Organization Development Network of Western New York

Neuro-Brain Bootcamp ODN of WNY April 2016 meeting

Posted in Facilitation, ODN of WNY Members, Organization Development Tools, Programs by Michael Cardus on February 15, 2016

Organization Development Network of Western New York (ODN of WNY)

April 2016 Meeting Announcement

Neuro-Brain Bootcamp: Expanding leadership and creativity through the miracles of modern (neuro)science

– Gina Paigen

  • When: Friday April 15, 2016 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am (8:30 am to 9:00 am – networking; 9:00 am to 11:30 am – meeting)
  • Where: Canisius Center for Professional Development 300 Corporate Parkway, Suite 130, Amherst, NY 14226

Program Description

Innovation (the creation of something new or improved that adds value) occurs at the intersection of subject matter expertise, creativity to generate great ideas, and the leadership required to bring those ideas to fruition.

As we’re learning more about how to develop creativity and effective leadership, we’re able to tap the insights of neuroscientists, who are continually discovering new pieces to the puzzle of what it means to be human; providing information that has significant implications in our personal and professional lives.

This program will explore some of the latest in neuroscientific research; drawing on knowledge of the right and left hemisphere, brain center functions, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, neuroplasticity and other neuroscientific breakthroughs, as they pertain to leadership competencies and creative potential.

We will examine how we can use our knowledge of brain function to improve social and emotional intelligence, handle stress, increase our tolerance for calculated risk, manage change, strengthen our overall Creativity Quotient (CQ), become better learners and build resilience; and we will debunk some common myths about the brain and how it works.

Participants will leave with tools and techniques they can use for themselves and with their clients to improve performance, boost leadership competency, enhance creative growth, and provide a sense of well-being and overall peace of mind.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand key aspects of brain function
  • Examine critical leadership competencies from a neuroscience perspective
  • Explore the relationship between brain functioning and creativity
  • Debunk some commonly held myths about the brain
  • Learn neuroscience tools and techniques for enhancing leadership and creative potential.

About the presenter

Gina Paigen, PCC, CPCC, CNTC, Founder of ThirdWay Leadership, is a professional coach, facilitator, and leadership and OD consultant; passionate about guiding individuals, teams and organizations to a deeper sense of purpose, and to higher levels of creativity, engagement, and inspired action.

She brings a wealth of diverse experience as a coach, mentor, consultant, facilitator, program designer, speaker, entrepreneur and writer. She is both intuitive and analytical; with a talent for developing strategies and processes that foster growth individually and enterprise-wide.


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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