South Orange Co - Hiring for EQ: The Neuroscience Connection
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South Orange Co - Hiring for EQ: The Neuroscience Connection

When: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: The Radisson Newport Beach
4545 MacArthur Blvd
Newport Beach, California  92660
United States
Presenter: Judy Brandt
Contact: PIHRA SOC Programs Chair

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Hiring for EQ: The Neuroscience Connection


In this enlightening presentation, you’ll learn about the neuroscience behind Emotional Intelligence – how the human brain causes and controls certain responses and behaviors. We’ll understand how this affects leadership and team performance and how we can utilize this information to maximize success in our businesses by hiring and developing talented people with high Emotional Intelligence.

Major takeaways:

  • What EQ is and how it affects relationships and performance
  • How to include EQ assessment in the interviewing and hiring process
  • Neuroscience discoveries and business case studies that prove the impact of EQ on an organization’s success
  • Brain-based Leadership – why and how it matters
  • Practical applications – 5 basic steps to building a high EQ organization



Judy Brandt, Fox & Company


An HR Professional for over 25 years, Judy has focused her career on talent acquisition and training. As Head of Talent Acquisition for Allergan, a $5+ billion pharmaceutical company, Judy played a key role in recruiting the most talented employees in all areas. She developed management training programs for Interviewing and Selection Processes, as well as developing and implementing successful talent acquisition systems. 

After 10 successful years at Allergan, Judy launched her consulting practice, including programs for “Strategic Hiring for Emotional Intelligence” among other leadership offerings. She developed “Hiring for EQ” and facilitates under the corporate training department at Brandman University, providing a variety of workshop formats to meet the clients’ needs. Judy is active in several professional and non-profit organizations to support the community where she lives. She is currently co-chair of the Orange Count Brain Group, a study group for Brain-based Leadership (neuroleadership).

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This program has been approved for 1.25 Professional Development Credits (PDCs), towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).




This program has been approved for 1.25 HR (General) recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at

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Registration Rates

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $30 $40
Guest/Nonmember $45 $55
PIHRA Member In-Transition $25 $35
PIHRA Student Member $25 $35

Online registration closes on Monday, June 26, 2017. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.


Cancellation Policy

There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellations. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to the event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events.


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