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Out of the Muck: Causes and Cures for Destructive Organizational Friction

November 18, 2019

Professor Robert Sutton is an organizational psychologist and professor of management science and engineering at Stanford. In this talk he speaks about:

  • Why, all too often, organizations make the right things too hard to do
  • How leaders and teams can intervene to dampen destructive friction
  • Practices and traditions at Stanford that cause destructive friction—and how we can each be part of the solution. rather than part of the problem

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The Hard Thing About Hard Things. Why None of Us Can Afford to Ignore PTSD?

October 23, 2019

Shaili Jain, MD, currently serves as the Medical Director for Integrated Care at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System. In this talk she speaks about:

  • Get a general overview of PTSD and its symptoms
  • Explore how PTSD can impact one’s ability to engage with life fully
  • Learn tools to manage symptoms and understand treatment options

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Does This Spark Joy? Tools for De-Cluttering

September 18, 2019

Susie DuBois is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in the treatment of Hoarding Disorder and collecting behaviors. In this talk she speaks about:

  • A general overview of Marie Kondo's method of de-cluttering and organizing
  • A mental health perspective of what is missing from Kondo's method and what may be harmful for some
  • How to approach Marie Kondo's method if you have moderate to severe collecting behaviors

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Emotional Intelligence and Self Regulation

Whole Mind Conversations: Communicating with Emotional Intelligence

August 28, 2019

Rosan Gomperts is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is the Director of the Faculty Staff Help Center. This interactive workshop offered participants ways to:

  • Identify triggers.
  • Expand Self-Awareness
  • Choose alternate responses to stressful situations

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