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Webinar: The Secret Language of Power

December 7, 2017 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm CST


Power may not be what you think it is. Explore why, and how, your complicated relationship to power affects your ability to create impact in this myth busting session. Supported by research from the fields of social science, this highly interactive webinar will examine human ambivalence and behavior on the topic of Power and offer a framework and insight into its secret language.

Learning Objectives:

  • Obtain deeper understandings of power, status and authority
  • Observe and analyze the behaviors that underlie power dynamics
  • Identify personal under-utilized areas of growth, develop a plan to grow that range

1 Clock Hour
Domain E: Human Resources

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Melissa Jones Briggs elevates leaders by combining research from the fields of social science and the practical application of performance techniques. On Faculty at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, Melissa works as a Lecturer in Organizational Behavior teaching Acting with Power. She also guest lectures at London Business School in the UK, Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland and the United States Naval Academy.

Outside academia, Melissa designs, directs & deploys global leadership and inclusion programs at People Rocket, a management design firm. She catalyzes executives and teams at leading global companies, as well as early stage and hyper-growth startups. Recent client affiliations range from the corporate and academic (Apple, Cisco, Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Dechert LLP, eBay, Intel, Lorraine Packard Children’s Hospital, Lyft, Mozilla, ThermoFisher Scientific, Twitter, Ubisoft, Singularity University, Stanford Hospitals & Clinics, Stanford Law School, Stanford School of Medicine,VMWare), to the governmental and non-profit sectors (Clinton Global Initiative, Federal Reserve Bank, Public Health Institute, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 52nd Street Project), among others.

She serves on the Board of Directors at Youth in Arts. An honors graduate of Wake Forest University, Melissa also studied at the Coaches Training Institute, the Actor’s Center Conservatory in New York, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.


December 7, 2017
1:00 pm– 2:00 pm
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