18 CULTURE | How to avoid the disastrous results of a toxic workplace! w/author Dr. Kathy Obear.

Dr. Kathy Obear, organizational development expert, consultant, and executive coach, shares insights from her new book Turn the Tide: Rise Above Toxic, Difficult Situations in the Workplace.  Find out how unresolved conflict and toxic work environments undermine core business results, and learn how to apply specific strategies and tools for responding effectively in difficult, triggering situations in ways that further organizational goals.

It is imperative that leaders and staff demonstrate the capacity and competence to create inclusive environments that support the success of the full breadth of members in their organizations and effectively meet the needs of the increasingly diverse populations they serve. – Kathy

Dr. Kathy Obear has over 30 years of experience as an organizational development consultant and trainer specializing in creating inclusion, team and organizational effectiveness, conflict resolution, and change management. She has given speeches, facilitated training sessions, and consulted to top leaders at hundreds of universities, corporations, human service and K-12 organizations and across the United States and internationally designed to increase the passion, competence, and commitment to create inclusive, respectful environments for all members of the organization. Dr. Obear is a Co-Founder of the Social Justice Training Instituteand is regarded as an expert at training leaders and facilitators to navigate difficult dialogues and triggering events. Her recent #1 best-selling book, Turn the Tide: Rise Above Toxic, Difficult Situations in the Workplace, is available on Amazon. She is a certified Life Coach and Executive Coach and delights in supporting people reach their potential and live their best life.