DIVERSITY & THE BRAIN: WHAT’S YOUR STORY?
The Diversity & The Brain: What’s Your Story? Presentation is all about removing the stigma associated with Diversity and teaching people to embrace our commonalities without focusing unnecessary attention on our differences.
By tapping into our internal “stories” we begin to understand how to look beyond surface level details such as color, gender, sexual orientation, etc. By focusing in on breaking down the proverbial walls that separate us, companies and organizations will realize a greater sense of relatedness and productivity among the work force.
Jason Greer’s approach to diversity training has been described as a "complete breath of fresh air" because he expands the conversation about diversity. He inspires and challenges the audience in such a way that people walk away with a greater understanding and appreciation of our commonalities. Jason digs deep below the surface of the issues, exploring how the human brain comes pre-hardwired to send cautionary alerts when faced with input from "others" that are not like us. Then he demonstrates how “brain chemistry isn’t destiny,” and leaves his audience with actionable steps to achieve their personal and corporate goals.
Biography: Jason Greer is Founder and President of Greer Consulting, Inc. (GCI), a Labor Management and Employee Relations Consulting firm located in St Louis.
Jason is the "Go To" Diversity Expert for WTOP Radio in Washington DC and a trusted source in the latest race and labor relations news for media across the country, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and FOX News Radio. He provides insight into breaking stories such as the Charleston church shooting, Ferguson, national work stoppages and more.
Highly rated CBS, ABC, and iHeart Media Network stations in top markets including New York City, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, DC and Atlanta have all called upon Jason Greer’s expertise, not to mention the national Westwood One and SiriusXM Radio Networks.
In addition to his work as a National Media Expert, Jason Greer is also a #1 Amazon.com Best Selling Author for the book People Matter Most.
Jason Greer’s educational background includes:
• Bachelors in Social Work and Social Psychology (BSW) from Valparaiso University, Indiana (Cum Laude)
• Masters in Social Work (MSW) from Washington University, St. Louis (Valedictorian)
• Masters in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from The University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
• Advanced Certificate in Business Administration from The University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Jason Greer is widely known for his work in the area of racial reconciliation based upon his experiences as a victim of cross burnings and racial harassment by the Knights of Ku Klux Klan. This story and the resulting lessons have been given new perspective in his keynote, Diversity and The Brain: What’s Your Story?, wherein he champions and celebrates diversity as a means of overcoming barriers to success and experiencing the best that an organization and/or community has to offer.