Paul Meshanko, CEO of Legacy Business Cultures, is returning to this year’s ATD 2019: International Conference and Exposition to present The Respect Effect: Reaching Beyond Tolerance to Build an Inclusive Workplace.

The conference and exposition will be held this year in Washington, DC, May 19-22.  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 M306 – The Respect Effect: The Respect Effect: Reaching Beyond Tolerance to Build an Inclusive Workplace

Mon, May 20 | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM | Room: 144 | Add to Schedule Planner

Looking to add a little more respect in your workplace? Based on research from a highly-acclaimed book, this session digs deeply into anthropology, psychology, and neuroscience to show how powerful of a catalyst respect can be for creating innovative, inclusive, and highly productive work cultures.

Application on the Job:

  • Learn the differences between cultures that are tolerant versus respectful and how these differences can better inform HR strategy and training goals.
  • Discover how behaviors perceived as either respectful or disrespectful affect the brain differently and directly influence perceptions of inclusion.
  • Explore and practice a new technique for quickly building a “bridge” of respect to others that can improve rapport in minutes.

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