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Upskill execution and productivity capabilities

Experiential training which delivers insights, tools and ongoing support to help new ideas flourish and productive behaviours stick.

It starts and ends with your brain

Time management is broken. Productivity apps that decrease productivity. Gurus who try to force their particular flavour of OCD onto everybody else. Methodologies developed 20 years ago for businesses founded 50 years ago. All the while you’re stuck with the same outdated models, the same half-implemented strategies. Enough!

There’s a better way to build a brighter future, and it starts with your brain.Your brain is behind every thought, every action and every strategy put into practice at work, by you and your team.

A better understanding of the brain—how it processes information, forms plans, decides on courses of action, prioritises those actions and stays focused—is fundamental to making improvements which stick, which work, which actually transform your company.

These workshops splice the latest discoveries in cognitive science with interactive ‘brain-games’ and pragmatic ‘hands-on’ strategies which equip and inspire your team to make a real difference in productivity, performance and wellbeing.

“Our staff consistently report that Kognitive’s training program has had an enormously positive impact on both their professional and personal lives.”
Director | Workforce Strategy and Culture
Julie Ann Ashley
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Workshop Topics

Elevate your team to unprecedented productivity

Focus

Reclaim your focus with insights from cognitive science

Our jobs demand more concentration, precision and lateral thinking than ever before, but it has become almost impossible to focus at work these days. The rise of collaboration and social tools such as Slack, email, Facebook, Twitter and more means that there’s unprecedented demand for our attention. COVID-19 has only added to these challenges, with compulsory lock downs, forced remote working and emotional unrest culminating to make quality focus even more scarce than it was before. So how do you stay focused and perform at your best in the new normal? 

Kognitive has the answer. In this interactive and insightful presentation, prepare to be confronted as we explore the science of focus and the limitations of this precious mental capability. Kognitive’s founder and managing director, Ethan Glessich, will help you uncover the true cost of our distracted world, the amount of information the brain can really process, the truth behind multitasking, task switching, attention span and more.

We promise that you won’t forget this presentation—Ethan will put your attention to the test and reveal how cognitive science can help you transform your focus, drive up productivity, and create a high performance, highly focused culture.

THIS INTERACTIVE PRESENTATION WILL:

  • Improve your ability to concentrate and focus.
  • Create a focus friendly, productive work environment.
  • End the multitasking debate with hard science.
  • Obtain some much needed mental space and clarity.
  • Improve team collaboration and engagement.

Adapt

Use decision science to build an agile organisation – fast

With COVID-19 turning entire industries upside down, an organisation’s ability to adapt has evolved from being a competitive advantage to being essential for survival. Lucky for us, planning is a core cognitive strength, but in a variety of circumstances, such as those created by COVID-19, the brain’s standard decision-making process can transform from an asset to a liability. We can all too easily get lost in the detail, overwhelmed by emotion, or derailed by our biases. The costs of heading down the wrong path have never been greater.

All of this can be avoided if we build systems which proactively help us make optimal decisions, cultivate agility and keep us on track. Kognitive’s Adapt workshop and keynote does just that. Starting with the science of how the brain organically forms and adapts a plan, we uncover where it comes unstuck and how you can refine your tools, processes and systems to ensure you and your team are able to build an agile organisation, adapt to the changing environment and achieve your goals in the shortest possible time.

THIS INTERACTIVE PRESENTATION WILL:

  • Better understand the core cognitive drivers and shortcomings of the brain’s decision making and planning processes.
  • Discover how to cultivate maximum agility without sacrificing direction.
  • Build more proactive, productive work habits and processes.
  • Unite and align your team.
  • Achieve your goals – faster.

Prioritise

Overcome cognitive bias and master prioritisation

Prioritisation is simple. All you need to do is decide what is most important, and do it, right? Wrong! Why is it that day after day, we can make the perfect prioritised list, but finish the day with none of it done? Why do we have these internal struggles around doing what we know is important? Why is it that procrastination plagues even the most successful of us?

