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Applying Anthropological Methods to Build Better Workplaces in CRM, Academia, and Beyond [Foundational Skills]

When: October 08, 2024 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Duration: 1 hour

Certification: RPA-certified


Individual Registration: Free to SAA members; $69 for non-members

Group Registration: Free to SAA members; $89 for non-members

Carrie Pritchard-Harvey, MA, RPA, Work Culture Collaborative, LLC

Carrie Pritchard-Harvey, MA, RPA, is the owner of Work Culture Collaborative, LLC., a boutique culture consulting firm dedicated to helping businesses transform their work cultures, workflows, and leadership strategies using applied anthropological methods and a community-oriented approach that values human connections, social justice, and environmental sustainability. She also provides career coaching services to early and mid-career professionals looking to build values-aligned skills and design meaningful careers outside academia.

Before founding Work Culture Collaborative, Ms. Pritchard-Harvey worked in environmental consulting and culture resources management for 13 years across the Western United States for government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private companies. She has performed a wide range of duties in and out of the field including as a technician, field director, logistics coordinator, recruiter, hiring manager, new hire trainer, tribal liaison, proposal writer, technical expert, and project manager. In other words, she has run the proverbial CRM gauntlet and knows the ins and outs of this business. Previous key roles include Senior Project Manager with SWCA Environmental Consultants, Senior Archaeologist with Far Western Anthropological Research Group, and Culture Resources Program Manager at the Great Basin Institute.

Ms. Pritchard-Harvey received her BA/BA in Anthropology and Ecology/Biodiversity from the University of Denver and an M.A. in Applied Anthropology (with a bioarchaeology emphasis) from (Cal Poly) Humboldt State University. She served on the ACRA Task Force for Evaluating the SOI Professional Qualification Standards in 2023.
This seminar equips practitioners and leaders across industries with the tools, strategies, and approaches needed to troubleshoot poor work cultures, overhaul inefficient processes, and build better workplaces for all employees using new and traditional methods in Applied Anthropology. Attendees will come away with a broadened understanding of the skills and the frameworks needed to re-evaluate our de facto social and cultural approach to work.
  1. Practitioners gain confidence and competence in applying traditional anthropological methods needed to objectively analyze and deconstruct common work culture or process issues.
  2. Better understanding of how leaders and organizations can increase employee retention and reduce workplace interpersonal conflict.
  3. A new toolkit of Applied Anth 2.0 strategies that fit the advancement of technology, a dispersed workforce, and the future of how we approach work in the post-pandemic world.
  4. Learn a key framework for unifying early, mid, and mature career professionals toward common organizational goals and values.