APPLYING NEUROSCIENCE: Using neuroscience to foster workplace inclusion, diversity, & personal leadership

Applied Neuroscience and Brain Organisational Neuroscience are new disciplines made possible only with recent technological innovations that offer scholars and practitioners new approaches for developing across differences. 

Guest faculty

Mai Nguyen,PhD

Why participate

This course examines how rather than relying on fear-based approaches (ref Hofstede’s statement that “Culture is more often a source of conflict than synergy. Cultural differences are a nuisance at best and often a disaster.”), workplaces and communities can instead apply neuroscience insights and Positive Organisational Scholarship (POS) to pursue personal leadership, inclusion and diversity efforts in order to reap its moral, social, and economic benefits.

Drawing from the emerging field of applied neuroscience and POS, the course provides fundamental, hands-on, and up-to-date knowledge and skill-building that helps you better understand how the brain works and how you can make it work for you—and help your clients do the same.

In being able to more critically reflect on theories and practices that have been the mainstream and see where they can be enriched or debunked with insights from neuroscience, you and those you work with will be able to create and improve workplace policies and strategies on bias management, diversity & inclusion practices, change management, intercultural communication, work-life balance, and personal development.

Participant profile/requirements

This course is for you if are a mid- to senior-level in-house professional or consultant/trainer/multiplier/educator who helps those who:

  • Are implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives within their organisations;
  • Offer training and on-the-job professional development to help colleagues better communicate and collaborate;
  • Work with those who appreciate “hard science”-based evidence for making system-wide and personal change.

NB: Neuroscience is often considered a topic beyond the reach of daily practitioners, many of whom may not have a background in the hard sciences. While a general understanding of neuroscience is helpful, the core concepts we will address do not require a specialised understanding in this area.

Learning outcomes

In this course, you will learn how to help yourself and those you work with so that you/they can better: 

  • Critically appreciate neuroscience myths and realities and how the former may be erroneously incorporated into mainstream practices in the workplace and otherwise. 
  • Articulate the fundamentals of neuroscience, including neuroplasticity, neurogenesis and epigenetics.
  • Understand cultural neuroscience connections, i.e. those between culture, cultural values, and acculturalisation with genes and brain using an interdisciplinary approach that fosters the potential of a multicultural mind.
  • Understand neuroscience’s role in learning and well-being, including mindfulness, workout, and mind-gut connection.
  • Apply insights from neuroscience to understand and work with biases and change management. 

Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a Certificate of Participation listing 18 contact learning hours. 

Participant reflections

Here's what 2022 participants have to say about this course:

  • “Fantastic professor, bring her back!”
  • “This course and faculty are top. Dr. Nguyen applies what she teaches literally (for example taking obligatory power naps), and explains difficult stuff to laymen.”

For course additional details see the Institute for Developing Across Differences website. 

APPLYING NEUROSCIENCE: Using neuroscience to foster workplace inclusion, diversity, & personal leadership

EUR 1495.00

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Coursecode Free spots Starts/Ends Days Place Enrollment start/end
IC-DAD1-2022-1462 Available
  • Starts on:
    12 Jul 2023
  • Ends on:
    14 Jul 2023
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:30
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:30
  • City Centre
  • Start:
    09 November 2022 12:00
  • End:
    10 April 2023 12:00
Day 1: July 12, 2023, 9 a.m. -July 12, 2023, 5:30 p.m. City Centre
Day 2: July 13, 2023, 9 a.m. -July 13, 2023, 5:30 p.m. City Centre
Day 3: July 14, 2023, 9 a.m. -July 14, 2023, 5:30 p.m. City Centre

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