18 October 2016
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM EST
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Trust: What Makes It and What Breaks It

Event description
HBA Boston and AWIS (Association for Women in Science) are proud to present this joint event discussing trust in the workplace.

Trust is perhaps the most important element of a successful workplace and is crucial at all levels of an organization. A high-trust workplace cultivates a supportive and safe work environment, fostering individual career success, high-performing teams and productive organizations. Businesses that have a high-trust environment are more profitable; low trust costs businesses money and time. How do we build trust? What erodes trust? What does it mean to be trustworthy? These questions will be the focus for the presentation and panel discussion.

During this presentation by Susan Morris, a coach specializing in working with women professionals in STEM, participants will review a definition of trust that is a combination of character and competence, discover behaviors that build or erode trust and learn strategies to repair distrustful relationships. The panelists will share stories about how important trust is to their relationships in their roles as team leaders, managers or executives. STEM professionals at all levels are invited to learn strategies to build, maintain and repair trust to enhance collaboration and drive productivity in the workplace.

Learning objectives
1. Define trust in the context of business relationships
2. Describe at least five behaviors that build trust and at least five behaviors that break/destroy trust
3. Identify at least three strategies to repair distrustful relationships that are applicable in your workplace

5:30 - 6:15 PM     Registration and networking
6:15 - 6:30 PM     Introduction
6:30 - 7:20 PM     Presentation
7:20 - 8:00 PM     Panel discussion, Q&A and conclusion
8:00 - 9:00 PM     Additional discussion time and networking

Event location
The Broad Institute
415 Main St.
Cambridge, MA 02142


Special instructions: The closest parking garage is the Yellow Garage at 77 Ames St., Cambridge, MA 02142.



Susan Morris, Med, CPCC. ACC (moderator)
President, Morris Consulting Group, LLC

Angela Bassa
Director, EnerNOC

Payal Agrawal Divakaran
Principal, 406 Ventures

Sneha Patel
Senior director of compensation, benefits and human resources operations, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals

Rob Sarisky
Chief business officer, FORMA Therapeutics

Registration information
Event is open to: HBA members and nonmembers
Online registration deadline: October 16, 2016
Onsite (walk-in) registration: Is allowed

Member rate:

Nonmember rate:

AWIS rate:  

Pfizer employee rate:

The Broad Institute employee rate:

Space is limited to 120 registrants.

Is this event refundable? Yes
If yes, requests must be submitted in writing to events@hbanet.org by October 11, 2016; no refunds are available after this date.

Event questions/support
- Chapter contact for event: Jennifer Lee at jlee@formarx.com or 718-781-7655
- Membership questions: membership@hbanet.org or 973-575-0606 ext 1
- Online registration assistance: events@hbanet.org or 973-575-0606 ext 3

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1 - Regular registration$35.00 / €30.00$65.00 / €56.00
2 - AWIS registration$35.00 / €30.00$35.00 / €30.00
3 - Pfizer employee registration$35.00 / €30.00$35.00 / €30.00
4 - The Broad Institute employee registration$35.00 / €30.00$35.00 / €30.00
5 - AMAG employee registratin$35.00 / €30.00$35.00 / €30.00

Members receive up to 50 percent discount

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