Leadership Masterclass | The Neuroscience of Leading Lasting Change, U City, Thursday, 07. November 2019

Leadership Masterclass
The Neuroscience of Leading Lasting Change
A Masterclass with Dr Sarah McKay
1/2-day Leadership Masterclass   |   Thursday, 7 November 2019   |   9am-12pm
We live and work in a world of constant change, innovation, improvement, technological breakthrough and new ways of living and working. But changing people remains difficult. As humans, we desire stability and security. Why is this? And how do we as leaders initiate and support lasting change in the **** of resistance?
Considering change from the perspective of the human brain gives us a unique and evidence-based insight into why people resist. In this Masterclass, Dr Sarah McKay will discuss how evidence-based brain research can help leaders understand the “struggle” against change.
Using conversational language Sarah will teach you an intuitive tool for understanding the complexity of the nervous system and the myriad biological, social, environmental and psychological factors that influence the brain. You’ll explore the neurobiology of habits, attention, motivation and behaviour change. And you’ll learn a six-step framework to tap into the ***** brain’s capacity for plasticity and transformation. Sarah will also discuss how to avoid “neurosplaining” while at the same time using the “seductive allure” of neuroscience to convince, inspire and drive transformation.
You Will Learn

How to use the “seductive allure of neuroscience” as a tool for change
Three brain-based frameworks for understanding the human mind and driving positive transformation
The Bottom-Up Outside-In Top-Down Brain
The Will and The Way — neurobiology of habits, learning and motivation
REFIRE to rewire — tapping into the brain’s desire for change

This is a must-attend event for contemporary leaders and their teams. Sarah is a rare find; a scientist who can effectively communicate and translate the latest evidence based neuroscience into meaningful and applicable strategies for the lay audience.
Who Should Attend
Essential for those in organisations who are leading change and encouraging others to embrace the constancy and pace of change in our contemporary context.
Thriving in constant change is possible. This Leadership Masterclass is an unmissable event for:
Business leaders; MDs, CEOs, Department heads; Marketing Managers, People & Culture Managers, Sales Managers, Team Leaders, Participants of high potential programs.
About Sarah
Neuroscientist, Brain Health Commentator, Author, TV Presenter & Speaker
Sarah is an increasingly influential neuroscientist, brain health commentator, author and TV presenter who specialises in translating brain science research into simple, actionable strategies for peak performance, creativity, mental health and wellbeing.
She is the author of The Women's Brain Book – the neurobiology of health, hormones and happiness, Director of The Neuroscience Academy, which offers professional development training in Applied Neuroscience and Brain Health, and presents ABC Catalyst. In 2015, she gave a TEDx talk on how indulging in an afternoon nap can improve memory, emotional regulation and tap into creativity!
Sarah is a proud kiwi who completed her Masters and PhD in Neuroscience at Oxford University. She sums her PhD thesis up in few words: ‘Nature, Nurture or Neuroplasticity?’ After five years of postdoctoral research into brain plasticity in Sydney, Australia, Sarah hung up her lab coat and now runs Think Brain, a science communications and education business.
Sarah combines a wry sense of humour with an uncompromising mind and a natural ability at making the complex simple and practical. Whether she is writing, speaking or teaching, she tells impeccably researched evidence-based stories in a simple, fun and compelling way

Where can I find more information?
If you would like more information, please visit the SarreODL website or if you would like a copy of the Neuroscience of Leading Lasting Change brochure, please email enquiry@
What can I bring into the event?
Growing as a leader takes time and continual, intentional practice.  Our series of half-day Masterclasses allow you and your leadership team to dip into your development briefly; focus on your leadership for a short time; expand your leadership mindset and provide you with useable, takeaway strategies.  
Bring yourself, your favourite pen and preferred stationery.  Catering includes a light morning tea. 
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Anything we can help you with?  Evelyn or Debra are happy to help, please email your enquiry to:  enquiry@
Cancellations and Deferments
We understand situations can change and hope they don’t affect your ability to attend the program. If the intended participant is unable to attend, a substitute from the same organisation may attend in their place at no additional charge.
Venue* information
U City is centrally located in the Adelaide CBD.  This event will be held on Level 1, 43 Franklin Street, Adelaide.  (*notification will be sent if the venue is changed)
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Being centrally located provides easy access to public transport and paid car parking facilities.
PAID PARKING:Car parks in the vicinity include U-Park and Wilson car parking, please refer to their websites for further information.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT:For the best public transport option for you please search the Adelaide Metro website to plan your journey.
Food allergies
Please let us know if you have any food allergies, please email us at:  enquiry@
Mobility requirements
Please let us know if you require any assistance.

Thursday, 07. November 2019, U City, Leadership Masterclass | The Neuroscience of Leading Lasting Change

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