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UCI Division of Continuing Education Offers Neuroleadership Webinar to Provide Emerging Research in New Area of Study

Free Webinar Discusses How Neuroscience and Leadership Influences Leadership Development

IRVINE, Calif. – December 3, 2013 – Possessing good leadership and communication skills is essential for professionals in managerial positions. However, many professionals may possess these skills but not know how to harness them for leadership development. The study of neuroleadership is an emerging field focused on bringing brain science into the world of leadership. The University of California, Irvine Extension recognizes the importance of how neuroleadership can transform how people think, develop and perform. In response, a free online webinar titled, “Your Brain on Leadership Part 2” will be held Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. PST. The webinar will focus on bringing brain science into the world of leadership.

The webinar will be hosted by Jennifer McCusker, Ph.D., Director of Global Talent Management and Retail HR at Oakley Inc. McCusker has spent the past 10 years studying the concept of customer experience management and brings a very different perspective that challenges conventional thinking. Webinar attendees will have an opportunity to understand her passion for experience management and how the study of neuroleadership is influencing the work being done in areas such as coaching, performance management and change management.

“In the face of more and more competition in the business world, understanding how to lead and motivate within an organization can strengthen a company,” said Angela Jeantet, director of UC Irvine Extension’s education and business programs. “Jennifer’s enthusiasm for this topic is evident and webinar participants will learn more about how to become an agent of change for their company.”

To register for the webinar, visit http://unex.uci.edu/services/events/#00886.

About UCI Division of Continuing Education

The University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education (DCE) provides lifelong learning opportunities to thousands of students worldwide each year – fulfilling the school’s 60-year curriculum platform to connect degree programs to the world of work and achievement after graduation. The Division offers a broad range of certificate programs, specialized studies, and sequential courses to local, regional and global markets through online, on-campus and on-site delivery. A leader in the open education movement, the Division offers free Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) and content through the UCI Open initiative. For more information about UCI Division of Continuing Education, visit ce.uci.edu.

About the University of California, Irvine

Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation, and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 36,000 students and offers 222 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy. For more on UCI, visit uci.edu.