33rd Annual Conference

March 8-12, 2021


Matching Intent to Impact: The Diversity of Stress

75-minute Workshops

Day 1

Session Code: S1-B
When: March 8, 2021
Level: Intermediate
Track: Critical Employment Practices
Presenter: Katherine King, Invisible Culture


When NASA wanted to understand how astronauts would behave under stress, they turned to the research: Dr. Tailbi Kahler, an American psychologist in the U.S., expanded Eric Berne’s theories on transactional analysis to develop the Process Communication Model® (PCM).

This session will discuss his discoveries re: the correlation between personality strengths and stress. Participants will have an opportunity to self-assess and then learn a usable model for shifting personal and organizational cultures toward healthy equality-based communication development and adoption. Participants will also have the opportunity to a) leverage another tool for bridging gaps that lead to conflict, and b) develop a self-awareness tool so leader/facilitator biases are minimized during the process of building credible, ethical and safe DEI strategies.

Stress is an inclusion issue because humans have a limited supply of willpower. Marginalized communities and trauma survivors may have differing needs when stress arises.

Learning Outcomes

• Leverage validated research regarding stress invitations
• Self-identify preferred stress responses
• Activate a mental model that promotes equality-based communication

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion®
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