CFN Certificate in the Foundations of NeuroLeadership

Learn to use neuroscience to improve performance, develop leaders and drive positive change

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The CFN Certificate in the Foundations of NeuroLeadership is a six-month knowledge-based program, delivered virtually, that offers participants a solid foundation in the core concepts underpinning the rapidly evolving and developing field of Neuroleadership. Learning is self-paced and includes weekly live debrief telecall sessions with a Ph.D. Neuroscience Professor. An additional week is structured at the end of each module for assignments and study. The program consists of four modules of five weeks each, built around the four domains of NeuroLeadership.

Program Overview



Module 1:
Making Decisions & Problem Solving


Module 2:


Module 3:
Collaborating with Others


Module 4:


What Sets the CFN Apart?

Whether you want to improve a team’s performance, help others grow, transform an organization’s strategy, drive a merger or acquisition, change how a leadership team functions or simply improve your own effectiveness, this course will make you significantly smarter about facilitating change.
You will learn the deeper neuroscience of:
  • Collaboration
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Decision-Making & Problem Solving
  • Change Facilitation
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This program is suitable for internal or external organizational leaders, managers or professionals, including people involved in:
  • Leadership Development
  • HR/ Learning and Development
  • Executive Coaching
  • Consulting
  • Talent Management
  • Organizational Development
  • Change Management


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Program Structure

Participants should plan for a 3-4 hour commitment each week throughout the program to complete the following activities:

Watch Recorded Webinars

A link to a recorded webinar for each week is available on the online platform under the lesson for that week.


Additional Readings and Resources

Weekly lesson readings and resources are also posted on the online platform, related to each lesson.



Debrief Telecalls with Professor

Participants are encouraged to attend a 45-minute telecall with a lead professor each week to debrief on the week’s lesson. Two telecall times are scheduled each week to accommodate participants from around the globe, and additional telecalls may be scheduled for higher participant volumes as required.


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Begins February, 2024

February 2024 CFN

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What Participants Say


"I actually miss this course now that it’s over! I got so much out of it, and enjoyed it so much. I can only imagine how much work goes in behind the scenes to pull this together so seamlessly, so thank you and your colleagues so much for all your work on this – it’s greatly appreciated, and has made a real difference in my life – personally and professionally."

"The importance of focused attention to learning, effective emotional control, and effective social interaction and the brain work needed to develop the capacity for focused attention because the default for the brain is self-narrative via the default mode network which is the opposite of focused attention."

"The Foundations in NeuroLeadership program enabled me to convert my fascination with neuroscience into practical knowledge and tools that have improved my professional and personal interactions and my work results. I would recommend this program to those interested in science-based ways to optimize your brain capacity and the performance of others."

"This was a phenomenal program. I learned so much about how to increase learning and engagement within my organization."

"It really validated a lot of what I'd heard elsewhere from other programs and courses."