REAL WORLD ISSUES COURSE
Using Neuroscience -Mai Nguyen
To foster Personal Leadership, Inclusion & Diversity
Applied Neuroscience and Organisational Neuroscience are new disciplines, made possible only with recent technological innovations. Those who embrace this new well of knowledge include professionals and experts from disciplines such as intercultural communication and management, inclusion and diversity, well-being and personal development.
One significant upside of applied neuroscience is that it can create a balance with and re-frame the ‘problem-based’ and ‘difference-focused’ approach that is prevalent in mainstream cultural theories. Enroll for an in-depth study of brain-based solutions.
This in-depth course examines how rather than relying on fear-based approaches (ref Hofstede’s statement that “Culture is more often a source of conflict than synergy. Cultural differences are a nuisance at best and often a disaster.”), workplaces and communities can instead apply neuroscience insights and Positive Organisational Scholarship (POS) to pursue personal leadership, inclusion and diversity efforts in order to reap its moral, social, and economic benefits.
Drawing from the emerging field of applied neuroscience and POS, the course provides fundamental, hands-on, and up-to-date knowledge and skill-building that helps you better understand how the brain works and how you can make it work for you—and help your clients do the same.
In being able to more critically reflect on theories and practices that have been the mainstream and see where they can be enriched or debunked with insights from neuroscience, you and those you work with will be able to create and improve workplace policies and strategies on bias management, diversity & inclusion practices, change management, intercultural communication, work-life balance, and personal development.
Real world issues
3 days/10-12 July 2024
Senior (20+ years)
Advanced (13-19 years)
Mid (6-12 years)
includes certificate from the University and the Institute
Mai Nguyen, PhD
Dr. Mai Nguyen is an associate professor at Amsterdam School of International Business where she specialises in cross-cultural management. In addition to PhD in intercultural communication, she has a Master’s degree from King’s College London on Applied Neuroscience and a Master in Educational Science and Curriculum Design from Twente University.
Mai is widely known for bridging intercultural communication and neuroscience in organizational settings, and making these complex concepts accessible to practitioners in academic and corporate settings alike.
In addition to two textbooks that are currently used in universities worldwide, Intercultural Communication: When Neurons, Genes, and Evolution Joined the Discourse (Amsterdam University Press) and Cross-Cultural Management with Insights from Brain Science (Routledge), she is an active researcher.
“Mai is an extraordinary facilitator. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a teacher quite like her. She combines rigor and fun in a completely engaging way.”
“Fantastic professor, bring her back!”
“This course and faculty are top. Dr. Nguyen applies what she teaches literally (for example taking obligatory power naps), and explains difficult stuff to laymen.”
She helps us recognize and understand what neuroscience is revealing about culture and communication. She helps us sort out what is of value, functional and can be recycled in our practice, shows us how to pack it up and take it with us, leaving behind what is no longer relevant and trashing what is useless.