Concurrent Session
Ignite Creativity by Embracing Cognitive Diversity
Salon D (Third Floor)
Wednesday 10/30/2019 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM Add to calendar
1.00 SHRM PDCs | Competencies: Business Acumen, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Leadership & Navigation | Intended Audience: All Levels
Workplace Application:
Learn how to leverage cognitive diversity to build economically prosperous and emotionally healthy organizations. 

Lack of cognitive diversity is one of the main reasons why organizations dismissed significant threats and discounted growth opportunities; everybody agreed that they didn't matter. Talk of diversity is everywhere. However, in most instances, diversity conversations rarely transcend ethnicity, gender, and/or race. No doubt, these socio-demographic differences are important, but there is another side to diversity that's just as—if not more—important. Cognitive diversity is the difference in how people think, process information, and make decisions. A lack of cognitive diversity can seriously damage the survival and growth of organizations. This session is designed to fill this critical void—to encourage you to first recognize cognitive diversity's importance, and then to cultivate and nurture it as a mission-critical competence. It's one of the best investments you can make in your future well-being and prosperity.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn why cognitive diversity is a necessity—not a luxury—in a complex, uncertain world.
  • Learn core strategies for cultivating and nurturing cognitive diversity.
  • Learn to leverage cognitive diversity to build an economically prosperous and emotionally healthy organization.
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Gaurav Bhalla, Ph.D., professional speaker, trainer, facilitator