Cornell University

Leveraging the Power of Diverse Teams

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 9:00am to 12:00pm

Tompkins County Public Library
101 E Green St, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Led by Margo Hittleman, Co-founder and Coordinator, Natural Leaders Initiative (Bio).

Often, people put together diverse teams, but then work in ways that fail to reap the benefits. This highly interactive workshop with Margo Hittleman provides a framework and practical tools for leveraging the power of diverse teams, optimizing innovation, and strengthening organizational decision-making. It invites participants to become intentional and strategic about this work. It is designed both for those who lead diverse teams and those who want to build their capacity to do so in the future. The content is applicable both in organizational and community contexts.
Attendees will:

  • Understand the power of diversity as it relates to creativity and innovation
  • Gain tools to promote an inclusive group process that invites diverse and divergent perspectives, experiences and ideas
  • Cultivate the art of “asking” vs. “telling”
  • Learn to invite innovation-generating, constructive conflict while reducing the traps of relationship conflict, false harmony, polarization, and the pull toward conformity
  • Shift your focus from “good intentions” to “intended results”

Register online at . If you are unable to register and pay online please call 607-273-8686 or email  Walk-ins are Welcome!


Limited scholarships are available to agencies whose board and staff members cannot attend without one. To request a scholarship, email

Coffee, other drinks, and snacks are provided at all workshops; lunch is not provided. Attendees at sessions in the Borg Warner Room may leave and eat lunch on the Ithaca Commons.

Presented by the Human Services Coalition (a United Way agency), co-sponsored by the Tompkins County Public Library

Event Type

Class/ Workshop


CCE Tompkins



Fee: $70, includes handouts, healthy snacks and beverages.

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Margo Hittleman

Contact Phone

(607) 272-2292 ext. 167

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