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Academy of Brain’s online learning tutorials are based on behavioral and social science research and practical experiences. Our online trainings develop important psychological work-life skills. We aim to improve employees’ interaction and management skills as well as their way of handling pressure.

Muuta mieltäsi

Academy of Brain muuttaa mielesi käyttäytymistieteelliseen tutkimukseen perustuvien valmennusten avulla. Verkkovalmennukset kehittävät tärkeimpiä työelämätaitoja, hyvinvointia ja itsensä johtamista. Opit palautumaan ja keskittymään sekä parannat vuorovaikutustaitoja, johtamista ja tapaa toimia määrätietoisesti paineen alla. Sisällöt keskittyvät psykologisten taitojen (soft skills) kehittämiseen. Tässä muutamia esimerkkejä sisällöistämme, jotka ovat kaikki palvelussa käytössäsi:

Hyvinvointi

  • Aikuisen unikoulu
  • Paranna palautumistaitoja
  • Käytännön mindfulnessia
  • Arjen mielenhallinta
  • Painonhallinnan psykologia

Itsensä johtaminen

  • Ajankäytön hallinta
  • Keskittymiskyvyn ABC
  • Muutos haltuun – Kehitä paineensietokykyä
  • Mindset

Esimiestaidot

  • Parempaa palautetta
  • Näin ratkaiset konfliktit
  • Valmentava johtaminen

Yhteistyötaidot

  • Läsnäoleva vuorovaikutus
  • Huipputiimi
  • Psykologinen turvallisuus
  • Digitaalinen vuorovaikutus ja virtuaalitiimit
  • Persoonallisuus työelämässä

How Academy of Brain works

Learning anytime & anywhere

Learning is now easier, more flexible and more enjoyable than ever before. Academy of Brain trainings make learning fun and flexible as you can decide when and where you want to learn- using your phone or laptop. You get to choose. A fairly effortless way of learning!

Personalised Learning Tracks

Our team of experts is here for you and your organisation. We will coach you and help you grow. We have learning tracks to suit your needs.

Ready to change your mind?

Listen or watch & listen. Opt for a pre-packaged learning track or choose one from a vast array of courses that are customised to specifically meet your own particular needs.

Quick Fixes

Quick Fix videos are designed for quick and efficient studies. Videos last between 2 and 10 minutes and are excellent on coffee breaks and team meetings.

Short tutorials

Short tutorials give a good overview of the topic with some practical tools. They consist of videos, text materials, and exercises.

Long tutorials

Long tutorials give a comprehensive knowledge about the topic. They last between 2 and 5 hours and consist of videos, text materials, and exercises.

Academy of Brain – Learning Track

NEWME

The NEWME program is built by our experts to develop your core self-management skills.

BRAINEE

BRAINEE is a graduate program built by our experts to meet the needs of young talents. The program supports well-being and self-determination while teaching the most important work skills; recovery skills, stress management, resilience and collaboration skills.

LEAD

Our experts have created the LEAD-program for leaders and managers. The program brings together key aspects of today’s working life and practical skills for better leadership. The program will be implemented flexibly online.

VIBES

Our experts have created the VIBES program, which aims to deepen participants’ understanding of themselves, support self-directedness in interaction situations, and expertise in digital interaction and virtual teams.

FORWARD

Coping with sudden changes of Everyday Life and Ways of Working
Everyone of us is facing the changed realities of everyday life. Academy of Brain experts have designed an online training learning track, to support you in your everyday life and remote work.

Quick Fixes

Quick Fix videos are designed for quick and efficient studies. Videos last between 2 and 10 minutes and are excellent on coffee breaks and team meetings.

Time management

Time management is about getting things done. You cannot manage time. You can, however, manage the way you use your time – you can determine what you do with your time, just like you can determine how you use your money.

Managing your time refers to planning what you’ll do with the time you have available so that you’ll have enough invested time and enough time to spend. It also means planning exactly what you are going to do when it’s time to invest time: in which activities will I use my time? The goal is always the same: achieving the ability to direct energy into those things that matter so that they would get done.

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Psychological safety

Psychological safety affects a team’s performance, its climate, knowledge sharing and creativity. How to create a sense of psychological safety in your team?

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Leaving the role of the victim

We easily see things as the fault of circumstances or someone else and feel powerless with them. Leaving the role of the victim means a permanent change of attitude – so how should you do it?

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Show the person behind the actions

It is equally important that you are able to be yourself both at work and during your free time. Sharing your inner world, your emotions, thought processes, and even insecurities builds mutual appreciation, trust, and psychological safety.

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See the person behind the actions

An Organization is just a concept; there are only people & personalities. We often forget when speaking to other people that their behavior is guided by their experiences. It is important to see the other person as a complete package and to understand that we are dealing with human experiences. Added value comes from interaction, and interaction is always a human activity that comes from experience. The first person you need to see is yourself.

