We all have to manage conflicts in our brain on a daily basis, not only with others but with ourselves: making the right decisions, choosing between options, between objectives, allocating our time and resources, etc. Our session will cover what neuroscience has to tell us about how the brain manages all of those conflicts and how can we use those findings to improve our well-being and effectiveness from a social, emotional and cognitive standpoint.
François Bogacz is an IMI certified mediator, a Harvard PON graduate and the co-founder and CEO of Neuroawareness Consulting Services. His company offers consulting services and designs professional development programs to help individuals, teams and organizations maximize their potential by understanding the human brain at the emotional, social and cognitive levels.
Steven Kotev is a Washington D.C. based conflict resolution consultant offering mediation, negotiation, conflict analysis, facilitation, training and somatic education to private and government clients. He holds a Master of Science degree from George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and a black belt in the Japanese martial art of Aikido. He is a former employee of the Association for Conflict Resolution, the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Resolution and the D.C. Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency as an ADR Specialist.