We believe that the “bump factor” or the “human collisions” that happen in Kendall fuel innovation.
We bring people together around programming and events that are thought-provoking, impactful, and fun—so you keep coming back.
In this section:
- Belonging in Kendall
- Kendall Calendar
- Kendall GREEN
- Peer Professional Meet-Ups
- Transportation Working Group
- Work Now Conversations
Belonging in Kendall
Building on the transformational Inclusion Drives Innovation (IDI) course we launched three years ago, we have developed a new multi-track approach to building a welcoming community for all in Kendall.
BELONGING IN KENDALL COURSE: We’ve refreshed the IDI course and will now offer a 5-week foundational course focused on diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging twice a year, in early spring and fall. The participant fee is $1,500/person. Sponsorships and group rates are available. Complete the form below to get involved.
Registration is open for the KSA’s Belonging in Kendall foundational course below.
- The course will begin, in person, on Wednesday, February 28 from 9:30-11:30 am at a Kendall Square location to be announced soon.
- Sessions 2 – 5 of the course will be virtual on Mondays from 10:30 am-noon on March 4, 11, 18 and 25 (with a flex or snow day on April 1).
- The course will focus on belonging, building the skills to become an equity-focused teammate or leader, and creating a welcoming community.
- The five sessions will cover: Understanding Social Identity; the Intersection of Identities; Understanding Implicit Bias; Responding to Microaggressions; and Leading for Equity.
- Deadline for registration is February 16. Register today, space is limited.
FILM SERIES: This new, quarterly film series is designed to gather the Kendall community, raise awareness, and stimulate discussion on belonging, including in the tech and life sciences sectors. The series is open to all KSA members, free of charge, and sponsorship options are available.
DEIB COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE: We are launching this new community of practice to bring our KSA’s leaders in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging together to share best practices and address common challenges. The first meeting will take place on Thursday, March 7.
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP GROUP: We continue to offer senior leaders in Kendall the opportunity to gather in small, facilitated groups to focus on equity and belonging.
Contact Beth O’Neill Maloney at email@example.com for additional information.
Belonging In Kendall Course
If you are interested in participating in our spring 2024 Belonging in Kendall foundational course, please fill out the form below.
With more than 750 events listed in 2023, our newly redesigned Kendall Calendar is the place to go for what’s happening in Kendall Square. From live music to free fitness, farmers markets, lectures, art tours, wine tastings, special events, and so much more, our calendar has something for everyone who works, lives, studies, and plays here.
We’re proud of and inspired by the sustainability innovations coming out of Kendall and our community’s commitment to deploying state-of-the-art sustainability measures while working to improve the human condition. The Kendall GREEN project is our way of sharing with the world the many ways KSA members are doing their part to combat climate change – inside, outside, above, below, and beyond our buildings. To share your story email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peer Professional Meet-Ups
We host gatherings to enable people from across Kendall to connect and work collaboratively with their counterparts in similar roles – communications, corporate social responsibility, open space planning and programming, and more – at other Kendall organizations. These gatherings help our members share information, benchmark priorities, and problem solve around emerging issues.
Transportation Working Group
We regularly convene gatherings of transportation professionals and people who seek to help us all move more quickly, safely, and sustainably to, from, and around Kendall Square. In 2024, we’ll focus on three areas: working with and holding accountable the MBTA for safe, reliable, and timely transit.
If you are interested in participating in the working group and are a KSA member, please email email@example.com.
Work Now Conversations
To address the ever-changing way we work now, we convene the Kendall community periodically to focus on how we can positively impact the future of work and ensure the vibrancy and economic competitiveness of the Kendall community. Topics have included flexible work schedules, commutes, child care, and more. If you are interested in participating in the Work Now and are a KSA member, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.