Complimentary 2020 SAICA Friday Knowledge Cafe: Neuroscience of Diversity & Inclusion


Who should attend?

SAICA members and associates [CA(SA)/AGA(SA)/AT(SA)] and trainees and members of the public


A practical webcast covering the neuroscience of diversity and inclusion. Delegates will leave the session having a better understanding of how the brain works as it relates to how we interact and engage with others and why we develop specific bias from a neurocognitive perspective. Delegates will also leave with the tools required to understand how we can drive high-performance teams.



Diversity & Inclusion is one of the most important focus areas of successful businesses around the world. The events of 2020 have only amplified its importance and aimed a magnifying glass on challenges in both society and the workplace. An understanding of the brain provides a more scientific lens into this focal point of business that can also challenge conventional wisdom in the same area. This 1 hour keynote will feature an expert from the Neuroleadership Institute who will share some of the science and application in the field of Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace. The Neuroleadership Institute is a global research driven leadership institute that works with 50% of the Fortune 100. They are purpose driven in making organisations more human using science.

The session will cover

  • Landscape of Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace
  • Neurocognitive components that underlie bias
  • How inclusion can be used to drive higher performing teams



Friday , 27 November


09:00 – 09:45       Neuroscience of Diversity & Inclusion
09:45 – 10:00       Q & A


About our Speaker

Rob Jardine is an Organisational Psychologist who holds Masters Degrees from the University of Johannesburg and University of Valencia. He has consulting and work experience in Europe, North America and Africa. He has worked with global businesses such as the adidas Group, Facebook, Discovery, Standard Bank and Munich Re. He is a thought leader in the South African NeuroLeadership context and has been featured on SABC, ENews, 702, Entrepreneur Magazine and the Sunday Times. He is a regular conference speaker and contributor.

He is currently the Head of Research & Solutions at the NeuroLeadershp Institute South Africa.



SAICA’s CPD policy has changed effective 1 January 2020 from an input measurement basis to an output measurement basis. Learning and the development of professional competence is unique to each member and should be aligned to your personal needs identified in your reflective learning plans. For further information and guidance, go to SAICA’s CPD website. The competencies being addressed in this seminar are:

  • Relational acumen: Communication skills
  • Relational acumen: People skills
  • Relational acumen: Relationship-building skills
  • Relational acumen: Teamwork
  • Relational acumen: Managing others

As a result of the above, you will no longer be required to swipe your CPD card at events or to log hours with SAICA.

If you are required to log CPD hours (for instance if you are a SAICA Tax Practitioner or registered with other professional bodies or organisations such as the IOD, SAIPA, SAIT etc.), please note that this webcast affords you 1 CPD hour.



Please note this session is complimentary.


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