Don’t just stand there

first_imgFacilitate conversation, but don’t dictate. If your colleagues are at an impasse over a touchy issue, ask clarifying questions, paraphrase them respectfully, and ask for help from a third party if necessary. Don’t gang up.While the workshop’s core examples addressed gender and race, attendee Joseph Powers, director of group therapy at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital, said bystander mediation skills have much broader applications.“I listen to patients all the time who are concerned about bias and prejudice toward people with psychiatric illnesses,” Powers said. “I wanted to learn some strategies to counter the bystander effect, skills that I could teach them. I think I got some good ideas.” Include someone who is being ignored. Introduce the person by name, and use welcoming body language and conversational segues to bring the person into the dialogue. Like most city dwellers, Robin Parker is used to uncomfortable public moments. “Riding back and forth on the T, I see a lot of things,” she said.But one recent evening, her attention was drawn to a group of teenage boys in prep-school khakis and their loud, crude insults about women and African Americans. Unsure whether to speak up, she finally targeted the most vulnerable-looking boy. “You’re too handsome to be talking like this on the train,” she told him.“They dropped their heads, stopped the conversation, and apologized,” said Parker, manager of Harvard’s Events and Information Center. Before she got off the train, a white man approached and thanked her, a black woman, for saying what he couldn’t.As Parker relayed her story in the Barker Center, a hush fell over the crowd. It was the end of a Dec. 7 workshop on bystander awareness, and many participants had confessed how helpless they often feel in such situations.“It’s about being able to bring the unspoken into a moment comfortably,” Parker said. But not everyone manages to be so gracious — or effective — when countering behaviors or remarks that touch on race, ethnicity, gender, or sexuality in the workplace. Everyone has a story of, say, a female team member being ignored at a big presentation, a co-worker unknowingly using a racially charged figure of speech, or a minority colleague being mistaken for waitstaff at a networking reception.But in the moment, employees often clam up out of embarrassment, confusion, self-doubt, or other reasons. In the process, they miss opportunities to show solidarity and reinforce diversity as one of Harvard’s key values, said workshop co-leader Maureen Scully, assistant professor of management at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.That hesitancy can be overcome with the proper awareness and practice, said her fellow presenter Stacy Blake-Beard, associate professor of management at Simmons College.“It’s like CPR training,” Blake-Beard said. “By practicing it, it becomes instinct.”The session was part of the Diversity Dialogue series hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ Human Resources Diversity Initiative. The workshop drew participants from Schools and departments ranging from the Harvard University Police Department to Hospitality and Dining Services.As small groups acted out bystander responses to various scenarios, Blake-Beard and Scully emphasized how critical bystander support has become in increasingly diverse universities and businesses.“Now more than ever, as we are collaborating and competing with people who are so different from us … we need to know how to leverage differences,” Blake-Beard said.Some simple bystander strategies they suggested include:Reset the situation. Draw attention to a slight or inappropriate remark by using humor, calling for an end to the conversation, or merely saying, “Ouch.”last_img read more

Tix Now On Sale to See Josh Groban in The Great Comet

first_img Josh Groban View Comments Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 Related Shows Here’s your chance to catch Josh Groban in his Broadway debut! Tickets are now available for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, starring Groban and Denée Benton. Performances will begin on October 18 at the Imperial Theatre, where it is set to open officially on November 14.In addition to Groban and Benton, the cast will include Brittain Ashford as Sonya, Gelsey Bell as Princess Mary, Nick Choksi as Dolokhov, Amber Gray as Helene, Grace McLean as Marya D and Paul Pinto as Balaga.Directed by Rachel Chavkin and featuring a book and electropop score by Dave Malloy, the show draws inspiration from a 70-page portion of Leo Tolstoy’s Russian masterpiece War and Peace. It follows Natasha (Benton), a young girl who forms a relationship with the attractive rebel Anatole (Lucas Steele) while her betrothed Andrey (Nicholas Belton) is off fighting. Andrey’s best friend Pierre (Groban) remains on high alert as the new romance blossoms.center_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 3, 2017 Star Files ‘The Great Comet’last_img read more

British Open 2019 tee times: Round 2 pairings, TV schedule, live stream for Friday

