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Training overview

The Millennium has changed dramatically required new and challenging skills to support the executive assistant function and in partnership with her manager.

Executive assistants play a pivotal role in the workplace. Excellence is now the minimum standard. They are people of influence and drivers of change.  But how to achieve excellence is the question.  The range of tasks has grown wider, with an accompanying expectation of immediate delivery as well as taking pressure off their managers to ensure the smooth operation of the organisation.

Executive assistants or Secretaries are a first point of contact for all stakeholders. They require a astute grasp of human behaviour with knowledge and skill to cope with a variety of demanding situations. These also include mini MBA subjects. The practical course has been carefully designed to enhance your existing skills by providing you with a complete survival takeaway kit. It deals with every aspect of your duties as an Executive Assistant. At the same time it delivers on personal development.

Topics include:

  • Establishing constructive partnerships and quality relationships
  • Using Neuroscience to communicate professionally with confidence
  • Leading with Emotional Intelligence (EI)
  • Producing accurate minutes with ease for board and executive group meetings
  • Perfecting your business writing skills to project powerful and professional documents

 Value added benefits when you attend this training

  • Personalised road map to achieved desired results
  • SCARF model of human motivation and how to use it
  • How to draw up a business plan and implementing it
  • FREE One on one consultations with Neuroscientist Dr Denise after the training

Promotional gifts

All attendees will take home a Sensofinity VR M1 Virtual  Reality Headset suitable for Any smartphone with a screen size between 4 to 6 inches.

Refer any 3 EA who books on this training and take home a FREE Virtual Reality headset.

Who should attend?

  • Personal Assistants
  • Executive Assistants
  • Secretaries
  • Administration and Clerical

Dr Denise Bjorkman

Dr Denise Bjorkman is a socio-behavioural scholar and seasoned business woman. She has distilled forty years of industry, government and organisational experience into NBI and the application of neuroscience in business. An ardent believer in the value of the LePEST C model of personal knowledge she has thoroughly pursued nine different academic and scientific fields with distinction in her career.

Denise was mentored for this role by Prof Wynand Pienaar UNISA and UNY) who was an early adopter and global authority on a then budding neuroscience field.  He guided her conceptualisation of her doctoral dissertation relating to the doctor-patient relationships which crossed several disciplines: psychology, social science and semiotics.

Her neuroscience portfolios include marketing, sales, consumer psychology, decision making, negotiation, counter-terrorism, criminal profiling, deviant behaviour profiling and prediction, nonverbal communication and behaviour profiling.

Denise worked as an expert consultant and researcher for CODESA for which she also wrote key note address for a head of state. She was also mandated to provide services to the Gender Advisory Legal, Media and Peace Committees.  Denise has been a regular commentator on neuroscience applications in current affairs, politics and international relations, global election personalities and famous criminal trials. Her neuroscience and human behaviour knowledge has been sought by the global print and online media, BBC, ITV, CNN, ABC, Al Jazeera and Asian Television.  She and Veterinarian Sue Hart produced their own documentary on Animal versus Human Body Language and she helped to found the first School of Broadcasting in South Africa.

She is an entrepreneur who has anticipated global trends in several industries, placing them firmly on the economic map. She is an author, editor and published researcher.  In her personal capacity Denise engages in active community work in informal settlements.

Neuro Wellness Workshop

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Training overview

More than 500 listed companies have mandated the use of  ‘wellness’ neuroscience principles in their companies. Why aren’t you? Its not too late to learn new trends for promoting total wellness. Change and enhance the way you deliver on wellness in your organisation. Sensitive governments have legislated in house employee wellness programmes. Cookie cutter approaches no longer work. Add creatively to the current package and contribute to high level performance and well-being: a decision you can and should make. Leading thought leaders contribute to this workshop which is backed by evidence based scientific research.

Psychobabble Disqualifier: The facilitators of this workshop do not participate in the neuro psychobabble that is peddled by unqualified people throughout the globe.  All material offered is grounded in scientific research and sourced from reputable institutions.

From this pioneering workshop you will gain

  •  Understandable neuroscience principles on physical and mental health in the workplace
  • Actionable ideas:  How to add acknowledged and measurable value
  • Workable knowledge of the six drivers of total health and well being
  • Insights into proven ‘brain profile’ assessments (not disproved left and right brain  hemisphere test)
  • Learn the global benchmarks – what in-house Wellness clinic practitioners are doing
  • Discover how to make your Wellness initiatives contribute to overall performance
  • How neuroscience has changed the well being map within organisations globally
  • How to make meaningful contributions to your company in turbulent times and fractious  environments
  • How to rewire the brain and develop whole brain learning and brain fitness
  • How to influence and drive inclusive change

Who should attend?

