Diversity Insights Breakfast Series

Thursday, January 17, 8:00 AM
Mary Casey and Shannon Murphy Robinson

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Diversity & Inclusion: The Neuroscience of Managing Bias

Have you wondered how to manage biases more effectively and create sustained positive behavior changes in yourself and others? Please join us for this exciting 90-minute session on the brain and how to become a more effective diversity champion!

Neuroscience is providing tremendous new information on the nature of bias, and also providing new insights in how to manage and transform these unconscious processes and create more effective strategies for sustainable behavior change and creating more inclusive environments.  In this highly interactive session, you will learn:

  • Three key strategies for shifting to a higher brain state and engaging a more holistic perspective - one that is based on shared values, interests and outcomes.
  • How to shift to the higher brain so you want to pursue positive feelings of connection, appreciation, understanding and identification with others. 
  • How to use the revolutionary BrainStates Model™ to target and develop specific brain habits that lead to higher-level leadership behaviors that positively impact inclusion, engagement, motivation and creativity.

Mary Casey and Shannon Murphy Robinson

Agenda & Location
8:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:30-10 a.m. Presentation


Registration Deadline
Monday, January 14, 2013

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About the Speakers

Mary Casey possesses a wealth of experience, including organizational development and executive coaching. Her expertise in diversity and inclusion, leadership development and communication skills have led to work with such clients such as Microsoft, Home Depot and American Express; she has served in a varied range of positions ranging from yoga instructor to instructor at the University of St. Thomas to executive boards. Casey successfully led the creation and implementation of numerous women’s leadership councils and in-house mentoring programs around the world, and spent six years in the United Kingdom working with women who wanted to excel as leaders.

Casey has a master’s degree in learning and human development technology from the University of Minnesota.

Shannon Murphy Robinson has more than 15 years of experience working with leaders to implement large-scale, complex change management initiatives.  She brings abundant knowledge of diversity and inclusion, executive leadership development and cultural competency, having partnered with clients such as Deloitte, Deluxe, AT&T, Mayo Clinic and Intel. Her expertise in both the intercultural and diversity fields has allowed her to help clients achieve a global presence that reaches their business objectives. 

Robinson has successfully led the creation and implementation of diversity programs globally, designed multi-year strategic global training initiatives, executing results and managing affiliates across three continents. She knows what it is like to take a message and get it to translate across lines, across cultures, and ultimately, end with execution. She holds an M.A. in international communication, with an emphasis on organizational development and leadership training, from American University’s School of International Service in Washington, D.C.

Event Details:
Thursday, January 17, 8:00 AM

University of St. Thomas
Opus College of Business
1000 LaSalle Ave
Terrence Murphy Hall
Room 252
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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