“Managing in a Time of Fear”
featuring a conversation with Howard Ross, Founder & Partner, Cook Ross Inc.
Recent events have left our collective culture reeling. People are wrestling with challenging issues concerning violence, cultural divisions, “isms” and “phobias.” These issues are dominating conversations taking place in our communities, schools, and homes and trickling into our workplaces and, at times, affecting the productivity and performance of our teams. As employers, are you aware of how these issues may be affecting your employees, vendors, community partners or your customers? How should your organization’s leadership navigate these issues? This session will identify the psychology and neurobiology of fear and unconscious bias, look at the impact they have on the workplace and, most importantly, discuss what leaders can do about it.
At the end of the session participants will:
1. Develop a clear sense of the kinds of things that are influencing their employees.
2. Understand the science behind fear so that they have a better idea of what is impacting both themselves and their employees and how it works.
3. Learn intervention strategies that can help manage workplace fear.
Join us on:
September 14th, 7:30am.-9:30am.
Location: Rivers Casino, 777 Casino Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Free parking available
Learn more about Howard Ross
Howard Ross is the Founder and Partner of Cook Ross, Inc., and an organizational development consultant and educator, experienced in developing corporate and community programs. He is considered one of the world’s seminal thought leaders on identifying and addressing unconscious bias. He is the author of ReInventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose and Performance, (published by Rowman and Littlefield in conjunction with SHRM in 2011), and his recent Washington Post best seller, Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives, (published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2014).
Cook Ross programs have focused on the areas of corporate culture change, leadership development, and managing diversity. Cook Ross has successfully implemented large-scale organizational culture change efforts in the area of managing diversity and cultural integration in academic institutions, professional services corporations, Fortune 500 companies, and retail, health care, media, and governmental institutions in 47 of the United States and over 40 countries worldwide. In addition, Howard has delivered programs at Harvard University Medical School, Stanford University Medical School, Johns Hopkins University, the Wharton School of Business, Duke University and Washington University Medical School and over 20 other colleges and Universities. Howard has also served as the 2007-2008 Johnnetta B. Cole Professor of Diversity Professor of Diversity at Bennett College for Women, the first time a white man had ever served in such a position at an HBCU. His writings have been published by the Harvard Business Review, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Fast Company Magazine, Diversity Women Magazine, Forbes Magazine, Fortune Magazine and dozens of other publications. He appears monthly on National Public Radio. Howard has served on numerous not-for-profits boards, and currently serves on the Diversity Advisory Board of the Human Rights Campaign, the board of directors of the Dignity and Respect Campaign, and the board of the directors for the National Women’s Mentoring Network. Howard has been the recipient of many awards, including the 2009 Operation Understanding Award for Community Service; the 2012 Winds of Change Award from the Forum on Workplace Diversity and Inclusion; the 2013 Diversity Peer Award from Diversity Women Magazine; the 2014 Catalyst Award from Uptown Professional Magazine; the 2014 Catalyst for Change Award from Wake Forest University; the 2015 Trendsetter in HR by SHRM Magazine; and the 2016 Leadership in Diversity Award by the World Human Resources Development Conference in Mumbai, India.