How to Address Personality Diversity and Prejudice in the Workplace

SHRM 2012 Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition
This session will help you recognize personality discrimination in the workplace and learn strategies to leverage personality types for increased productivity and engagement.

Temperament and personality are strongly associated with a person’s preferred style of communication, leadership and interaction preferences, performance competencies, motivational needs, and self-sabotaging behaviors. These characteristics strongly interact with gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, generational and cultural backgrounds. Appreciation for these differences should be given equal attention not just because we believe there is value in difference, but because it increases performance, productivity and engagement. This session will offer an enlightening and provocative look into how our workplaces can discriminate against people based on personality while promoting stereotyping and prejudice. Leave with new insights and strategies to accept, appreciate and leverage different personalities for maximum engagement and productivity.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 9:30am to 10:45am

Nate Grant Regier

Nate Grant

Dr. Nate Regier is a Missionary kid, therapist, researcher, consultant, facilitator, trainer — Dr. Regier brings it all together to connect with clients on a profound level. He has an uncanny ability to help people uncover new perspectives and new strategies to enhance their professional relationships. Enthusiastic and always optimistic, Dr. Regier is equally comfortable coaching CEOs in one-on-one sessions, instructing a classroom, or delivering keynote presentations to an organization-wide auditorium.

He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Kansas, and is also a Master Certifying Trainer for the Process Communication Model (PCM®), certified in clinical, educational, spiritual, and corporate applications; and co-developer of the NEOS Efficacy Outcomes System. Dr. Regier has presented nationally and internationally, and published on a variety of topics, including social-emotional intelligence, workplace wellness, leadership, mind-body-spirit integration, and communication.

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile - 6th Floor, Northwestern/Ohio State
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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