Build Positive Relationships and Create an Inclusive and Respectful Workplace

Learn to create an inclusive and respectful workplace by utilizing strategies to build positive relationships and foster a collaborative work environment.

In this virtual workshop, strategies are reviewed to help you effectively manage differences and reduce negativity and the impact both can have on you and your colleagues. The workshop reveals how you can build positive relationships and assist in creating an environment that allows for the exchange of differing ideas where parties feel equally heard, respected and unafraid to voice dissenting opinions.  

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Learning Outcomes

  • Build positive relationships
  • Develop self-awareness
  • Employ a variety of communication techniques to start and stay in dialogue
  • Value the power of active and deep listening
  • Recognize and manage your reactions to difficult situations
  • Understand diversity as a strategic strength

Intended Audience

UB faculty and staff





Workshop Schedule and Registration

Log in to UB EDGE to view workshop dates and register. (Don't have a UB EDGE account? Search for dates on the UB Calendar and email or call 716-645-4459 to register.)

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E. Suzy Shallowhorn

Organizational Development and Performance Support Specialist

Organizational Development and Effectiveness (ODE)

Phone: 716-645-4489


Contact for Questions

Kerry Lynch.

Kerry Gangi

Program Coordinator and Communications Specialist

Organizational Development and Effectiveness (ODE)

Phone: 716-645-4459


The University at Buffalo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with any disabilities. If you require accommodations to participate in this session, please contact Organizational Development and Effectiveness (ODE) at (716) 645-4459 or prior to attending the workshop. Please allow ample time for ODE to work with the Office of Accessibility Resources to arrange accommodations.