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Dialogues with Bailey

April 11, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

No cost
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We are pleased to welcome Eric Bailey, best-selling author and president of Bailey Strategic Innovation Group, on April 11 for sessions open to all faculty, staff and students in the Art + Architecture Building.

Session for faculty and staff from the College of Architecture and Design and School of Art:

  • April 11, 12-2 p.m., Rm. 262B, SU

Session for students from the College of Architecture and Design and School of Art:

  • April 11, 2-4 p.m., Rm 180, SU

Bailey will present, “Wholly Shift: Completely Changing the Conversation on Bias, Inclusion, and Privilege Using Brain Science.”  In describing the session, Bailey says, “This is going to feel different. After the murder of George Floyd in the summer of 2020, millions of people around the world began entering into a dialogue about race and racism in America. Many folks may not know where and how to enter into the conversation in a productive and meaningful way. Leveraging Harvard Business School research entitled, “Why Diversity Training Doesn’t Work,” we will explore the practical brain science and psychology to navigate this critical conversation. We will create a space where we can safely share our questions, opinions and experiences authentically, listen and learn from one another, and continue the process of productive dialogue.”

Get to know Eric Bailey

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Eric M. Bailey is the best-selling author of the book, The Cure for Stupidity: Using Brain Science to Explain Irrational Behavior, and president of Bailey Strategic Innovation Group, one of the fastest-growing human communication consulting firms in the United States. Bailey has a master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational Development from Saint Louis University, is a lifetime learner of human and organizational behavior and has been featured on CNN, Huffington Post, Forbes and Like a Real Boss Podcast. Bailey works with Google Inc, the US Air Force, Los Angeles County, the City of St. Louis, MO, Phoenix Police Department and many more.

Bailey has a unique set of life experiences that includes helping NFL Pro-Bowler Larry Fitzgerald pet a rhinoceros, doing barrel rolls in an F-16 and chatting with LL Cool J on the campus of Harvard University. Bailey believes that no matter what life throws at you, there’s either a lesson to be learned or a story to be told.



April 11, 2022
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
No cost


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