PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS, & WEBINARS

Below are presentations, workshops, and webinars I've given or worked on; the slides and any supplemental materials are linked in the descriptions.

 

EXAMINATIONS OF LINGUISTIC BARRIERS TO IMPACTFUL DEVELOPMENT APPROACHES AND INTERVENTIONS

Society for International Development - Washington (2021)

If you want to hear me talk about inclusive language, gender, and colonialism, look no further!

Event Description: How can development practitioners improve our capabilities to expand reach and impact through greater appreciation and nuance around linguistic inclusion within our field? What nuances would be added to issues of decolonizing aid, gender equality, disability inclusion, indigenous community engagement and human rights as it pertains to language inclusion? Join us for a robust discussion on the power of language and explorations of ways to enhance inclusive development efforts.

LGBTQI+ INCLUSION @ WORK

USAID (2021)
Misc Organizations (2020 - 2021)

This presentation reviews some of the core concepts of the LGBTQI+ acronym, disambiguates often-conflated terms, and speaks to workplace inclusion and allyship. This is based on Rethinking Gender Binarism below and has been given numerous times across USAID as well to INGOs.

RETHINKING GENDER BINARISM

Society of Gender Professionals (2020)

This webinar duo with Society of Gender Professionals, Rethinking Gender Binarism, reviews gender and sexuality information and addresses how to rethink sex and gender binaries in our everyday lives with amazing panelists from around the world doing amazing advocacy work. Resources (including recording, slides, and further reading) can be found at the link above.

ONBOARDING: ENGAGEMENT FROM DAY ONE

Portland State University (2017 - 2018)
Oregon Women in Higher Education (2017 - 2018)

The entire hiring process, with big emphasis on onboarding, has lasting effects on employees' engagement and longevity. This presentation explores the importance of onboarding and engagement, and gives tips to management and administrative personnel for a successful and minimally painful process.

CREATING A CULTURE OF CARING

Portland State University (2018)
PSU Culturally Responsive Symposium (2018)
Oregon Women in Higher Education (2018)

Creating a workplace culture that values and respects others takes not only authenticity, but action. This workshop focuses on tactics for both leadership and non-managers alike. Click "Learn More" to view the slides for a 90-minute workshop.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT PLANNING

Portland State University (2018 - 2019)
Advancing the Careers of Women in Tech (2018)
Misc Organizations (2018 - 2019)

A workshop to help folks identify their purpose, direction, goals, and right-sized steps to help participants take charge of their own career development. 

If you're interested in collaborating on a (in-person or online) presentation or workshop, or think I would be a good addition to a conference, please reach out via email at brenna.kutch@gmail.com