Leadership Coffee Chat
Sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank
Wednesday, February 28th, 7:30-9:00 AM
Pierce Atwood, Merrill's Wharf
254 Commercial Street, 5th Floor Conference Room
Susan M. Gallant, EdD, PCC – Reflective Action: Managing My Biases
The neuroscience is unambiguous. If you have a brain, you have biases - hundreds of them! Biases are cognitive shortcuts. They’re built-in bugs in our internal operating system. Biases can have an enormous impact on our perceptions, thinking, decisions, and ways we behave toward each other. This session introduces participants to why and how we develop implicit biases and outlines a few strategies to loosen their grip on us. It’s experiential with activities and exercises sprinkled throughout.
Susan is an organization and leadership development practitioner. She brings deep systems and organization experience to her practice. Her focus is helping to create great organizations. Great organizations are good for people, good for performance, and good for the planet. Susan has worked with clients at all levels of the system and across diverse sectors – Fortune 500, family-owned, start-ups, government, health care, education, and various not-for-profits. She has collaborated globally, providing services in over 15 different countries.
Susan focuses on designing learning experiences that make visible the patterns and structures that enable or inhibit inclusion, innovation, and a sense of belonging for all. The intent is to inspire individuals, groups, and systems to gain awareness, build skills, and develop effective strategies for change. She synthesizes and integrates a range of theories, models, techniques, and tools from a variety of disciplines. Susan is a pragmatist and employs what is most likely to be productive in the current context to sustain change over time.
Susan currently lives in Falmouth, grew up in Waterville, and spends as much of the summer as she can in Willimantic, on Sebec Lake. She’s an enthusiastic learner, committed to her own growth and development in tandem with her clients.PLEASE NOTE: This Leadership Coffee Chat is $10 for guests and free to attend for members. Guests should pay online prior to the event. Members, please register online ahead of time. We want to be sure we have enough coffee on hand for this early morning event!
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