Ignite Creativity by Embracing Cognitive Diversity

Inclusion 2019: Shifting Workplace Culture
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.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 10:15am to 11:15am

Gaurav Bhalla, Ph.D.

Bhalla, Ph.D.

Dr. Gaurav Bhalla is a globally acclaimed leadership and customer-centric growth strategist who inspires organizations, teams, and individuals to undertake human-centric journeys of transformational leadership, cognitive diversity, and collaborative creativity.

Published in both business and literature, his most recent book, “Awakening A Leader’s Soul,” reimagines the purpose of leadership and leadership journeys.

What sets Gaurav apart from other speakers, workshop facilitators, and authors is: 

  • his learning, unlearning, and relearning mindset
  • his passion for translating knowledge into action, and 
  • his purpose that values the humanity of people more than their executive brilliance.
Salon D (Third Floor)
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Business Acumen
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
Leadership & Navigation
Intended Audience: 
All Levels
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