Tips from neuroscience for improving organisational communications (and alleviating Zoom fatigue!)

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Why should we look at neuroscience? For starters, neuroscience is providing surprising insights into behaviours such as decision making and problem solving, which challenge the assumptions upon which decades of management theory and communications practices are based.

Additionally, organisational communication is facing unprecedented challenges due to the increasing geographical dispersion of workers and challenges of remote working, catalyzed by the Covid-19 pandemic. But most of all, neuroscience can help us understand that how we communicate is how we work, and that we engage in inauthentic, sanitized, and prevention-based communication strategies at our peril.

Target audience

Psychologists, Occupational psychologists, those in Human Resources, organisational practitioners, cultural consultants, business leaders and anyone interested in organisational communication at levels of their career.

Dates: 
Wed, 26/05/2021 – 10:00am to 12:00pm
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Learning Outcomes

  1. Understanding the basics of communication in the brain
  2. Discerning how the mind/body dualism myth pervades management theory
  3. Translating insights from neuroscience to a communication action plan
  4. Understanding the causes of “Zoom fatigue” and how to prevent or alleviate it
  5. Practice self-care while helping organizations

Facilitator: Dr Laura McHale CPsychol

Dr. Laura McHale is an Asia-based American consulting psychologist specialising in leadership and communication. Prior to her career in psychology, she worked for over 15 years as a corporate communications executive in the banking industry in New York, London and Hong Kong. Laura now specializes in the application of neuroscience and human systems theory to the workplace, helping executives and organisations improve communication, increase performance, boost engagement and build greater stress resilience.

Laura has an accreditation in business communication (ABC) from the International Association of Business Communicators, and in 2015, PRWeek recognized her in their Global Power Book Asia.  She completed her doctorate (PsyD) in leadership psychology in 2019, with a concentration in the neuroscience of leadership. She is a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society, and also holds memberships in the American Psychological Association (APA), the International Coach Federation (ICF), and she is an accredited coach at the Senior Practitioner level by the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC). In January 2020, she was appointed as a Visiting Scholar at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and she has also guest-lectured in the corporate communications master’s program at Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Timetable

Start: 10:00

Finish 12:00

About the organiser: 

This workshop has been organised by the BPS Professional Development Centre

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Pricing: 
Price £80.00 (£ 66.67 + VAT)

 

Society member £48.50 (£40.42 + VAT)

Please note: online bookings will close at 09:55AM on 26 May 2021

To register for the webinar you need to sign into your BPS user account or create a new account by clicking the ‘create an account’ button. When signed in, click the ‘register’ button to book onto the workshop.

There is a £15 cancellation fee.

 

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Contact: 

Professional Development Centre
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Abstract: 
This webinar will explore how insights from neuroscience can be applied to organisational communication, with profound implications for fostering greater stress resilience at work, even while increasing motivation and facilitating authentic leadership and a positive workplace culture.
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