Women Mean Better Business Webinar Series: Teaching Leadership in the Workplace


webinar2A learning revolution is afoot. The traditional, awareness-based learning is being replaced by the not so new idea of hands-on, or experiential, learning.

Experiential learning engages not only the content-learning part of the brain, but the more foundational part of the brain as well, which evolved first. This part of the brain acts rapidly to draw conclusions based on tacit knowledge – the type of knowledge that separates the leaders from the followers.

Leadership is an issue in all areas of life, but particularly in business. What are some “brain-natural” ways to promote leadership development on the job? How does higher education look to supply business with better leaders who are more work-ready?


In this webinar you will learn:

  • How most of our important decisions are made in the brain, below the level of awareness
  • How new trends in higher education are generating students who are ready for the work-place
  • How your organization can work to further these “brain-natural” trends in the workplace to enhance leadership, produce greater growth among employees, and therefore enhance productivity

Although these learning concepts are very old, modern brain scanners and cutting edge higher education techniques have combined to provide an important lesson to business and to almost every aspect of human endeavor.


You’re Invited!

Join us on Wednesday, July 15 when Dr. James Stellar shows us how experiential education can promote leadership in our workplaces.

Teaching Leadership in the Workplace

StellarJamesDr. James Stellar (otherlobe.com) started his academic career at Harvard as a professor of neuroscience in the Department of Psychology. He spent the last 17 years in senior management positions at three major universities: Northeastern University, Queens College CUNY, and recently the University at Albany SUNY.

Dr. Stellar co-founded and co-leads an Experiential Education Planning Institute that is now under the World Association of Cooperative Education, and over the last 10 years has helped more than 80 colleges and universities develop plans for high impact experiential learning.

His latest book, due out this summer from IdeaPress, is “Education That Works: The Neuroscience of Building a More Effective Higher Education.”

When: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET (US)
Cost: Free

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