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UPDATE: All The Big Progressive and Unique Business Workshops

Recent and upcoming: Discover fully accredited and supported workshops ranging from neuroscience for business to behavioural psychology, neurolinguistic programming and strengths-training for real business growth

Update: 2 March 2020

A new Strengths-based language in Cape Town. Brain-based science workshops for up-regulated thinking and real growth. And 16 a-hah moments from business pros at workshops around the country. These are the highlights of progressive and unique business events, conferences and workshops across South Africa – and internationally.

NEUROMANAGEMENT FOR YOUR BUSINESS

MARCH WORKSHOPS

THE EXPERIENCE GAME

9 March 2020

Invisible management? Unhappy employees? Losing clients? The Semco Style Institute of SA wants to show you how to bridge the gaps in your organisation, improve management practices and up your experience game. Hosted 8:30–16:30 at the institute in Stellenbosch, it’s facilitated by Luuk Willems who helped transform one of the biggest Netherlands banks into a self-managed organisation, and tickets are R2950 p/p, but you get a 10% discount if you’re a team of 5 or more from the same company. 

Semco Style Institute | Stellenbosch, SA | Website | Contact:christiaan@semcostyle.co.za 

HR INNOVATION DAY 

20 March 2020

Business efficiency. Transformation and change management. And next-gen HR tech. Human resources are no longer just about recruitment and training, it’s now part of your business strategy. Four “tracks” of 29 unique ideas to really build your business using the latest tech and your human capital, HR Innovation Day in Johannesburg is 8 hours of intense and insightful new ideas around people and business. Plus: Opening Track 1 “HR Innovation” will be our own NLP and neuromanagement expert Dr Cobus Oosthuizen. See him at HR Innovation Day.

HR Innovation Day | Gallagher Convention Centre, JHB | Website | Contact: naveen@1point21gws.info 

FREE WEBINAR ON HIGH-PERFORMANCE CULTURE

26 March 2020

The neuroscience of company culture. 3 ways to intervene and dramatically boost performance. On 26 March 2020 at 14:00–15:00 CAT, LifeXchange Solutions is hosting a FREE webinar on creating a culture of high performance in your company. Complete with a guide to identifying your current company culture and practical, proven ways to change and leverage culture to up performance. Get all the info – including what to expect and how to log in etc. – on our free webinar. And register here.

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LifeXchange Solutions | Online | 071 918 3217 | solutions@lifexchange.co.za

MAERSK NEURO LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP

31 March 2020

Change. Motivation. Vision. And the NASA project. After a series of extremely successful neuromanagement workshops throughout February with global logistics and energy giant Maersk, LifeXchange Solutions returns to the company’s Cape Town team to deliver more advanced insights around neuroscience and change-making behaviour and experiences. We’ll soon have more info on the Maersk Neuro Leadership Workshop.

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Maersk Cape Town | 021 408 6000 | For info, contact: solutions@lifexchange.co.za , 071 918 3217

INTERNATIONAL

EUROPEAN MENTORING SUMMIT

18–20 March 2020

After a plea to the EU Commission in 2019 to invest in mentoring for business and social change, the 2020 annual European Mentoring Summit, this time held in Barcelona, Spain, is getting a lot of interest. This three-day event will focus on sharing best-practice strategies for mentoring and upskilling, by bringing together top researchers and actual mentors to work together to hash out the best methodologies and strategies for mentoring.

European Mentoring Summit 2020 | Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona | Website | Contact: summit2020@mentoriasocial.org

See all the workshops in March.

PAST WORKSHOPS

NOVUS NEURO WORKSHOP

3 FEBRUARY 2020

After an extremely successful neuromanagement workshop with the directors of one of SA’s oldest and largest print operators, Novus Holdings, early in January 2020, we’ve been asked to do another workshop with the entire management team of their operations at Novus Print in Milnerton, Cape Town.

We’re doing another full 4-hour workshop on neuroscience for business – including how your brain worksbehavioural insights, self-talk, a model of the human mind in business and what neuroscience can teach us about management. We’re looking forward to the upcoming Novus Neuro Workshop.

