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My Way or the Highway: Engaging Learners in the Age of Personalization and Overloaded Brains

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Speaker: Ann Herrmann-Nehdi, CEO of Herrmann International and co-author of The Whole Brain Business Book, Second Edition

Since the first Training Conference was held 40 years ago, almost everything has changed–especially learners brains being so overload that they now expect “just-in-time, just-for-me, just-enough learning”. In this highly interactive webinar, Ann Herrmann-Nehdi will share highlights from her upcoming session at Training 2017 drawing on more than 35 years of research on thinking and learning, along with new studies and real-world examples, to show you how to build engaging “just for me” learning experiences – especially webinars–while extending the learning cycle using brain-friendly approaches. You’ll discover how to artfully navigate learner needs to keep ahead of a changing world while facing an ever increasing load on their brains.

Ann will share an easy-to-apply framework and a few practical “mind hacks” from her upcoming session to help you help your learners really engage—getting the results you both need!

After this webinar, you will be able to:

      • Describe key brain-based approaches that create the most engaging learning possible
      • Identify how to personalize learning based on learner preferences
      • Apply practical “mind hacks” to make it easier for you and your learners to get the learning they need even with an already overloaded brain

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4 Secrets of the Learner’s Brain: Introducing Whole Brain Thinking

Speaker: Ann Herrmann-Nehdi, CEO of Herrmann International and co-author of The Whole Brain Business Book, Second Edition

When it seems there are never enough resources or time available, how can you fully engage learners and meet greater demands for performance? Use the best tool available – the learner’s brain – to accelerate learning processes and improve your outcomes.

In this highly interactive webinar, Ann Herrmann-Nehdi, will draw on decades of brain research and current studies to show you how to build a performance-based program that gives you and your participants the results necessary to remain competitive in a high-speed, rapidly changing global marketplace.

Ann will demonstrate practical, easy-to-apply tools, based on the latest research on learner diversity, as well as techniques for designing and implementing learning using a proven Whole Brain® approach. You’ll discover how to align training design, elearning, activities, tasks and responsibilities with multiple thinking models, thereby improving the business impact and sustainability of your work.

This webinar will “walk the talk,” giving you a firsthand experience of Whole Brain® learning in action. 

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Brought to you by the Bob Pike Group

Dealing With Difficult Participants

Becky Pike Pluth - Bob Pike GroupWhen: Tuesday, September 13th, 12-1pm EST

Speaker: Becky Pike Pluth, M. Ed., CSP, MPCT | Chairman & Chief Training Officer for the Bob Pike Group

Do you wonder what to do about people who arrive late, text during meetings, make critical comments, ask arcane questions or refuse to participate? The behavior of one person can sway the others and derail your class or meeting. Learn how participant-centered instruction can minimize these behaviors and create a positive and exciting program. Learn specific and strategic coping strategies to make all participants learners.

  • Learn how to manage the six most challenging behaviors
  • Discuss the underlying issues that often cause these behaviors
  • Plan for participant-centered activities to deal with difficult participants

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Inclusive Leadership: 5 Strategies for Turning Diversity of Thought into Business Value

From innovation to team performance to employee engagement, inclusive leaders inspire the diverse contributions and levels of productivity that set their organizations apart from the rest. Whether you’re a leader, aspire to lead, or are responsible for developing today’s and tomorrow’s leaders for success in a dynamic and increasingly complex world, this webinar will provide the action steps and practical tools you need to immediately make an impact.

You’ll learn:

    • The characteristics of inclusive leadership and why it’s so critical in today’s business environment
    • How leaders can apply what we know about the brain and its application in business situationsto improve individual, team and overall performance
    • A model for leveraging the full diversity of thought available—your own as well as your team’s, customers’, and others’—to solve complex business problems
    • 5 inclusive leadership practices for turning diversity of thought into business value

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Diversity of Thought: Where D&I Meets the Bottom Line

Many Diversity & Inclusion programs fail to gain traction because they’re hampered by the challenges of measurement and setting goals tied to data-driven outcomes. But there’s one dimension of diversity that cuts across all the others. It also provides analytics, a clear application process and a pathway for getting greater organization-wide buy-in for your D&I efforts: measuring diversity of thought via thinking preferences.

Thinking drives how people behave. To affect behavior in any kind of lasting way, you have to first recognize how different people prefer to think. By putting thinking preferences at the center of your D&I initiatives, you’ll not only have a business-focused, foundational perspective to build off of, you’ll also be able to bring in the data points necessary to get the attention and commitment of key decision makers.

