Panel Discussion ENG113
Beyond Neuro-Hypes. Brain-based Learning Solutions to Drive Performance
Date Thursday, Nov 28 Time – Room Queen
This interactive panel of specialists in the neuroscience of learning discusses proven practices and resources available to all that will help you move from “ticking the training box” to “engaging learners for action in the flow of work”. Join in and explore how brain-based solutions offer new ways to drive performance, helping organisations succeed and thrive in the face of increasing change. Of course, topics such as motivation, behaviour change, and active engagement are relevant to learners of all ages and from all sectors/backgrounds!
Margie teaches people how to design and deliver training that is compelling, memorable and immediately useful by applying the latest discoveries from the converging fields of learning science. The author of “Brain Matters: How to help anyone learn anything using neuroscience” believes that if you understand how the brain works you can become a better teacher, trainer, leader, spouse or parent and have more fun doing it. Margie is the Chief Freedom Officer of Learningtogo and hosts a Top Ten podcast on the science of learning.
Stellar Learning, UK
Stella Collins MSc, is Creative Director at Stellar Learning and author of Neuroscience for Learning and Development which has been translated into 4 languages. She has written numerous e-books, as well as the Webinars and Writing Skills Pocketbooks. She started The Brain Friendly Learning Group and is a founder member of the ‘Brain Ladies’, a global learning consultancy.
With a clear understanding of the challenges faced when people communicate tough or technical messages she and her team consult on, design and deliver results based, sticky, blended learning programmes, underpinned by research but with a creative twist. They have trained 1,000s of people to understand themselves, their brains and their behaviour to improve performance at work and in learning.
She is a Fellow of ITOL, inspires audiences at international learning conferences and online events and says 'There is no such thing as a boring topic - just boring training'.
The Tipping Point, Belgium
Katelijn Nijsmans fell in love with the brain and its countless possibilities whilst studying neuroscience at the University of Maastricht (NL).
While conducting fMRI research, she was astonished by our malleable brains providing all of us with the opportunity to keep learning, changing and improving. It is not dull solidified gray matter, it is an organism we can shape and develop by intentionally training it.
Today, as managing partner of the training and research company, The Tipping Point and as a higher education lecturer, she attempts on a daily basis to make scientific brain knowledge accessible and relevant for companies and individuals. Hereby she wants to help making certain that this valuable knowledge does not remain confined to the realm of scientific labs and academic journals. Companies, working adults and students alike should be able to know and use the eye opening insights neuroscience offers us and which defines our lives the most.
Ria van Dinteren
Breinwerk, The Netherlands
Ria van Dinteren is an established author of zeven books on brain learning and neuroscience. She finished a master study on education management at the University of Roehampton in 2007. Her central themes are leadership, neuroscience, and innovation.
As member of the advisory board of TVOO, University Amsterdam, and O&O, Ria is involved in the human resource development field, higher education, and neuroscience.
As an educational expert and business management expert, she is also a certified facilitator who coaches teams and organizations. Ria conducts master classes for using brain techniques for learning and innovating in healthcare, education, and industry. She is also a well-known speaker in the Netherlands. And has spoken at ATD ICE, since 2019 she is member of the program advisary commitee of the ATD.