Oxford Brain Institute

 

Our purpose

 

The Oxford Brain Institute has been set up to become the most recognized and sought after, one-stop center for leading-edge programs, products, and books that apply the latest learnings in neuroscience to the fields of organizational development, leadership, teams, relationships, and personal growth.

 

We are a for-profit organization, that researches, develops and delivers face-to-face, online, and multi-modal programs and products to corporate organizations, individuals, relationships and coaches.

 

We use a number of internal and external neuroscience-based coaches and facilitators

 

Books

 

So far, we have one book published under the auspices of Oxford Brain Institute Press, namely, Understand Your Brain: For a Change authored by Phil Dixon and Scott Fitzgerald

 

Under development we have three other books, all due to be released early in 2020:

 

  • A Field Guide to Using Your Brain at Work to be written with contributing authors

  • A Field Guide to Using Your Brain at Home to be written with contributing authors

  • A Field Guide to Using Your Brain to Coach to be written in collaboration with Carla Street

 

These will all be written based upon the contents of the first book, together with updates from the most recent brain research.

 

Assessments

 

We have an assessment called the Personal Threat Profile; it is based upon the 5 P model and the 59 threat and reward facets covered in that model, known as PTP@Work. This assessment assists you in identifying the facets that you are most and least susceptible to; in turn, this helps you understand what might stress you and what might trigger your stress.

 

In addition, under development, we have the following variations or new assessments:

 

  • Personal Threat Profile @Home; this is the same structure as that for the one @Work but using home and social-based terminology and examples rather than work-based.

  • Team Threat Profile; this produces the Threat Profile of the team by aggregating the individual Personal Threat Profiles of the members of the team, and shows where each of the members sits in relationship to the team

  • Relationship Threat Profile; this report takes any two Personal Threat Profiles and compares them, analyzing the greatest differences. This gives the opportunity to identify where the two people might be at risk of being in conflict with each other.

  • A 360o version of the Personal Threat Profile which includes an assessment from other people about how your Personal Threat Profile actually shows up to others

  • Personal Threat Context; this report helps you to identify what other stresses are going on in your life. This will assist you in identifying your level of sensitivity to the things that you see as threats.

  • In addition, we are researching a way in which we can integrate these assessments into real-time mobile apps.

 

Workshops and Key-note speeches

 

We have workshops and key-note speeches covering all aspects of the book ranging from one and half hour keynotes on the fundamentals of the brain, through to two-day workshops to explore the brain at a much deeper level.

 

In addition, we have two-hour, half-day and one-day workshops in brain-based versions of the topics which are covered in our next book, as follows: :

 

Your Brain on its Own

 

  1. Self-awareness

  2. Peeling back the layers of your personal onion

  3. Mindfulness

  4. Incorporation and adoption of new ideas

  5. Focus, Attention, and Willpower

  6. Stress Mastery & Resilience

  7. Time and Energy Management

  8. Decision Making

  9. Personal innovation/Insight

  10. Presence

  11. Happiness

  12. Accountability

 

Your Brain with another person

 

  1. Trust

  2. Understanding the layers of their personal onion

  3. Facilitating others to adopt new ideas

  4. Bias and the Nonconscious brain

  5. Communicating

  6. Performance Management

  7. Delegation and Goal-setting

  8. Coaching

  9. Recruiting

  10. Influencing & Negotiation

  11. Encouraging innovation in others

  12. Handling conflict

  13. Collaboration

  14. Motivation

  15. Selling

 

Your Brain with several other people (i.e. a team)

 

  1. Building Trust and creating Psychological safety

  2. Exploring the team onion

  3. Facilitating the team to adopt a new direction

  4. Innovation and brain-storming in the team

  5. Diversity & Inclusion

  6. Developing High-Performing Teams

  7. Team process

  8. Facilitating the team and meeting management 

  9. Visioning and team direction

 

Your Brain in an Organization

 

  1. Creating an organization of Trust

  2. Exploring the organizational onion

  3. Leading the Organization

  4. Leading a new direction for the Organization

  5. Values/Culture/Diversity

  6. Orientation

  7. Engagement

  8. Visioning

  9. Creating a culture of innovation

  10. Predicting Change, the VUCA environment, and wicked problems

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