New York Metropolitan Association of Applied Psychology
Glad We Met: The Art and Science of 1:1 Meetings
There are approximately 200 million 1:1 meetings a day around the globe. Yet, the research clearly shows that 1) the effectiveness of these meetings is far from optimal; 2) that managers self-ratings of their skills in conducting these meetings is inflated and not aligned with their directs. Hence, an incredible opportunity exists to fill the skills gap and maximize return of a tremendous time investment.
1:1s could be one of the most critical meeting types for the success of team members, manager, teams, and organizations. The best managers recognize that 1:1s are not an add-on to their role as a manager—conducting 1:1s successfully ARE foundational to being a manager. In many regards, these 1:1s are where leadership really happens in a deep and meaningful way. When a manager fully embraces this, the potential of 1:1s for transforming their people and their team can be realized. Successful 1:1s positively affect day-to-day activities through discussion of productivity blockers, coordination, and alignment. And, they are also so much more. Namely, these meetings fundamentally influence a direct report’s experience at work, including how they engage and attach to their role, perceive the effectiveness of their manager as a leader, and envision their future at the organization. 1:1s also promote manager success. Namely, effective 1:1s make team members more focused, engaged, aligned, and successful - managers are judged by the success and achievements of those they lead.
Despite 1:1s filling managers’ calendars, meaningful guidance on how to conduct them effectively is quite sparse. This session is about how to realize the full potential of every 1:1 meeting, without feeling like you are just wallowing in wasted meeting time.
Leveraging research and evidence Dr. Rogelberg has collected over 20 years from leaders, directs, and c-suite leaders from some of the most respected companies in the world, some of the topics covered during this event include:
Importantly, while this session focusses on the manager/direct report 1:1, learnings are highly relevant to 1:1s with peers, customers, and skip-levels.
Dr. Steven G. Rogelberg, an organizational psychologist, holds the title of Chancellor’s Professor at UNC Charlotte for distinguished national, international and interdisciplinary contributions. He is an award-winning teacher and recipient of the very prestigious Humboldt Award for his research on meetings. Adam Grant has called Steven the “worlds leading expert on how to fix meetings”.
Dr. Rogelberg’s previous book, The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your Team to Peak Performance (Oxford) has been on over 25 “best of” lists including being recognized by the Washington Post as the #1 leadership book to watch for. His new book, Glad We Met: The Art and Science of 1:1 Meetings was released in January and is already receiving tremendous praise. For example Dan Pink writes: The world’s leading scholar of meetings unpacks the most important meeting of all — direct conversations between managers and team members. Rooted in deep research and replete with actionable takeaways, this book will transform how — and why — you conduct these essential encounters. GLAD WE MET is an urgent read for anyone trying to find their footing on the modern workplace’s new terrain.
Rogelberg has been interviewed or featured on major TV broadcasts (e.g. CBS This Morning, multiple times on CNN, BBC World), radio (e.g., NPR’s Morning Edition), leading podcasts (e.g., Freakonomics, HBR IdeaCast; Dan Pink, Bloomberg News), and in most major newspapers and magazines (e.g., WSJ, Bloomberg, NY Times, London Guardian, New York Magazine, and National Geographic magazine).
Rogelberg’s keynotes on meetings span the globe and occur at the world’s leading organizations including but not limited to Google, Facebook, Amazon, Pfizer, Cisco, Bank of America, PayPal, Dell, The United Nations, 3M, RAND, The Security Exchange Commission, Corning, Siemens, London Stock Exchange, TIAA, and Warner Brothers.
Rogelberg was invited and testified to the US Congress (2022) on the topic of being successful and engaging others in very difficult working environments – using organizational psychology to elevate members of congress, their staffs, and the institution.
Invited and named to the Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches Group, “100 Coaches Community brings together the world’s premier leadership thinkers” to seek ways to advance positive impact and give back to society.
Dr. Rogelberg has run three consulting centers, engaged with many Fortune 500 companies, and served on multiple advisory boards. He founded and currently directs two large outreach initiatives, spanning 8 universities, focusing on nonprofit organization effectiveness. Over 5000 nonprofits have been served.
He was the inaugural winner of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Humanitarian Award and just finished his term as President of SIOP, the largest professional organizational in the world for I-O psychology.
He has been a visiting scholar and guest speaker at universities around the world including: Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), BI Norwegian Business School (Norway), Peking University (China), University of Edinburgh (Scotland), Reykjavik University (Iceland), Hong Kong Baptist University, The University of Sheffield (England), The University of Zurich (Switzerland), The University of Tel Aviv (Israel), Technion University (Israel), Concordia University (Canada), the University of Mannheim (Germany) and Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium).
Before completing his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of Connecticut in 1994, he received his undergraduate B.Sc. degree from Tufts University in 1989.
Please visit Stevenrogelberg.com for more information.