  • HR practitioners, managers, talent and recruitment
  • Decision makers concerned about mental health and skillsdevelopment for managing in disruptive environments
  • EAP practitioners
  • Wellness Centre heads
  • Managers with high level KPAs
  • Learning and development
  • Policy makers
  • Talent seekers and recruiters
  • Nurses and social workers
3 Day Advanced Financial Modelling

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Training overview

In business, every decision has an impact on the overall performance of the organization. Managers and shareholders need to, therefore, make the best decisions to keep their firms afloat. The best run companies internationally use Financial Modelling to assist them in making the best decisions.

A business model can be understood as a simulation of the financial position of the firm, several years from now. Aspects such as returns on investment (ROI), profitability, costs, revenues, cash flows, and numerous others are reflected by the model. With the information of your firm’s future position at your fingertips, you are more likely to make the best decisions.

Without a Financial Model of your company, everyone has his or her version of the position of the company, now and in the future. Making the right decisions is, as a result, difficult since each stakeholder thinks that he or she is right. With an integrated business model in place, decisions will be made easily and fast since they will be based on information from a single source.

The course curriculum has been developed and designed from research with actual industry practitioners and will, in just 3 days, give you all the tools and techniques needed to move from basic techniques to becoming a “Black Belt” in Financial Modelling. Other courses in the market cover only one Quadrant – the Financial Statements.

By end of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Discover the most efficient ways in planning, designing, structuring, cross-checking and auditing your financial models
  • Construct robust, reliable financial models that are easy to amend and maintain integrity
  • Understand advanced techniques and applications in financial modelling
  • Learn to measure, interpret and predict a company’s performance using advanced Excel financial models
  • Improve decision-making process with better risk evaluation, sensitivity analysis and scenario modelling
  • Save time on the analysis and manipulation of your financial models with keen insights from our experts
  • Solve your real-life financial modelling issues and challenges
  • Apply powerful visualization techniques to deliver maximum impact when presenting your financial models 
  • Optimize financial models to ensure they are easy-to-use and well-documented in accordance with spread-sheet modelling best practices
  • Prepare financial models to address a variety of financial modelling scenarios

Who should attend?

This training is highly recommended for:

  • CFO / Finance Director / Financial Controller / Head of Finance
  • Financial Managers and Analysts
  • Director/Head/Manager of Strategic Planning
  • Director/Head/Manager of Business Development
  • Financial/Equity/Treasury Analysts
  • Project Managers
  • Project Financiers and Lenders
  • Accountants and Auditors
Neuro Selling 2018

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Training Overview

This customized workshop offers easy to understand explanations of customer ‘mind’ functioning. With a wealth of practical exercises, you will take home your own toolkit for use in your unique environment.

Expand your knowledge as sales professionals. Understand how the brain works: yours and our customers – and sell more products and services. The brain is no longer secret or difficult terrain. You can now learn how it operates without being a rocket science – in your field on your terms.

 

Did you know that 95% of your decisions (and that of your customer) is made in micro seconds by the subconscious mind?  Learn from a reputable neuroscience institute, and reputable facilitator, what pushes the brains ‘buy’ button and give yourself the competitive edge in sales. Know how to handle disruptive markets. Understand the psychology of your buyer.

From this strategic master class you will gain

  • Understanding the “Buyers” and the “Sellers” brain
  • Analysing your brain profile for high performance
  • Understanding what the 5 senses do in selling and how to use them
  • Body language in the sales environment
  • Applying the 7-drive model with the cold call
  • Understanding the “Buyers” and the “Sellers” brain
  • Best practices for motivating self and others
  • Creating your strategic business plan and road map to double your profit

Who should attend?

Sales managers and sales teams, business decision-makers, influencers and strategists involved in getting a product or service to market; anyone wanting to connect with their customer or consumer; anyone needing to increase share of market, share of voice and share of wallet. Marketing executives, directors and strategists; product owners and designers; media, creative, digital, production and communications agencies; media owners; media buyers; board members, partners and executives in any size enterprise.