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Navigating the Changing Dynamics of Men and Women in the Workplace

  • 14TENN 1410 51st Ave N Nashville, TN 37209 (map)
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The working world has experienced a subtle yet substantial shift in interactions between men and women since the #MeToo movement.  The unwritten rules of engagement have evolved, creating coed confusion. Well-intentioned men feel defensive and scared of being falsely accused, avoiding working engagements with women.  And women are not sure how to proceed.

  • Date/Time: Tuesday, November 5, 5:30-8:30 p.m (Program begins at 6:15 p.m.)

  • Location: 14TENN (1410 51st Ave N, Nashville, TN 37209)

  • Food/Drink: Heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer, and soft drinks

  • Cost: Early Bird - $25 | Through October 22, 2019

General Admission - $33 | Starting October 23, 2019

Groups of 5 or More - Early Bird - $22 per ticket | General - $25 per ticket

Tickets on sale Oct. 1. Click the button below to be notified when tickets are available.

Consider the following:

  • A recent Bloomberg News article was titled, “Wall Street Rule for the #MeToo Era: Avoid Women at All Cost.

  • A new study by LeanIn.org found 60% of male managers said they are “uncomfortable participating in a common work activity with a woman, such as mentoring, working alone, or socializing together.”

  • In a recent Pew research study,  51% of adults questioned stated that "the recent focus on sexual harassment had made it harder for men to know how to interact with women in the workplace." 

What will we cover?

What is the theological and business case for men and women working together? What trends do we see in changing behaviors and attitudes?  How can men and women engage in ways that help companies and individuals flourish? Is friendship at the office (with its traditional displays of affirmation and humor) a thing of the past?  What happens if men and women further segregate at work?

These are some of the questions two national keynote speakers and a panel of local Nashville leaders will approach with a Gospel-centered lens in the hopes of pushing us toward more thoughtful conversations.  While a prescriptive behavioral code is not an expected outcome of this forum, an empathetic yet bold approach to honoring the flourishing of all - men, women, and companies - is.

Topics not covered: 

With a controversial topic at hand, it's important to clarify that the following will not be central topics of the evening:

  • A discussion of particular #MeToo stories

  • Legal and/or HR Compliance training

  • Gender identity issues

  • LGBTQ community issues

Who should come? 

  • Men and women leaders in all industries interested in the topics of flourishing workplaces. 

  • Managers overseeing teams.  

  • Recent graduates new to the dynamics of the workplace.  

  • Seasoned professionals who wonder if their effective methods of the past still work.

  • Professionals confused, scared or frustrated by the unwritten rules of the interactions between men and women in the workplace.  

Whether you struggle with this personally or not, it IS an issue in all of our workplaces. It is important that we all understand the unspoken dynamics that potentially leave women behind and men scared.

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