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Brain Chains: Unleash the Brain's Full Potential in a Hyperconnected, Multitasking World
with Dr. Theo Compernolle

Date: December 05, 2018
Session Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location Information:
Royal Scots Club
29-31 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE
0131 556 4270
Session Description
Our brain is our most important tool for achieving success and happiness, but most professionals, even at the very top of organizations, know little about the brain or about how brain science can be utilized for professional success. This session will give you a better, solidly science-based and practical insight in the “user manual” of the human brain. Do you want to achieve the best possible synergy between your amazing brain and your beloved information and communication technology, all while decreasing stress and promoting intellectual productivity, creativity and safety? If so, then this session is for you! Special attention will be paid to the costs of always being connected, multitasking and stress.

Dr. Theo Compernolle born in Bruges, Belgium originally trained as a medical doctor, neuropsychiatrist and psychotherapist. He became an expert on the emotional and relational aspects of leadership and the enhancement of resilience of executives, executive teams and organizations. He is the Suez Chair on Leadership and Personal Development of the century old Solvay Business School of the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He teaches and coaches in the executive programs of business schools such as the INSEAD (France), the Vlerick Leuven Ghent School for Management of the universities of Gent and Leuven in Belgium and the TIAS business school in Tilburg (Netherlands). He has been doing research on stress since 1976. He developed a unique, efficient approach to stress-management, taking stress management out of the hands of consultants/helping professionals and putting in the hands of the only people who can realize its impressive Return on Investment: those of managers. He published several books (two best sellers) and more than a hundred articles. His book Stress: Friend and Foe: Vital Stress Management at Work and in the Family became a management bestseller and long-seller and so did the videos/DVDs based on it. He recently published "How to be Successful as a Family with a Business"(in Dutch). He was an adjunct professor-at-large at INSEAD after having been a professor at the Free University of Amsterdam and a visiting professor at the Vlerick Leuven Ghent Business School. He earned a Ph.D. on his stress-research at the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands). He is certified as a psychotherapist and as medical specialist in neuropsychiatry, psychotherapy and rehabilitation. He graduated as a Medical Doctor at the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium).
Time Allocation - Topics

25% How does our brain help us or hinder us to make decisions and to act?

25% What is stress and how does it influence our body and especially our brain?

10% How good is our brain at multitasking?

10% Are hypertaskers, young people and women better at multitasking?

10% How does always being connected to our ICT affect our decisions?

10% Is the stress caused by ICT different from other stress?

10% How do open plan offices influence intellectual productivity?

Guide to Participant Selection
1 indicates primary target audience.
2 indicates a good fit if the level of material is appropriate.
3 indicates (in the opinion of the institute and the faculty) very limited applicability.
Senior Executive
(Pres, Exec & Sr VP)
(VP & Gen'l Mgr)
Senior Managers
(Div & Reg. Mgrs)
Middle Managers
& Superintendents
Adaptability, Resilience, Creativity, Health, Developmental Perspective, Interpersonal Relations, Judgment, Initiative, Motivation
Problem Identification, Selecting and Organizing Information, Evaluating, Alternative Solutions, Specific Plans
Decision Making, Guidance, Evaluation, Follow-up

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