Steve Gilliland, CSPMaking a Difference
Steve Gilliland, CSP, uncovers the secrets to Making a Difference. In his down-to-earth, humorous style, Steve shares fresh perspectives and practical strategies to help you become strategic partners, administrative experts and employee champions. He gives you personal antidotes and useful tools to meet and defeat the challenges at work and what it takes to perform better and more consistently as a human resource professional. This session will demonstrate what it takes to be an influential person and accentuate human capital.
Thank you to our Sponsor of the Keynote Speaker, Steve Gilliland, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
Steve Robbins, PHDUnintentional Intolerance: What NICE People Need to Know
Unintentional Intolerance refers to the manner in which nice, well-meaning people (and organizations) go about potentially excluding others and others’ ideas, even when they want to include them. Research and experience tell us that we all have biases that we are often unaware of, or think little about. And these biases influence our decision-making, behaviors and attributions of others on a daily basis. Could we be making "bad" decisions and engaging in exclusive behavior without knowing? Could we being throwing away creative ideas and the next big innovation? The answer is, "Yes." Dr. Robbins explores the "how’s" and "why’s" surrounding unintentional intolerance in this interactive, humorous and eye-opening presentation, and also gives the antidote for such behavior.
A powerful storyteller with a powerful story to tell, Dr. Steve L. Robbins has an unmatched ability to inspire people even in the midst of disrupting and challenging the way they think about the world. Born in Vietnam, Dr. Robbins immigrated to the United States when he was five years old. He and his mother faced many challenges as Vietnamese immigrants in a new land, during a time when there was much anti-war and anti-Vietnamese sentiment.
Working through and rising out of the challenges of poverty, discrimination and the tough streets of Los Angeles, Dr. Robbins now brings insightful perspectives on issues of leadership, inclusion & innovation, and the power of caring. Drawing upon a compelling life journey, his talks and workshops are filled with intriguing stories, laugh-out-loud humor and a keen understanding of human behavior.
Dr. Robbins uniquely knows how to simultaneously challenge and motivate people with a dynamic use of story-telling, humor and extensive knowledge of pertinent issues and concepts. The inclusiveness and power of his message are why organizations like Pepsico, Kraft Fodds, McDonald’s, Disney, Nordstrom, Boeing, Toyota, Honda, Wells Fargo, Mayo Clinic, NASA, the National Security Agency, US Navy, Microsoft, Chevron, and numerous others call on Dr. Robbins to inspire, educate and prepare their people for the exciting challenges of a 21st century world.
Dr. Robbins' unique concept of "Unintentional Intolerance" has captured wide acclaim from numerous audiences and organizations across the United States. An approach that does NOT blame or point fingers, it challenges individuals and organizations to be more open-minded, mindful and intentional about inclusion and valuing people for their unique gifts, abilities and experiences.
Dr. Robbins received his undergraduate degree from Calvin College, and his masters and doctorate from Michigan State University’s top-ranked Department of Communication. His background in communication, socio-psychology and cognitive neuroscience drive his work with individuals and organizations – the core of the work is about understanding human behavior in a world full of human differences.
Thank you to our sponsor of the Keynote Speaker, Steven Robbins, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.