In this interactive webinar, with Ann Herrmann-Nehdi, you’ll learn an easy-to-apply model for tapping into your own thinking diversity to address all critical aspects of a successful D&I initiative, one that will engage people in the conversation, encourage innovative thinking and deliver the business benefits of a thinking inclusive workplace. You’ll discover how to use thinking diversity as a way to link your efforts to real business problems, and take away practical, powerful tools you can immediately apply, whether you’re starting a new D&I initiative or need to jumpstart or restart an existing program. You’ll learn how these same tools can be used to create more effective, high-functioning teams and to help your leaders become more agile thinkers who model and enhance all aspects of inclusion.

Diving into examples from companies like Caesars and Microsoft, this session will give you a new perspective on diversity as a business enabler and the tools to rethink and redesign your D&I initiatives with thinking preferences at the center and business results in mind.

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How to Leverage Diversity of Thought for Business Results

Recently described by Deloitte as “The New Frontier,” diversity of thought is becoming an increasingly essential component of organizational success.

As problems and opportunities become more complex, we need new ideas, perspectives and approaches—whether they come from diversity of thought within a group, or from individuals who can shift and apply their thinking based on the situation, task or problem.

But, how do you understand, measure and leverage the breadth of thinking available in your organization to get the results you need? This practical webinar presented by Ann Herrmann-Nehdi will draw on the latest research, examples, and best practices that demonstrate the powerful connection between thinking and business outcomes.

You’ll learn how to:

• Use a model to measure diversity of thought for better results
• Identify the impact of thinking preferences on behaviors and business outcomes
• Apply research-backed tools and models to build thinking agility, create high-performance teams and facilitate complex problem-solving
• Foster an innovation-friendly culture that understands, values and applies the benefits of its thinking diversity
• Incorporate diversity of thought into your talent management strategies to measure success and drive specific business results

Through real-world examples from Microsoft, Caesars, ConAgra Foods and others, you’ll learn how to fully leverage your talent and foster a culture where everyone brings their best thinking to work.

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November 11, 2015: 2:00-3:00pm ET

2015 Thought Leadership Webinar Series featuring Ann Herrmann-Nehdi

Improve your thinking agility to respond to changing global workplace demands

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September 23, 2015

Herrmann Webinar: Inside The Whole Brain Business Book, Second Edition: Q&A with the Author

    • Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Twenty years ago, Ned Herrmann’s groundbreaking book opened the eyes of business leaders and professionals around the world to the power of Whole Brain® Thinking. Now, Ann Herrmann-Nehdi, CEO of Herrmann International, is carrying on her father’s legacy and work by updating The Whole Brain® Business Book for the 21st century.

Go inside the pages of the newly released book and inside the mind of the author in this interview-style webinar. Our guest panelists Yvonne Gaines of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Dorota Florcyzk of IBM, both long-time HBDI® Certified Practitioners.

In this special webinar for HBDI® Certified Practitioners, Ann will answer the panelists’ questions and yours, including:

      • What was it like to step into her father’s footsteps and revisit his classic, groundbreaking book?
      • What’s changed in the worlds of business, thinking and learning since the original’s release in 1996? And what has remained surprisingly the same?
      • What were some of Ann’s favorite stories as she spoke to practitioners and organizations around the world, collecting new case examples and insights about Whole Brain® Thinking?
      • How can you incorporate the book into your work to add value for your participants and clients?
      • What are some key takeaways from the new book that everyone needs to be thinking about in terms of 21st century business?

Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear from Ann directly and get an insider’s view of the book that Ken Blanchard has said is “a must-read if you want to function better.”

Filled with real-world examples and essential charts, action steps, exercises, and tools, The Whole Brain Business Book will show you how to rethink your business, prepare for the future, realign your goals, and reinvigorate your team—by putting your whole brain to work.

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August 19, 2015: 1:00-2:00pm EDT

Training Magazine Webinar

Description:  When it comes to bridging the engagement gap, are your managers part of the problem or part of the solution? There’s a wealth of research showing that managers not only play a large role in whether or not employees are engaged, they often don’t seem to know what will actually engage them.

This session will show you how to apply current studies from the newly published Whole Brain Business Book-Second Edition, along with more than 30 years of research on thinking, learning and the brain, to transform your leadership development strategies and build an environment where everyone is encouraged and motivated to bring their best thinking to work.

By exploring the impact of thinking preferences on communication, work processes, job fit, coaching and more, you’ll learn how to develop managers and leaders who see past their own preferences to focus on what will truly engage and retain an increasingly diverse employee population. You’ll take away an easy-to-apply model for understanding how to “meet people where they think” so your organization can get the full benefits of its cognitive diversity.

