HUMAN KINDS ARE A FUNCTION OF HUMAN MINDS: NEUROSCIENCE AND WHY DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IS HARD WORK FOR HUMAN BEINGS

SHRM 2011 Diversity & Inclusion Conference
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Workplace Application: Get an intriguing look into human behavior from the frameworks of cognitive neuroscience and cognitive psychology in order to better understand human diversity and its link to enhancing inclusion and innovation.

This session is recommended for senior and executive D&I practitioners. This session reinvents Diversity & Inclusion for the 21st century. It provides listeners with a “human behavior” framework for understanding how exclusion and intolerance occur with respect to both people and ideas, even with individuals and in organizations that are committed to diversity and inclusion. The session looks at how closed-mindedness takes place and suggests measures you can take to be more open-minded and to entertain new ideas. Learn how to become more flexible, adaptable and agile— necessary attributes for a 21st century world.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, October 24, 2011 - 3:15pm to 4:30pm
Presenter: 

Steve L. Robbins, Ph.D.

Steve L.
Robbins, Ph.D.

A powerful storyteller with a powerful story to tell, Dr. Steve L. Robbins has an unmatched ability to inspire people even in the midst of disrupting and challenging the way they think about the world. Born in Vietnam, Dr. Robbins immigrated to the United States when he was five years old. He and his mother faced many challenges as Vietnamese immigrants in a new land, during a time when there was much anti-war and anti-Vietnamese sentiment.

Working through and rising out of the challenges of poverty, discrimination and the tough streets of Los Angeles, Dr. Robbins now brings insightful perspectives on issues of leadership, inclusion & innovation, and the power of caring. Drawing upon a compelling life journey, his talks and workshops are filled with intriguing stories, laugh-out-loud humor and a keen understanding of human behavior.

Dr. Robbins uniquely knows how to simultaneously challenge and motivate people with a dynamic use of story-telling, humor and extensive knowledge of pertinent issues and concepts. The inclusiveness and power of his message are why organizations like Pepsico, Kraft Fodds, McDonald’s, Disney, Nordstrom, Boeing, Toyota, Honda, Wells Fargo, Mayo Clinic, NASA, the National Security Agency, US Navy, Microsoft, Chevron, and numerous others call on Dr. Robbins to inspire, educate and prepare their people for the exciting challenges of a 21st century world.

Location: 
Delaware
Amount of Credit: 
1.25
Credit Type: 
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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