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Where: Novus Print in Cape Town | 021 550 2400
More info contact: solutions@lifexchange.co.za, 071 918 3217 

U-TURN TEAM WORKSHOP

5 FEBRUARY 2020

One Cape Town NGO that does amazing things among the destitute and homeless, U-Turn has been running innovative skills-based programmes to help reintegrate the homeless back into society for the past 21 years. Capetonians might recognise them from the famous U-Turn vouchers, where, instead of giving money, you give someone a voucher that buys the, a warm meal, clothing or a bed for the night.

We’re super excited to have been invited to conduct a workshop internally with the team at U-Turn, to bring our neuroscience and behavioural insights in business and organisational development to them to help them grow and develop even further.

Here’s what happened at the U-Turn Neuro Workshop.

Where: U-Turn offices in Cape Town | 021 674 6119
More info contact: solutions@lifexchange.co.za, 071 918 3217 

SAFMARINE TEAM NEURO WORKSHOP

19 FEBRUARY 2020

After an awesome intro session with the sales team in Joburg and company leadership in Cape Town last year, marine insurer Safmarine has asked LifeXchange to come back and do a series of workshops with various teams in the company.

Get some amazing people and business insights from our recent Safmarine Neuro Workshop.

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Where: Safrmarine in Cape Town | 021 408 6921
More info contact: solutions@lifexchange.co.za, 071 918 3217 

See all our upcoming workshops in February.

CAPE UNION MART DIRECTORS

20 NOVEMBER 2019

Following a series of awesome Agile Excellence sessions (see the feedback here), we’re meeting with the exco of beloved outdoor goods retailer Cape Union Mart for powerful Vision and Team Dynamics sessions.

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Where: Cape Union Mart HQ in Cape Town | 0860 333 329
More info contact:
solutions@lifexchange.co.za, 071 918 3217 

SAFMARINE LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP

21 NOVEMBER 2019

After an awesome recent session with the sales teams of marine insurer Safmarine, we’re meeting with the company leadership for a neuromanagement workshop.

There are some awesome team insights that came out of our recent Safmarine Neuro Workshop.

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Where: Safrmarine | 021 408 6921
More info contact:
solutions@lifexchange.co.za, 071 918 3217 

UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST MBA STUDENTS

22 NOVEMBER 2019

An awesome opportunity: We’re hosting a workshop for a selection of students all the way from the University of Bucharest in Romania. The topic? Neuromanagement.

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Where: Cape Town
More info contact:
solutions@lifexchange.co.za, 071 918 3217 

AGRI TECHNOVATION LEADERSHIP

NOVEMBER 2019, DATE TBC

We’re excited to meet the team at Agri Technovation for a look at the latest neuroscience and how to become a more effective and efficient leader in business.

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Agri Technocation: 021 300 0543
More info contact: solutions@lifexchange.co.za, 071 918 3217 

Please bear with us: We’re just getting all the dates and topics in order for the latest upcoming workshops in 2020. If you want yours listed here, contact LifeXchange Solutions.

WORKSHOPS OF 2019

SAFMARINE NEUROMANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

18 OCTOBER 2019

How I can make a real difference. What keeps people stuck. And how to unstick yourself and others. We got the opportunity to present a mini 2.5-hour neuromanagement workshop with the awesome sales team of marine insurer, Safmarine, at their office in Johannesburg. We discovered #HowYourMindWorks and learned how to deploy the latest brain-based science of neuromanagement for real business growth.

See the insights from our Safmarine Neuro Workshop.  

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Where: Safrmarine JHB branch | 011 2773500
More info contact:
solutions@lifexchange.co.za, 071 918 3217 

LIFEXCHANGE PUBLIC NEURO WORKSHOP

17 OCTOBER 2019

Why we miss things. The true capacity of your brain. And the root of all workplace misunderstandings. We recently hosted delegates from some of the biggest names in SA business at our last public neuromanagement workshop for 2019. See 8 businesspeople’s top a-hah moments at this powerful employee, leadership, exco and HR workshop.

