Perform Under Pressure

May 2, 2019 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST | Las Vegas, NV

Increase your individual performance.
Join Bill Benjamin and Sara Ross for a full-day workshop as they share
the foundational principles and science of Emotional Intelligence (EI).


Who Should Attend?

Commercial casino c-suite executive team leaders that drive people strategy

Senior and mid-level directors responsible for internal customers (employees)

Emerging leaders, front-line leaders, high potentials

Casino teams – groups of three or more to encourage organizational learning and champion changes

Perform Under Pressure


Why do smart people fail?

Why do technically brilliant individuals have trouble managing others and collaborating on a team?
It is not because they lack intelligence or technical skills. Far from it. What they lack is a critical level of Emotional Intelligence (EI) and the ability to manage their own emotions and others’ when they are under pressure.

This Performing Under Pressure workshop includes research of 6,000 women and how organizations that are gender diverse outperform the competition. Women have a brain-based difference that predisposes them to weigh more variables, consider more options, see more context and visualize a wider array of solutions and outcomes to a problem when they or their organization are under pressure. You’ll discover what is unique about a woman’s brain and why it is important to organizations and the second layer of pressure that women face that is different from men.

Whether you are a formal manager or want to increase your individual performance (or both), Performing Under Pressure will teach you the foundational principles and brain science of Emotional Intelligence (EI). You will become a student of human behavior: understanding what your brain does under pressure and how that affects your decision making and the impact you have on others.



How your business will benefit from your employees attending this workshop:

  • Develop and foster leaders’ and employees’ ability to apply neuroscience-based skills to influence their and their team’s decision making and thinking skills and thus positively impact your business;
  • Your leadership and employees discover and practice techniques to manage their brains under pressure and manage the emotions and brains of others;
  • Improve your leadership’s and management’s ability to drive others’ behaviors by connecting with their emotions; and
  • Extrapolate ways to leverage the competitive advantage of your work teams that are balanced with both men and women and that collaborate together instead of teams of all men or all women by a large margin.



What your employees will be able to do after attending this workshop so your company receives the benefits of the business objectives:

  • Define Emotional Intelligence and elaborate on its value – personally and professionally;
  • Discuss the power of emotion and how it impacts leadership potential;
  • Describe the brain science that drives emotional behavior and evaluate what it means to your work;
  • Perform strategies to skillfully manage emotions when you are under pressure; and
  • Practice techniques to connect with the emotions that drive the behavior of others.

Space is Limited.

Registration includes full day workshop, continental breakfast, and lunch. The first 100 people registered also receive access to the post program Perform Under Pressure Sustainment Platform, which is a series of short videos, exercises, etc., that people can leverage to reinforce the concepts and strategies.

Workshop Fees


per person


per person



For group and team registrations or more information

Contact AGA’s Rachna J. Raniga, Director, Industry Programs at 202-552-8902 or rraniga@americangaming.org for discount when sending three or more from same company

Perform Under Pressure


Bill Benjamin

Bill Benjamin’s experience in technology and sales gives him real-world experience in the types of challenges that organizations face today. His analytical background in math and computer science drives him to take a practical and scientific approach to helping people understand how the brain responds under pressure, and how that can help increase leadership and performance.

Sara Ross

Often called on to work with the most senior, technically sophisticated and equally skeptical audiences, Sara Ross is a sought-after speaker, executive coach and lecturer. Having worked with thousands of leaders from across the globe, she specializes in closing that gap by translating the science of emotional intelligence into actionable strategies transforming the way people succeed at work and thrive in life.

Perform Under Pressure