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DE SHRM Chapter Hits the Road. Note the change of venue Join us on January 12, 2016 at Sheraton Wilmington South Hotel, 365 Airport Road New Castle, DE 19720 for a dinner presentation by Paul McMurray of Insight Management Consulting on the topic of "Silent Judgment: Turning Bias Into Influence."

When: 1/12/2016
5:30 PM
Where: Sheraton Wilmington South Hotel
365 Airport Road
New Castle, Delaware  19720
Presenter: Paul McMurray
Contact: Laurie Sample

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Note Change of Venue

January 12, 2016 DE SHRM Chapter Dinner Presentation

Sheraton Wilmington South Hotel, 365 Airport Road New Castle, DE 19720

5:30 PM

Silent Judgment: Turning Bias into Influence

Paul McMurray, Insight Management Consulting

 Approved for 1.25 SHRM Certification and HR Certification Institute Credits

 Sponsored by

The best leaders know how to discuss the undiscussables. This session will focus on seven key undiscussables that have a disproportionate impact on whether a firm, a work team, or an individual is judged to be prejudiced. When one of these problems occurs, it is rarely confronted or discussed, and yet each is very likely to lead to judgments about intolerance and bigotry.

If you can identify the undiscussables, then you can bring them into the open, discuss them, and in many cases resolve them. In fact, studies have found that a small minority of people in most organizations are already discussing and resolving them. They speak up when others don’t. They have the crucial conversations, and, when they do, relationships and reputations are preserved.

In this workshop we’ll introduce these seven undiscussables, provide tips on mastering crucial conversations required to correct them, introduce a survey you can use to learn whether they are present in your own organization, and illustrate what leaders can do to encourage crucial conversations at an organizational level.

Learning Objectives

  • Presenting a few of these undiscussables

  • Providing tips on mastering crucial conversations required to correct them

  • Introducing a survey to help you learn whether biases are present in your own organization

  • Illustrating what leaders can do to encourage open discussions at organizational level


Paul McMurray's BIO

For more than 20 years, Paul has worked with organizations to help them transform their cultures so employees can openly discuss delicate issues and hold one another accountable.

As a VitalSmarts Certified Master Trainer, Paul has an extensive background in training Crucial Conversations, Crucial Accountability and Influencer, and in certifying trainers of these programs.  Since 2004, Paul has focused his organization’s work on communications and leadership.  He has had the opportunity to speak on and teach these concepts all over the world to all types of organizations from Dubai to Malaysia and Trinidad to Toronto.


Paul has 10 years of teaching in higher education, three years at Penn State University and seven years at Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY.  He has a master’s degree in Economics, is an executive coach and is working on his Ph.D. in Business Psychology.


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