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Meeting Culture Matters: Strengthen Your Workplace Relationships with Inclusive Meetings

Categories: TAHRA Learning Lab

Presented by Linda Jenkins, Owner, Jenkins Consulting Group

The location for this event has changed! It is at Tulsa Tech - Client Service Center in Training Room 7.

Many organizations use meetings as a mechanism for facilitating communication and interactions between employees, volunteers, and customers. Inclusive meetings relate to all three dimensions of diversity – internal, external, and organizational – The presentation will emphasize ways inclusive meetings reduce bias and increase psychological safety by affecting multiple dimensions of diversity.

  • Do you want to attend meetings that maximize innovation, creativity, productivity, engagement, and relationships?
  • Do you want to attend meetings where the leader mediates and facilitates the discussion to ensure no participant dominates or derails the discussion or interrupts other participants?
  • Do you want to attend meetings where all participants understand how and when they can engage with each other?
  • Do you want to attend meetings that promote fairness and equitable treatment?
  • Do you want to lead meetings that foster environments where diverse perspectives are heard, recognized, and acted upon?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, join Linda Jenkins for Meeting Culture Matters: Strengthen Your Workplace Relationships with Inclusive Meetings. During Linda’s workshop, participants will learn:

  • The definition of inclusive meetings.
  • How inclusive meetings strengthen workplace relationships by reducing bias and increasing psychological safety.
  • The attributes of inclusive meetings.
  • Guidance on facilitating inclusive meetings to strengthen their workplace relationships.

 Participants will receive the 11-page Leading Inclusive Meetings handout to help them facilitate and lead inclusive meetings in their workplace.

Linda Jenkins helps nonprofit leaders govern and manage effectively and inclusively. Her services provide nonprofit leaders with practical strategic approaches to achieving their missions.

Linda's customized services include board performance assessment, strategic planning, and unconscious bias training. She provides her services in-person and virtually. She has owned her own company - Jenkins Consulting Group (JCG) - for almost sixteen years. JCG has successfully completed 81 projects for 65 organizations.

In 2012, Linda became one of the first BoardSource Certified Governance Consultants®.  Driven by her passion to help nonprofit leaders create inclusive workplaces, she has earned the following three certifications:

  • CQ® Certified Facilitator: Unconscious Bias Train-the-Trainer from the Cultural Intelligence Center (August 2019)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate from the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida ( May 2021)
  • DEI in Talent Development Certificate from the Association for Talent Development (ATD) (August 2023)

Linda uses her expertise to help nonprofit leaders create inclusive workplaces by providing Disrupting Unconscious Bias in Your Workplace, Words Matter: Using Inclusive Language in Your Workplace, and Meeting Culture Matters: Strengthen Your Workplace Relationships with Inclusive Meetings workshops.

Before establishing JCG in 2007, Linda honed her professional skills through positions with the City of Long Beach, the City of Tulsa, and the Tulsa Area United Way.  Linda holds degrees from Princeton University and the University of Texas at Austin.

Since 2017, Linda has served as a District 1 Representative on the City of Tulsa’s Sales Tax Overview Committee. Previously, she served on the governing boards for YWCA WomenShelter (Long Beach, CA), Youth Services of Tulsa, Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries, and Association for Talent Development (ATD) – Tulsa Chapter. Linda served on the ATD Chapter Board for 8 years including two terms as President. 

Linda is an avid women's basketball fan. She loves to watch and attend NCAA and WNBA games. She has traveled to eleven Women’s Final Four championships. 

For more information about Linda and Jenkins Consulting Group, visit

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®).

The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute's criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

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October 26, 2023 | 2 - 4 p.m.

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Tulsa Technology Center Client Services Center
3638 S Memorial Dr
Tulsa, OK 74145

Tulsa Technology Center Client Services Center
3638 S Memorial Dr
Tulsa, OK 74145