Neuroscience in action: Applying insights in an Organisation Development context

R341.00 incl. VAT

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SIOPSA Western Cape Branch invites you to an opportunity to learn and network with fellow professionals at our upcoming event on:

Neuroscience in action: Applying insights in an Organisation Development context

Date: 29 November 2018

Venue: BPS Lab, Department of Industrial Psychology, The University of the Western Cape, Bellville

Background of topic:

As an Industrial Psychologist or HR Practitioner in the field of people development, what gives you the edge in terms of partnering with business? How effective are you at influencing key stakeholders when it comes to decision-making, reducing silos, minimizing conflict and building stronger teams, etc?

Often, a missing piece in the puzzle when it comes to understanding human behaviour is the importance of Neuroscience and the human brain. The human brain contains roughly 100 billion neurons, the functional units of the nervous system which all play a part in understanding why people do what they do. Marrying Neuroscience and Organisational Psychology and applying these insights in a business and people development context can, therefore, be very powerful, particularly when delving into understanding human thought, emotion and behaviour.

Key Outcomes:

Understand how to apply new thinking to change thoughts and behaviour.

Understand how to apply this in the workplace.


An exercise will be done on how to cultivate new thinking – using a Neuroscience approach/tool.

Facilitator: Dr Charlene Heyns-Nell

Charlene is a brain researcher, executive coach and strategist with working experience both in the private and government sectors. She has 20 years of relevant work experience which ranges across the fields of business and people development. She uses coaching and neuroscience methodologies in her executive coaching and leadership development programmes. She has helped teams within companies to coach for better team cohesion and less conflict, strategise for extraordinary profits, and lead effectively in change. She has developed internationally accredited Coaching and Mentoring programmes for workplace coaches and mentors, and Leadership and Management programmes for first-time, middle and senior managers. These programmes are offered to corporate clients. She has also taught Honours Organisational Behavior at the University of Western Cape. She holds a MBA degree (University of Wales) and Ph.D (University of Cape Town), Certificate in EEG Bio/Neurofeedback, and is an Associate Certified Coach (International Coach Federation).

Facilitator: Wendy Oliver

Wendy is an Organisational Psychologist, Coach and PROSCI Change Practitioner with working experience across the private, government and academic sectors. She has 14 years of work experience which ranges across the fields of Organisation Development, Change Management, Talent Management, Facilitation, Psychometric Assessments, Human Resources, Psycho-legal Assessments and Coaching. She also comes with international working experience having worked abroad in London, United Kingdom within her industry. From an academic perspective, she has previously lectured Honours Organisational Behaviour at the University of the Western Cape. She holds a M.Com (Industrial Psychology) degree, is PROSCI Change Management accredited, Enneagram accredited and completed her coaching through The Coaching Centre and Leadership Solutions.

Who should attend?

All Industrial and Organisational Practitioners and students are welcome.

Why should you attend?

If you want to have a better understanding of the power of the brain and its role in breaking new ground when it comes to human thought, emotion and behaviour, then you should attend!

2 CPD points will be awarded for attending this event

17:00 – 17:30 Registration and Light Snacks
17.30 – 18:30 Presentation
18:30 – 19:00 Activity
19:00 – 19:15 Q&A
19:15 – 19:25 Networking
19:25 -19:30 Thanks


Costs: To cover costs we need to charge a nominal fee
SIOPSA   Members R 207.00
Non-SIOPSA Members R 341.00
SIOPSA Students R 118.00
Emerging Psychologists R 145.00
Late bookings 10% late booking fee.


You do not need to be a member of SIOPSA to register for this workshop. Attend as a GUEST, or even better, why don’t you sign up for membership

Space is limited so please secure your place as soon as possible. Your invoice will be generated from the SIOPSA website. Your registration will only be confirmed on proof of payment. Please forward proof of payment to

Delegates that arrive on the day without proof of payment or booking, will be expected to complete a registration form and sign the signature list.

Event Details

Start date: November 29, 2018

End date: November 29, 2018

Start time: 17:00

End time: 19:30

Venue: BPS Lab, Department of Industrial Psychology, The University of the Western Cape, Bellville