The ATD 2016 International Conference & Exposition is fast approaching and Paul Meshanko will be returning to present The Respect Effect: Leveraging Neuroscience to Help Build Inclusive Workplaces.

The conference and exposition will be held in Denver CO, May 22-25 2016.  ATD conferences are known for being the premier gathering of training and development of professionals from around the world.

These events regularly attract more than 10,000 attendees from over 70 countries. It is the largest conference in the world dedicated to this crucial profession.

Session TU408 “The Respect Effect: Leveraging Neuroscience to Help Build Inclusive Workplaces”

Tuesday, May 24 (4:30PM – 5:30PM) | Add to Schedule Planner

Respect. It’s a simple concept, a universally powerful motivator, and a core value for many global organizations. Why, then, is it so elusive in the modern workplace? With today’s increasingly diverse workforce, organizational culture has never been more important, and respect is the bedrock. It sets the stage for engagement, promotes collaboration and inclusion, and unleashes extraordinary creativity and resilience. Based on the speaker’s new book, this session goes beyond the typical themes of organizational culture and digs deeply into the topics of evolution, psychology, and neuroscience to show how powerful of a catalyst respect can be. The speaker will share practical, easy-to-implement strategies for helping to promote respectful work cultures and offer case study details on how best-in-class global employers are already using respect to make a difference with both their cultures and bottom lines. This session will help you better understand the emotional experience of respect, what it looks and feels like, and how it’s radically different from tolerance.

Application on the Job:

  • Learn the differences between respect and tolerance and how these differences can inform your pursuit of more authentically respectful workplaces.
  • Explore how stereotypes, bias, and prejudgments can unintentionally lead to behaviors that are perceived as disrespectful by others.
  • Grasp how behaviors that are perceived as either respectful or disrespectful affect the brain differently and directly affect creativity, collaboration, physical health, and productivity.
  • Develop a personal action plan for immediately being able to implement the 12 Rules of Respect.

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