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Self Coaching

If you want to develop yourself, you need to stop and think about the next version of yourself. Ask the following four questions from yourself regularly:

  • What are you satisfied and dissatisfied with in your life?
  • What kind of feedback are people giving you?
  • Where can you find new directions and ideas for what you could become?
  • What you should do more, what you should do less, and what you should quit altogether?

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Learn to Focus

Focusing means the ability to direct your energy into things that matter. In order to do a good job, you must focus on the task. In this video, you will learn about the three areas of focusing.

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Working with meaning

This quick fix discusses what you can do in a situation that feels meaningless. You can work to make situations feel more meaningful. It requires you noticing your mood and actively working to change it.

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Emotions in action

How do emotions work? How should you react to them? In today’s working life, besides expressing our thoughts and ideas, it is essential that we get to express our emotions as well. Therefore, it is extremely important that you learn to recognize, acknowledge, and express yours and others’ emotions in a constructive way.

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Working under pressure

How you work under pressure depends on your positivity, efficiency and flexibility. You can improve each of these areas.

This Quick Fix explains the main aspects of working under pressure and guides you to improve your resilience.

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Find motivation for routine tasks

How should you motivate yourself and others to do mundane tasks? This video teaches you three practical and efficient methods for improving motivation.

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Meaningful work

Meaningfulness is one of the key motivators in human life. However, in working life, it often disappears due to the stress, hectic schedules, and organizational structures. How to make your work more meaningful?

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Dealing with attention deficit trait

It is equally important that you are able to be yourself both at work and during your free time. Sharing your inner world, your emotions, thought processes, and even insecurities builds mutual appreciation, trust, and psychological safety.

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The training course is great and full of useful materials. The videos are informative while being efficiently short so the learner can allocate time well.

A very broad and interesting topic so it would be nice to come back to this training again. I would like more training on this subject.

A very good and informative tutorial on migraines. I learned about treatment methods that don’t require any medicine as well as things to avoid to prevent a migraine. Thank you!

Psychological Safety

Psychological safety affects a team’s performance, its climate, knowledge sharing and creativity. How to create a sense of psychological safety in your team?
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Digital interaction and virtual teams

This tutorial focuses on ways to enhance digital interaction and virtual teamwork. You will learn to create a communication strategy, understand various interaction etiquettes, and learn to develop trust online.

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Short tutorials

Short tutorials give a good overview of the topic with some practical tools. They consist of videos, text materials, and exercises.

Focusing skills

Focusing means the ability to direct your energy into things that matter. In order to do a good job, you must focus on the task. Today, however, our lives are full of interruptions and stimuli that distract our minds. In this course, you will learn to master five focusing skills.

This tutorial focuses on developing your ability to focus.Keep in mind, however, that your ability to focus is heavily dependent on other people and the way your work is organized.


time: 2 h 30 min
videos: 8
exercises: 12


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Improve your recovery skills

Recovery divides into two: physical and mental – body and mind. Physical recovery is the basis on which mental recovery builds. Most of us know what physical recovery processes there are: sleep, nutrition & exercise. But what do you know about mental recovery? Do you know how you could improve your mental recovery? In this tutorial, you will learn methods and processes to develop your recovery skills, welcome!


time: 2 h
videos: 8
exercises: 9


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Understanding personality types at work

Diversity is an asset and a strength, once understood correctly. Understanding diversity improves your self-awareness, appreciation towards differences and develops your ability to evaluate tasks that are suitable for you. Understanding personalities helps you succeed in modern working life.

This course dives into the best-known personality theory, the Big Five. The Big Five model presents five personality traits: Need for Stability, Extraversion, Originality, Agreeableness, and Conscientiousness.


time: 1 h 30 min
videos: 7
exercises: 7


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Managing Migraines

If you have a headache that occurs rarely, and can be managed with a small amount of medicine, you do not need to consider the causes for it.

However, if the headache limits your actions, whether at work or in your personal life, you should try to find out where does it stem from. A migraine causes headaches, but it can also affect your senses or cause nausea.

With the knowledge and exercises from this tutorial, you can improve your wellbeing.


time: 1 h 30 min
videos: 6
exercises: 5


Improve positivity

How fast are you able to find something positive in a difficult situation? Positivity is not a given, but you can and you should practice it, as it will help you and others around you!


time: 30 min
videos: 2
exercises: 4


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Team leader’s Academy of Brain – Develop Your Team!

Työelämä vaatii meiltä kaikilta yhä enemmän uudenlaisia taitoja. Kaikkia meitä askarruttaa kysymykset siitä miten jaksan vielä kymmeniä vuosia, miten teen asioita fiksummin ja tehokkaammin, miten kasvan ja kehityn, miten uudistun, miten saan aikaan ja teen tulosta? Millä taidoilla, millä keinoilla? Sinulla on esimiehenä tärkeä rooli olla luomassa laadukasta työarkea ja ruokkia motivaatiota sekä erityisesti tukea tiimiläistesi kehittymistä. Tässä valmennuksessa kerromme, miten parhaiten hyödynnät verkkovalmennuksia esimiestyössä tiimisi kanssa.


time: 30 min
videos: 5
exercises: 3


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Growth mindset

Top performance, good decisions and new perspectives all begin with our ability to see things in a new light. This tutorial focuses on developing your mindset. You will notice changes instantly!


time: 2 h 30 min
videos: 6
exercises: 8


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Sleep better in five weeks

Many people struggle with getting a good night’s sleep, causing difficulties in other parts of their lives. Have you tried to improve your sleep?