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Where: Kloof Street in Cape Town
More info contact: solutions@lifexchange.co.za, 071 918 3217 

CAPE UNION MART AGILE MANAGEMENT TRAINING AND WORKSHOP

OCTOBER 2019

The power of neuroscience for business. Empowering your team. And high-performance thinking. We recently completed the last workshop in the Agile Excellence management training series with the exco of top SA outdoor retailer Cape Union Mart. Apart from #HowYourMindWorks and the principles of neuromanagement, we also explored critical thinking, human behaviour and theories like the human development cycle, employee motivation and advanced goal-setting for teams. Here are one exco board member’s 8 most powerful insights from the Cape Union Mart Agile Excellence sessions.

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Where: Cape Union Mart HQ in Cape Town | 0860 333 329
More info contact: solutions@lifexchange.co.za, 071 918 3217 

FEEDEM NEURO WORKSHOP (JHB)

SEPTEMBER 2019

Positivity. So much energy. And plentiful aha moments. We looked at the practical applications of neuroscience in the business world at the Johannesburg unit of SA catering supplier, Feedem. See why attendee say the workshop made them feel “freer to explore new ideas, but also more in control and energised” with this recap of the Feedem workshop in Joburg.

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Where: Feedem branch in JHB | 011 439 2300
More info contact: solutions@lifexchange.co.za, 071 918 3217 

HR CONFERENCE AND EXPO 2019

SEPTEMBER 2019

LifeXchange founder, Dr Cobus Oosthuizen (PhD Human Behaviour), was invited to appear at the 9th annual HR Conference and Expo by HRWorks. His theme was “zooming into the minds of the people around you at work, to understand what drives and motivates us”, and he explored many neuromanagement to so much fanfare that he had to organise an extra 4-hour workshop in Cape Town a few weeks later to help answer some of the attendees’ questions. 

Thank you Cape Town! Had an awesome time connecting with all you wonderful people and discovering how our minds work in…

Posted by LifeXchange Solutions on Thursday, 19 September 2019

Where: V&A Waterfront Cape Town | 082 693 5544
More info contact: solutions@lifexchange.co.za, 071 918 3217 

FEEDEM NEUROMANAGEMENT WORKSHOP

AUGUST 2019

Energised. Refocused. And equipped with a whole new mental “language” to supercharge performance. LifeXchange conducted an exciting and custom-designed neuromanagement workshop at SA catering supplier Feedem’s Cape Town offices. Exploring #HowYourMindWorks and the latest insights on human behaviour, the response was that teams felt “more able to motivate each other and able to maximise their potential at work”. See all the feedback from the Feedem Neuro Workshop.

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Where: Feedem Cape Town offices | 021 559 6393
More info contact: solutions@lifexchange.co.za, 071 918 3217 

GOEDE HOOP CITRUS STRENGTHS WORKSHOP

JULY 2019

Incredible interaction. More effective communication. And teams really getting to know each other. We again saw the amazing effects strength-based development has on employee motivation and engagement at the #Strengths workshop at large food-supply company Goede Hoop Citrus. Considered the next-level up from your basic Clifton Strengths, the LifeXchange brand of strengths “boosted interaction and communication” between teams, and helped individuals in the company really get to know each other – adding to trust in the company, trust in leadership and trust in teams. See the feedback on the Goede Hoop Citrus Strengths Workshop.

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Where: Goede Hoop Citrus in Citrusdal | 022 921 8100
More info contact: solutions@lifexchange.co.za, 071 918 3217 

Also, ask yourself: what are strengths? See the full list of strengths.

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Note: We do numerous workshops every week and we try our best to showcase as many as possible. But if your workshop isn’t listed here and you feel it should be, drop us an email: contact LifeXchange Solutions. 

