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    May Dinner Meeting

    Date: May 14, 2012, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
    Hyatt Regency Princeton, Carnegie Center, Rt. 1.
    Networking & registration begins at 5:30pm, meeting starts at 6:00pm.
    Pre-registered: members $40, non-members $50, students and qualified In-Transition $20; All walk-ins add $10.
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    ***Approved for 1 GENERAL recertification credit by the HR Certification Institute*** 

    REGISTER & PAY:   Online registration opens up approximately two weeks prior to the event and closes the Thursday before the meeting at midnight.  Walk-ins are always welcome after that time!


    The Blame Game

    How HR can help individuals, teams and organizations stop playing the game

    Presented by:

    Ben Dattner, Dattner Consulting

    For better or for worse, the dynamics of credit and blame are at the heart of every team and organization and make or break every career. Unfortunately, credit and blame are rarely assigned in an objective or fair manner, and individual psychology, team dynamics, and corporate culture all influence, and are influenced by, how credit and blame are given and received. Too often, people and organizations get caught up in "the blame game" and the wrong people get blamed for the wrong reasons at the wrong time. The result can be that people are demotivated and demoralized, focus more on organizational politics than on getting the job done, and are too afraid to speak up or experiment with new approaches.

    Mr. Dattner will discuss real world examples that illuminate how we assign credit and blame to ourselves and others, how we react to the credit and blame we receive from others, its’ impact on workplace relationships and on how teams will develop and interact with each other.

    About Our Speaker

    Ben Dattner is the founder of Dattner Consulting, an organizational development and executive coaching firm that helps leaders, team, and organizations solve their credit and blame problems.  An adjunct professor of psychology at New York University, he has been featured on NPR's Morning Edition and in the PBS series This Emotional Life as well as frequently interviewed in the media.  He lives in New York City and his website is

    Note: Mr. Dattner has generously provided copies of his book The Blame Game to all who attend the meeting.