Prioritisation without action is really just words on a page. If you have decided one task is more important, but then do something else, have you really prioritised it? Of course not. True prioritisation is investing your time in that which matters most.

In this workshop, we teach you how to make that investment consistently and intelligently. The first step is to understand the cognitive component. Intellectually identifying what is truly important is a skill in its own right. Knowing how the brain works—why it chooses one task over another, how it makes decisions—is the first step towards reshaping your behaviours. This is where traditional prioritisation ends.

The true test of prioritisation is what you actually do. It’s here that our emotional networks come into play, where understanding how you reward behaviours, sabotage your former decisions and guide your actions to other activities determine what happens next.

To truly master prioritisation and spend our limited time on what is most important, we need to master both dimensions. Through this workshop, you’ll gain a newfound understanding of how your brain naturally prioritises, why it procrastinates, and how you can redirect that energy and take control of those cognitive processes to get more done. 

THIS INTERACTIVE PRESENTATION WILL:

  • Explore the cognitive machinery of prioritisation and procrastination.
  • Uncover five simple tools to radically improve your prioritisation.
  • Improve your ability to manage conflicting priorities.
  • Help you overcome procrastination and take action.
  • Inspire you to invest your time in that which matters most.

Elevate

The science of creating a high-performance organisation

The most important asset of any organisation is its people. The right staff, making the right decisions, with the right support is a sure path to success. Yet creating an optimal environment, operating rhythm, alignment and accountability for our staff to bring our strategy to life can be illusively complex.

Add COVID-19 and remote working to the mix and creating a high-performance team or organisation has never been more difficult. If not managed effectively at the best of times, let alone in the middle of an international pandemic, we run the risk of doing more harm than good to our organisation’s and staff.

In this insightful workshop, Kognitive’s founder and managing director, Ethan Glessich, will reveal how new discoveries in cognitive science are shining light into how we can build better tools, processes and cultures. Coupled with research into remote working and case studies from organisations who’ve been operating with remote workforce for decades, you’ll leave with new science-backed and proven ways to create a high-performance organisation as we transition to the new normal.

THIS INTERACTIVE PRESENTATION WILL:

  • Explore the cutting-edge science of how the limitations of our cognitive capabilities complicate strategy execution.
  • Reveal how an awareness of our cognitive strengths and weaknesses can help us craft more effective organisations.
  • Uncover case studies and insights from high-performance organisations who have extensive pre-COVID experience in leading remote teams.
  • Deliver 5 practical tools your attendees can apply immediately to start their journey to elevating the performance of their organisation’s culture.
  • Review the 7 key domains of Kognitive’s Performance Pyramid and how you can use it to optimise your tools, processes and culture.

Breathe

Fortify mental resilience and wellbeing with cognitive insights

The mind is a powerful tool, capable of sophisticated planning, prioritisation and creativity. But these thoughts don’t happen in a vacuum. When times are tough, when life is challenging and when the news is bad, the mind can work against us, generating thoughts and emotions we don’t want and interfering with our ability to lead a healthy, happy and productive life. 

There’s often no changing the bad times, but there are ways of changing how we respond to them. Breathe is an enlightening keynote from Kognitive, examining the importance of mental resilience and the scientifically proven ways we can all build it. Kognitive Managing Director, Ethan Glessich, draws on decades of research into cognitive science and his own personal life challenges, to help your audience synthesise the tools they need to build resilience into their day and live.

With current events so chaotic and stressful, looking after your people has become a top priority for any decision-maker. Give your employees a truly meaningful gift—invite Ethan into your workplace and help your staff unlock their own mental resilience with this timely and engaging keynote. They’ll reward you with heartfelt thanks and elevated productivity.

THIS TOUCHING PRESENTATION WILL:

  • Give your attendees the tools they need to strengthen their mental resilience.
  • Reveal the latest scientific discoveries of how we can lay the foundation lasting mental wellbeing.
  • Show how small changes can lead to monumental shifts.
  • Help build a more resilient, productive workforce and culture.
  • Inspire your audience to take action today.

