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Learn strategies to lessen the negative effect of unconscious biases, both cognitive and implicit, on decision-making and interactions with professional peers.

We all know how important it is to be adaptable in a changing work environment of new initiatives, restructurings, mergers and evolving business priorities. It is crucial for HR professionals to have flexible mindsets and behaviors, in order to effectively set the pace for others. But even simple changes rarely are. As creatures of habit, we unconsciously push back on the unfamiliar, so change doesn’t come easily—and that’s just with managing ourselves. Add the complexity of co-workers, peers and subordinates going through their own changes, and leading an organization through change becomes downright daunting. Explore the science and biology that enables or hinders our efforts at behavior change in this interactive, humorous program. Learn and practice six powerful techniques—tested and validated by over 100,000 individuals experiencing organizational changes—to help you navigate future changes with greater success and less stress.

Learning Objectives:

  • The brain’s automatic preference for doing things the same way it has done them in the past, and why unpredictability is so unsettling.
  • How to pay closer attention to and manage your own “self-talk” as a first step in locking onto more productive future attitudes and behaviors.
  • The importance of relationships, and why it is crucial to surround yourself with supportive peers and friends when going through change.
  • Why establishing personal accountability and proactivity are the greatest deterrents to falling into a “victim of change” mindset.
  • Sound “change hygiene” basics, especially sleep and the cultivation of gratitude.
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