Training with the Brain in Mind

Presented by: Richard Rutschman, Ed.D.

Length of Webinar: 1 hour

CEU / CEC's Available

Presentation Slides
Handout: Activities and Appendices

Webinar Description:
Do you strive to provide rich, engaging, and memorable professional development opportunities for others in your field? This webinar will provide some simple strategies to improve your facilitation and training skills. Participants will review ways to facilitate workshops from start to finish that engage emotions (the save button), encourage neural integration, support cognitive ease, and reinforce learning. It will be useful for anyone who presents at conferences, leads trainings, or facilitates professional development workshops. 

Takeaways include:

  • The 5 training strategies integral to facilitating with the brain in mind.
  • The growing understanding gained from Neuroscience on how to engage and facilitate learning (memory).
  • Psychological needs related to increasing intrinsic motivation and promoting cognitive ease of learning.

Presenter Bio:
Rich is a seasoned experiential educator, facilitator and presenter with decades of experience leading workshops in the US and abroad. His focus over the past decade has been on how to motivate and engage participants by integrating knowledge from neuroscience and the psychological need for self-determination.

He led programs and professional development workshops at Northeastern Illinois University’s Center for College Access & Success integrating experiential education for over 25 years (retired in August). He recently co-authored a book: Motivational Interviewing in Schools, Conversations to Improve Behavior and Learning (Guilford Press, 9/16). He has a doctorate in Adult Education (Northern IL University) and received AEE’s Michael Stratton Award in 1999.