Custom

Customised or custom-built to align with your event’s goals

Do you have an idea for a keynote presentation or workshop but are not sure how to turn it into a reality? Leverage Kognitive’s extensive expertise in building high impact keynote presentations and workshops and have our team build you a presentation to make your next conference one to remember. We’ll conduct research in the science behind your challenge or desired outcome, build interactive activities that deliver key insights, and co-develop practical takeaways with you, that leave a lasting impression on your audience. We can even train your trainers to enable you to roll it out in a cost effective, controlled manner through-out the organisation. If you’ve got a particular idea or message in mind, get in contact and let’s turn it into a reality.

TRAINING Programs

Learning journeys which change behaviours, businesses and lives.

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Testimonials.

This is without a doubt the best professional development I have ever done.

MARCELLE MACARTHUR-YOUNG
Director | Portfolio, Programme and Project Office

What an amazing workshop. It was incredibly useful, insightful and empowering to better understand how my brain makes decisions and where it can often fall down. The insights and tools will be incredibly useful in helping us individually and collectively as a team improve the quality of our decisions and productivity.

SHANE RIDDLE
Chief Information Officer

It was an extremely engaging learning opportunity that helped me to understand the conditions in which I work best and those which are less productive for me. It has also been incredibly useful outside of work for general wellbeing and managing my time more efficiently on my personal projects.

SHAUN THOMAS
Channel Development Director

It was very insightful and inspiring to learn more about how the human brain works and how it can impact our performance and wellbeing. I found it particularly useful how Ethan helped us use these insights to develop and refine the tools to meet our individual and company specific needs.

MELE-ANE HAVEA
Chief Executive Officer

I got so much out of this course. It brought to the foreground the many habits and disruptions I was partially aware of already but had done little to combat. Now I have multiple tools to use to carve out time in my day for deep focus, so I can get through my important tasks.

ISABELLA ANDERSON
Manager

I can not recommend Ethan and his team enough. They have delivered fresh insights and practical tools which make a real difference. I’ve seen a lot of programs over my career and this a cut above the rest.

PETER BOSTON
Director of Operations

Discovering there are some scientific reasons why my team and I don’t naturally “focus” well in our working environment, and that there are ways to overcome this has been transformational.

MATT VESCOVI
Head of Reporting & Analytics

This program helped me better understand myself. I am now more patient with myself, I am more aware. I am happier. It has enabled me to obtain a higher level of control over my work and life.

REBECCA RAE
EA to the Electoral Commissioner

Whilst completing my MBA, Kognitive presented on the topic of maximising focus. Their research-based approach and Ethan’s engaging style sparked my interest. From there I gave him the challenge of pitching the Kognitive approach to a team of mixed background and receptiveness. I am pleased to say Ethan rose to this challenge and has delivered a training program that has significantly improved my team’s capability and morale.

DOMINIC BURTON
Engineering & Technical Support Manager

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Frequently Asked Questions.

Who are Kognitive’s workshops and training programs for?

Who are Kognitive’s workshops and training programs for?

Our workshops and training programs are for busy, aspiring, ambitious professionals. Our core content is offered in three distinct versions which address the unique needs of specific stakeholders.

  • Leaders – This training equips leaders with the skills they need to not only become more productive, but to build more productive teams and organisations.
  • Teams – This training focuses on developing individuals, and also on improving overall team performance. It is structured for all team members to complete the program together.
  • Cross sectional groups – Our cross-sectional group trainings have been developed to allow individuals from different teams to embark on a shared learning journey. Although they address individual, team and leadership elements, learnings and tools provided are predominantly focused on helping the individual improve productivity, wellbeing and effectiveness.
How does Kognitive’s brain-based productivity training differ from time management training?

How does Kognitive’s brain-based productivity training differ from time management training?

We find time management akin to a dog chasing its tail—you spend a lot of energy going around in circles, and in the end you haven’t gotten very far and are really, really dizzy. 

Instead of focusing on time management, we focus on making better decisions, building better habits and unlocking better focus. We do this by understanding how the brain works, how it makes decisions, how it forms habits, how it concentrates and directs focus and more. 

