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Working While Black
October 27, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mental Health in the Work Environment for the young Black professional is a serious and often overlooked topic. Some workplaces are better than others, and some even have a very significant Black population that can remind you of family. Despite both of these exceptions, Blacks in general face prejudice and accrued disadvantage in many arenas of life, including the workplace. Upping the ante of this systemic issue is that in even many larger, more progressive corporations, racist digs and alienation can be subtly hidden behind ever-evolving people leadership philosophy and criterion for advancement. Therefore, to facilitate each of our young Black professionals to maximize their potential, we must practice self care to recharge, renew, and protect ourselves from the free radicals at work while also staying up-to date with the evolving competitive criteria of our field.
We will discuss strategies and tactics on how to proactively prepare, respond the under pressure of a situation, as well as how to practice excellent emotional self-care to weather the storms.
Another powerful and important element of how the young Black professional is able to exist in their workplace is how much stress they have at home in their personal life. Therefore, as a bonus, we will also discuss ways to decouple and unplug as you commute to work, so you can manage to keep your job despite your personal life trying manage you.
This will be an edifying and refreshing afternoon in collaboration with the Metro Detroit Association of Black Psychologists.
We hope you will please join us in-person as the evolutionary preparation and ascension of the young Black professional will not be televised! Seating is limited.
Light refreshments will be served.There will be free street parking available throughout the area. There will also be paid lots available. You may also consider parking in midtown and taking the Q-Line to the Grand Circus stop. Check-in as soon as you enter the building, then proceed to the 3rd floor.