Welcome to the Pennsylvania Executive Education Series sponsored by your ATD chapter. Every 2nd Wednesday of the month we'll be presenting a thought leader in executive education coming from our most prestigious academic institutions and organizations across the state.
These events are intended for organizational leaders who view talent management, organizational development and training from the C-suite impact. If you're a leader in your organization, network with like minded individuals and learn how others in similar roles are driving talent in their organizations.
Wednesday, March 10th--> Michael Platt, Phd
Dr. Michael Platt, a pioneering neuroscientist, will reveal how brain science can transform our thinking about leadership, team-building, decision-making, innovation, marketing, and business.
Through his innovative research, Dr. Platt has deepened our understanding of how key areas of the brain work and how this can be applied in business settings. He details how we can become better leaders and the implications for leadership development, even when we are already natural relationship builders, master negotiators and persuaders, and agile and strategic thinkers.
Neuroscience is providing answers to many of leadership’s most vexing challenges. Dr. Platt will share the latest research on:
In an ever-shifting world, these insights have crucial implications for leadership development to help enhance leadership skills and capabilities.
Michael Platt, Ph.D. is the Director of Wharton Neuroscience Initiative and a Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor with appointments in the Department of Neuroscience in the Perelman School of Medicine, the Department of Psychology in the School of Arts and Science, and the Department of Marketing in the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Platt’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Guardian, and National Geographic, as well as on ABC’s Good Morning America, NPR, CBC, NBC, MTV, and HBO.
After two decades as a professor and practitioner in neuroscience, psychology and marketing, Platt’s pioneering research has deepened our understanding of how key areas of the brain work – and how that understanding can be applied in business settings.
Michael Platt received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Yale University.
Even before the pandemic, the role of learning leader was changing in fundamental ways. But in the span of a few short weeks in 2020, COVID-19 dramatically accelerated the transformation, making change an urgent necessity.
In this interactive discussion, we'll explore the original research on the background and evolution of the learning leader’s role and the anticipated competencies for the future.
The key trends and factors driving the growth of the digital workplace.
What companies that are ahead of their counterparts are doing differently.
The evolving competencies of strategic learning executives leading the charge.
magazines, where teams he led won more than three dozen awards for editorial excellence. A former high school teacher and U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, Mike got his start in journalism working as a reporter for Pulitzer Newspapers Inc. in northern Arizona and has also worked for leading publishing companies including Houghton Mifflin Co. and the Great Books Foundation. He lives in the Chicago area.
ATD Long Island is proud to participate in the ATD Regional Webinar Series. This collaboration of 6 ATD chapters (including Eastern PA, Greater Philadelphia, Mid NJ, Northern NJ, Long Island & New York City) is bringing together the best of our networks to provide world class presenters and content. We look forward to sharing these webinars with you throughout 2021.
The pandemic caused the greatest office exodus of all time. For many employees, this meant joining virtual meetings or working from home, when they hadn’t before. As a result, companies were challenged to find new ways to connect remote teams. They were also challenged to use more video and different messaging tools.
The good news is that most employees are happy with the change. According to Pew Research, 65% of teleworkers who use remote technologies such as video conferencing or instant messaging think online tools are a good substitute for in-person contact.
Conversely, 20% of leaders reported they felt less effective at leading virtual teams. Further, 15% felt their ability to show empathy had diminished, which is normally a skill where leaders rate themselves well. But this drop shows leaders are much less sure of themselves when they are put to the test, especially virtually. Demonstrating empathy on a video call takes much more finesse than doing it in person!
In this hands on session, you’ll discover strategies (and science) to overcome fear and position yourself as an invaluable leader. Join us and Micky Lazic from Own The Room where you will learn to:
Own The Room is a global training company like no other. Own The Room brings a uniquely experiential approach to learning & development that employs a highly interactive and innovative methodology that will engage and energize you as you learn real life skills and knowledge that you can apply immediately.
ABOUT OUR PRESENTER:
Micky Lazic | Executive Communication and Leadership Coach
Micky believes that businesses thrive when they focus on people first – both their customers and employees. As a Coach, she loves helping teams be their best selves, becoming better equipped to deliver their finest performance in their day-to-day work.
Helping people succeed has been a theme throughout Micky’s career. After working spending time abroad teaching business English in southern Turkey, she returned to New York to serve as a regional head of training for Lululemon, providing personal development and leadership training to managers and staff at New York’s retail locations. Recently, she launched MK Metrics, a consulting practice to improve companies talent retention, L&D programing, and operation in accordance with their core values.
Micky is a former dancer who has performed competitively and worked in musical theatre in Charleston. She shares a passion for cars with her husband and this is reflected in their business, Function First Performance. She resides in Charleston, SC with her husband and three dogs.
Mentoring conversations about career trajectories and development plans are pivoting to caring check-ins and discussions about how the current crisis is impacting people emotionally as well as professionally.
Knowing this shift in needs is imperative now and might be here to stay for a while, this webinar will showcase the lessons learned during this pandemic and how organizations are supporting now-remote employees through these trying times. You will also learn about real-world examples of organizations that have pivoted existing mentoring programs or created new ones in order to address these growing needs.
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