Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Noon – 1:30pm EST
How to Get People to do What You Want (Without Regretting It Later)

We depend on other people every day at work. Our supervisors, colleagues, and staff may support our ideas and projects, approve, and budget for things we want, help us overcome barriers and resistance, identify resources and solutions, and move projects forward. But what if we are at a standstill or at loggerheads with someone who is not cooperating or responding – or even actively blocking our way? In this interactive presentation, the participants will learn practical methods and skills to immediately resolve impasses and create greater buy-in, accountability, mutual trust, and goodwill.

Dian Killian, Ph.D., President, Work Collaboratively


Thursday, May 10, 2018
2:00pm – 3:30pm EST
Animal Emotions and Empathy

The Gadlin Lecture Series was created in honor of the first NIH Ombudsman, Howard Gadlin, who retired in 2015, the Gadlin Lecture Series will be an annual NIH cultural event honoring Dr. Gadlin’s commitment to scholarship, creative problem-solving, and conciliation and cooperation in a competitive environment. Dr. Gadlin is a past Chair of the Coalition of Federal Ombudsman and a past president of both UCOA and The Ombudsman Association (precursor to the International Ombudsman Association).

Dr. Frans B. M. de Waal is known for his work on the behavior and social intelligence of primates. He draws upon research on empathy in primates to make connections to potential areas of study for human behavior. His scientific work has been published in hundreds of peer-reviewed journals, and he is also the best-selling author of the books Chimpanzee Politics (1982) and Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? (2016). Dr. de Waal is the C.H. Candler Professor in Psychology at Emory University, and Director of the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Center. He has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2007 Time Magazine selected him as one of the Worlds’ 100 Most Influential People Today.

Speaker: Dr. Frans B.M. De Waal


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