In this session, we will explore the brain science behind empathy and focus, the interplay between isolation and connectivity, and the effects of technology on memory. We’ll examine the phenomenon of “virtual distance” and learn strategies for mitigating it and building trust. Lastly, we will connect Emotional Intelligence skills to key project management competencies and look at ways to keep our finger on the pulse of the digital world while nurturing the qualities that make us most human.
With a BA from Duke University and an MA from New York University, Christa Kirby is an experienced Communications professional as well as a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and trainer. For the past decade, Christa has conducted workshops and led trainings for corporations, non-governmental organizations and foundations in countries including Afghanistan, Bosnia, Croatia, Romania, Ethiopia, Greece and the US. Her specialty areas of focus are team-building, leadership, conflict resolution, effective communication, cross-cultural communication and peace-building.
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