The Neuroscience of Leadership in Faith Communities
Date: Friday, November 4, 2016 from 10:00 am (Registration at 9:00 am) to 3:00 pm (refreshments and light lunch included)
Location: University of San Francisco, Lone Mountain, Room 100
2698 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
(Registration link at end of this email)
In this highly interactive course participants will explore emerging research in neuroscience, leadership and decision-making.  Brain imaging studies will be used to explain how we lead in faith communities and build relationships across boundaries.  The course will pinpoint the areas where behaviors, attitudes, and practices can be affected by unconscious processes and subtleties. The course will review how unconscious decision-making can affect assessments of character, morality, warmth, authenticity, intelligence, threat, and competence.  Participants will learn how empathizing with those from other communities, collaborating with congregants, and implementing new practices can all be helped or hurt by conditioned dispositions.  The course will identify ways to increase fairness guided by science.
This is a follow-up to the rich dialogue we had on the role of faith leaders in the Civil Rights Movement.  However, that session is not a prerequisite to attending this presentation.
Seating is limited!
Presenter: Kimberly Papillon, Esq.
Judicial Professor
Lecturer on Neuroscience, Decision-Making and the Law
Kimberly Papillon is a nationally recognized expert on the subject of decision-making in law, education, business and medicine. She has served as a member of the faculty at the National Judicial College since 2005. She has delivered over 300 lectures nationally and internationally on the implications of neuroscience, psychology and implicit association in the analysis of decision-making. She has lectured to medical students and medical school faculty, as well as physicians nationwide and in Australia on the neuroscience of decision-making in differential diagnosis and treatment.
She has provided presentations to the judges of the High Court of New Zealand, the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia, the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers, the U.S. National Council of Chief Judges of the State Courts of Appeal, the D.C. Court of Appeals, the United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit and the Tenth Circuit, and numerous other federal courts.  She has delivered lectures to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the United States Department of Justice, the United States Department of Education, and to judges in over 20 states including New York, Utah, California, Texas, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Indiana, Tennessee, Nebraska, Arizona, and Alaska. 
Kimberly has a BA degree from U.C. Berkeley and a JD degree from Columbia University School of Law.
Please do not videotape or take photos of the presentation even by cell phone.
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The Neuroscience of Leadership in Faith Communities

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