Exploring Visualization: Adding It to Our Training Tool Kit
Date & Location:
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Summit Credit Union
2424 Rimrock Road
Madison, WI 53713
Registration Networking at 12:00 PM
Program runs from 12:30 – 2:30 PM
*A light lunch will be provided
ASTD SCWC Members - $25
Non-Member Guests - $35
Visualization and mental rehearsal are known to improve performance. Athletes have famously used mental rehearsal as a way to improve their skills and especially their performance under stress. We'll explore together how visualization can be used to improve “soft skills” like communication and conflict resolution, and why it may be an important key to developing Emotional Intelligence. Because effective leaders need to adopt different approaches depending on different situations, we will also look at changing habits and developing personal flexibility. Neuroscientists are currently discovering how internal thoughts have the power to literally change the brain. The answers aren't completely clear yet, but what is well known is that the activation of neural circuitry through imagination can contribute to learning. Together we'll share experiences on how to utilize visualization in general training and leadership development, and we'll experience at least one visualization exercise aimed at rewiring our brains!
About our Presenter:
Laura V. Page has been an independent management consultant for over two decades and has assisted hundreds of profit and non-profit organizations. Her work focuses on leadership development, team building, conflict resolution, interpersonal communications and strategic planning. She is a frequent seminar instructor, meeting facilitator and public speaker. She regularly teaches for both UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee's continuing education divisions. Her background includes the position of Manager of Business Counseling for UW-Madison's Small Business Development Center, and management consultant in Chicago with Ernst & Young. Laura’s formal education includes a Master’s in Management Development from UW-Madison and a Master’s in Marketing, a for-credit Certificate in Administration and a Bachelor’s in Philosophy from Northwestern University.