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hr connection's 8th Annual HR Symposium

  • Midland Hills Country Club 2001 Fulham Street Roseville, MN (map)

Building a Brain-Friendly Workplace: Simple, Practical Neuroscience for Boosted Wellbeing and Productivity

Presented by Dr. Erika Garms

Disengagement in American workers tops 70%! More than 65% of all change initiatives fail to meet their goals! Stress and stress-related physical ailments rank as major life concerns for many. We're burned out and unhealthy. What's going on at work? Many workplace cultures unknowingly employ practices and behaviors that are not "brain-friendly", evidenced by distrust, unhealthy competition and threat, high  turnover, low tolerance for change, and employees contributing less than their best at work.

Discover what these practices are, and how they are interpreted by employees' brains. Leverage the way our brains work to strengthen your own performance at work, your group's effectiveness, and the entire organization's culture. Learn how a few simple "big ideas" from neuroscience can be operationalized and valuable to the workplace. Explore the unique role human resource professionals can play in reshaping their workplace cultures.

Who Should Attend?

  • HR practitioners
  • CEOs
  • Other senior business leaders who want to take an active role in creating an engaged workplace

Dr. Erika Garms is a workplace effectiveness expert. She shows business leaders and managers how to shape brain-friendly workplaces where people do their best work, work effectively together on high-performing teams, and maintain healthy and thriving work environments.

She also coaches learning and organization development practitioners on how to incorporate brain science findings into learning design to support real behavior change. She is a popular professional speaker and member of the National Speaker's Association.

Erika blends the art and science of learning, performance, and change. She earned her BA and MA from the University of Colorado, her PhD from the University of Minnesota, and completed a post-graduate program with distinction, in neuroscience of leadership from the NeuroLeadership Institute/University of Sussex.

Cost and Registration

Early Registration - Register and pay by Aug. 15: $249 (member) / $299 (non-member)* 

Regular Price - Registration Deadline is Sept. 21:  $299 (member) / $349 (non-member)*

  *Membership is based on individual, not organization.

Groups of 5-9 from same organization receive a 10% discount, groups of 10+ from the same organization receive a 20% discount.  (Group must register together at the same time to receive the discount)

Due to the interactive nature of this session, we are limited to 100 seats - sign up early!

To register, contact Sandra Howard at

Sponsored by hr connection with assistance from:

Earlier Event: April 29
hr connection Best Practice Exchange
Later Event: December 9
hr connection Best Practice Exchange