Are you the business everyone wants to work for? What do you do on a daily basis to create a workplace where your team can be their best? This is a heartfelt, personal, motivational talk about harnessing the power of a connection in time when we are drifting apart. We look at what it means for our brains and our relationships to live in a world full of distraction and busy-ness. We question what comes next if we continue in this direction, and how to choose the best versions of ourselves so that our motivation, well-being and business thrives. Objectives: 1. To motivate and inspire the audience to prioritize connection and personal accountability 2. To give brain-based tools for teams to manage stress and create meaningful connections
Why is it so hard to engage underserved communities? This is not a simple question to answer, but part of it has to do with how our brains register the unease we feel when we leave our cultural comfort zone.In this session, we examine how the natural, and unconscious, tendencies of the brain may actually be getting in our way despite our best efforts to be open-minded and reach out to new communities.You will leave with ideas and insights on how to work with our brains in moments of challenge. Objectives: 1. Understanding of brain instinct when we are in unfamiliar terrain 2. One brain based tool to counter the instinct to shut down or remove oneself from new cultures
If we want to enhance our effectiveness as community leaders, we need to routinely examine our limitations. When we think of limitations, often we think of tight budgets and insufficient time. However, an overlooked limitation lives inside of us: our brains. Our brain wants us to feel comfortable and be in situations that are familiar. When we are uncomfortable, we become irritated, frustrated, and angry. Being in new cultures can make us initially uncomfortable. We need to learn to stay with this discomfort and become familiar with new cultures in order to serve all communities in our district. In this session, we look at how our knee jerk reactions can limit our ability to be effective community liaisons. I will share a method to monitor our personal vital signs for becoming overly reactive and redirect ourselves to connecting with people who historically set us off. Designed for Fire Service, EMS and Law Enforcement I worked with the National Fire Academy since 2012 Objectiv...