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Neuroscience, Facilitation and You

  • 12/15/2017
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Government Accountability Office (GAO), 441 G St, NW, Washington, DC, 7th floor, Room 7N36, classroom 9


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This workshop will discuss how current breakthroughs in neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology, newly emergent insights from quantum field theory and the hard sciences, and the application of a western scientific lens on practices from traditional wisdom sources can change can change the way we design, engage and facilitate workshops, trainings and interventions.  More specifically, this goals of this workshop include:

  • Reviewing five current breakthroughs in applied neuroscience and their implications for our facilitation;
  • Exploring the “Physics of Facilitation”©  as applied to the movement of group and team energy;
  • Analyzing a U.S. government client case study focusing on the application of neuroscience design constructs, quantum physics metaphors, and somatic training activities to long term enterprise wide leadership development; and
  • Engaging in an experiential activity built upon principles of attachment theory, emotional contagion, and the creation of “group mind”.

About the Presenter:

Jim White’s experience over the past 35 years includes work as an OD consultant, leadership trainer, facilitator and/or program manager in 17 countries and with 10 US Government organizations, 7 academic institutions, 3 non-profits and 2 trade associations. He has a Master of Arts degree in Transformational Leadership and Social Change from the Maryland University of Integrative Health.

Jim is currently facilitating leadership development workshops for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, designing and facilitating leadership courses for John’s Hopkins School of Education and the University of Maryland Baltimore County, training law enforcement officials for the Department of State at the West African Regional Training Center in Ghana, and co-facilitating workshops in “Designing and Facilitating Transformational Workshops” at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.  In addition, he is currently collaborating on a book on “Why Mind-Body Experience Matters” with Dr. Ken Nelson and Lesli Lang of Kripalu and drafting a book on the “Physics of Facilitation” which focuses on harnessing and focusing group and team energy in service of transformational contributions to organizations.

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