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    August 15th, 2024 Chapter Meeting - Organizational Culture in the Era of Remote/Hybrid Work

    Date: August 15, 2024, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Holiday Inn Christiansburg and Live Online Zoom

    Free for Members
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    Hybrid Meeting
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    Organizational Culture in the Era of Remote/Hybrid Work

    Dr. Pratibha Kumar

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     This presentation will uncover common myths and perceptions regarding remote work and remote workers. It will examine the benefits and challenges of remote work and provide strategies to engage employees, foster productivity, and enhance company culture. Through interactive discussions, attendees will explore ideas to foster a sense of community, rethink remote work policies, assess engagement, and support employees working from home.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Examine the challenges and benefits of remote work.
    2. Discuss strategies to engage employees, foster productivity, and promote a sense of community.
    3. Explore ways to enhance company culture in remote/hybrid work environment


    Dr. Pratibha Kumar is the Founder of Sungh Consultancy LLC, a diversity, equity, and inclusion company in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. metro area. She is an Associate Professor of Communication at Mount St. Mary’s University in Maryland, and her teaching and research interests include multiculturalism, media, and gender. Dr. Kumar delivers talks and presentations
    to local SHRM chapters as a way to give back to the community. She also provides training, seminars, and coaching to organizations on DEI, communication, and organizational issues. Her terminal degree and academic appointments have given her access to the latest research and information on topics of diversity and inclusion. Dr. Kumar holds a Ph.D. in Communication, and presents papers at regional, national, and international conferences and speaks at non-academic, community settings. Her chapter titled, “Intersection of Race and Gender: Women of Color Leading Groups” was published in an edited book, Examining Social Identities and Diversity Issues in Group Therapy: Knocking at the Boundaries (2020).