Environments have a profound effect on people: on our thoughts, our emotions, our
state of being, and ultimately our behavior. The physical environment influences our neurochemicals, which create a physiological state that influences our experience at any point in time. What we are experiencing, in turn, influences the way we think, the way we feel, the things we do and the way we do them.
- Explore brain friendly layouts
- Discuss effects of color on mood and the brain
- Uncover how our senses drive our attention and decision making
Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Time: 1:00pm Central
Brought to you by:
Janet Sperstad, CMP, Program Director, Meeting and Event Management, Madison College
Janet Sperstad’s professional history reflects her lifelong vocation: driving excellence in meeting and event management execution and education. She has dedicated her career to defining the competencies and career pathways that articulate meeting planning as a design discipline separate and distinct from hospitality - requiring skills in the social sciences, executive leadership, and the cognitive sciences.
Her contributions are global in scope and rooted in over 25 years as a meeting professional and executive leader in the corporate and non-profit sectors. Ms. Sperstad has been employed by a Fortune 500 global company, a statewide association, and owned a professional event management firm.
She currently leads Madison College’s Meeting and Event Management Associate degree program, which she founded in 2002. This award-winning program is recognized for its stringent requirements that faculty demonstrate direct meeting planning experience and credentials; the program currently offers the most number of meeting and event management credits in the United States and has served as a model for other programs at colleges and universities in North America and Europe.