Leading and Learning: A neuroscience perspective
Supporting leaders and teachers to boost influence for learning uptake and leadership impact
with Judi Newman


  Webinar 1 - Monday 24 July 2023
Webinar 2 - Monday 7 August 2023
4.00 - 5.00pm AEST

Webinar Cost

Non Member - $120
ACEL Member - $100

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Group Rates (3+)

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“We judge someone in the first few seconds by their trustworthiness, warmth and competence. How do you inspire trust, build rapport and promote growth?”
Dr. Judi Newman

Neuroscience has shed light on why some leadership behaviours and teacher strategies are more effective than others. Find out more about evidence based strategies using a neuroscience lens that can boost leadership and learning influence.

Join Dr Judi Newman as she shares her research and practice and explores answers to these burning questions with practical strategies and tools to implement immediately and much more.
1. What are the three questions we ask ourselves when we interact with someone that effects our behaviour?
2. What leadership behaviours trigger defensiveness and resistance?
3. What are the key motivators of human behaviour?
4. What is the most powerful leadership strategy for building other leaders around you?
5. Why are leadership behaviours brain based but not always brain wise?
6. Why are teachers brain changers?
7. How can teachers improve thinking and memory?
8. How does the brain learn best?
9. How do we know someone is learning?
10. What are the components of an evidence based pedagogical framework?

Judi’s book “The 8 steps to Engage the Learner” is a concise summary of the applied social neuroscience for all teachers. This and other resources, including neuroscience classroom posters to teach students and teachers the shared common language of the brain can be purchased from drjudinewman.

Judi Newman

Dr. Judi Newman, PhD is the Director of The Academy of Organisational Neuroscience Australia and is an expert in applied neuroscience, a field of study that takes the latest in social cognitive neuroscience research and applies it to leadership, motivation, learning and influence.  Her mission is to boost influence through strengthening leadership capacity and learning impact, through a neuroscience lens and sharing evidence-based practice. Specifically, her work is focussed on working with school principals and corporate leaders to establish brainwise schools or companies to build high performance teams who view themselves as leaders. Her unique approach, combining what we know from psychology, education and neuroscience can give your organisation the edge and is evident in her academic research and work background across these three areas. She is the only consultant in Australia that has a PhD in social applied neuroscience, is a former high school principal with over thirty years of experience in education, a masters in learning management, has worked as an executive leadership coach and additionally, has a psychology background. Judi has written four books and is currently writing a leadership book.

Webinar 1:
An introduction to applied social neuroscience for educators: The future of schooling.  

Monday 24 July 2023

4.00 - 5.00pm AEST

1 Hour

Schools around the world are discovering neuroscience as the research base for future-orientated success. Through neuroimaging technology, we now have a deeper understanding of how the brain functions, shedding light on behaviour, motivation, learning and memory. This webinar summarises the foundation of applied social neuroscience and that is, what transpires in a personal interaction between leader and team member or teacher and learner that impacts on motivation levels to engage at our best performance.  Explore how to strengthen your influence as a leader and or teacher to improve learning uptake and bring about behaviour change through a neuroscience lens.

- A leader and a teacher can prime conversational chemistry and create settings to maximise contribute states to establish high performing learning cultures. 

- There are 12 leadership attributes that can inspire trust, rapport and growth to strengthen  a school leader’s and teacher’s influence. There are also many practical tools and strategies leaders, teachers, coachers, trainers and schools can use to boost impact. 

- Influential leaders are able to influence thinking to change behaviour. What happens in the brain during change? What structures can you put in place to shape desired behaviours?



Webinar 2:
How the brain learns best: Evidence based teaching and learning practice. 

Monday 7 August 2023 2023

4.00 - 5.00pm AEST

1 Hour

This session will identify a number of key evidence-based teaching and learning strategies that align with how the brain operates to improve thinking and strengthen memory.  The webinar explains the insights we have learnt from neuroscience, some of which confirm the effectiveness of traditional practices where other teaching strategies are challenged.

- Neuroscience is the logical and ideal pedagogical framework for teaching and learning.  

- Explore how the brain learns best and the eight steps to engage the learner with a neuroscience lens.

- Learn powerful memory tools that can be used in the classroom. If you can’t recall it, you have not learnt it.