Central Illinois 
Human Resources Group

Part 2 - Using Your HR Brain in Equity and Excellence: The Neuroscience of Decision Making

  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Virtual ZOOM Seminar
  • 45


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Only register if you are NOT currently participating in both sessions So, if you attended on October 13, do not register again.  Your original registration is valid.

Please join us for Part 2 of Using Your HR Brain in Equity and Excellence: The Neuroscience of Decision Making.  The speaker is very knowledgeable, informative, interactive, and engaging.  We are learning how our brain makes decisions and the impact we have on equity, inclusion, and diversity in our organizations.   If you did not attend the first presentation on October 13th, you would still benefit by attending the second presentation on October 27th, but will not receive any professional development credits for attending only one of the presentations.  Also, if you attended the first presentation on October 13th, you must attend the second presentation on October 27th in order to receive professional development credits.


Course Description

In this highly interactive course participants will explore the neuroscience of fairness, innovation, accuracy and empathy. Neurophysiologic studies will be used to explain what blocks:

  • rigorous problem solving and policy evaluation;
  • accurate assessments; 
  • skillful innovation;
  • equitable supervision;
  • consistent retention and acquisition of talent;
  • fair communication;
  • effective strategic design; and
  • broad networking.

Brain imaging studies will be used to show what may motivate, scare and fool decision-makers in all roles. Neurophysiologic and decision-making studies are used to explain how people may assess intelligence, competence, leadership, and threat in a diverse society.  The course is designed to show how decisions by specific groups (e.g. leaders, outside parties or front-line employees) may affect strategic design, innovation, retention, hiring, policy application and resource allocation. The course will include a segment on the neurophysiologic reactions and economic loss that occurs when talented people leave.

The course will then demonstrate concrete research-based solutions to the challenges along the path to equity and excellence.  Interactive exercises, tools and specific strategies for increasing fairness in decision-making will be used in the course.  Research in neuroscience and psychology will be used to show how unconscious processes can be changed.  The participants will explore new methods for reaching the goal of fairness guided by science.

About Our Speaker: Kimberly Papillon, Esq

Kimberly Papillon is a nationally recognized expert on the subject of decision-making in law, education, business and medicine. She has served as regular faculty at the National Judicial College since 2005. She has delivered over 400 lectures nationally and internationally on the implications of neuroscience, psychology and implicit association in the analysis of decision-making. She has lectured to over 5,000 physicians nationally and internationally on the neuroscience of decision-making in differential diagnosis and treatment. She has provided presentations to multiple audiences including Kaiser Hospitals, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, University of California, San Francisco Medical School, and Health Care Partners. She has been appointed to the Georgetown University “think tank” for physician education.  She has lectured to corporations including to Google, Walmart, and Clorox and provided a TEDTalk.

She has provided presentations to the judges of the High Court of New Zealand, the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia, the Caribbean Association of Judicial Organizations, and the Canadian Judiciary. She has also spoken to the U.S. National Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, the United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit and the Tenth Circuit, and numerous other federal judges. She has delivered lectures to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States Department of Justice, United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the United States Department of Education. She has provided lectures to the judiciaries of over 20 states including New York, California, Texas, Idaho, Louisiana, Arkansas, Indiana, Tennessee, Utah, Nebraska, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Vermont, Washington, Ohio, Arizona, Alaska, North Dakota and New Mexico.  She regularly lectures to attorneys in private firms and corporations. She lectures to state bar associations nationwide as well as prosecutors, public defenders and police officers throughout the U.S.   

She has been appointed to the National Center for State Courts, National Training Team on Implicit Bias a “think tank” for national judicial education.  She has produced documentaries on neuroscience and judicial decision-making which have received national recognition. Her documentary on neuroscience and implicit association was made the centerpiece of the American Bar Association’s implicit bias education program for the Litigation Section.   

Ms. Papillon is an attorney who previously served as a Senior Educator for the California Judicial Council.  Prior to that she worked as an attorney in large law firms representing Fortune 500 Companies, government entities and tech start-ups.  Kimberly has a BA degree from U.C. Berkeley, a JD degree from Columbia University School of Law and an advanced Certificate in Genetics and Genomics from Stanford University.

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