Keynotes: R&D for L&D

Talk about brainpower: Training 2014 keynotes feature some of the foremost authorities on learning, behavior, and brain research. Join us on an evidence-based but personal journey that spans what we like to call the “states of being”:

Be Happy

Monday, February 3, 9:15 - 10:30 am

The winner of more than a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, Shawn Achor currently teaches for the Advanced Management Program at Wharton Business School and collaborates on research with Yale and Columbia University. Through a decade of research, Achor discovered that 75 percent of our job success is predicted not by intelligence, but by positive psychology-our optimism, social support network, and the ability to manage energy and stress in a positive way. Discover how much we can affect the outcomes of our efforts using practical applications for what Achor calls the “happiness advantage” to fuel success and performance at work.

Plus, he’ll reveal exclusive results from joint research conducted with Training magazine.

Be Human

Tuesday, February 4, 9:30 - 10:30 am

Named one of Fortune Magazine’s “10 New Gurus You Should Know,” BJ Fogg is author of Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do. An experimental psychologist, he directs Stanford’s Behavior Design Lab and is founder of their “Mobile Health” series which highlights what really works to influence people’s behavior. His former students created successful mobile companies, including Pulse (acquired by LinkedIn) and Instagram (acquired by Facebook). The World Economic Forum’s Wellness Workplace Alliance selected the Fogg Behavior Model as its framework for health behavior change. He has coached more than 15,000 people to create habits. See how three elements must converge at the same moment for a behavior to occur: Motivation, Ability, and Trigger. Find out how to design for behavior change using today’s technology and how to create a habit - one small step at a time.

Be Healthy

Tuesday, February 4, 2:00 - 3:15 pm

After experiencing a stroke at the age of 37 and spending the next eight years recovering, Harvard-trained neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor dedicated herself to educating people about the beauty and resiliency of the human brain. A video of her presentation at the TED Conference drew millions of viewers and prompted TIME Magazine to name her one of the Most Influential People in the World in 2008. Taylor believes that the most important relationship we each have is the one between our logical, rational, verbal left brain and its counterpart - our creative, intuitive, thinking-in-pictures right brain. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of what is going on inside your head and how you can get your brain (and your learners’ brains) to do what you want it to do.

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