Cognitive Flexibility

Thursday, 30 April 2020
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Jeff Heasman

>> Event Overview

Cognitive flexibility is our ability to shift our thinking in the face of setbacks, mistakes or when new information comes to light. It is a skill that the World Economic Forum has listed in the top ten skills that people will need if they are to thrive in the so-called 4th industrial revolution.

All too often we take the easy route when faced with challenges but it is not often the best route for you, your colleagues or your clients. This session will teach you how to develop your cognitive flexibility in a fast-paced and challenging working environment and enable you to move away from one-dimensional thinking.

>> Learning Objectives

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the importance of cognitive flexibility as a skill in the workplace.
  • Explain the typical barriers to cognitive flexibility and how to overcome these.
  • Implement a strategy to develop cognitive flexibility in your day to day tasks

>> More about our speaker

Jeff Heasman is a leading international trainer who specialises in communication skills within the insurance and financial services sector. Jeff is a certified practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and a rofessional member of the Academy of Modern Applied Psychology.

In addition, Jeff holds a bachelor degree in laws from the University of Glamorgan and a master of laws degree from Swansea University, as well as a postgraduate certificate in teaching English language to adults.

Jeff spent many years in practice as a litigation executive, dealing with cases up to and including the Court of Appeal in London (England v IBC Vehicles Ltd) and as a senior liability adjuster at Crawford and Company. Subsequently he was Dean of the Faculty of Law at Cavendish University in Zambia, has been a tutor at Swansea University and a lecturer in international negotiation skills to MBA students at ESIC University in Spain.

Jeff now combines his experience and expert knowledge to provide communication skills training to prestigious organisations, companies and individuals throughout the world.

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