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Psychodynamic Theories Applied to Human Resources
In-Person Monday 06/12/2023 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical) | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
This session will help HR professionals as well as people managers apply learnings from clinical psychology to build healthy and productive workplaces. 

This session will explore concepts from psychodynamic theory and contextualize them into the everyday worklife, bringing psychology and neuroscience into the workplace. We will explore how our minds work under stress, how our emotions influence our thoughts, and how our early relationships build a blueprint for future human connections. We will then apply these insights into the HR function and employee engagement, total rewards, conflict management, resilient teams, and inclusive workplace culture.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore key concepts from clinical psychology, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and neuroscience, their impact at work and relevance to HR.
  • Recognize how workplace dynamics affect the human psyche and influence how people think and behave at work.
  • Apply these insights to HR strategy development and HR program design.

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