Building from this foundation we are able to help you create tools which meet your specific needs, preferences and environment. The outcome is often a better use of time, but also a better use of other critical resources such as energy, focus, teams and finance.

How does Kognitive’s training differ from on demand training?

How does Kognitive’s training differ from on demand training?

On demand training sounds great in theory, but often fails in practice. Why? With on demand training there is no spontaneity, no human interaction, no back and forth wrestling with the ideas, content and people. All of the emphasis and motivation falls on you. Information flows unidirectionally and learning, engagement and ROI sufferers.

Live training (be it in-person or online) is very different. It allows you to ask questions, encourages conversations and challenges you in real time. It is scheduled. It is social. It is effective.

Your entertainment works well on demand, but for major breakthroughs, we recommend you keep your learning live.

How long are your workshops and training programs?

How long are your workshops and training programs?

We offer half-day, full-day and multi-day workshops. Shorter workshops are available when they form part of a larger training program or upon request. Training programs are learning journeys that span many months and focus on changing behaviour in addition to acquiring new knowledge. Book a discovery call to explore the training length which will best meet your needs.

Are you able to deliver training online?

Are you able to deliver training online?

Yes, we have customised versions of our workshops and programs for online delivery. We use a suite of online tools, breakout rooms and interactive activities to maintain engagement levels, learning and ROI in an online format.

At what locations are you able to deliver training?

At what locations are you able to deliver training?

We are able to deliver workshops and training programs at most locations around the world. Additional fees apply for face-to-face training delivered outside of Melbourne. Some of the locations we have delivered training or keynotes include Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Perth, Adelaide, Auckland, Christchurch, Barcelona, Madrid, London, Lisbon and Zurich. Training delivered outside of Melbourne, Victoria is subject to COVID travel restrictions.

What is the maximum workshop or training program group size?

What is the maximum workshop or training program group size?

There is no maximum size for the number of attendees for workshops or programs. We are able to accommodate groups of different sizes. Training for larger groups is structured differently to smaller groups and may involve breakout groups, multiple facilitators and other dynamic workshop elements.

Is there a particular group size you recommend?

Is there a particular group size you recommend?

That depends on your goal. For maximum interaction, conversation and engagement we recommend groups of 15 to 25 people. For maximum ROI per person, we recommend larger groups. For addressing niche problems, developing strategies and goals, etc we recommend smaller groups of 5 to 10 people.

Do you provide additional support post workshops?

Do you provide additional support post workshops?

Yes, we have a variety of support services which complement our workshops and can assist in driving long term behaviour change and improving ROI. These services range from group coaching, individual coaching, consulting, forum and chat support and more. Book a discovery call to explore these options in more detail.

If you are looking for longer term learning journeys check out our Maximise Focus Program and our Better Decisions Program.

Are you able to customise your workshops to meet our specific requirements?

Are you able to customise your workshops to meet our specific requirements?

Yes, we offer a variety of customisation options. Book a discovery call to learn about the options and evaluate what makes most sense for your goals and budget.

Are you able to deliver training after hours, on weekends or public holidays?

Are you able to deliver training after hours, on weekends or public holidays?

Yes, we are able to deliver workshops and training programs after hours, on weekends or public holidays. Training delivered outside of business hours incurs additional fees.

Are you able to provide event space and catering?

Are you able to provide event space and catering?

Yes, we are able to provide event spaces and catering options.

What are the fees and training and what is included?

What are the fees and training and what is included?

Our fees for training range from $400 to $4,000 per person depending on duration, location and number of attendees. Our fees are based on a sliding scale with the price per person decreasing for larger groups.

Inclusions vary depending on the package you chose but may include:

  • Pre and post training surveys
  • Content customisation
  • Workbooks and handouts
  • Ongoing coaching, chat and email support
  • Access to VIP online forums
  • Other material and support
  • Travel to and from the event location

Book a discovery call to evaluate fees and options in more detail.

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With the right mindset and the right toolset, anything is possible