Description: Higher education professionals and extension specialists are highly qualified in specific curricular areas, but few have had formal training related to theories of learning and teaching. Even fewer have studied current brain research or explored the potential applications of that research. Through this workshop, you have the opportunity to experience and discuss learning and teaching theories and brain research. You will receive help in applying your new understandings in situations where you lead learning. Your meetings, classes, orientation sessions or any other learning situations for which you are responsible will become lab settings where you can purposefully plan to make your leadership even more effective for improving learning.