Neuroscience of Leadership Speaker Trainer

Leadership Training Workshop on DEI and Belonging

DEI training often employs shaming and blaming for quick results and drives people further apart.

Leaders shine when they bring people of different backgrounds, talents, and opinions together. The knowledge presented in this workshop goes far beyond the traditional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training. It provides an unambiguous, scientific explanation of what divides people and what pulls them together.

Dr. Terry Wu brings the Neuroscience of Us vs. Them to guide leaders in enhancing team-building, culture, and DEI.

He facilitates this one-of-a-kind workshop to empower his audiences by demonstrating what pulls us apart and brings us together. He provides a new lens to examine social harmony and conflicts. New and experienced leaders can rely on science and apply actionable insights to bridge various divides to reach their goals.

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Workshop: Advance Culture and DEI with Belonging

100% “Satisfied” with 72% “Very Satisfied.” Click here to read the positive feedback from 100+ leaders participating in this workshop in October 2023.

Based on decades of Neuroscience research, it is evident that our brains seek group belonging and group identity. Wherever there are groups, there is Us, and there is Them. Such Us-vs-Them divisions happen automatically without our conscious awareness. Exploitation and weaponization of this vulnerability have caused tremendous harm.

This interactive workshop is packed with spellbinding scientific information. Its content is inspiring and powerful.

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Apply the Science of Belonging

For several decades, DEI initiatives and training have cost hundreds of billions of dollars. However, those hefty investments have yielded limited results. Some DEI efforts intend to preempt lawsuits and meet quotas. Others rely on outdated and divisive practices that drive various groups further apart.

DEI won’t deliver without fostering a sense of belonging. To humans, belonging means safety. It is as critical as food and water. Cultivating belonging is much more than paying lip service. Instead, it requires a deep understanding of what turns Them into Us.

Dr. Terry Wu turns the Science of Belonging into easy-to-implement practices for leaders. He delivers his insights through interactive and thought-provoking presentations and workshops. He guides leaders to apply science-proven strategies to build strong teams, cultures, and DEI efforts.

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Cheryl Graeve As part of the League of Women Voters and the National Institute for Civil Discourse Network’s sessions designed to help concerned citizens engage our differences productively, Dr. Terry Wu presented “The Science of Us vs Them.” He translates complex Neuroscience findings into interesting and easily digestible understandings for everyday Americans. In a time when our divisions are so elevated in the national story, this session helps us understand better how we can go from “Us and Them” into “Me and You.” Participants in this network care about our democracy and want to be part of building trust and bridging divides in our country. They shared their enthusiasm for Dr. Wu’s presentation, with 87% indicating it exceeded their expectations. I highly recommend Dr. Wu’s talk and consider it an important element in building our human abilities to understand and better engage differences productively. ~ Cheryl Graeve, Director of National Programs, National Institute for Civil Discourse
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