Neuroscience for Leaders and Managers

Short Course
Duration: 1 day   /   Level: General   /   Suitable for in-house


Enhance your own and others’ performance at work through understanding and applying cutting-edge research about the brain.

Approved by the British Psychological Society Learning Centre for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development.





Dates and Availability

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26 March 2020
Duration: 1 day
London Fully booked
£545.00 + VAT Waiting list
08 July 2020
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03 December 2020
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Many aspects of the world of work are developing extremely fast and look set to continue in this vein in the future.  However, our brains do not evolve at such speed.  Luckily our understanding of humans at work is gathering pace through behavioural science and particularly neuroscience.  This understanding affords us opportunity to understand key limitations and mitigate them and build on our strengths in the work and non-work environment. 

The interactive Neuroscience for Leaders and Managers session will  provide you valuable insights about our brains at work and turn these insights into practical ideas and actions.  You will leave with a deeper understanding of the brain and awareness of key elements of relevant neuroscience and how they link together.  This will help to inform your understanding of yourself and those around you in order to raise individual and organisational performance.  By putting the human at the centre of work, we will be able to ensure sustainable, successful and enjoyable work experiences for people.

Course Tutors

Mr Gary Luffman

Gary Luffman is an Occupational Psychologist with a background in developing talent management solutions to support organisations strategies and goals. He is an experienced consultant, coach, facilitator and assessor who has designed and delivered courses for a wide variety of audiences across the UK and Europe. Gary’s skills and experience include supporting clients in designing ‘fit for purpose’ succession planning/talent management solutions; developing and delivering tailored management development programmes for clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors; designing, delivering and managing assessment and development centres for recruitment and development decisions across Europe; designing and delivering effective development programmes focused on the psychology and neuroscience of leadership and management; and delivering coaching for senior managers across a wide range of industries.
Who is it for

Neuroscience for Leaders and Managers is recommended for those who want to enhance their own and others performance/wellbeing at work through understanding and applying cutting edge research about the brain.


By the end of the course, you will:


  • Improve personal and organisational performance through increased understanding of the brain
  • Deepen awareness of how habits form, the purpose they serve and how they can be altered
  • Conceptualise emotions from the brains perspective in order to plan and manage them effectively
  • have developed greater mental flexibility through knowledge of how the brain can adapt
  • Increase moments of insight and creativity through understanding what is happening in the brain at these times
  • Lead and navigate change effectively by keeping the brain in mind
  • Introduction to fundamental brain structures and their functions
  • Developing new ways to perceive, think and behave
  • How habits are formed and how they can change
  • Emotions from a scientific stance
  • Increasing moments of insight for yourself and others
  • The brain's reactions to change and how to plan and manage for them

Run this programme in-house

Neuroscience for Leaders and Managers can also be provided in house. You choose where and when you want our trainers to deliver. We can also tailor the programme to suit your precise organisation needs. To speak to our customer services team about your particular requirements, call us on +44 (0)20 8612 6202.

Got a question?

Speak to one of our highly knowledgeable course advisers on +44 (0)20 8612 6202.



People who have been on this course say

The tutor was professional and knowledgeable and matched the level of formality and pace to the group perfectly. He ensured there was plenty of time for discussion, and adapted the content as we progressed to fit the timetable and our needs. His presentation style was excellent and was fundamental to me getting the most out of the day. Drew