Applied Neuroscience: Unleashing Brain Power for You and Your People

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This highly experiential course explores neuroscience concepts and techniques to help leaders motivate and inspire their peers and employees in ways that catalyze innovation and increase business success. 

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  • Thomas B: A home run by Dr. Tara Swart and MIT. Practical, highly applicable and enthusiastically presented material that all leaders need. Stuff that's as important as understanding a P/L statement, maybe even moreso.

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  • John S: As a prior participant in Neuroscience for Leadership, I found the both the content and the collaborative presentation methodologies used by Professor Swart to be very effective and extremely useful. I am late writing this do to work demands- however since the course, I have used critical pieces of the learned information almost daily and expect to continue to do so. Many thanks!

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  • Gopal I: Very happy with the way this programme was conducted

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  • Deepali K: Great Program and very well organized. A wonderful experience of a combination of the instructor and a great group of participants from many different industries. All research examples and case studies are very helpful to understand the concepts. The program is based on practical approach and Tara Swart did an excellent job of keeping the group involved, keeping the excitement up and the whole course moving forward.

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  • Matty P: It is clear that application of neuroscience based insights will be important to all of us in the future. This course helps you a great step ahead on your way in this field. Dr Tara Swart brings insights and applications together in a very pragmatic way.

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  • Toronata T: Wish to have more neuroscience tool and application in discussing the business topics such as risk, gender, diversity, financial, decision making etc. Wish to have more reading material than just 1 face amygdala journal prior to the class. Wish to have more pictures in the ppt instead of bullet point (to apply neuroscience principal in communication). Did not particularly agree in generalizing a personal example of not wearing reading glass because of neuroplasticity techniques applied in her personal story - Lack of Samples. Wish to have class being guided to share their specific neuroscience questions or insight because some of the class members are CEO and doctors and neurologist for examples.

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  • Edward Group I: The course did not provide useful takeaway info. Did not cover the affects and variables that sugar, msg, metals, aspartame, environmental excitotoxins, emf, lighting, have on the brain. Also the exercises were not beneficial. Info was outdated. I would not recommend this course.

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  • Guillaume V: It was my first course at MIT Sloan. I was first very disappointed to attend the course in an hotel meeting room. Topics are good to recall.. but this is just Silicon Valley standards, I would not pay 4.000 to hear it again! I was expecting much more from the tags "Applied Neuroscience" + "MIT". I have this feeling that we had an improved life coaching course. Missing bibliography + references (some slides were approximatives). We spent a morning on women in organisations and cultural diversity (?). I would not recommend this course, and I will pay huge attention before applying to another course at MIT.

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  • Thomas Cahill I: Dr. Swart mixes the science with real world and personal applications to create a compelling and fascinating learning experience. I would highly recommend this class.

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  • Kristen W: An excellent course from the setting, the participants, activities and content.

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"A home run by Dr. Tara Swart and MIT. Practical, highly applicable and enthusiastically presented material that all leaders need. Stuff that's as important as understanding a P/L statement, maybe even more so." - Thomas B.

Podcast

Are Leaders Born or Made?
Dr. Tara Swart is at the forefront of the application of neuroscience in business. In this podcast, she discusses the importance of neuroscience in business today, how it can benefit companies, and its application in developing the current and next generation of leaders.