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Is Your Training Brain-Aware?

By understanding why and under what conditions the brain shies away from learning and resists new behaviors, you will discover new approaches for learning and growth. You will also explore ways to stimulate adults’ brains to be curious, to seek new learning and new ways of doing things.

On May 17, 2017, in the full-day workshop, Using Brain-Aware Approaches for Optimal Learning, you will hear stories and analogies will illuminate how the adult brain learns. Cathleen Taylor and Katherine Marienau, the workshop leaders, without getting mired in unnecessary details of brain architecture, will guide you through variety of activities, share and build on your current best practices, and explore new and expanded approaches to add to your repertoires for fostering optimal learning.

All registrants will receive a copy of the book, Facilitating Learning with the Adult Brain in Mind: A Conceptual and Practical Guide (Jossey-Bass, 2016).

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Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase:
Call for Volunteers

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The 10th anniversary of the Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase will be Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at Northern Illinois University (NIU), in Naperville, Illinois.

Call for Volunteers

We're beginning to plan this year's Showcase and need additional volunteers. If you're available and interested in working on the event, review the wide range of volunteer opportunities and then complete the volunteer interest form. In thanks for your contribution, you will be invited to attend the Showcase at a reduced rate. Volunteers will also be invited to a special post-Showcase networking event.

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Networking Dinner - Brain-Aware Learning and Facilitation: Insights and Strategies to Optimize Learning

Join our panel of experts for this lively exchange of perspectives and practical ideas to maximize learning and widen your repertoire of facilitation strategies. Panelists and co-authors, Catherine Marienau and Kathleen Taylor will sign copies of their book (available for purchase at the time of registration). This event also serves as a preview for the full day workshop Using Brain-Aware Approaches for Optimal Learning the following day led by Drs. Marienau and Taylor that dives more deeply into how to apply empirical brain research to your talent development projects.

Workshop leaders’ latest book Facilitating Learning with the Adult Brain in Mind: A Conceptual and Practical Guide (Jossey-Bass, 2016) is available for purchase prior to the Networking Dinner at a discounted rate when registering for Dinner and Book Package (Please, see details below).

Not sure the full-day workshop is for you?

Come to the Networking Dinner and, if you decide to join us for the full day workshop, we will register you at the workshop early-bird price.

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