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Intelligent Productivity

Date(s): Jan 23, 2024
Time: 8:00AM - 4:30PM
Registration Fee: $139.00
Cancellation Date: Jan 16, 2024
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Parking Info:

Parking for SAO, Professional Development courses is in Garage B (1511 San Jacinto Blvd.). The Garage signage may read 1511 San Jacinto or Garage B. The elevator in Garage B is not reliable. If you are unable to walk the stairs, please contact the for alternate parking arrangements. Handicapped parking is free at the meters around the downtown area.

A course coordinator will Email you a parking permit prior to the course start date. A permit must be displayed or you will be ticketed.

Course Description

Smarter choices equal better performance, better decisions, and better relationships. Most American workers suffer from information overload. Words like multitasking, distractions, and interruptions dominate our day rather than words like planning, intentional, purposeful, and mindful. The result is we make poor decisions, communicate poorly, suffer from stress-related illnesses, and compromise our relationships.

This workshop builds on proven neuroscience research, best practices from a variety of fields, and the disciplines of leaders studied over nearly twenty years. The workshop provides practical applications for making better decisions, increasing energy and attention, achieving more, and developing and sustaining relationships.

Potential CPE Credits: 8.0

Instruction Type: Live
Experience Level:
Category: Business Management and Organization

Course Objectives

Apply the best of neuroscience findings to brain health.

  • Acquire specific ideas for building a high-trust environment.

  • Receive a time-management model for increasing productivity and work/life balance.

  • Practice techniques for improving electronic communication.

  • Acquire skills for giving and receiving feedback for continuous improvement.

  • Create a customized action plan for implementation.


There are no prerequisites.


David Perez

With a foundation in Respiratory Therapy, David embarked on his professional journey with a specialization in neonatal care, and assumed the role as mentor, training new respiratory therapists within the hospital setting.

Seeking to broaden his impact, David later pursued higher education, earning an MBA with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration. The educational milestone helped propel him in healthcare leadership, demonstrating an exceptional ability to lead teams towards operational excellence and service distinction.

David’s foray into leadership extended beyond traditional roles as he became a certified communication facilitator in 2016. This accreditation enabled him to coach hundreds of physicians, leaders, and staff in communication and process improvement, showcasing his dedication to fostering effective interpersonal dynamics.

In 2021, David decided to diversify his experience by venturing into the construction and auto financing sectors, adding new dimensions to his 20 years of healthcare and leadership experience. By 2023, he had transitioned full-time into coaching, aligning his passion with his professional trajectory by joining the Yellin Group.

Sherry Yellin

Dr. Sherry Yellin has almost 20 years’ experience designing, developing, and delivering training to both educators and private and public organizations.   She is the owner and CEO of The Learning Connection, Inc., established in 2001, and currently consults and delivers training in the areas of communication, instructional design, performance improvement, and leadership.  Dr. Yellin has a command of brain-based learning, and the application of findings in neuroscience provides the centerpiece for all of her work. Her course specialties include the following: Intelligent Leadership, Intelligent Coaching, Intelligent Communication, Intelligent Performance, and Intelligent Design. (For more details go to


Additional Information

TAC Rule 523.142(g) requires the CPE Sponsor to monitor individual attendance and assign the correct number of CPE credits. Participants will be asked to document their time of arrival and departure in compliance with this Rule. Additionally, attendance will be monitored throughout the day and CPE certificates will reflect actual attendance of each participant.

If you are making travel plans to come to Austin, we recommend making "refundable" air and hotel reservations or waiting until 14 days before the class to actually book your reservations. Courses are occasionally canceled or rescheduled due to low enrollment. We determine whether a course has enough participants 16 days prior to the course date. If we cancel or reschedule, we will email the participant and his or her billing contact no later than 14 days before the original class date.

Vending machines with Coca-Cola products and various snack items are available. There is also a refrigerator and microwave in our coffee bar area. Feel free to bring in your own drinks and food if you prefer.

You might want to bring a light sweater or jacket, as room temperatures vary.

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