Summit attendees will find themselves among leading individuals and groups who are working to link neuroscience and leadership in an effort to understand the physiology at the heart of influencing people and changing their minds.
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 18, 2008 –-
The Global NeuroLeadership Summits announces its 2008 summits, taking place in the North American and Asia Pacific regions. Speakers at the North American Summit in New York City include the founders of the social neuroscience field, a key scientist in mirror neuron research, an individual conducting important research on the link between stress and clear thinking, and the editor of a leading business journal. The North American Summit will take place October 28-30, 2008 at the Hudson Theatre and Millennium Hotel in the center of Times Square in New York City.
"One of the things at the heart of anyone’s experience is how we interact with our own mind and brain," says David Rock, CEO of Results Coaching Systems and the person who coined the word 'NeuroLeadership'. "Ultimately, the vision of the NeuroLeadership field is making education and understanding about everyday functioning accessible and available to everyone, whether in schools, universities or in the workplace."
NeuroLeadership is an emerging field of study focused on bringing neuro-scientific knowledge into the areas of leadership development, management training, education, consulting and coaching. The NeuroLeadership movement is intended to help organizations of all types fulfill their potential through better understanding how the human brain functions at individual, team and systemic levels.
The North American Summit is designed to stimulate new ideas and generate real outcomes for senior leaders, organizational consultants, neuroscientists and neuroscience institutes, business schools and educators. The event is for individuals and groups who want to understand the latest findings from neuroscience and apply them to the workplace. Summit objectives include: creating new connections between leadership and neuroscience academics, researchers and practitioners; developing new theories and practical applications of the science; exploring how business leaders can be educated in the neuroscience of leadership; and generating interest in the field.
The North American Summit will feature four sessions per day, with significant time allowed for interaction and discussion to explore the implications of ideas presented. Participants will have many opportunities to connect and network with like-minded attendees and summit speakers. Main speakers for the North American NeuroLeadership Summit include: David Rock, author and leadership development consultant; Jeffrey M. Schwartz M.D., best selling author and co-author of “Neuroscience of Leadership”; Matthew Lieberman Ph.D, one of the founders of the social neuroscience field, head of the social neuroscience lab at UCLA; Kevin Ochsner Ph.D, one of the founders of the social neuroscience field, head of The Social Neuroscience lab at Columbia University; Amy Arnsten Ph.D, senior neuroscientist at Yale University, authority on the biology of working memory; Dr Yiyuan Tang, Ph.D, senior neuroscientist from China, professor and director of Institute of Neuroinformatix, Dalian University; Marco Iacoboni, Ph.D, a neuroscientist and founding figure in mirror neuron research, UCLA; Art Kleiner, editor of strategy+business magazine and author; Henry Stapp, renowned quantum physicist and author; and Al Ringeb, Ph.D, Director, CIMBA Business School, where neuroscience is being taught to MBAs.
In addition to the featured speakers, the North American Summit is currently seeking paper, panel presentation and workshop presentation proposals that bridge neuroscience with some aspect of leadership education, scholarship or development and training. Proposals for speaking applications must be received by Friday, March 28. For more information, see http://www.workplacecoaching.com/Call4ProposalsNLS08.pdf.
Global NeuroLeadership Summit sponsors include Results Coaching Systems (http://www.workplacecoaching.com), Strategy + Business magazine (http://www.strategy-business.com/), a Booz Allen Hamilton publication and CIMBA (http://www.cimba.it/).
"The science of leadership is only just emerging," Rock says. "Summit attendees will find themselves among leading individuals and groups who are working to link neuroscience and leadership in an effort to understand the physiology at the heart of influencing people and changing their minds."
For more information on The Global NeuroLeadership Summits taking place in New York City and Sydney, or for more information on the field of NeuroLeadership, visit http://www.NeuroLeadership.org/.