If I only had a (whole) brain: Understanding how thinking styles affect all of us

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
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If I only had a (whole) brain: Understanding how thinking styles affect all of us
Working with people is often the most difficult part of our jobs. Securing stakeholder time and attention, making decisions, and obtaining buy-in are all harder than they should be. Is it because everyone (else) just does things wrong? Or could it be that if we understood more about how the brain works and the different ways that people think we could work more effectively? That’s the focus of this session: creating more effective teams and enhancing stakeholder communication through better understanding of the human brain. We will talk about the Whole Brain Model and learn more about the “toward” and “away” responses that guide nearly everything we do.
You will learn to:
• Identify your thinking preferences
• Recognize the spectrum of thinking styles
• Appreciate how social experiences affect communication
• “Send” more effectively and “receive” with better understanding

Scott A. Helmers is a Senior Instructor with Netmind and a Partner at the Harvard Computing Group, a software and consulting firm that assists clients with understanding and implementing business process solutions. He is a co-inventor of TaskMap, a Visio add-in that allows anyone to document, analyze, and improve their business processes.

Scott has worked with clients in ten countries on projects involving process mapping and redesign, knowledge management, and technology training. For more than a decade, he was an Adjunct Professor at both Northeastern and Boston Universities.

Scott has been named a Microsoft Valuable Professional (MVP) for Visio every year since 2008, one of only nine people in the world to hold that distinction. He is the author of four books from Microsoft Press, including Visio 2016 Step by Step, and is a course author for LinkedIn Learning.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST Virtual, Onlihne
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Scott Helmers