Use Your Brain! How Brain-Aware Approaches Support Employee Development & Performance
8:30 - 8:45 AM | Registration and Networking
8:45 - 9:00 AM | Announcements
9:00 - 11:30 AM | Presentation
Refreshments will be served.
Chicago SHRM Members $ 69 | Non-Members $ 99
Pending for 2.5 SHRM & HRCI Recertification hours
Do you ever wish you could understand your employees and senior leaders a little better? In this powerful workshop, you gain insight into how the adult brain works, and you can apply this knowledge in your interactions with employees to enhance development and performance. Through this engaging program, you will understand how the anxious brain can overwhelm the curious brain. You even will recognize the differences in the ways the brain's right and left hemispheres see the world and how this can influence employees' experiences in the workplace. Through your coaching, you can help employees learn better ways to take in feedback, lead with curiosity, exercise autonomy, interact with others, seek growth, and own their performance.
Participants leave this workshop with the ability to:
- Engage the curious brain while reassuring the anxious brain to boost performance
- Rebalance the left and right hemispheres of the brain for optimal learning and development
- Create specific plans and approaches to try out in their own HR practice areas
- Enhance coaching, mentoring, evaluating performance, offering feedback, and developing teams
You don’t want to miss this enlightening program to help you boost your employee development and performance!
Dr. Catherine Marienau, DePaul University School for New Learning
Catherine Marienau, Ph.D., School for New Learning(SNL) at DePaul University, mentors and teaches adult learners in individually-designed, competency-based degree programs, at BA and MA levels. She coordinates the Master of Arts in Educating Adults program and is founding director of the Master of Arts in Applied Professional Studies program; both programs serve many learning professionals. Catherine’s teaching, consulting and scholarship focus on assessing learning, adult learning and development, brain-aware facilitation, competency-based learning, and reflective practice. She is co-author (w K. Taylor) of Facilitating Learning with the Adult Brain in Mind: A Conceptual and Practical Guide (2016) and co-author (w D. Younger) of Assessing Learning: Quality Standards and Institutional Commitments, 3rd ed. (2017), Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). Catherine is on the leadership team of SNL’s Center to Advance Education for Adults (CAEA), which enjoys a partnership with ATDChi. She is a member of ATDChi and a former board member when she served as VP for Programming.
Dr. Kathleen Taylor, Saint Mary's of California
Kathleen Taylor, Ph.D. Kalmanovitz School of Education, Saint Mary’s College of California. Twice a college dropout before it finally took, Kathleen, who has for over thirty years worked in both graduate and undergraduate adult-serving programs, currently mentors doctoral students in educational leadership. Kathleen also facilitates professional development workshops on issues related to adult learning and development, transformative learning, and learning and the adult brain, areas in which she consults internationally and is widely published. Kathleen’s research focuses on how to facilitate learning that builds adults’ capacity to effect much needed change in the world. She is co-author (w C. Marienau) of Facilitating Learning with the Adult Brain in Mind: A Conceptual and Practical Guide (2016), and the award winning Developing Adult Learners: Strategies for Teacher and Trainers (2000, also w. M. Fiddler), and was a Fulbright Scholar in 2013, in Athens Greece.
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