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Opening and Closing Sessions

Get inspired and motivated at the start and end of your EXPerience

Opening Keynote: Harnessing the Power of Courage René Rodriguez

Harnessing the Power of Courage

We know there are “givers” (above the line) and “takers” (below the line) in life. In this keynote, René Rodriguez introduces the Courage Scale™ as a way to invite others to “live above the line” during difficult time. Rodríguez shares a simple model anyone can use to reframe adversity and harness the power of courage. He connects the Courage Scale™ to fundamental and applicable neuroscience in a way that empowers individuals to face adversity with courage and grace.


  • A simple, yet powerful tool to manage their emotional state during hard times
  • Tips to help those at home or at work to choose to live “above the line”
  • An understanding of how courage is the dividing line between “giving” and “taking”
  • Methods to create a culture that lives “above the line”

Opening Session sponsored by SGS Galson

Closing Keynote: The Neuroscience of Influence René Rodriguez

In this highly impactful keynote, Rodriguez will break down the neuroscience of influence. Now more than ever, being able to understand influence – both personally and professionally - is needed. René will help you understand the range of influence techniques IH/OH professionals can use, know when and how to use them, build your power base so you have the capacity to be influential, and sharpen your skills so you can influence people effectively. He will also breakdown some of the biggest leadership challenges he foresees in a post-COVID world, and how we can use our understanding of influence to prepare for them.

Virtual AIHce EXP 2020 is sponsored by: