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Applied Neuroscience: Unleashing Brain Power for You and Your People

October 3-4, 2017


This highly experiential course explores neuroscience concepts and techniques to help leaders motivate and inspire their peers and employees in ways that catalyze innovation and increase business success.

This new program will take a deep dive into neuroscience concepts and techniques to help you?brain and body?through a method of unleashing potential in yourself and others.

Through a balance of theory and application, neuroscientist and MIT Sloan Senior Lecturer Dr. Tara Swart will examine the latest neuroscience research and how it can inform your personal and professional practices. Program topic areas include:

  • How to boost, refuel, and re-direct your cognitive resources
  • Embodied leadership and somatic practices (MIT?s ?thin slices? research)
  • Creative and intuitive ideas for revolutionizing collaboration
  • Neural pathways that underlie procrastination, risk profile, and resilience (Swart?s Neural Tethering Model© based on research from MIT?s financial engineering department)
  • The impact of gender and cultural diversity on confidence and creativity in organizations and teams
  • Working with technology to empower human potential

Hands-on exercises will include enacting successful scenarios through creative, visual activities, guided meditation focused on peak performance, and optional yoga.

Participants of this two-day workshop will learn:

  • A groundbreaking brain-agility model
  • Coaching skills, through a neuroscience lens
  • How to mobilize neurons to get on the right side of risk and motivation
  • How to apply the Neural Tethering Model© to keep teams healthy, aware, focused, and continually developing, even in the face of ambiguity and change
  • How to better read emotions and get the best results out of others
  • The impact of gender diversity on confidence
  • The impact of cultural diversity on innovation
  • Cognitive decision making systems
  • How to create the conditions for successful change in the brain and body
  • Keys for embedding a culture of learning at their organization
  • How cultural patterns of behavior and belief frequently impact our perceptions (what we see as reality), cognition (how we think), and actions (what we do)

You may also be interested in Neuroscience for Leadership.

This program is intended for senior-level leaders who want to gain deeper understanding of how the brain works and apply that knowledge in the workplace for greater impact. It is particularly relevant for executives working in large, complex organizations seeking new ways to influence and mobilize people and drive organization-wide change.


Cambridge, MA

MIT is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The campus, situated in close proximity to Boston’s Logan International Airport, profits from Boston’s excellent public transportation system and the on-campus Tech Shuttle. The closest subway station is Kendall Square, which acts as a commercial center for MIT and the local community.


ILP members receive a 15% discount on all MIT Sloan Executive Education open enrollment programs held in Massachusetts. ILP members receive a 15% discount on all MIT Professional Education courses. To obtain the discount code, click here (you must be signed in to this website as an ILP member to access the code).