Cooling the Amygdala for Optimal Learning: Brain-Based Ideas for Engagement in Teaching and Coaching
Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Breakout
Human services professionals often come to training in such a state of stress that their prefrontal cortex - required for learning and behavior change - is offline before they walk in the door. Modern neuroscience demonstrates the result of stress on behavior and learning, while providing answers for how to help people engage for optimal growth. This brain-based workshop will help participants engage the workforce in training and coaching through understanding the biological basis for why being asked to learn new behavior can activate resistance and what is needed for a truly engaged learner. Drawing on the neuroscience of human functioning, we will explore fresh insights into the biology of engagement and facilitation of positive change.

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