Brains@Work

Training programs and workshops in which we blend practical fun with real science!

Languages: English - German - Dutch

Training Programs

Neuroscience and the psychological sciences has given us an invaluable insight into how the human brain works and how it interacts with overall performance and well-being. To facilitate change and unlock people's full potential to lead and create, we align our approach to how your brain functions.

 

Human Performance Optimization

  • Enhancing your cognitive capital 

Human cognitive capital is defined as an "accumulating asset that can be drawn upon to create and to take advantage of opportunities and to sustain well-being, in response to environmental challenge and stress". If we want to prosper in the growing complexity and rapid changing environment, we need to strengthen our greatest asset, our mental agility.

  • Resilience training

Resilience is the quality to quickly recover from adversity and setbacks; and not only by returning to the status-quo but by using it as an opportunity for growth and development. During this training-module we explore and practice different cognitive and non-cognitive strategies to bounce back from stress, increase your overall well-being, and to be better equipped for next time around.

  • Socioemotional capital, your secret ally

In high-demand situations, we can't separate our cognitive and socioemotional capital. Our ability to navigate the social complexities of diverse personalities and cultures, to develop and call upon our social resources is central to our overall performance and wellbeing. In addition, our decision-making is never void of emotions. By improving our understanding and ability to steer them, emotions become our ally instead of our enemy.

  • Learning and the brain 

Proper training is critical for any organization. Massed repetition leads to fast learning, but also rapid forgetting; in other words not long-term mastery. In this module we look at how the brain learns and how we can apply these brain rules to our training regimens.

  • Neuroleadership

    Leading others start with leading yourself. During this module your will increase your understanding how your brain functions, how it drives your vision, behaviour and decision-making. While gaining more self-awareness, you also increase your mental and behavioural flexibility. This will not only benefit you, but also your team and your company.

 

Creativity 4.0:

Working Off-Script

Be it during innovation, negotiation or change, we are often asked to improvise, to quickly come up with new approaches and creative ideas. This requires us to cultivate agile minds that can switch flexibly between focused action and thinking outside the box. We help you develop the skills needed when asked to work off-script. You will discover how the brain supports creative thought, how you can utilise your expertise and new experiences to come up with creative solutions, and increase your confidence and competence to communicate your ideas with impact.

Intelligent Failure

Intelligent Failure fits within a business culture and strategy where people develop the competences, mindset and tools to: 1. innovate, 2. take intelligent risks, 3. learn from their setbacks, 4. collaborate creatively and 5. increase their confidence. In other words if we want to build a culture of experimentation and innovation, we need to know how to transform failure into our success story.

Innovative Leadership

Successful leaders cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit in their teams where employees are empowered to think creatively and experiment. This program aims to increase leaders' toolbelt and confidence to actively approach innovation, transformation and failures within their teams.

Embodied Learning

Since you can’t disconnect your brain from your body, we prefer to incorporate an Embodied Learning element to our training programs. Multiple scientific studies have demonstrated the positive effects of embodied learning - learning that does not rely only on your intellect but involves the whole body.  Therefore we highly recommend our science-based "Embodied Learning" options. This  adds a unique and valuable twist to the training program and closes the Knowing-Doing gap. 

With the help of tools and exercises from the world of theater and improvisation, we help you develop and increase creative confidence, action and communication. (Read more ...)

Mindfulness is your ability to experience the world directly through your senses without judgements. This  is a skill that changes structures of your brain, improves abilities like "active listening" and positively impacts your daily performance. In the Mindfulness training option you learn how to apply this technique correctly and how  it changes your brain. (Read more ...).

  • Biofeedback (HRV & EGG).

With the help of biofeedback tools you can see first hand how you can have a direct impact on your own heart rate variability and brain functions.

  • Applied Yoga. 

Concepts and tools that you discovered earlier in the training will be translated and put immediately into action during the yoga flow.

 

Skill Boosting Workshops

Our Skill Boosting Workshops -SKIBS- are

  • Interactive
  • Energetic
  • Brain-Based  

Note: SKIBS are stand-alone modules. Since they are limited in time (90min-3 hours) and content, they will generate more substantial change when incorporated into an in-depth Training program. Therefore, we always recommend the latter. Remember our tagline: "Be Bold For Change & Innovation" 

A selection from our modules:

 

Creativity

  • Neuroscience of Creativity
  • Intelligent Failure
  • Ideation Workshop
  • Ethics & Innovation
  • Applied Improvisation

 

Performance

  • Habit Building
  • Brain-Based Learning
  • Focus & Goal-setting
  • Emotional Intelligence: Essential for Effective Decision-Making
  • Avoid Choking under Pressure

Communication

  • Feedback & The Brain
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Present your idea with impact
  • Communicating failure
  • Managing yourself during negotiation

 

Diversity

  • From Bias to Curiosity
  • Diversity@Work
  • Teambuilding

 

Resilience & Well-Being

Build the skills of today and tomorrow!

Do you want to give your company and people a head start? Do you want to overcome the status-quo? Let's meet!