2017 WIAL-USA Annual Conference: Improving Performance – The Neuroscience of Action Learning

Frederick, Maryland
Thursday, October 05, 2017
2017 WIAL-USA Annual Conference: Improving Performance – The Neuroscience of Action Learning
Thursday, October 05, 2017 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

All Saints Education Center
106 W. Church Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701
United States

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,  
       It’s my pleasure to welcome you to the 
         2017 WIAL-USA Annual Conference 
         located in  picturesque Frederick, Maryland
         within driving distance of the Baltimore/Washington Metro Area. 

Improving Performance – The Neuroscience of Action Learning
is the intriguing theme of this year’s conference. Ongoing study of the human brain provides us with important insights into adult learning and development.

Have you ever wondered…

  • What exactly is happening inside our brains as we work and lead?
  • What would be the value of knowing the ‘brain-friendly’ way to lead others?
  • How might that knowledge impact our leadership skills, and our competencies in giving feedback, brainstorming, coaching other, and more?
  • How can leaders combine knowledge of brain science and Action Learning to engage the workforce, encourage collaboration, and solve real problems to meet today's challenges?
  • What would it be like to be a more conscious leader – fully aware, highly creative, and leaving a consistently positive impact on those around you?

Phil Dixon,
of Second and Nun Street Group, will be our keynote speaker and conference presenter. Phil is deeply involved in the application of neuroscience; applying it to leadership and management practices such as coaching, development, change planning/management, creating culture changes, and action learning. Phil is passionate about the brain…everyone’s brain. Since 2002, he has devoted himself to the application of the growing body of knowledge about the brain; applying it to the field of leadership development and management.

Action learning 

is a dynamic approach to problem solving and decision-making. Small groups focus powerful questions to deepen understanding, clarify possibilities, and create action around real organizational challenges and problems. It provides a pathway for individuals, teams, leaders, and organizations to successfully adapt, learn, and innovate. A dual benefit is achieved as team members work on developing their individual leadership skills while solving real problems.

Benefits of Action learning:

  • Developing engaged leaders and teams 
  • Creating sustainable, productive, strategic, organizations 
  • Navigating organizational change successfully
  • Developing innovative teams
  • Establishing cultural norms for organizational performance  
  • Coaching through powerful questions and curiosity 
At this conference you will:

  • Learn how a leader’s brain works from leadership expert, Phil Dixon.
  • Experience, and/or observe, the Action Learning process during break-out sessions. Whether you are new to Action Learning, a seasoned practitioner, or somewhere in between… experience it firsthand at this conference.
  • Hear a team of panelists who are currently using Action Learning in varied arenas such as: Corporations, Non-Profits, Government, and Small Business.
  • Network with coaches, leadership specialists, and entrepreneurs.
  • Enjoy a day in the beautiful, historic area of downtown Frederick, Maryland.
You are warmly invited to participate in this year's conference. Bring your colleagues, co-workers, board members, or others that you want to introduce to Action Learning and brain-friendly leadership. You’ll be glad you did.  

There’s something for everyone, so whether you’re new to action learning and wonder what how it could enhance your organization (or your leadership skills)…or if you’ve been using it a long time and you want to learn more…I know you’ll find this Action Learning experience beneficial.  I look forward to seeing you on October 5th!  

All the best,

Carol deLaski, PCC, CALC
Chair, WIAL-USA Conference Committee



Contact Information

  • WIAL-USA Team
    Phone: (703) 842-1818
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