Although this Learning & the Brain conference is titled "Educating the Whole Student: Using Brain Science for Smarter, Happier and Healthier Learners," it will have much that those of us who work with adult clients can use to improve communication and make professional relationships more effective. I know that it will be applicable because last year I attended a similar program (in content, not venue) also put on by Learning & the Brain and walked away with much useful information and many invaluable brain-friendly practices.
"Educating the Whole Student" will be held February 16 through 18, in San Francisco. The exciting lineup of speakers includes: Dan Siegel, Susan Kaiser Greenland, Michael Posner, Brock and Fernette Eide, Patricia Churchland, Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, and Jaak Panksepp.
For a small group of friends and colleagues, I am organizing a two-day retreat in the Bay Area to occur after this conference at which we can look at the neuroscience of adult learning and communication in great depth. The emphasis will be on conflict resolution, coaching, and client relations. We will learn from each other and have fun, too. I'm looking for a place in Marin or Sonoma or even Mendocino County that will promote both the learning and the fun. Suggestions? Please e-mail me if you are interested in attending this post-conference confab.