first_img4TBD The lone major that takes place outside of the United States, the links style United Kingdom courses provide a challenge not often seen on the PGA Tour. This will be the second time Royal Portrush has hosted the British Open and first since 1951. At 16 years old, a young Rory McIlroy set the Old Course record by shooting a 61.MORE: Watch the British Open live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Tiger Woods will be playing in his first PGA Tour event since a disappointing performance at the U.S. Open. The Masters champion will be among three golfers looking to win their second major of the year, a list that also includes Brooks Koepka (PGA Championship) and Gary Woodland (U.S. Open). Koepka (2018), Jordan Spieth (2015) and McIlroy (2014) are the only golfers to win two majors in a calendar year this decade.Many eyes will also be on defending 2018 champion Francesco Molinari, who has yet to win on the PGA Tour this year, although he challenged Woods at Augusta. With a win, Molinari would be the first golfer to repeat as British Open champion since Padraig Harrington in 2008.Below is all the information you need to know about the 2019 British Open, including the TV schedule, round-by-round tee times for Tiger Woods and the field, plus updated betting odds. You can also follow our live leaderboard for hole-by-hole updates.British Open 2019 TV schedule, live streamTV channels: NBC, Golf ChannelLive stream: NBC Sports | Golf Channel | fuboTVLeaderboard: Follow SN’s live trackerLike most tournaments, Golf Channel will exclusively broadcast the tournament in the United States during the first two days, providing over 14 hours of coverage on both Thursday and Friday. It will also have the beginning of Saturday and Saturday, with the tournament wrapping up on NBC for both days. Dan Hicks and Paul Azinger will make up the primary broadcast team on NBC, while Mike Tirico, Terry Gannon and Nick Faldo will also provide coverage. You can also live stream all four rounds by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.DateTimeTV ChannelFriday, July 191:30 a.m.-4 p.m. ETGolf Channel/fuboTVSaturday, July 204:30-7 a.m. ETGolf Channel/fuboTVSaturday, July 207 a.m.-2:30 p.m. ETNBC/fuboTVSunday, July 214:30-7 a.m. ETGolf Channel/fuboTVSunday, July 217 a.m.-2 p.m. ETNBC/fuboTVLIVE: Full leaderboard for the 2019 British OpenTiger Woods’ British Open tee timesTiger Woods will tee off at 5:09 a.m. ET for Friday’s Round 2 paired with Patrick Reed and Matt Wallace.RoundTimePairing110:10 a.m. ETPatrick Reed, Matt Wallace25:09 a.m. ETPatrick Reed, Matt Wallace3TBD MORE: British Open picks, sleepers, betting adviceBritish Open past winnersThe British Open’s rich history dates back all the way back to 1860, when Willie Park Sr. won over an eight-man field at Prestwick Golf Club, which hosted the first 12 tournaments. Old Tom Morris holds the record for largest winning margin (13 strokes), a mark that has been untouched since 1862.Harry Vardon holds the record for most British Open victories (6), and Peter Thomson and Tom Watson are among the group of golfers who have hoisted the Claret Jug five times. Woods (2000, 2005, 2006) is the only golfer with three-plus British Open victories in this year’s field.YearWinnerScore2019TBD…2018Francesco Molinari-82017Jordan Spieth-122016Henrik Stenson-202015Zach Johnson-152014Rory McIlroy-172013Phil Mickelson-32012Ernie Els-72011Darren Clarke-52010Louis Oosthuizen-162009Stewart Cink-2 TIGER TRACKER: Follow Tiger Woods’ Round 2 at the British OpenWho else is in the British Open field?The top 31 players in the World Golf Rankings will all be a part of the field, most notably Woods, Koepka and McIlroy, as well as Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose and Bryson DeChambeau. The field also features 19 of the top 20 players in the FedEx Cup standings. Among them are Matt Kuchar and Xander Schauffele, who have each won two PGA Tour events this year.Defending champion Molinari will be among the former winners playing, which also includes Tom Lehman (1996) and Paul Lawrie (1999), who won over 20 years ago, and more recent victors Henrik Stenson (2016) and Jordan Spieth (2017).2019 British Open tee times, pairingsAll tee times listed below are Eastern. Local time in Northern Ireland is five hours ahead of America’s East Coast.Round 1Round 2Group1:35 a.m.6:36 a.m.Darren Clarke, James Sugrue, Charley Hoffman1:46 a.m.6:47 a.m.Emiliano Grillo, Sung Kang, Thomas Thurloway1:57 a.m.6:58 a.m.Andy Sullivan, C. Bezuidenhout, Alex Levy2:08 