Corporate Regatta 2015 ‘The Neuroscience behind the Art of Leadership’

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Date of event: 2 July 2015
Event ends: 2 July 2015
Start time: 10:00
End time: 16:30
Corporate Regatta 2015 ‘The Neuroscience behind the Art of Leadership’

This year’s corporate regatta event will focus on how an understanding of neuroscience is helping leaders and organisations achieve greater levels of success.

Each year’s regatta event delivers fresh insights and networking opportunities for directors and senior managers and this year, our 70th anniversary year, will be extra special.

In the beautiful setting of our Henley-on-Thames campus you will discover the powerful scientific explanations about how our brains drive our behaviour and actions. The more we understand the science, the better equipped we are to achieve superior outcomes from our interactions with other people.

To find out more about the content of this event, please see the outlined agenda below.

09:00

Registration and refreshments

09:30

Welcome

Professor John Board, Dean, and Steve Ludlow, Head of Executive Education

Overview of the day and panel facilitation

Claire Hewitt, Head of Learning Design

09:45

The context of neuroscience

Professor Patricia Riddell, Professor of Applied Neuroscience

Professor Doug Saddy, Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics

 Interest in neuroscience and its application in understanding and providing answers to organisational issues has increased exponentially. There are many exciting developments in this field that have the potential to provide new insight into how both individual and groups of brains work as systems. Without expert interpretation of the findings from neuroscience research, however, this potentially fruitful new collaboration runs the risk of losing credibility. Here, we will explain what both ‘neuro’ and ‘science’ are and how they can each add value within organisations. In the process, we will also bust some common neuroscience myths.

10:00

Living case study­ with expert coaching and dialogue

Steve Woodford, CEO, Haslams Estate Agents

Professor Peter Hawkins, Professor of Leadership

Professor Andrew P Kakabadse, Professor of Governance and Leadership

Professor Kevin Money, Director of the John Madejski Centre for Reputation

Professor Patricia Riddell, Professor of Applied Neuroscience

Professor Doug Saddy, Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics

We will hear from Steve about the challenges facing him at Haslams Estate Agents. The five professors will form a panel of experts who will respond to Steve’s dilemmas with observations and questions. Delegates will be invited to contribute to the dialogue.

11:00

Refreshments

11:30

Parallel active learning sessions

  1. The neuroscience of teams

Professor Peter Hawkins, Professor of Leadership

Professor Patricia Riddell, Professor of Applied Neuroscience

 As knowledge becomes more distributed across individuals in organisations, the importance of teams increases. In this workshop, we will consider what makes a high-performing team and the individual differences in behaviour, experience and brain system preferences that might contribute to building a great team. We will also consider how this relates to the real life challenges of building, working within and managing teams.

 

  1. The neuroscience of decision-making

Professor Andrew P Kakabadse, Professor of Governance and Leadership

Professor Kevin Money, Director of the John Madejski Centre for Reputation

Professor Doug Saddy, Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics

 This session will provide a forum for engagement with experts on executive performance and cognitive neuroscience. We will use small case studies and recent research to build up an understanding of the issues that CEOs face, their organisational habits and how they make decisions. Over the course of the session, we will discuss and address questions such as: What are the kinds of decisions that executive officers make? What type of information typically contributes to those decisions? How does contradictory or under-informative data contribute to decision-making? Are there such things as expert decision-makers? Does brain performance reflect decision-making strategies?

12:50

Completion of feedback forms

13:00

Lunch

14:00

River cruise along the Henley Royal Regatta course

15:30

Boat returns to Greenlands – guest departures

 

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Contact Us

For more information about this event, please contact Lucia Proffitt by email at lucia.proffitt@henley.ac.uk or by phone on +44 (0)1491 418 715.

Getting There

Henley Business School, Greenlands Campus

Henley Business School, Greenlands,Henley-on-ThamesOxfordshireRG9 3AU
RG9 3AU


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