Let’s Go Out to Lunch: Understanding and Working Through Our Differences With Effective Communication

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
10:05 AM - 11:20 AM


To attend the webinar, log-in as a guest at https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/fbb30e4d4cd44c70beca6e498e96d1ba. This is a Blackboard Collaborate Session.


The webinar starts at 10:05 a.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 10:10 a.m. 


Let’s Go Out to Lunch: Understanding and Working Through Our Differences With Effective Communication is a webinar ONLY – please do not come to the CTE office.


Our nation is at a crossroads. Although we may work and/or attend school with persons of many various backgrounds and world views, being physically close to each other is not necessarily helping us to get along with each other. So many of us seem to have opposing political and social ideologies and are exposed to rhetoric in social media and traditional media sources which are leading us to become increasingly more polarized and in some cases even leads to violence. Can opening the door to more effective communication help us to become “one nation, under God” again?


This is an elective workshop for the Teaching Towards Inclusive Excellence (TTIE) certificate of completion.


Recommended Resources


Floyd, K., & Cardon, P. W. (2020). Business and professional communication: putting people first. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.

Shwom, B., & Snyder, L., (2019). Business communication: polishing your professional presence, 4th ed. New York, NY: Pearson Education, Inc.


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Reenea R. Harrison
Clinical Instructor
Internship Director
Department of Retailing
College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

Reenea R. Harrison is clinical instructor and internship director for the Department of Retailing in the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM) at the University of South Carolina. She has taught business communications, English, speech, retailing, fashion history, University 101, college skills, industrial psychology and history courses. Prior to her current position, Harrison was an academic advisor/student services manager for the College of HRSM Office of Student Services. Previously, although she worked in other professions, she also served as director of academic affairs and adjunct instructor for the University of South Carolina Honors College, director of guidance at Cardinal Newman School in Columbia, teacher at Sandhills Academy in Columbia, adjunct instructor at Midlands Technical College in Columbia, and learning manager and adjunct instructor for Central Carolina Technical College (formerly Sumter Area Technical College) in Sumter, S.C.