The Bonding Power of Social Distancing: How Staying Apart Brings Us Closer Together
What is it about being told we have to stay apart that makes us want to spend more time together? The truth is, that for all of the complaining we do about traffic, crowds, and lines at the store, most of us would much rather live in community than the alternative. In the wake of pandemic social restrictions, empty streets and deserted shopping malls resembled end-of-the-world disaster films, not our vision of an ideal day off of work. Now, with social restrictions in place, many people miss the hustle and bustle of daily life. And as innately social creatures, we also miss each other. More than that, we miss seeing each other in person.
Workplace Sensitivity and Implicit Bias: From Recognition, to Response, to Resolution
Successful businesses require positive working relationships within an environment of cooperation and respect. This program will cover best practices in achieving a thriving, productive, inclusive workplace of equal opportunity through a lively discussion of diversity and implicit bias, cultural competence, and a healthy dose of sensitivity training.
By focusing on education and inclusion, this program is geared to reducing workplace harassment, bullying, and discrimination, which will boost morale and help employers avoid legal liability.
Teleworking is a Team Sport: How to Stay in the Game
If you are lucky enough to be able to work from home, you are no doubt aware that it requires both discipline and diligence. In the same way that many students find it easier to study in the library than at home, home-bound professionals are challenged to minimize distraction as well. One of their biggest challenges, however, is to maintain the sense of workplace community, virtually.
This program will cover the importance of team playing from the sidelines, during this (hopefully temporary ) period of time where no one is on the field. Through a mix of accessibility, attention, and engagement, employees can survive and thrive, through concentration and camaraderie, from the comfort of home.
Managing Difficult People on Zoom
Difficult people are hard enough to manage in person; they can be uniquely challenging to reign in remotely. In this program, you will enhance your ability to do exactly that-- effectively communicate virtually, with a wide variety of difficult people. By altering the way you perceive and respond to temperament and behavior in a virtual setting, you will enhance your ability to accommodate challenging personalities. This program will apply the techniques and methods discussed in two of Dr. Patrick’s books Reading People and Red Flags, augmented with the latest cutting edge research, to the art of effectively communicating with difficult people in a virtual setting.
“Danger in the Zoom Room: Spotting Red Flags on Virtual Platforms”
In a day and age where professional and social lives have both gone virtual, our threat assessment skills must also. Dangerous individuals are not just grievance collecting in their living room, or sowing discontent in the office break room, they are in your Zoom room. This program will discuss the art of reading red flags on virtual platforms, where digital clues can be enormously revealing.
Unlike social media, programs like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, and similar platforms are built for “live” interaction—affording an opportunity to perceive and detect personality traits, behaviors, mannerisms, and other pieces of information displayed in real time.
All of Dr. Patrick's Keynotes and Seminars are available virtually, with state-of-the art graphics and interactive technology designed to maximize audience engagement. Contact us for rates, and to discuss how we can develop a program uniquely crafted to your group or organization.