Organization Development Network of Western New York

Organization Development Network of WNY–May 2014 NeuroLeadership

Posted in Meeting Notes, ODN of WNY Members, Organizational Development, Programs by Michael Cardus on May 1, 2014

Organization Development Network (ODN) of WNY

May 2014 Meeting Announcement


Facilitator: Matilda Lorenzo, SPHR

Thursday, May 15 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am (8:30 am to 9:00 am – networking; 9:00 am to 11:30 am – meeting) Canisius Center for Professional Development – 300 Corporate Parkway, Suite 130, Amherst, NY 14226

Meeting Overview:

Contemporary research in neuroscience provides new insights into the deeply social nature of the human brain and its importance for how we get things done at work. The emerging practice of NeuroLeadership (a term coined by Dr. David Rock) incorporates the most recent findings from neuroscience research with the latest in leadership theory.

This workshop will explore the brain science of social interactions, why they matter so much and why change is often so difficult. The SCARF brain-based model for collaborating with and influencing others will be introduced. We’ll look at how our brains respond when we interact with other people and how this knowledge can be applied to boost performance.

Key outcomes will be to improve everyday coaching conversations and to learn to strategically apply science to human performance.



Matilda Lorenzo SPHR trained directly with David Rock and received certification as a brain-based coach through the NeuroLeadership Institute. She has more than 20 years’ experience in organizational effectiveness, HR, and leadership development. Through her consulting business, Concentric Leadership Partners ( she works closely with individuals, teams, and organizations to maximize their potential.

Location Notes:

The Canisius Center for Professional Development is located in Amherst, NY. Directions: Take the 290 expressway, and exit on Millersport Highway going north. At the first light (by the Marriott), make a left onto Flint Road. Make a left turn on to Maple Road. At the next signal, make a left turn on to Corporate Parkway. At the stop sign, turn right. The building is on your left side. The parking lot (no charge) is on your right. Complimentary coffee is available.


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