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Train the Brain for Leadership Success

Thursday, January 31, 2019 • The Conference Board of Canada • 255 Smyth Rd • Ottawa ON

The Niagara Institute Partnership with Myelin Leadership International (Robert Paris)

Neuroscience is making significant contributions to the business world and how we manage and lead others. The ability to harness your team’s brain power as a resource is a potentially the optimal route to develop long-term, sustainable competitive advantage for your organization.

This one-day workshop presents participants some of the latest findings from neuroscience, coupled with important knowledge of how the brain works, that can be used to collaborate more effectively and make better decisions. 

During this workshop, participants will gain a better understanding of the social and emotional sides of the brain, and how they can be harnessed in business. You’ll walk through the concepts of motivation, trust, stress, and vulnerability to learn how to positively impact team work.

Time will also be spent learning how the brain processes innovation and change and how this process can be focused to encourage positive outcomes.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Learn how to apply the principles of neuroscience to improve their management capabilities
  • Better understand how to change ingrained habits
  • Improve their performance as a coach, team leader, and innovator
  • Develop the ability to think in greater depth and breadth
  • Learn an effective method for building trust

Who Should Attend?

Mid to senior level managers who are responsible for managing a team. 

Multiple Attendees?

This program is ideal for group training. Maximize the benefits of this learning and increase the return on your training investment by sending multiple people from your organization. 


This program has been designed and is delivered by Robert Paris (Myelin Leadership International), a lecturer at the McGill Centre for Continuing Education and the John Molson School of Business Executive Center with an Honours MBA for the University of Toronto and a Certificate in the Foundations of Neuroleadership. Robert also designed and facilitated the original global leadership raining program for the renowned Cirque du Soleil, and has written manuals on leadership, coaching, thinking skills and marketing planning. 

Workshop Agenda


  • Learning objectives and session outline
  • Personal introductions using a modern tool supported by neuroscience

Overview of the Brain

  • Understanding the brain’s organizing principle
  • The brain, stress and emotional arousal

The Social Brain

  • Understanding the social nature of the brain
  • Understanding motivational drives linked to the brain’s social nature
  • Linking the social brain to the workplace
  • The brain’s negativity cycle

The Emotional Brain

  • Understanding the emotional nature of the brain
  • The emotional brain, trust and vulnerability
  • Building trust as a key leadership competency
  • The visual nature of the brain

The Brain & Innovation

  • Creating an organizational culture conducive to innovation
  • Learning a technique used at innovative companies to ‘unlock the brain’
  • Understanding the concept of brain dominance and whole brain thinking
  • Learning how to think in greater breadth

The Brain & Change

  • Understanding the brain’s natural resistance to change
  • Learning how to overcome the brain’s automatic ‘fight or flight’ networks to encourage employees to overcome their resistance to change and even embrace change

Wrapping Up

  • An overview of key points to remember
  • Suggested next steps

Workshop Fee

Regular Rate

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