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    • Wednesday, September 06, 2023
    • 5:30 PM
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    • 7:00 PM
    • Web Based

    OTC's fall SHRM CP/SCP certification prep class will be September 6 thru December 6 from 5:30 – 7 pm via live Zoom session.  Register today!

    • Thursday, September 28, 2023
    • Springfield, MO

    • Friday, October 13, 2023
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Doubletree Hotel (2431 N Glenstone Ave)
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    You Don't Want to Miss Our 2023 Fall Professional Development Seminar!

    Wholly Shift: Completely Changing the Conversation on Diversity, Inclusion, and Privilege Using Brain Science

    *Breakfast buffet at 8am, speaking begins at 8:30am

    Brief Synopsis of the Program:

    Organizations around the world are becoming increasingly focused on the topic of “Diversity” and/or “Inclusion.” However, research indicates that most diversity training doesn’t work. In this session, we will learn to recognize and overcome the most common brain science hurdles to effective diversity and inclusion training so that we can make a meaningful impact on our world.

    Learning Objectives:

    Create an open mind leveraging The Illusion of Certainty

    Educate the brain science of perception, safety, and stories

    Participants learning the true meanings behind many of the misunderstood divisive words and phrases in and around typical diversity training

    Lay out the Polarities (Rules of Facilitation) and ask for agreement

    Create space for open and authentic questions and comments

    Learn how to navigate DANGEROUS conversation topics

    Use this platform as a conversation starter

    Walk away with the tools necessary to lead DEIB conversations in your sphere of influence

    Meet our Speaker!

    Eric M. Bailey is the bestselling author of The Cure for Stupidity: Using Brain Science to Explain Irrational Behavior and President of Bailey Strategic Innovation Group, one of the fastest-growing human communication consulting firms in the United States. Eric has a diverse set of experiences that includes helping NFL All-Pro Larry Fitzgerald pet a rhinoceros, doing barrel rolls in an F-16, and chatting with LL Cool J on the campus of Harvard University.

    Honored as Diversity Leader of the Year, Eric is the creator of the Principles of Human Understanding™, a leadership and communication methodology based in brain science and psychology. Eric’s unique style blends fact and emotion and finds ways to appeal to the analytical thinkers, the emotional feelers, and everyone in between. Eric has a unique ability to communicate seemingly complex concepts in practical, easy-to-comprehend ways, aiding in self-awareness and knowledge retention.

    As a honoree of the prestigious 40 Under 40 award, Eric has been featured on CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Fox Soul, Huffington Post, Forbes, the Consciously Unbiased Podcast and has helped leaders and teams across the world see common problems from new and different perspectives. Eric works with Google Inc, the US Air Force, Los Angeles County, the City of St. Louis, MO, Phoenix Police Department and many more. Eric also runs a YouTube series of 2-minute executive lessons called The Walking Meeting (

    Eric has a Master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational Psychology from Saint Louis University and is a lifetime learner of human and organizational behavior. When not working or researching, you can find Eric and his wife Jamie racing on their road bikes, being cheered on by their three children.

    • Tuesday, October 17, 2023
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Oasis Hotel and Convention Center, Fiji Room; 2546 N Glenstone Ave.

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