Peak Performance for Trainers: The neuroscience of managing your mental state

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 12:15pm - 1:05pm EST  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Matt Lieberman, UCLA

Being a trainer or facilitator requires having a clear, sharp mind, as this is the best state for high-level thinking. Also ideal is expressing the emotional state most helpful to the people watching you—calm and ease. Unfortunately, simply being watched by other people is one of the easiest ways to feel anxious and stressed, which makes others watching you feel the same, decreasing their ability to learn. Clearly, any kind of facilitator needs to adaptively manage his own emotions. This session explores how the brain reacts to emotions and examines methods that allow you to respond rather than react to stressful events, whether leading an easy or a challenging group through a learning activity. Discover the neuroscience and practice of self-regulation, so that you can stay cool under pressure in any training environment.


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Opening Keynote Session
: Presented by David Rock, Co-Founder & Director, The Neuroleadership Group

Track 1: Designing Learning
Session 1: Make Learning Sticky – Presenter: Grace Chang, Ph.d. (UCLA)
Session 2: Create New Habits: The neuroscience of goal setting and behavior change – Presenter: Elliot Berkman, Ph.d. (University of Oregon)

Track 2: Facilitating Learning
Session 3: Peak Performance for Trainers: The neuroscience of managing your mental state – Presenter: Matt Lieberman. Ph.d. (UCLA)
Session 4: Create More 'Aha' Moments That Embed Deep Learning – Presenter: Josh Davis, Ph.d. (Columbia University)

Closing Message
: Presented by Tony Bingham, President & CEO, ASTD


Matt Lieberman
Matt Lieberman


Matthew Lieberman PhD coined the term ‘Social Cognitive Neuroscience’ with Kevin Ochsner in 2000, at Harvard University where he received his Ph.D. He is Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA.?

He has published more than 100 papers, many in the world’s top journals. His work has been cited in more than 2000 scholarly papers and has been covered by various media outlets (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Time, US News & World Report).

Dr. Lieberman is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. He is currently writing his first book ‘Social: Why our brains are wired to connect’. Matthew is also one of the leading proponents for linking social cognitive neuroscience to the real world. He speaks worldwide to non-academic audiences about the significance of current brain science for education, business, and personal growth.

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