a.m.7:09 a.m.Chan Kim, Zander Lombard, Brandon Wu (a)2:19 a.m.7:20 a.m.Richard Sterne, Romain Langasque, Mattias Schmid (a)2:30 a.m.7:31 a.m.Padraig Harrington, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Andrew Putnam2:41 a.m.7:42 a.m.Bubba Watson, Eddie Pepperell, Rafa Cabrera Bello2:52 a.m.7:53 a.m.Phil Mickelson, Shane Lowry, Branden Grace3:03 a.m.8:04 a.m.Alex Noren, Mike Lorenzo-Vera, Sam Locke3:14 a.m.8:15 a.m.Webb Simpson, Sergio Garcia, C.T. Pan3:25 a.m.8:26 a.m.Ryan Palmer, Andrea Pavan, Dylan Frittelli3:36 a.m.8:37 a.m.Kyle Stanley, Bob MacIntyre, Andrew Johnston3:47 a.m.8:48 a.m.Mikko Korhonen, Oliver Wilson, Curtis Knipes (a)4:03 a.m.9:04 a.m.Ian Poulter, Sungjae Im, Kiradech Aphibarnrat4:14 a.m.9:15 a.m.Henrik Stenson, Xander Schauffele, Graeme McDowell4:25 a.m.9:26 a.m.Haotong Li, Russell Knox, Bernd Wiesberger4:36 a.m.9:37 a.m.Jason Kokrak, Connor Syme, Austin Connelly4:47 a.m.9:48 a.m.Zach Johnson, David Duval, Corey Conners4:58 a.m.9:59 a.m.Francesco Molinari, Bryson DeChambeau, Adam Scott5:09 a.m.10:10 a.m.Rory McIlroy, Gary Woodland, Paul Casey5:20 a.m.10:21 a.m.Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner, Hideki Matsuyama5:31 a.m.10:32 a.m.Jim Furyk, Si Woo Kim, Jimmy Walker5:42 a.m.10:43 a.m.Luke List, Alexander Bjork , Paul Waring5:53 a.m.10:54 a.m.Shugo Imahira, Nate Lashley, Benjamin Hebert5:04 a.m.11:05 a.m.Mikumu Horikawa, Callum Shinkwin, Garrick Porteous5:15 a.m.11:16 a.m.Prom Messawat, Matthew Baldwin, Jack Senior5:46 a.m.1:35 a.m.Tom Lehman, Joaquin Niemann, M.A. Jimenez5:58 a.m.1:46 a.m.Byeong Hun An, Jorge Campillo, Chris Wood7:09 a.m.2:08 a.m.Joel Dahmen, Adri Arnaus, Dimitrios Papadatos7:20 a.m.2:19 a.m.Erik van Rooyen, Kurt Kitayama, Jake McLeod7:31 a.m.2:30 a.m.Ryan Fox, Shaun Norris, Dongkyu Jang7:42 a.m.2:41 a.m.Tyrrell Hatton, Keith Mitchell, Thomas Pieters7:53 a.m.2:52 a.m.Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, Thorbjorn Olesen8:04 a.m.3:03 a.m.Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen, Shubhankar Sharma8:15 a.m.3:14 a.m.Billy Horschel, J. Janewattananond, Aaron Wise8:26 a.m.3:25 a.m.Jordan Spieth, Marc Leishman, Danny Willett8:37 a.m.3:36 a.m.Cameron Smith, Adam Hadwin, David Lipsky8:48 a.m.3:47 a.m.Paul Lawrie, Chez Reavie, Justin Harding9:04 a.m.4:03 a.m.Takumi Kanaya (a), Tom Lewis, Brandon Stone9:15 a.m.4:14 a.m.Lucas Glover, Joost Luiten, Nino Bertasio9:26 a.m.4:25 a.m.Ernie Els, J.B. Holmes, Abraham Ancer9:37 a.m.4:36 a.m.Brandt Snedeker, Lee Westwood, Brian Harman9:48 a.m.4:47 a.m.Justin Rose, Tony Finau, Lucas Bjerregaard9:49 a.m.4:58 a.m.Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Keegan Bradley10:10 a.m.5:09 a.m.Tiger Woods, Matthew Wallace, Patrick Reed10:21 a.m.5:20 a.m.Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay, Matt Kuchar10:32 a.m.5:31 a.m.Kevin Streelman, Doc Redman, Robert Rock10:43 a.m.5:42 a.m.Adrian Otaegui, Yuta Ikeda, Isidro Benitez10:54 a.m.5:53 a.m.Patton Kizziren, Sang Hyun Park, Yuki Inamori11:05 a.m.5:04 a.m.Yoshinori Fujimoto, Doyeob Mun, Andrew Wilson11:16 a.m.5:15 a..m.Gunn Charoenkul, Yosuke Asaji, Ashton TurnerBritish Open purse, prize moneyThe British Open purse comes out to $10.75 million, with the winner earning a cool $1,935,000 — 18 percent of the total purse. The purse increased from its total of $10,500,000 last year, while Molinari collected $1.44 million for his win in 2018. It is still the smallest of the four majors, however. The U.S. Open is the largest at $12.5 million, while the Masters and PGA Championship both amount to $11 million.Odds to win the British OpenThe golfers with the four best odds are among the top five in the World Golf Rankings, and all 10 who check in at +2500 or better are ranked in the top 20. McIlroy’s longstanding relationship with Royal Portrush and overall familiarity with links-style golf make him an early favorite, while Koepka and Johnson have generally struggled more with British Open courses compared to the other majors.GolferOddsRory McIlroy+800Brooks Koepka+1000Dustin Johnson+1600Tiger Woods+1600Jon Rahm+1600Justin Rose+2000Francesco Molinari+2500Patrick Cantlay+2500Tommy Fleetwood+2500Xander Schauffele+2500(Odds via Bovada) It’s hard to believe the PGA Tour’s slate of majors in 2019 is coming to an end, but here we are. The British Open, the final of the four major championships on the 2019 calendar, takes place from Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland, and if it’s anything like the first three majors, the quest for the Claret Jug shouldn’t disappoint. last_img read more