NexusEQ Conference Unites Leaders from 32 Countries at Harvard University Campus to Promote Positive Change Worldwide
Nonprofit Six Seconds organized the innovative event that explored reasons why most changes fail and how the latest neuroscience can provide the solution
BOSTON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Is change possible? How can we work with the human brain to build a sustainable future? Today, we face economic, environmental, and educational disaster: What will it take to turn the tide?
Last week, professionals, educators and youth from 32 countries met with thought leaders and neuroscientists on the campus of Harvard University for a first-of-its-kind event. Conference chair, Joshua Freedman, explains: “Change happens in the intersection of perspectives – so we brought together world-leading experts on learning, innovation, emotion, and leadership – from many different sectors, from many walks of life, and created a spark of something new. We can’t create change by doing the same old thing, so at NexusEQ we brought together a truly remarkable group of people – from ALL over the world, from age 8 to 84 years old, and from dozens of sectors from military to manufacturing, from gaming to greening the planet. We’re in this together.”
This blend of cutting edge science, business pragmatism, and idealism seemed to work. A review of conference highlights is online on the website of the conference organizers, a nonprofit organization called Six Seconds. Key insights from the conference include a deeper understanding of why most change fails, and how the latest neuroscience can be applied to solve this problem.
‘Nexus’ means connection, or intersection – and the NexusEQ Conference is focused on the power of truly diverse perspectives. The central theme of the conference, “Spark Positive Change,” refers to the ability of emotions (when used intelligently), to serve as a catalyst for transformation.
Keynote speakers included experts from Harvard Law, Medical, and Education schools, as well as neuroscientists from UCLA and USC. In total, over 80 presenters shared 50 cases, including new data on the role of emotion in driving change. New findings were revealed about the value of emotional intelligence in business, education, and healthcare.
Why it Matters
Joshua Freedman, conference chair, says, “With over 80 presenters, this is the largest assembly of emotional intelligence cases and experts ever. A glance at the incredible conference agenda shows that these simple, powerful skills are making a positive difference in every sector of society – everywhere.” Freedman says that the conference is part of a vision to bring the skills of emotional intelligence to one billion people worldwide.
There is now an extensive case for emotional intelligence, showing that these skills improve leadership, learning, and living. The next step is to bring these skills into wider practice to spark positive change, which is the focus of Six Seconds (www.6seconds.org), the nonprofit organization leading this worldwide movement.
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SOURCE Six Seconds