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October 2019 Mini-Course
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When: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Carver Branch Public Library
1161 Angelina Street
Austin, Texas  78722
United States
Contact: EWTG

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Brain Science for Building Better Teams

Session Description
How do you build a high performing team?. New research is helping us to manage our teams and ourselves better. We will explore the brain science behind methods to cultivate individuals into cohesive teams that can make the impossible, possible You can harness the power of neuroscience to be more productive, more engaged at work, and happier at home. Join us to learn practical tips for you and your teams. We’ll talk about productivity, sleep, mindfulness, movement, stress, and how brain science is the new secret to optimum wellness. Walk away with tangible ideas and methods to build a better workplace and workforce, supported by an understanding of how the human brain works.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will learn about the distractions at work that keep our teams from achieving their goals and practical ways to eliminate them.
  • The audience will discover ways to generate community and trust among their teams, leading to higher performance, with takeaways that can be implemented immediately.
  • Participants will learn why our brain works the way it does, how we think and remember, and how we perceive events and make decisions.

How will we engage the audience?
We will use cell phone polling during the workshop-style presentation, invite people to ask questions and share comments throughout, share stories and laughter, and share printed resources with tips to implement immediately. This mini-course will be interactive, practical, and fun.

Melissa Moloney photoMelissa Moloney has spent over 20 years serving governments and nonprofits in areas of organizational design, strategy, technology, innovation, and transformation. Melissa is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and helps her higher education and public sector clients achieve transformational business outcomes. She is a Gallup-certified expert on strengths in the workplace and team engagement and is thankful for her experience coaching executives and teams of all sizes. Melissa is especially curious about personal development and has a passion for helping people and teams be at their best and loves to share her learnings with others. When not working, you can find Melissa spending time with her husband and twin third graders. She also loves learning, travel, and personal finance.

Jennifer Holmes photoJennifer Holmes is an Austin-based Account and Project Manager with Accenture's Public Service Consulting practice. She has nearly 20 years of consulting experience, spending the last 14 years working with Public Service clients developing strategic roadmaps, executing implementation plans, and leading and executing change management strategies. Jennifer is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) who focuses on achieving business outcomes for Texas state and local government, higher education, and non-profit organizations. Jen has recently discovered the benefits of sleep, mindfulness and selfcare in both her work and home life and enjoys sharing those insights with her team. When not working, Jennifer geeks out on podcasts and personal development and spends time with her husband and three girls.

Event Details
The program begins at noon; lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. To help you make the most of your lunchtime, EWTG will have pizza from Eastside Pies, fresh green salad, a drink and dessert for $10 per person, or you can bring your lunch. Pizza will be served from 11:45 a.m. to noon. The program begins at noon and ends by 1:00 p.m. The mini-course is held at the Carver Library, 1161 Angelina St, Austin - view map.

Cancellations must be received 48 hours before the event to receive a refund for pizza orders. Acceptable forms of payment onsite are cash or check. For information, contact EWTG by email, or by telephone, 512-220-4298.

PO Box 1635, Leander, TX 78646
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