NeuroLeadership Institute & ASTD present Brain-Based Learning Virtual Summit
December 6, 2012 (Alexandria, VA) –
On Tuesday, December 4th, The NeuroLeadership Institute and American Society for Training & Development delivered the first-ever Brain-Based Learning Virtual Summit – a full day virtual conference with five presentations from leading academic experts in brain-based learning, developed especially for corporate learning and development practitioners.
ASTD’s Juana Llorens, Community of Practice Manager L&D, moderated the presentations and stated, “The Brain-Based Learning Virtual Summit exceeded my wildest stretch goals – for attendance, participation, content, and performance of everyone involved in making this inaugural event a huge success. THANK YOU to all who attended and worked on the virtual summit – and look for more events like these from ASTD in the future!”
Hosted on the Webvent for Webinars platform, the virtual summit signed up 939 people, including 122 participants from 41 countries outside the United States. 521 attendees joined live throughout the day, coming and going based on their local schedules and sessions of interest. All of the sessions were recorded and are available for 90 days at www.astd.org/webcasts. Additional content from the presenters is available at www.neuroleadership.org/astd-virtual-summit.
David Rock, Co-Founder & Director of The Neuroleadership Group, kicked off the summit with the opening keynote session, followed by four academic thought leaders and a closing message from Tony Bingham, CEO of ASTD. Presentations included:
- Make Learning Sticky – Grace Chang, Ph.d. (UCLA)
- Create New Habits: The neuroscience of goal setting and behavior change – Elliot Berkman, Ph.d. (University of Oregon)
- Peak Performance for Trainers: The neuroscience of managing your mental state – Matt Lieberman. Ph.d. (UCLA)
- Create More ‘Aha’ Moments That Embed Deep Learning – Josh Davis, Ph.d. (Columbia University)
About NeuroLeadership Institute
The NeuroLeadership Institute helps individuals and organizations fulfill their potential through better understanding how the human brain functions, at the level of individuals, teams and whole systems.
About American Society for Training & Development
ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and development professionals. ASTD’s members come from more than 100 countries and connect locally in more than 120 U.S. chapters and with more than 20 international partners. Members work in thousands of organizations of all sizes, in government, as independent consultants, and suppliers.