The ATD 2017 International Conference & Exposition is fast approaching and Paul Meshanko will be returning to present The Respect Effect: Using Neuroscience to Build Engagement and Retention

The conference and exposition will be held in Atlanta GA, May 21-24 2017.  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 W101 “The Respect Effect: Using Neuroscience to Build Engagement and Retention”

Wednesday, May 24 | 8:15 AM – 9:30 AM | A313/A314 | Add to Schedule Planner

This session will expand your awareness, develop your emotional intelligence, offer critical insights on human behavior norms, and help you develop an easy-to-apply set of tools proven to increase your capacity for more respectful behaviors. As a result of attending, you will be able to recognize what respect looks and feels like in the workplace, identify how the brain reacts to disrespectful behaviors and how they damage morale and productivity, and enhance your understanding of how stereotypes and bias can negatively affect our actions and decisions. You’ll also be able to augment your leadership skills with an understanding of the role that attitudes play in promoting respect at work, demonstrate behaviors that support personal and organizational values, and implement tools to build and sustain a framework of respect in your workplace

Application on the Job:

  • Learn the differences between respect and tolerance and how these differences can inform our pursuit of more authentically respectful and inclusive workplaces.
  • Explore how stereotypes, bias, and prejudgments can unintentionally lead to behaviors that are perceived as disrespectful by others.
  • Learn how behaviors that are perceived as either respectful or disrespectful affect the brain differently and directly affect creativity, collaboration, physical health, and productivity.
  • Learn a technique for quickly establishing a relationship based upon shared experiences and respect with almost anyone.

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