Chapter Meeting FDU: The Human Element Story

  • 24 Sep 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University - Lenfell Hall 285 Madison Avenue, M-R10-01 Madison, NJ 07940


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Chapter Meeting: The Human Element Story
Competency: Performance Improvement

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  • When 24 September 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Location

Fairleigh Dickinson University (Mansion)

285 Madison Avenue, M-R10-01 Madison, NJ 07940

About the Session:

Methodology Synopsis

The Human Element® is a comprehensive approach for increasing organizational performance by increasing personal awareness and creating an atmosphere in which people can solve problems.

The Human Element isn’t a tool as much as it is a transformative process. It is a complete approach to organizational development based on some very simple concepts: truth, choice, and awareness.

The Human Element is a transformative experience and uses an integrated set of psychometrics to address interpersonal issues in the organization. The experiential aspect of the methodology provides the basis for individuals and teams to change their ways of working together.

 Program Synopsis

Emotions and Defensiveness In The Workplace - Emotions have a huge impact in the workplace. Our emotions can create passion and drive resulting in great achievement, or at times can derail our best-laid plans. This impact becomes more and more magnified at higher levels. When leaders fail to manage emotions effectively, the result can be organizational chaos.

The ability to manage our emotions depends not only on being aware of our emotions, but also understanding what triggers them, and how they connect to our behavior. By understanding the workings of emotions in the workplace, we are better able to perform to our full capacity, make teams most effective, lead better, resolve conflict, respond to changing circumstances, and innovate.

 In this experiential session, we will use a model called FIRO® theory to understand how underlying emotions are tied to behavior and how and why we become defensive and resistant. Understanding and working with emotions and defenses is crucial for high performance. Yet, this is also the area that holds the most promise for real, lasting behavioral change.



Who Should Attend:

We welcome all workplace learning and organizational development professionals, including senior learning leaders. This is an exceptional learning opportunity, so invite your manager, colleagues, and/or clients to also attend.


About the Presenter:

Ethan Schutz
President & CEO
Ethan Schutz is President of The Schutz Company, a consulting and publishing company and provider of the LIFO® Method and The Human Element® approach. He promotes, encourages, and directs the use, development, and expansion of these bodies of work in the US. Globally, he nurtures and grows the LIFO and Human Element communities, made up of practitioners and partners in over 30 countries. He delivers training, coaching, and in-depth practitioner training programs to support consultant excellence and creativity.
Ethan worked with his father, Will Schutz, PhD, creator of FIRO theory and The Human Elementundefineda body of work designed to improve individual, team, and organizational effectiveness through self-awareness and direct, honest communication. He contributed to Human Element-based program design, the revision of the FIRO-based Elements of Awareness instrument series, and research for the book, The Human Element. He authored a chapter in The Human Element @ Work, a field book of worldwide use of The Human Element, which
described his experience teaching conflict resolution skills at Columbia University using The Human
Element methodology.

Specializing in consulting, training, and coaching using The Human Element, Ethan delivers Human
Element workshops, coaching and certification courses on The Human Element to clients of various
industries and organizations. He focuses on the areas of leadership, team building, and group
facilitation, as well as integrating The Human Element into in-depth leadership and management

As an architect in the first part of his career, Ethan managed projects where he encountered
peopleundefinedplumbers, city inspectors, engineers, general contractors, and othersundefinedwho did not work collaboratively with each other. Motivated by this experience to make change, he now applies his
combined business experience from the building industry and his knowledge of human interactions to his consulting and training work.

He has worked for a variety of clients in many industries including the United Nations, NASA, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Sanofi-Aventis, Abbott Labs, Abbvie, Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Toyota Motor Asia Pacific, Canadian National Defence, Swedish Tax Agency, Columbia University, American University/NTL, and the Center for Creative Leadership, and has presented in
the US, the UK, Sweden, France, Spain, Japan, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

Ethan holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from Teachers College at Columbia
University and a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley. In addition to Master Licensed Human Element Practitioner, his credentials include training at the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR) at Teachers College, completion of the UA Intern Program in Organization and HR Development, and numerous
psychometric instrument certifications.


5:30 - Networking and dinner

6:00 - Chapter Business

6:15 - Presentation

9:00 - Adjournment / Network


Pricing (Includes Dinner):

    • NNJ-ASTD Member - $45.00 (USD)
    • NNJ-ASTD Non-members - $60.00 (USD)
    • Non-members but members of Mid-NJ, NY Metro, or North Jersey-Rockland SHRM - $45.00 (USD)
    • Professionals in Transition/Students - $35.00 (USD)
    • FDU Students - $10.00
    • Walk-ins - add $10.00


      Event Contact:

      For any questions about this event, please contact:
      Bob Longo
      (732) 991-1379



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