Adaptive Human Capital Blog

Your Brain on Change: Manage Your Mindset, Balance Your Life

Posted Sep 08, 2022 by Rick

Adaptive Human Capital’s President & CEO, Richard (“Rick”) Maher will be presenting again at the “Raising the Bar Conference” in Baltimore. The annual conference of Maryland’s State Workforce Association, Raising the Bar is the state’s preeminent learning event for workforce development professionals throughout the State.

“Your Brain on Change: Manage Your Mindset, Balance Your Life” explores the neuroscience behind how our brains tend to process change and uncertainty and the traits of resilient individuals and organizations. Learners will gain new insights about how brain science explains how we process changes and how our “primitive brain” works to protect us from threats, but also hampers our ability to cope effectively with modern day stressors. Learners will gain insight into their own natural style in responding to shifts in their environment, both at work and in life. Leaders will explore the Six Traits of Agile Organizations and gain new tools and tactics to support themselves and others through change.

“We are living through a terribly disruptive time,” says Maher. “I’ll call it an Age of Disruption. People are stressed, anxious and feeling “stuck” waiting for normal to return, but, of course, it won’t. We’re not going back to normal, so we better figure out how to manage change more effectively and find better balance in our lives.”

Participants will be offered FREE ACCESS to experience our Individual Resilience Assessment following the session.

“I think workforce professionals have a two-fer in terms of the challenge of these times. They need to help their clients cope, but they need to be able to move more nimbly themselves as they do. Folks can better help others if they understand the brain science behind uncertainty and change and how to better manage themselves through. This session will give them information that can help and I’m really looking forward to making something positive happen for folks in Baltimore!”

Maher will present “Your Brain on Change” on Tuesday, September 13 at Raising the Bar. Interested conference attendees can get a more information on the workshop on the conference website.

Adaptive Human Capital applies the science of Industrial-Organizational Psychology to developing more adaptive human systems – at the individual, organizational and societal levels. In today’s global economy, organizations must move at the pace of change. We use proven, research-based approaches to helping people better manage change and foster a more open and risk-tolerant culture in the organizations we serve.