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Philly SHRM Professional Development Event

Great leaders use Emotional Intelligence to connect with their employees, their clients, and to build better, stronger and more productive businesses. But what is the relation between EI and embracing differences in the workplace? This session will help leaders understand the “new” competencies needed to be more effective and to drive better performance. Leaders need to be more forward thinking, eliminate barriers on their teams and in their organizations, and create a circle of influence to help move their organizations forward. The evolution of the global marketplace has accelerated and intensified the need for diverse perspectives, cultural awareness and adaptability across industries, geographies and companies.

This session will cover:
• Today’s work environment and how it is more diverse than ever before.
• How leaders can use EI to embrace these differences and build stronger and more productive teams.
• Celebrate differences and leverage your team’s strengths.
• How we can identify and challenge our own unconscious bias.
• Be accountable and hold others accountable.


Charity Hughes, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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Kimberly S. Reed, CDP, The Corporatepreneur Chief Transformational Officer, Reed Development Group

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Katina Sawyer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology, Graduate Programs in Human Resources, Villanova University

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Gregory DeShields, CHO, CHE, Executive Director, PHL Diversity

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