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October Learning Lab

Listening Skills for Greater Inclusion

Categories: TAHRA Webinar Meeting

Presented by Sesha Yalamanchili, President of On the Mark Consulting

Organizations are more committed than ever to creating diverse and inclusive workplaces for everyone. Now is the time to turn these good intentions into action. Even though there is no one-size-fits all approach for choosing what matters most and how to address it, developing leaders who are great listeners is essential to successfully moving your DE&I efforts forward. In the workshop we will learn about the conditions we need to create so others know we are listening–really listening.

At this lab, Sesha will teach attendees how to:

  • Give others the sense that they have been really heard during conversation.
  • Ask questions and listen — really listen — to strengthen prespective taking.
  • Encourage others to tap more deeply into their own ideas and abilities.
  • Recognize and stop behaviors that can derail listening and inclusion.

SESHA YALAMANCHILI - Focused on driving results, Sesha leverages her extensive background in sales, marketing, operations, and innovation to influence organizations of every size and scope. From entrepreneurial startups to large corporations, Sesha’s vast real-world experience spans careers in consumer goods, technology, banking, healthcare, and insurance. Sesha has an inherent ability to comprehend the many issues and challenges that face organizations in today’s world of constant change, disruption, and uncertainty. Passionate about empowering others with the knowledge, tools, and resources they need to make an immediate impact, Sesha works with business professionals to sustain long-term results at their organizations. “It is a different world of constant change, disruption, and uncertainty in which tomorrow’s leaders will need greater emotional awareness and agility to motivate, inspire, and empower,” she explains. “In preparing professionals to lead with creativity and innovation, I get excited to develop programs built from the latest discoveries around when humans are at their best.”

A seasoned leadership consultant and trainer with nearly two decades of business experience, Sesha specializes in equipping leaders with the knowledge, tools, and resources to make an immediate impact in their organization. “Understanding real world challenges from the human perspective is key to helping professionals accelerate their growth as leaders,” she says. Sesha holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from University at Buffalo and is a certified Everything DiSC® facilitator, designating her certification to administer personality profile assessments and coaching services. She is an ICF accredited coach and trained at the world renowned CaPP Institute. She specializes in strengths-based and positive psychology practices.

TAHRA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 2.00 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

This event is approved for HRCI credits

This Program has been approved for 2.0 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®).

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October 28, 2021 | 1 - 3 p.m.

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