Dr Judi Newman – Leaders are brain changers

Webinar Event – Saturday 18 November 2023 – 10-11.30am AEDT
IAAN Members will receive an email link to the webinar event the week of 15 May 2023.

Non-Members can Register at https://members.iaan.com.au/event-5412002/Registration


Dr. Judi Newman, PhD is the Director of The Academy of Organisational Neuroscience Australia and is an expert in applied neuroscience, a field of study that takes the latest in social cognitive neuroscience research and applies it to leadership, motivation, learning and influence. Her mission is to boost influence through strengthening leadership capacity and learning impact, for high performance learning cultures through a neuroscience lens by sharing evidence-based practice.

Specifically, her work is focussed on working with school principals and corporate leaders to establish brainwise schools or companies to build high performance teams who view themselves as leaders. Her unique approach, combining what we know from psychology, education and neuroscience can give your organisation the edge and is evident in her academic research and work background across these three areas.

She is the only consultant in Australia that has a PhD in social applied neuroscience, is a former high school principal with over thirty years of experience in education, a masters in learning management, has worked as a full time executive leadership coach and additionally, has a psychology background. Judi has written four books and is currently writing a leadership book. Judi’s PhD research won the Paul Andersen Research Prize for the most outstanding result for a thesis in the university’s academic year in 2022.

Currently, Judi is writing university curriculum around neuroeducation, trains executives in brain based coaching, supervisors research students, presents keynotes at conferences and runs training workshops and webinars for The Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL), the military, Central Queensland University, Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership, Institute of Organisational Neuroscience (ION), Californian State University, 24 schools across Australia and 24 industry corporations.


Organisations around the world are discovering neuroscience as the research base for future-orientated success. Through neuroimaging technology, we now have a deeper understanding of how the brain functions, shedding light on behaviour, motivation, learning and memory, providing insight into evidence based leadership practices. This webinar summarises the foundation of applied social neuroscience and that is, what transpires in a personal interaction between leader and team member (or trainer/teacher and trainee/student) that impacts on motivation levels to engage at our best performance. Explore how to strengthen your influence as a leader to improve learning uptake and bring about behaviour change through a neuroscience lens. Discover why emotion can’t be separated from decision making, what happens in the brain during unwelcome change, what cognitive bias means for leadership impact, how the brain thinks in expectation and what this means for leading teams. Reflect on your own leadership style and approach, based on the 12 Leadership Attributes that build trust, rapport and growth and the 10 motivational triggers.

Join Dr Judi Newman as she shares her research and practice and explores answers to these burning questions with practical strategies and tools to implement immediately and much more.

  • How does a leader prime conversational chemistry?
  • Why is distrust the default of the lower regions of the brain?
  • What are the three questions we ask ourselves when we interact with someone that effects our behaviour?
  • What leadership behaviours trigger defensiveness and resistance?
  • What is the most powerful leadership strategy for building other leaders around you?
  • Why are leadership behaviours brain based but not always brain wise?
  • How does the brain learn best?
  • Why do you forget what you came into a room for?
  • When you buy a new car, why do you then see them everywhere?

Audience: Corporate CEOs, Professionals, School leaders and teachers, trainers, coaches, and anyone interested in applied social neuroscience.

International Association of Applied Neuroscience

Supporting the helping professions

(formerly the International Association of Clinical Neuropsychotherapy)


The IAAN is a not-for-profit International volunteer organisation run by members for the greater good of the networking membership, who are passionate about how Neuroscience can be Applied in a variety of chosen professional fields across the world.

The purpose of the IAAN is to promote and facilitate the application of neuroscience knowledge to professionals working in the fields of human behaviour and mental health.

Purpose & Objectives

The purpose of the IAAN is to promote and facilitate the development, registration and professional practice of applied neuroscience.

To this end the IAAN objectives include:

  • Promoting the study and application of neuroscience, including the framework of neuropsychotherapy, within the medical, social science, and education professions across the world.
  • Supporting practicing clinicians with access to up to date research papers, comment and insight from globally recognised specialists.
  • Developing and enhancing a network of like minded practitioners and to enhance the sharing of knowledge and peer supervision opportunities.
  • Offering professional development opportunities.


Multiple Streams of Membership

The IAAN offers multiple streams of membership such as Psychotherapy, Education, and Organisational, so your training and certification is perfectly in line with your professional activities.

Specialist Training

Regardless of the stream you choose to enter, your training in applied neuroscience will be facilitated by professionals with expertise in your industry and in applied neuroscience.


As part of your membership and continued certification there will be opportunities to attend our conferences, engage with our supervisors and online training modules, as well as discounts with partner providers of continuing education.

Membership Levels

  1. General Members – A professional who holds recognised training and certification/registration within their field (according to the relevant stream*).
  2. Student Member – A student who is undertaking accredited training within their profession (according to the relevant stream*).
  3. Associate Member – A professional who holds recognised training and certification/registration within their field (according to the relevant stream*) and who has completed IAAN training and completes annual professional development training (equivalnet to minimum 1/2 day).
  4. Certified Member – A professional who holds recognised training and certification/registration within their field (according to the relevant stream*) and who has completed IAAN training and completes annual specialised IAAN supervision.

* Each stream specifies a minimum recognised certification/registration within their field for membership.


‘Fundamentals of Applied Neuroscience’  This is the base level training for all streams. This level of training will teach you the fundamentals of applied neuroscience in an interactive workshop environment.

Specialised Training – This training takes your learning to the next level with a focus on the application of neuroscience specific to your chosen stream.

‘On-going Professional Development and Specialised Supervision’  Having mastered competency in applied neuroscience for your specific stream, this commitment maintains your certification and ongoing development as an IAAN Certified Member.

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