FULL! Wire Your Brain for High Impact Leadership (encore)

Presented by: 
Terry Small
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 9:00am
Point Grey Campus
AMS Student Nest, Performance Theatre
Focus Area: Leading in the Workplace

Program Summary

Do the people you work with describe you as a secure base?

How can you use brain science to become a more effective leader? 

Cognitive neuroscientists are gaining greater insights into how the brain interacts and learns in the workplace environment.

Intertwining his expertise and experience in working with 230,000 people around the world, Terry Small will show you techniques and introduce skills that will allow you to bring your leadership abilities to the very highest levels. He is an expert in translating brain research into workplace practice. Most importantly, you will learn how to incorporate knowledge into behaviour. Come and learn a whole new approach to leading yourself, and your team. 

What you will learn: 

  • A model for a mindful, whole-brain approach for gaining a following
  • Practical tips, secrets, and strategies that you can start using immediately
  • 3 influence techniques that every leader must know
  • How words can change the brain
  • Understanding the adult brain, and how to apply these lessons to effective organizational leadership and team management
  • How to use a brain-based approach initiate and lead change in your organization, and in your life
  • Understanding how your thinking habits influence other people's actions, especially with problem solving and conflict resolution.
  • What is "narrative transportation"? Why it’s your secret weapon?
  • How to use the "Primacy and Recency Effect" to instantly become a better communicator
  • The importance of being present, and real
  • How multi-tasking might be destroying your ability to focus

How You Will Learn:

  • Lectures
  • Group Discussions
  • Self-Reflection


Leadership has a significant impact on mental health in the workplace. This session is designed to give AAPS members practical tips and techniques for improving their leadership skills in a short time frame using brain science.  Please note that this session has content overlap from the previous session "Your Brain at Work". Not sure if this session is right for you? Please contact sarah.muff@ubc.ca.

About Your Facilitator

Terry Small, B.Ed., M.A., is a master teacher and Canada's leading learning skills specialist. He is the author of the Brain Bulletin with over 34,000 subscribers worldwide.

Terry has presented on the brain for over 33 years to organizations around the world. His knowledge, warmth, humour and dynamic presentation style have made him a much sought-after speaker at workshops and conferences. Terry often appears on TV, radio, and in the press. He recently appeared on BCTV, Global, CKNW and Student Success. He has presented his ideas to over 238,000 people in 23 countries.

His clients include IBM, TEDx, Ford, IMD, JTI, UBS, Hitachi, Bayer, Bosch, CRA, RCMP, Telus, and many schools, and universities. His presentations are engaging, humorous, practical, and all based on the latest brain science.

Terry believes, "Anyone can learn how to learn easier, better, faster, and that learning to learn is the most important skill a person can acquire."

Terry's wealth of teaching experience and extensive involvement in applied neuroscience and make him an outstanding resource for the business and educational communities. He resides in Vancouver, Canada, where he is a frequent lecturer at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia.

Terry Small's Philosophy is simple: "Success is a skill anyone can learn."

Event Details

Wire Your Brain for High Impact Leadership
Facilitated by Terry Small
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Session A: 9:00am-11:00am or

Session B: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Building: AMS Student Nest (New Student Union Building)
Room: Performance Theatre

Please arrive early to enjoy coffee or tea and network with your colleagues.


Please join the waitlist here.

We will also be hosting this session at VGH.

All registered participants will receive a confirmation email. The AAPS PD Program is exclusively for members of AAPS.

Cancellations: Please remember all events are costly to set up, even those which are offered at no charge. If you do not anticipate attending the session to registered for, please cancel in a timely manner by emailing aaps.pd@ubc.ca. We encourage you to contact us with any questions about the AAPS PD Program.

Photography: Please be advised that photos may be taken at this event for use in AAPS communications materials