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The Truth About Behavior: New Insights from Recent Brain Research

  • 11 Aug 2015
  • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Cambria Suites - 3940 N. Gateway Dr. - Appleton, WI
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The Truth About Behavior: New Insights from

Recent Brain Research

Have you ever wondered what you can do to increase your focus at work? Would you like to increase your willpower in order to make a personal change? Have you ever had to lead a change at work and found it harder to get others to change their behavior than you thought it would be (even when you are faithfully using Tom Gilbert’s model)? Recent research on the brain and how it works may provide some insights into these challenges. We have learned more about the brain and how it works in the past 15 years than in the rest of history! 

During this session we will explore some of the latest findings from neuroscience and how to apply these to increase our personal effectiveness as well as how to apply this knowledge to increase the effectiveness of our learning and performance work.

Come to this session and learn about the primary organizing principle of the brain, three main areas of the brain and how they work to shape behavior, and how to apply these new findings and insights to a challenge that you are working on. We will also look at some examples of how some companies are using brain science to encourage employees to take micro-actions that can assist with big behavior changes.  


Dr. Janice Simmons is an executive in Accenture’s Strategy Practice, focusing on Talent Strategy, Culture Shift, Workforce Transformation, and Leadership Development. Janice has 20 years of experience inhuman performance and organization effectiveness, including 12 years as an executive in industry. While in industry, Janice served at the head of Leadership Development at Eli Lilly, and was the Global Vice-President for Learning & Development for a the Building Efficiency Business at Johnson Controls. While at Johnson Controls, Janice led the team to five consecutive years in the Training Top 100 and two consecutive years on ATD’s BEST list.

At Accenture, Dr. Simmons is responsible for the global culture change practice and focuses her time working with executives on aligning all aspects of their Human Capital Strategy to support the achievement of business goals. Janice has a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University and recently completed a 6-month certification program in neuroscience from the NeuroLeadership Institute. Dr. Simmons most recent publication is: Trends Reshaping the Future of HR: Talent Management Meets the Science of Human Behavior, which can be found at Accenture.com.

Janice L. Simmons

Accenture Strategy

Talent Development & Organization Performance

(414) 491-2565




7:45 - 8:15 am

Registration and Networking
Hot & Healthy Breakfast Buffet

8:15 - 8:30 am

Announcements and introduction of Presenter.

8:30 - 10:30 am








* Cancellation Policy:  Registrants may cancel and receive a full refund prior to two working days before a program.  Registrants who cancel within the two-day period will be charged.  No-shows will be charged.

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