FEEDBACK FROM THESE WORKSHOPS

Here’s what delegates from businesses all around the country had to say about attending these workshops:

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“One of the best workshops I have ever attended. Besides being very energetic, informative and motivational, it gave me tools that I could immediately apply in my personal life and at work.”
– Zalta Kelbrick, HR Specialist at ByteOrbit

Dr Cobus is by far the best facilitator I’ve ever experienced. His humorous assertion, depth of knowledge and experience combine with simple activities that bring important points home. It was impressive and valuable as a total package.”
– André Labuschaigne, CEO of Cape Union Mart

“The Strengths-Based approach helped me identify my unique strengths and embrace my authentic self. It enables me to make better choices about daily tasks and how to execute them individually and in a team. I recommend Strengths training to everyone who wants to optimise their potential.”
– Marieta Knight, Employee Wellness Practitioner

“One of the best, if not the best, workshops I have attended in my entire career. My people enjoyed it, learned a great deal and we found the insights extremely valuable.”
– Carl Buhrmann, Hospital General Manager at MediClinic Bloemfontein

“This workshop helped me dig deep to identify and develop strengths I was not consciously aware of. I learned to better conduct difficult conversations and hold people accountable for their responsibilities in ways that dramatically improved my relationship with colleagues and supervisors. It improved my ability to influence real change.”
– Mothomone Pitsi, Director at National Department of Health

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WHAT IS A WORKSHOP ANYWAY?

Traditionally, a workshop is a short, educational programme that’s specifically designed to equip attendees with knowledge, practical skills, techniques and ideas around a given topic. The workshops we showcase here, though, take it one step further: All these workshops are fully experiential. That means that, instead of someone coming to “teach” you skills, these next-level workshops are designed interactively, with some of the most advanced scientifically-formulated activities to help you really experience the insights as you learn.

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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WORKSHOP AND TRAINING?

Training is usually a deliberate course meant to equip you with specific skills, while a workshop is meant to introduce new ideas and unlock new skills, techniques and concepts that can help drive your business forward – workshops give you the inside track on what’s new in business and the world.

And it’s important to note that all of the workshops here are also available as full-fledged training programmes that you can employ inside your company: For teams, employees, managers, exco, board members. There’s a range of workshops here on various topics, all with the latest scientific insights, and, if anything sounds interesting, you can have the same workshop done at your company/organisation or enrol in a full training programme for you and your team – for info just contact LifeXchange Solutions.

AMAZING RESULTS

HOW TO ORGANISE YOUR OWN BUSINESS WORKSHOP

LifeXchange Solutions holds numerous workshops for business every week. And all of them feature the latest in neuroscience (brain-based science), behavioural psychology, NLP and #Strengths insights. Many workshops are organised and held privately within a company – although we hold regular public workshops where anyone can join (the latest 2020 dates are coming soon!).

If the next public workshop seems too far away, you can organise your own workshop with us at your offices. We’ll even give your company a 20% discount if you pre-order our Growth Journal.

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From neuromanagement workshops to strengths-based development and Agile Excellence management training to neuro mentoring training, you’ll find a host of workshop and training topics and ideas among our list of organisational management solutions

To organise your own workshop, leave us a message, email Aqeelah at solutions@lifexchange.co.za, or phone 071 918 3217.

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Get the latest human resources and management updates and news in HR this week.

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Plus: Get useful resources, links and updates specifically on managing COVID-19 for HR.

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Did you know research shows that giving employees more money can actually make them less productive? Turns out there’s a lot more to work than just money. Discover the weird science of employee motivation.

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Watch: Discover what truly drives performance and how to create a high-performance culture in your company.

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Explore the secrets of good management: What is management, really?

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Ever think employees are hard-wired to fight back against instructions? Discover the phenomenon of mental pushback.

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Get the full #HowYourMindWorks picture with the super-simple explanation of complex behaviour that took 10 years to create at our post on How Your Brain Works.

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Also learn about the most fundamental part of your brain, the neuron and how thoughts affect business behaviour with our look at neural pathways and the root of most of the behavioural problems we see, automatic memory recall.

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Also, get a better understanding of why people behave the way they do at work with the Human Development Cycle and build more resilient teams with the Circle of Courage.

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