Defeating Unconscious Bias Via the Neuroscience of Emotional and Social Intelligence for Project Management Professionals

In this engaging, interactive, and entertaining presentation, you as a project management professional will dramatically improve your skills in addressing unconscious bias in yourself and in others in your team and organization. Cutting-edge research in cognitive neuroscience and behavioral economics shows that we all suffer from subtle and unconscious dangerous judgment errors called cognitive biases, which cause us to make bad decisions in evaluating people. By refining your emotional intelligence, which refers to skills in understanding and managing your emotions, you will gain awareness of when your feelings are likely to lead you into these mental blindspots and prevent yourself from falling into them. You will also raise your abilities in social intelligence, the strategic capacity to evaluate and influence other people’s emotions and relationships. Social intelligence skills – including cultivating valuable relationships, engaging stakeholders, empathetic listening, curious questioning, improving teamwork, mediating and resolving conflicts, reframing, exhibiting leadership presence, and motivating others – will enable you to help those in your team and organization to notice unconscious cognitive biases and avoid them. This presentation will offer you case studies and best practices, combined with groundbreaking research in emotional and social intelligence, to give you the most critical skills and take-aways that you need to help yourself and others defeat unconscious bias.


  • 5:30 p.m. - President Announcements
  • 5:45 p.m. - Speaker Introductions and Presentation
  • 6:45 p.m. - Q&A
  • 7:00 p.m. - Conclusion of event

About the Speaker

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is an internationally-renowned thought leader in future-proofing and cognitive bias risk management. He serves as the CEO of the boutique future-proofing consultancy Disaster Avoidance Experts, which specializes in helping forward-looking leaders avoid dangerous threats and missed opportunities. A best-selling author, he  wrote Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters (Career Press, 2019), The Blindspots Between Us: How to Overcome Unconscious Cognitive Bias and Build Better Relationships (New Harbinger, 2020), and Resilience: Adapt and Plan for the New Abnormal of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic (Changemakers Books, 2020). His cutting-edge thought leadership was featured in over 550 articles and 450 interviews in prominent venues such as USA TodayInc. MagazineCBS NewsTimeBusiness InsiderGovernment ExecutiveFortuneThe Chronicle of PhilanthropyFast Companyand elsewhere. His expertise stems from his background of over 20 years of consultingcoachingspeaking, and training on change management, decision making, and risk management strategy. It also comes from his research background as a behavioral scientist with over 15 years in academia, including 7 as a professor at Ohio State University. Contact him at [email protected], follow him on LinkedInTwitter@gleb_tsipursky, Instagram@dr_gleb_tsipursky, Medium @dr_gleb_tsipurskyFacebookYouTube, and RSS, and get a free copy of the Assessment on Dangerous Judgment Errors in the Workplace by signing up for his free Wise Decision Maker Course.

Event Details

Date & Time

17 March 2021

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (CST-06:00)




Members: $10 USD

Non-Members: $15 USD

Students $10 USD


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