You will Learn:

1. Use a brain-based system to develop leaders who can effectively engage, motivate, inspire and retain a diverse employee population
2. Align engagement, learning and leadership strategies with business and thinking requirements
3. Apply practical tools to diagnose and adjust current approaches to improve engagement and outcomes
4. Create an action plan for using a thinking baseline to bridge the engagement gap

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August 4, 2015

Soundview Webinar

Join Ann Herrmann-Nehdi as she presents an engaging and interactive webinar in partnership with Soundview.

The Soundview Live Author Series from Soundview Executive Book Summaries presents:

A conversation with the co-author of The Whole Brain Business Book: Ann Herrmann-Nehdi

Title: Unlock the Power of Whole Brain Thinking

Air Date: August 4th, 2015

Time: 12:00 p.m. EST

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Thanks to the power of Whole Brain® Thinking, you can apply what we know about thinking, performance, and the brain to transform your organization at every level. Whether you’re struggling to keep up with a changing market, are stuck with a tired business model, or are challenged by difficult colleagues, the proven methods in this updated guide will provide the solutions.

Filled with real-world examples and essential charts, exercises, action steps, and strategies, this Soundview Live webinar, Unlock the Power of Whole Brain Thinking, shows you how to rethink your business, prepare for the future, realign your goals, and reinvigorate your team — by putting your whole brain to work.

About the Speaker:

Ann Herrmann-Nehdi is the CEO of Herrmann International and has worked with many hundreds of organizations around the world, helping them leverage their cognitive diversity and increase their thinking agility to improve profitability, leadership, productivity, innovation and overall business results. She has been featured in Business News Daily, Chief Executive Magazine, Chief Learning Officer Magazine, HR Executive Magazine, Investor’s Business Daily, Management Today, T+D Magazine, Training Journal, and O The Oprah Magazine, among others, and has contributed chapters to many books on the topic of Whole Brain® Thinking and Learning. A sought-after, powerful speaker, she has delivered hundreds of featured keynotes and programs for domestic and international groups.

You will learn how to:

    • IDENTIFY how you and others prefer to think.
    • IMPROVE your communication skills.
    • INSPIRE creative thinking in yourself and others.
    • INNOVATE faster and work more efficiently.
    • IMPLEMENT changes throughout your organization.
    • INCREASE productivity and beat the competition.

How does a Soundview Live event work?

A Soundview Live event is an interactive conversation, where business experts are engaged in dialogue with Soundview’s editors and listeners around their subject of expertise. Questions are encouraged and listeners are guaranteed to come away with clear business principles they can apply to their own company and career.

June 10, 2015: 2:00-3:00pm ET

HRDQ-U: How Global Leaders Think: Development Strategies from New Research

Presented by Ann Herrmann-Nehdi

In a complex world, being a leader is about more than just what you think; it’s about how you think. A new comprehensive study into the thinking preferences and work elements of CEOs working across Europe, Asia-Pacific, and North and South America reveals a number of trends about the mental work activities of global leaders that you can use to inform your own development strategies…

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HRDQ-U Webinar: Developing Thinking Managers To Bridge The Engagement Gap

When it comes to bridging the engagement gap, are your managers part of the problem or part of the solution? There’s a wealth of research showing that managers not only play a large role in whether or not employees are engaged, they often don’t seem to know what will actually engage them. This session will show you how to apply current studies from the newly published Whole Brain Business Book-Second Edition, along with more than 30 years of research on thinking, learning and the brain, to transform your leadership development strategies and build an environment where everyone is encouraged and motivated to bring their best thinking to work.

By exploring the impact of thinking preferences on communication, work processes, job fit, coaching and more, you’ll learn how to develop managers and leaders who see past their own preferences to focus on what will truly engage and retain an increasingly diverse employee population. You’ll take away an easy-to-apply model for understanding how to “meet people where they think” so your organization can get the full benefits of its cognitive diversity.

You will learn:

  1. Use a brain-based system to develop leaders who can effectively engage, motivate, inspire and retain a diverse employee population
  2. Align engagement, learning and leadership strategies with business and thinking requirements
  3. Apply practical tools to diagnose and adjust current approaches to improve engagement and outcomes
  4. Create an action plan for using a thinking baseline to bridge the engagement gap

Who should attend (roles, titles, functions, etc.): HR, Talent Development and Training Managers and Leaders

View the webinar recording here.

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