Lenora uses the characters of the Wizard of Oz as a metaphor to help you understand how you can use your brain, heart and courage to accelerate positive results with diverse teams in today’s multi-cultural world. This unique, fun, yet thought-provoking message will inspire you to embrace the strengths you have and to value the strengths of others to increase your organization’s options for higher performance in all areas of talent management. By discovering how and why bias is normal, you will uncover strategies to go beyond stereotypes to create and sustain an environment that supports high productivity through intentional inclusion. Lenora uses OZ characters, and music from The Wizard of Oz and The Wiz to create an entertaining and impactful learning environment.

As a result of attending this session, you will:
• Understand the brain science and research results that explains the impact of bias and unconscious bias
• Explore results focused ways to learn about and interact effectively with people different from yourself
• Examine tactics to engage others through cultural curiosity instead of stereotypical judgments and cultural criticism
• Recognize the key role of leaders as sponsors, allies and mentors that strengthen performance results in all areas of talent management.