pitch and a list of tactics to take with you for all your networking moments.

Mentoring Workshop

Karuana and Heather discussed the benefits of both being and having a mentor.  Having an outside eye to your career from both perspectives is crucial to your growth. Anyone who’s ever participated in mentoring will tell you that, “We learn when we teach and we teach when we learn.” We’ll look at how to choose a mentor and how to sign up to get one via the Community Mentors Tribute App that is a part of the Microsoft Tech Community.

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