Webinar: Utilizing Brain Based Coaching in Academic Support and Advising

October 3rd, 2019 | 3:00 p.m.- 4:15 p.m. EST | $349

Learn how integrating current neuropsychology research into academic support and advising sessions can empower students to take ownership in their academic success.


Who Should Attend?

This program is ideal for academic advising professionals and academic support professionals who would like to utilize current neuropsychology findings to provide more effective and powerful student sessions.

Why Is This Topic Important?

By utilizing methods that help students take ownership over their academic success, advisors can help encourage student success while increasing retention and graduation rates.


This cutting-edge method uses the latest insights into how the brain works to provide more effective academic advising and support. Neuropsychology research gives insights on how the brain makes connections, remembers information, makes decisions, etc. By applying these findings to your work, you can empower students to ask themselves important questions in their personal academic journey and help students learn how to discover the answers for themselves.

Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center was the winner of a 2018 National Excellence Award for Career Services Excellence from NACE for their development of brain based career coaching. During this interactive webinar, the expert facilitator will help attendees:

  • Become familiar with neuropsychology research underlying this coaching method

  • Consider how brain based career coaching differs from other types of advising and academic support practices

  • Begin integrating brain based development methods into your current work


Registration for Live Webinar and On-Demand Download   $349

Your registration includes:

  • Live webinar access: invite your whole team.

  • On-demand access to the recording emailed 5 days after the webinar airs (available for 14 days)

  • Option to download the recording for your training library

  • Access to electronic versions of presentation materials and additional resources

  • Only $25 for additional webinar connections for members of the same institution - great for colleagues who want to join in on the learning from off campus locations.



Imants Jaunarajs, Assistant Vice President and Director of the Career & Leadership Development Center, Ohio University

Imants brings more than thirteen years of experience in university career centers, he is a creator of innovative and outcome-driven career development best practices, including Brain Based Career Development (BBCD) and Leadership Coaching (an executive coaching model for undergraduate students). In the fall of 2012, Imants led the merger of “Career Services” with the “Leadership Center” to create the Career & Leadership Development Center at Ohio University. Starting with only one staff member, Imants strategically developed the new career services paradigm and currently oversees a staff of 18 professionals and 35 graduate and undergraduate student employees. In 2018, the CLDC was the winner of the National Excellence Award for Career Services Excellence. He graduated from NCDA’s Leadership Academy and NACE’s Leadership Advancement Program, presents regularly at national conferences and co-authored a monograph on Brain Based Career Development through NACE. He also consults and trains colleagues at peer institutions on the practice of Brain Based Career Development.


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Lindsey Ward, Associate Director for Leadership, Inclusion and Staff Training, Career & Leadership Development Center, Ohio University

Lindsey brings more than 12 years of experience in higher education areas including marketing, advising, career development, housing and leadership programs. As a CLDC coach, she works with students in a wide range of academic areas representing a diverse array of interests and personal experiences. In the past, she worked extensively with students in interdisciplinary programs and liberal arts majors. Lindsey also co-leads a Faculty Learning Community to engage faculty and academic advisors in infusing career development concepts into interactions with students. She is passionate about serving students, especially under-represented and minority students, and supporting inclusion efforts on campus. In addition to her work in the CLDC, she has also been involved on campus in social justice, human resources and microcredentialing initiatives.

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Zach McGrain, Associate Director for Career Development Integration, Career & Leadership Development Center, Ohio University

Zach brings more than eight years of experience in university career centers, McGrain serves as the institution’s lead for developing an institution wide comprehensive strategic four year career development engagement model. He is charged with overseeing, supervising, and maintaining university wide career development assessment and outcome measurements. He is the institution’s leader in regional campuses career development as well as developing and implementing a strategy for providing access to responsive career development services for students enrolled in online completion degree programs. In his roles, he has had the opportunity to train other university and college professionals on the Brain Based Career Development (BBCD) model.

Event Questions?

Please email lisa@eduology.org if you have any questions about this event.