While leaders by nature are observant and perceptive, there is a consistent breakdown across the professional spectrum in the effective communication of vision, strategy and crisis management. In this presentation, Amy Herman engages her audience in a highly participatory dialogue about perception and communication as they relate to strategic thinking, as well as client and stakeholder relationships, using works of art as the vehicle to drive the discussion. Of primary consideration is the exchange of information within a company, as well as with the industry at large, that must be premised on accuracy and precision. Fast-paced and thought-provoking, The Art of Perception uses works of art to challenge assumptions, refresh the sense of critical inquiry and offer participants an innovative approach to leadership in a dynamic and competitive industry.
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
|Amy E. Herman
The Art of Perception
Amy Herman is a lawyer and art historian who uses works of art to systematically sharpen observation, analysis and communication skills. By showing people how to look closely at painting, sculpture and photography, she helps them hone their visual intelligence to recognize the most pertinent and useful information as well as recognize biases that impede decision making. Herman developed the Art of Perception program in 2000 to improve medical students’ observation and communication skills with their patients. She later adapted the program for a wide range of professions and has lead sessions for the New York City Police Department, FBI, French National Police, U.S. Department of Defense, Interpol, U.S. State Department, Fortune 500 companies, the hospitality industry and the military.
The Art of Perception has been featured in The NewYork Times, The Wall Street Journal, The CBS Evening News and Smithsonian Magazine, among others. Her book, “Visual Intelligence,” was published in May 2016 and made The New York Times and Washington Post bestsellers lists.
CHESS—Chief Housewares Executive SuperSession—is IHA’s annual senior-level conference for industry leaders. This strategic education and networking event of the year allows attendees to access high-profile industry experts directly and share information and ideas with other housewares and home goods decision-makers. Held every fall, CHESS attracts more than 150 chief officers of IHA’s most prominent member companies. The program includes Keynotes, panel discussions, general sessions and networking opportunities—the most valuable part of the 2-day event according to past participants.