Leading change in organizations has become an unparalleled challenge. People are faced with more uncertainty and ambiguity in the workplace than ever before. Although we tend to think of work in terms of projects, activities, and deliverables, the brain experiences the workplace first and foremost as a social system. The latest research in neuroscience sheds new light on what drives human behavior. Recent studies suggest that there are five domains that activate reward or threat circuitry in the human brain - status, certainty, autonomy, relatedness, and fairness. Understanding these domains can explain how people respond in social situations and why change is often met with resistance.
This presentation will explore some of these research findings and the application in a project setting. Project managers will learn how to use these findings to improve stakeholder collaboration, foster engagement and increase commitment to projects, to deliver the greatest business value.
Registration ends Tuesday evening (8PM), November 12, 2019.
Speaker: Kay Fudala
Kay is currently an Organizational Change Management Lead at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Throughout her career in IT, Kay has focused on driving adoption and boosting utilization of technology transformation and process improvement initiatives. Kay combines her scientific background and IT experience with a deep interest in human behavior to create positive and impactful results in organizations. A certified brain-based coach, Kay is committed to leveraging relevant research from social neuroscience, and behavioral economics to equip change agents at all levels, with practical tools and techniques to thrive amidst uncertainty.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Member - $15 Non-member - $20
Catering by TBD
University of Virginia
Alderman Library, Room 421
160 North McCormick Road
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Directions and Parking
Because the dinner will be after office hours, so parking will be free. People will be able to park:
To get to Alderman Room 421, come through the main entrance, go straight until you face the elevator, turn left and ALD-421 will be on in front. Or you can come to the reference desk and ask for (Ald-421).
|Event End Date||11-13-2019|
|Registration Start Date||11-05-2019|
|Cut off date||11-12-2019|
|Location||UVa Alderman Library - Room 421|