Leading Through Uncertain Times

Neuroscience provides valuable insights into how brains perceive, process and respond to work. The progress we are seeing in neuroscience and its application has the potential to help every organisation, leader and employee get the best from their brains. 

This seminar brings together the latest discoveries from the world of neuroscience with practical behavioural tools. The day is designed to equip you with a toolkit of knowledge and strategies to use while leading and managing yourself and others through uncertain times.

During the day, we will explore why our brains experience change and uncertainty as a threat and how the body then responds to this threat. Self-aware leaders who are not only emotionally intelligent but also neurologically intelligent are more able to respond to uncertainty in a positive way and create an environment where employees can work at their best.

By the end of the seminar delegates will:

  • Understand the impact of organisational change on our brains and on our ability to focus
  • Recognise the default behaviours that people exhibit during change and uncertainty
  • Feel better able to maintain both their own focus and performance, as well as that of others, during change
  • Know how to manage their own state so that it has a positive impact on those around them
  • Have developed ability to influence and lead others when going through change
  • Have learned how to make the message they are communicating memorable so that it engages people in the ‘story’
  • Have a structured approach to leading through uncertain times


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Development Seminars Bookings Terms & Conditions 

Full payment or a valid purchase order must be received before the start of the event. The full fee must either be paid within 30 days of an invoice being issued or, if the booking is made within the 30 days prior to the start of the event, payment or a valid purchase order must be received before the event starting date. For a full refund, cancellations must be confirmed in writing no later than 21 days prior to the event starting date. No refunds apply to cancellations made in the 20 days prior to the event. A substitute delegate can attend in the place of the registered delegate, if WIG is notified in advance. There is no fee to substitute a delegate. Non-payment or non-attendance without written notification will incur the full registration fee. 


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  • Facilitators

    Meet some of the team who work on this programme:

    • David Willis


      David Willis is a partner with Cmt. He is a professional voice coach and body language expert. He works mainly with private organisations helping them develop effective communication, influencing and relationship skills. David has coached actors at both the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Globe Theatre and has taught at many of London’s leading drama schools including The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and The Central School of Speech and Drama. He has worked around the world, including the US where he was ‘Professor of Voice’ at Southern Methodist University. David’s work focuses on identifying and honing individual potential so that delegates can make the most of their resources.

    • Hilary Scarlett

      Consultant and Author

      Hilary’s work has spanned Europe, the US and Asia and concentrates on change and employee engagement. She has extensive experience of working in both the public and private sectors and has won global awards for her work on employee engagement.
      Hilary holds an MA from Cambridge University, she has a post-graduate Certificate in the Psychology of Organisation Development and Change, and is an accredited executive coach with the Institute of Leadership and Management. Hilary is a frequent international speaker on applied neuroscience at in-house and public conferences. Her book on applied neuroscience and organisational change was published in 2016.

  • Fees to Attend

    WIG Members’ fee: £450 + VAT.

    Non-member fee: £560 + VAT.

    Leadership Programmes Alumni fee: £338 + VAT 

    Voluntary sector fee: £338 + VAT. 

    Rates include refreshments and lunch.

    We offer special pricing for leadership programmes alumni and organisations from the voluntary sector. Please contact us for more information.