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A Brain-Based Approach to Upgrading Human Interactions Masterclass: Using Modern Neuroscience to Facilitate Positive Change


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Course Title: A Brain-Based Approach to Upgrading Human Interactions Masterclass: Using Insights from Neuroscience to Facilitate Positive Change

Presenter: Laurie Ellington, MA, LPC, RCC, PCC, HMCT, RYT

Format:  On-Demand, Self-Paced Course

Category: Professional and Continuing Education – Masterclass

Location: Online

Estimated Effort:  6-8 hours to complete (video lecture presentation lessons, final quiz)

Level:  Foundational

Credential: Certificate of Completion


Various professional organizations and boards may also accept this offering for continuing education requirements. Please verify with your respective relevant professional organization and email with questions.

Masterclass Overview:

Apply cutting-edge breakthroughs in modern brain science to elevate interpersonal interactions and engage people in moving change forward. 

Masterclass Full Description:

This innovative and dynamic neuroscience-based masterclass draws on breakthroughs in modern neuroscience, providing new insights into our understanding of what drives human behavior in social settings.  Participants gain a deeper understanding of how our brains work at their best, while gaining practical insights into many important aspects of human interactions and change management, such as how to keep cool under pressure, why change is painful, and what helps people learn.  Participants will walk away able to implement the SECURE Model™, a brain-based framework for increasing trust and engagement in social contexts.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this Masterclass, you will be able to:

  • Describe the deeply social nature of the brain and how this impacts human interactions, decision making, innovation, and cooperative teamwork.
  • Compare traditional approaches to changing human behavior to a brain-based approach.
  • Discover how to use brain plasticity to cultivate new habits that support a vision for change.
  • Learn how to apply a brain-based framework for increasing trust and engagement during interpersonal interactions.

Who should participate:

Integrative health practitioners, neuroscience researchers, and academics, health and wellness coaches, teachers, social workers, healthcare professionals, organizational leaders, human resource professionals and individuals seeking upgrading human performance and interactions. 

Recommended pre-requisites:  None

Registration Fee(s): $179

What you will get:

·        Total 4-6 hours of interactive instructional video lectures
·        PowerPoint presentation PDF for download
·        Course workbook for personal and professional application
·        Lifetime access to the course content for review & application
·        Certificate of Completion (upon successful achievement of program assessments)

*CEUs should be verified with the individual professional organization(s) for which you are seeking continuing education credit.

Presenter Bio:

Laurie is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Zero Point Leadership, a leading-edge neuroscience-based personal and leadership learning and development organization.   She is also co-founder of NeuroLeader University, the world's first neuroscience-based online university dedicated to expanding personal and leadership greatness through science-based learning, and the co-author of Six Steps to Unlocking Extraordinary Leadership: The Neuroscience of High Performance Leadership.  Laurie is among the pioneers who recognize that we change the world by harnessing the power of the connection between the heart and mind. Combining findings from neuroscience, mind-body research, stress resilience, mindfulness, and flow she helps individuals, teams and organizations change the way they think, feel, and show up in the world.

Laurie has over 22 years of experience in coaching, training, consulting, leadership, facilitation, and mind/body medicine, and is appreciated for her ability to evoke untapped capacities and eliminate outdated habits that get in the way of excelling.  She believes that gaining a deeper understanding of human relationships plays a key role in shifting out of status quo to move positive change forward. Her philosophy is that change happens from the inside out versus the outside in, and people have the solutions within them. 

Laurie completed her coach training with the College of Executive Coaching, where she became a Certified Professional Coach.  She continued her coach training at the NeuroLeadership Institute, where she earned her certification in brain-based coaching.  Laurie also earned her Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentials from the International Coach Federation (ICF).  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with expertise developing trauma-informed health and human service systems.  After her journey working in private practice as a psychotherapist, she became a change leader in health care reform.  Laurie is also a HeartMath® Certified Trainer, where she teaches people the physiology of building stress resilience to prepare for and adapt in the face of change and adversity. 

Laurie is Adjunct Faculty with the Office of Personnel Management’s Center for Leadership Development, where she facilitates Neuroscience of Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Brain Hacking Tools for Creating Flow States of Consciousness, and Stress Resilience/Mindfulness programs for federal government leaders within various agencies across the continental US and at the Federal Executive Institute and Eastern Management Development Center.  As a Mentor Coach and Adjunct Faculty at Maryland University of Integrative Health, Laurie teaches meditation and coaching courses that support students in cultivating the competencies necessary for professional health and wellness coaching.  She is also an Associate Faculty at the University of Phoenix, where she teaches undergraduate courses in psychology, ethics, and critical thinking.

Laurie enjoys writing, dancing, and being in nature.  She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Mind-Body Medicine and is a certified yoga instructor.


Offering Details:

*This offering is eligible for the PCE MUIH Community Benefit program. To redeem the benefit:

·        MUIH Employees and Current MUIH Students, retrieve promo codes for use upon enrollment through MyMUIH at MUIH PCE Benefits

·        MUIH Alumni, email with your name and course/program of interest to request a promo code upon verification of alumni status.

*Note: Only one promo code may be used at a time.

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