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Neuroscience and how it impacts performance

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Glass skull seeing inside the brain

CS Local Scotland welcome Home Office Leadership in Action team for an introduction into a fascinating field of study - neuroscience. You can attend in either East Kilbride or Dundee.

The session looks at how habits are formed, mindset and the link between the two, changing habits to change your mindset.  We look at 'threat' and 'reward' in the workplace and how the environment impacts on performance.

Delegates will get an understanding of the brain and some of the basic ways the brain works, the thinking brain, the emotional brain and the automatic brain.  Why these systems are important, how they affect us in our jobs and in our interactions with colleagues staff and managers. Emotional intelligence, awareness of self and our impact on others and also a greater understanding of the emotional states of others and what we can do to manage that effectively.

Delegates will also learn about neuroplasticity, how to develop the brain, the inverted U of performance and how emotions are contagious.

By the end of the event you will:

  • have developed a broader understanding on a national subject impacting the Civil Service
  • be able to apply the learning back in your workplace
  • recommend to a colleague for development
  • network with colleagues from other government departments

Where: Department for International Development, Abercrombie House, East Kilbride, G75 8EA

When: 29 May 2019

Time: 10:00am  to 12:30pm

Book your place on eventbrite 

Where: Department for Work and Pensions Lindsay House, 30 Ward Road, Dundee, DD1 1QB

When: 30 May 2019

Time: 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Book your place on eventbrite 

Please ensure you obtain approval from your line manager before registering for the event, and ensure you register using your work email address.

Remember to add the event to your calendar so that you don't forget and double book, and so that people on your team know where you are.

You do not need to print the ticket off, just please make sure you bring your security ID pass with you, and allow time to register with Security.

Please note - there is no parking facilities at either site but there is parking within walking distance of the venues.

If you have any questions about this event please contact Heather Flanagan

Civil Service Local are committed to ensuring that wherever possible our events are accessible to all participants. If you have any specific requirements, please let us know and we will endeavour to make any reasonable adjustments.


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  1. Comment by Yash Ahluwalia posted on

    I am interested in this subject. I am member of Midlands CSL Diversity Inclusion group. I can't attend this event. Is it possible for you to share this presentation with me?

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      Comment by Susan Coles posted on

      They are not ours to share. They are being delivered on our behalf by IE Home Office and it is an interactive presentation. On their own the slides would not be as effective as seeing the presentation delivered. Other areas are holding similar sessions so look out for one nearer to you.