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September Program Meeting

From Threat to Thrive: Improving Performance Management through Neuroscience

Categories: TAHRA Program Meeting
Presented by Bill Fournet
The Persimmon Group

Do you look forward to giving performance reviews? Likely not, as research shows us. The traditional way of doing performance reviews, including compensation models, isn’t working. Many employees often go into defense or flight mode, impacting engagement. From how we conduct the conversation, to how we align the performance management system to overall strategies, understand how to leverage neuroscience to achieve the desired performance outcomes.

HR Specific Learning objectives:

  • Understand how an employee’s brain perceives current performance review and management approaches
  • How to create an intent statement for better performance management
  • Recognize how productive conversations that promote rewards over threat will drive your organization’s capability

Bill Fournet is President and CEO of The Persimmon Group, the award-winning management firm he founded in 2004. Persimmon provides executive advisory services, consulting and learning experiences in the areas of organizational effectiveness, leadership and project management.

Bill loves to solve complex problems for organizations of all sizes. A sought-after speaker, Bill believes “we are in the midst of a great transformation.” From technology to generational issues, Bill analyzes workforce trends to help you understand the future of work and how to stay ahead in times of uncertainty, to better lead you self, your team and your organization for tomorrow.

Bill earned a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree from Oklahoma State University. He has been honored as the Small Business Person of the Year by Tulsa’s Metro Chamber of Commerce and is a two-time honoree for “Most Admired CEO” in Oklahoma.

TAHRA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. This program is valid for 1.00 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

This event is approved for HRCI credits

This program has been approved for 1.0 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward a PHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute® (HRCI®). Please be sure to note the program ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI website at

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

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September 19, 2018 | 11:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa - Warren Place
6110 South Yale
Tulsa, Ok 74136

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tulsa - Warren Place
6110 South Yale
Tulsa, Ok 74136