Event Location Details
Thursday, February 29th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
NYU Wasserman Center
The Wasserman Center for Career Development is New York University’s central career development resource, providing services and support to undergraduate students, graduate and graduate certificate students, postdocs, and alumni with a bachelor’s, master’s, graduate certificate, or doctoral degree from nearly every NYU school.
133 E 13th Street, 2nd Floor
Join us on Friday, March 8th, 2024 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for METRO's annual Career Day!
We have a great line-up of panelists who will explore career options available to I-O and OD professionals, students, and those looking to make career transitions. Join us to:
Gain valuable insights from early career, internal, and external practitioners.
Hear seasoned panelists’ career journeys and lessons.
Discuss what employers are seeking, and get more prepared for your job search.
This year’s Career Day includes a mix of three panels, group discussions, and other opportunities to interact and network with the other attendees and speakers. The themes of this day are guidance, support, and mentorship. Our goal is to encourage genuine interactions and stronger relationships within our I/O community. We will provide a complimentary breakfast and lunch during the day, and following the event, there will be a happy hour at a local bar.
Panelists come from a wide range of backgrounds, industries, and companies, including:
The ExCo Group
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
J. M. Ward Consulting
Jordan Birnbaum Consulting
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:35 Panel 1: Early Career Practitioners (with Q&A)
10:35 Small group discussions
11:05 Panel 2: Internal Practitioners (with Q&A)
12:05 Small group discussions
12:35 Complimentary lunch
1:25 Panel: External Practitioners (with Q&A)
2:25 Small group discussions
3:00 Event concludes
3:15 Happy hour begins!
High Performance Teams at the Top: Driving Performance and transformation through purposeful, disciplined, and inclusive leadership.
Whether CEOs seek to set up their organization for growth, to accelerate their own impact in their first 100 days, or to beat the odds against a challenging post-merger integration, securing a high-performance team should be at the top of their agenda. Building on the work of the late Richard Hackman and his collaborators on senior leadership teams, Korn Ferry has advised hundreds of CEOs and top teams on charting tailored team development roadmap. This talk will offer lessons learned from our decades-long experience with top team development work and will cover the following topics:
Michel Buffet is a Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry, a global organizational and leadership consulting firm. He partners with CEOs and C-suite leaders on organizational and leadership development solutions designed to unlock potential for performance and transformation. Michel has over 25 years of consulting experience in C-suite succession, leadership assessment, executive development and coaching, high-performance team development, and organizational transformation. He leads Korn Ferry’s Top Team Performance practice in North America and is a member of the firm’s CEO & Board Development practice. He is also the advisory lead on several of the firm’s key accounts across industries, including Consumer Products, Life Science, and Professional Services. Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Michel was managing consultant and head of leadership resilience at YSC. Prior to this, he was an owner and managing partner at Fisher Rock Consulting, and a partner at Oliver Wyman Delta. He started his career as an Officer Psychologist in the French Navy.
He is a board member at French American Chamber of Commerce in New York (FACC-NY) where he chairs the HR & Mobility Committee. He is also a former president and board member of the Metropolitan New York Association of Applied Psychology and an active member of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He has authored several articles on executive onboarding and organizational applications of Social Network Analysis (SNA). He holds a PhD in organizational psychology from Columbia University and a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Paris. He lives in Princeton, NJ.
Thursday, March 14th
Please join us Virtually for this Skills Workshop
Try a new way of networking where genuine connection is key! This event is designed for professionals tired of the same old pitch routine. Instead, engage more meaningfully with potential employers, business partners, and peers by turning every interaction into an opportunity for growth and collaboration. This is more than just networking; it's about building relationships that matter. Join us as we redefine the way you grow your business connections!
Krystina is the founder of KrystinaM.com, a learning experience design firm. Through the power of networking, she has grown a small idea into a consultancy trusted by companies across many verticals, including tech, healthcare, & professional services. Krystina holds a Master's Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from NYU and is an active member of METRO and SIOP."
Wednesday, April 3rd
Zoom link will be provided in email 30 minutes prior to the event.
The Human Microscope: How Big Data Offers a Window into Our Psychology
The digital traces we leave with every step we take online reveal not just where we go, and what we do, but alo who we are. How can these data-driven insights into people's need and motivations be used in an ethical way that benefits individuals, business and society at large?
Sandra Matz is the David W. Zalaznick Asociate Professor of Business at Columbi Business School. As a computational social scientist, she studies human behavior using a combination of Big Data analytics and experimental methods. Her research explores how psychological characteristics influence real-life outcomes in different business-related domains (e.g. financial well-being, consumer saisfaction or team performance), with the go of helping businesses and individual make better and more ethical decisions.
The research of Dr. Matz has been published in the world’s leading scientific journal and is frequently covered by major news outlets around the world. She has won numerous award, including Data IQ’s most influential people in data-driven marketing, Pacific Standard’s 30 top thinkers under 30, and Poets and Quants 40 under 40 best business school professors.
Tuesday, May 14th