Janet Sperstad

Educator, innovator


Sperstad, CMP, is the director of the Meeting and Event Management Program at Madison College and educates business events industry strategists on creating more brain-friendly experiences. A former event planner, Sperstad combines neuroscience with such areas as leadership development, management training, and education. With a master’s degree from the NeuroLeadership Institute she is an advocate for building more mindfulness elements into meetings and events.

When I think of mindfulness [and] bringing it into our world of events and meetings, it’s about really creating space in the brain for deeper thinking.””

Janet Sperstad
LOCATION: Madison, WI
TOPICS: Neuroscience, leadership, human behavior, event design, mindfulness, well-being, health, motivation, behavior science

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