Past Events

Past Event – The Neuroscience of Consulting – A private workshop for Propeller Group, October 5

Has this ever happened to you? You’ve made a compelling recommendation to your client, only to have her decline to take your advice – even though she is paying you for your suggestions! Neuroscience tells us that any type of change is perceived as a threat by your unconscious “lizard brain,” which can make your job as a learning consultant incredible frustrating.

More Past Events

Past Event: Join Me in Brussels October 19, 2017 for L&D Talks! (10/5/2017) - I’m thrilled to be part of the 7th annual L&D Talks by Stimulearning in Brussels, Belgium. In the morning, I’ll be making my first keynote address in front of an audience of learning professionals from all over the world.
Past Event: Join me in San Diego with ATD! (Sept 21-22, 2017) (8/17/2017) - I’m so excited to be coming back to the ATD San Diego chapter.­­­­­ After a successful Brain-Based Learning workshop last year, I’m back to share my passion for learning with my friends and colleagues in the San Diego/Orange County chapters. Brain Science of Decision-Making for Consultants. As learning professionals, we’re also playing the role of…
Past Event: Creating a Culture of Learning at TLDC 2018 (Phoenix, AZ – Jan 29 & 30, 2018) (6/21/2017) - Last year I was privileged to share Reflection Center duties with meditation and mindfulness expert Jennifer LeBrett at the inaugural TLDC event (The Learning and Development Conference).
Past Event: Mentoring New Leaders Without Real-World Experience – International Mentoring Association Conference (Wilmington, NC – Apr 26-28, 2017) (3/17/2017) - According to Malcolm Gladwell, it takes 10,000 hours of concentrated practice to become an expert in any field or skill. In the past, many companies were able to develop new leaders from within, using this principle to provide several carefully crafted years of field experience, stretch assignments and mentoring relationships to build their leadership pipeline.
Past Event: ATD DC Metro Chapter – Speaking to the Brain in Pictures – The Neuroscience of Infographics (Nov 16, 12pm ET) (11/10/2016) - Your brain dedicates about 25% of its entire processing power to vision, which probably explains why we understand images 60,000 times faster than words or numbers. So why are we filling our training materials with so much text when we can tell the story better in pictures? Social media and news organizations have long recognized…
Past Event: Ready or Not – Developing Leaders without Real-world Experience Using Brain Science (Training 2017 Conference, Jan 30-Feb 1, in San Diego) (11/8/2016) - If you have kept abreast of the literature in the past few years, it is fairly common knowledge that there are not enough people to fill the gaps left by the Baby Boomers as they exit the workforce.
Past Event: ATD International Conference and Expo – A great experience! (Atlanta – May 21-24, 2017) (11/6/2016) - The Day Everything Changed: How AI Changed the Way We Learn in 2027. While science fiction depicts a world where intelligent robots rebel and overthrow their human masters, the more likely scenario is a world where human beings interface with computers, digital assistants and other technologies virtually seamlessly, changing just about everything we know about…
Upcoming Event: Training Magazine 2017 Online Learning Conference (Sept 25-27, New Orleans) – Learning Begins After Class: The Forgetting Curve in Online Learning (11/5/2016) - In this 60-minute session you will learn how the brain deliberately "forgets" and how you can overcome the forgetting curve through purposeful follow-up and reinforcement after training has taken place. You will walk away with a plan to build value in your learning designs through reinforcement that is grounded in learning science.
Reflecting on Learning (10/28/2016) - The role of reflection in learning is well-established and dates back at least to educator/philosopher John Dewey, who said “We do not learn from experience … we learn from reflecting on experience.”
Past Event: Smarter Brains for a Smarter Organization – Online workshop for Enterprise Learning Conference Online (Sept 8, 2016) (8/4/2016) - In this workshop, you will learn how to leverage the survival imperative to boost employee engagement, enhance performance and accelerate learning by speaking to the brain in its own language.
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