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Alumni Event: Treating People Well and the Power of Civility – A Conversation with Jeremy Bernard

Date: September 21st, 2021

Time: 4:00 – 5:30 PM PST

Location: Virtual

Anyone involved in the mission-driven sector, regardless of their role, fully understands the importance and power of civility. Treating people well is not just at the core of social impact work. It is a unique and sometimes underrated tool to empower those with whom we interact whether they are beneficiaries or partners.  

This conversation with Jeremy Bernard offers a unique perspective on how to treat people well, how to get along and get ahead in our world. Using his experience as White House Social Secretary and Special Assistant to the President from 2011–2015, Jeremy Bernard reveals lessons about the way we treat one another that can be applied universally. 

Jeremy Bernard served as White House Social Secretary and Special Assistant to President Obama from 2011–2015. Previously, he was Senior Advisor to the United States Ambassador in France. Prior to that, he was the White House Liaison to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Since his time serving under President Obama, Jeremy spent two years running JMB Global, a strategic consulting company and most recently held a job as the CEO and President of the Mayor’s Fund of Los Angeles.

Jeremy Bernard is the co-author of Treating People Well: The Extraordinary Power of Civility at Work and in Life (Simon & Schuster, 2018) – an entertaining and uniquely practical guide to personal and professional success written together with Lea Berman, Former White House Social Secretary from 2004–2007. The book recounts the authors’ daily experiences at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as well as some of the most valuable lessons they learned about how to work productively with people from different walks of life and points of view.

About The Caravanserai Project Alumni Event Series

One of Caravanserai Project’s goals is to build a network of mission-driven leaders and provide a platform that connects likeminded change-makers. The Caravanserai Project Alumni Event Series is designed to regularly engage with our alumni through exclusive events aimed at providing new opportunities for collaboration, exchange of ideas and expertise but also access to unique resources to support the advancement of mission-driven leaders.

This event is open only to the Caravanserai Project alumni network (SEED Lab fellows, Breakthroughs Masterclass and Strategic Networking and Planning Circles participants).

This program was made possible in part by the generous support provided by the Wells Fargo Open for Business Fund. Caravanserai Project is the recipient of a Wells Fargo Open for Business Fund award aiming to provide programs and services that support small business viability through growth, expansion, innovation, and increased productivity. Read more about this award.

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