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27 Nov 2018

Maximising Cognitive Diversity

Learn the importance of leveraging cognitive diversity through research and develop best practices to ensure inclusive behaviour at all stages of the talent life cycle

Description

Unlike many more visible diversity factors (age, gender, ethnicity, etc.), one's thinking style or cognitive diversity traits can be hard to identify just by looking at them. By learning to both understand and leverage the cognitive diversity within our organisations and work groups, we can create new and better solutions to the problems we face in the workplace.

We will use interactive activities and engaging conversations to explore our own individual thinking styles, their strengths and potential blindspots. We will explore potential unconscious biases to develop best practices that ensure we are supporting cognitive diversity at every stage in the talent life cycle (including recruitment, onboarding/development, assessment/promotion and retention/engagement) to create an inclusive workplace that will lead to superior results.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn the importance of leveraging cognitive diversity through research and examples from real organisations
  • Explore the 4 keys areas of cognitive diversity (perspectives, interpretations, heuristics, and predictive models)
  • Develop best practices to ensure inclusive behaviour at all stages of the talent life cycle

Event Speakers

  • Keiko Sakurai

    Keiko Sakurai

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    Director, Japan Consulting Aperian Global

Director, Japan Consulting Aperian Global

Keiko Sakurai

Keiko Sakurai has expertise in organisational development, executive coaching, teambuilding, management skills training, and leadership development for multi-national companies. Through training, consulting, and coaching, Keiko passionately supports each individual and their teams to recognise their own strengths and expand their potential ability to its full extent. A partial list of the clients that Keiko has served includes Adobe, Boston Scientific, Cisco Systems, Dell, Exxon Mobil, Honda, the Intercontinental Hotel Group, Mazda, Microsoft, Pfizer, and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company.
Keiko holds a Master of Business Administration from the Haas School of Business from the University of California, Berkeley, with a certificate in Global Management, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Management from Hitotsubashi University in Japan, where she graduated with top honours. Keiko also completed the coaching and leadership courses at the Coaches Training Institute in California. Keiko is a CPA, a certified MBTI user, and NLP practitioner.

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