Paul Meshanko, author and managing partner of the training and consulting firm Legacy Business Cultures, will be speaking at the Greater Cleveland American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) on Thursday, March 15, 2012. This professional development program will take place at the Hyatt Place in Independence and will bring together Northeast Ohio’s top minds in training and development, consulting, and human resources.

Meshanko will be presenting research from his new book, The Respect Effect, which is scheduled to be released in late spring of this year and will explore the impact of respectful workplaces from the perspectives of neuroscience and organizational development. This interesting and educational presentation will also look at specific strategies for more consistently promoting respect as a core cultural competency.

“Respect is one of the most important elements in a productive and healthy culture within any organization,” Meshanko says, “Employees that engage in respectful behavior are more likely to have higher job satisfaction, better physical health, greater customer satisfaction, and less stress. And when employees are happy, organization productivity, profitability, and resilience increase.”

ASTD is an organization dedicated to making the Greater Cleveland workforce more productive and competitive. They provide leadership, information, and opportunities to promote the profession of workplace learning and performance.

“I’m very excited to have Paul facilitate our chapter’s upcoming professional development program; his experience and reputation are unparalled. Paul’s message about organizational respect is one that I know our members will be excited to implement when they get back to the workplace,” says Shannon Hunt, Vice President of Programs, Greater Cleveland ASTD Board of Directors.

Paul Meshanko is a professional speaker and business leader with over 20 years of experience in corporate training and organizational culture change. Under his leadership, Legacy has grown to become one of the most successful international training and development agencies. Legacy’s initiatives are currently taught in 23 languages and on 5 continents.