Saturday Workshop (Dec 2017) Brain Based Change Management

December 02, 2017
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
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Regis University (Main Campus) - The Felix Pomponio Family Science Center - Amphitheater (Rm: 212)
3333 Regis Boulevard (aka W 50th Ave) Entrance 2
Denver, CO 80226

This event is Sponsored by Regis University, College of Business and Economics

PDUs for event: 3.5

PDU Category: Leadership 3.0 and Strategic 0.5

Brain Based Change Management

Make newly implemented changes “stick” longer


Do you know of any projects where the deliverables were attained and celebrated but the value of the project was never fully realized because the change wasn’t fully accepted and integrated?


As initiators of intentional change, project managers play an essential role in stimulating and managing change at the organizational and individual level. For a change to be long lasting, however, human factors have to be systematically considered, and strategies to encourage change and mitigate resistance must become  part of the project plan.  Recent discoveries in the field of neuroscience have revealed how the human brain perceives and processes change, factors that inhibit change such as fear and those factors that generate acceptance and even participation in the change process , such as goal setting, motivation, habits, mindset, and reward.  By understanding how different parts of the brain can be activated project managers can apply the right tools and techniques at each stage of the change process to support long lasting change.


In this three hour interactive workshop participants will:Explore the relevance of neuroscience to the business environment

  • Understand how the neuroscience of social intelligence can  guide and support the project manager’s role
  • Recognize why change is such as challenge to the human brain
  • Examine how brain science can help managers move people and  project teams from idea to action orientation to action itself.


Workshop participants will receive:

-tools for assessing reasons for resistance

-a summary of brain regions and their primary functions as they pertain to business

-a framework for mapping a brain based change management plan

- a model for coaching people from resistance to problem solving

Vanita Bellen-Presenter


About the Presenter:  

Vanita Bellen has more than 25 years of experience developing leaders and improving organizational dynamics and systems. Vanita uses intuitive reasoning with an analytical approach to point people to see a new direction, identifying opportunities that client’s didn’t originally consider.


With a keen eye for possibility, Vanita works with her clients to chart a course that aligns their resources, systems and processes and builds partnerships to achieve measurable results.


Vanita is a graduate of the Newfield Network coach training program, a trained Neuro-Linguistic Program (NLP) practitioner and a certified mediator. When she’s not coaching businesses to success, she teaches graduate courses at the University of Denver.



In case of an unforeseen change, such as weather, our contact method will be email. Please make sure we have an active email that you see before you leave home the day of the event and the night before. 


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$45.00 Non-Members
$35.00 Earlybird rate before November 28

$30.00 Member Price
$20.00 Earlybird rate before December 1


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