This tutorial focuses on improving your ability to fall asleep and to improve the quality of your sleep. Improving sleep involves making a few simple, but powerful shifts in routine and behaviors. Want to know what they are?


time: 2 h
videos: 7
exercises: 6


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Practical mindfulness

This short course teaches you the basics of mindfulness and helps you get started with training. By doing the exercises every day for a couple of weeks, you will notice positive effects, such as better sleep & concentration – or simply an improved mood!


time: 1 h 
videos: 6
exercises: 6


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Succeed in Remote Leadership

What makes remote leadership so special? How do you lead a team remotely and what do you strive to accomplish? This tutorial goes through the basics of remote leadership and helps you develop as a remote leader!


time: 1 h 30 min
videos: 8
exercises: 8


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Long tutorials

Long tutorials give a comprehensive knowledge about the topic. They last between 2 and 5 hours and consist of videos, text materials, and exercises.All videos are available also as podcasts.

Everyday mind skills

Did you know that you miss out on the majority of your experiences? Your brain produces unique experiences every waking moment, but you are able to notify only a small part of them. Emotions and needs have a strong effect on your behavior. Whether they are good or bad, all emotions are needed and valuable. This tutorial aims to help you acknowledge and accept your emotions and needs. By practicing, you will be able to control, express and take responsibility for your emotions.


time: 2 h 
videos: 10
exercises: 7


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Coaching Leadership

According to research, coaching leadership enhances individuals’ well being and boosts productivity within the organization. This tutorial gives you good practical tools for growing into the coaching role. There are a lot of different leadership styles. Research indicates that a good leader employs three to four styles flexibly. How can you learn to apply the right style for the right moment?


time: 1 h 30 min
videos: 11
exercises: 13


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Better Feedback

The objective of feedback is to learn. Instead of “feedback”, we should call them “learning discussions”. More importantly, feedback is not about one person telling others how they should do their work. The goal is to recognize together what have you done so far and how could you develop your actions further. Feedback is a crucial factor in developing individuals and organizations.


time: 2 h 30 min
videos: 16
exercises: 10


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High Performing Team

Work is done together. The quality of teamwork determines the end result and the atmosphere. High Performing Team tutorial answers the question: How do I enhance teamwork? The tutorial focuses on the most common challenges and most prominent solutions for teamwork.

The tutorial is focused on developing team practices, creating a common goal, understanding and appreciating diversity as a resource, and enhancing decision-making and implementation.


time: 5 h 30 min
videos: 11
exercises: 13


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Present in interaction

Työelämä muuttuu koko ajan vuorovaikutteisemmaksi. Siksi on tärkeää oppia olemaan läsnä keskusteluissa. Läsnäolevassa vuorovaikutuksessa pyritään tietoisesti rakentavaan, hyvään vuorovaikutukseen. Tämä valmennus tarjoaa sinulle konkreettisia harjoituksia, jotka on helppo laittaa käytäntöön.


time: 2 h
videos: 8
exercises: 3


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Psychology of Weight Management

If you have ever tried to lose weight, or are being critical towards your body, this tutorial is great for you. Regardless of your goals, this tutorial will teach you psychological skills, that you can utilize in many areas of your life. Widen your perspective and learn about the psychology of weight management.

The tutorial bases on acceptance and commitment therapy, as well as research on eating habit and weight control.


time: 4 h
videos: 9
exercises: 20


Cope Better with Change - Developing Resilience

Resilience is an everyday skill. You face complex and complicated situations on a daily basis. These situations involve other people and you should be able to solve challenging things together. How do you adapt to new situations and changes? How quickly can you adapt and recover your ability to act? Resilience is an important brain skill, especially in the information age. It’s not something you either have or don’t have: it’s a learned skill that can be measured and developed.


time: 2 h 30 min
videos: 6
exercises: 8


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Navigating Conflicts

Different minor and major conflicts are part of our everyday life. Work communities are full of difficult situations and conflicts. Research indicates that up to 85 percent of employees experience constant conflicts in their work.

This tutorial introduces four perspectives that will help you deal with conflicts. These so called four doors base on a Harvard University study.

After the tutorial you have the resources to turn a conflict in to a learning experience.


time: 3 h
videos: 16
exercises: 15


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Digital Interaction and Virtual Teams

This tutorial focuses on ways to enhance digital interaction and virtual teamwork. The tutorial consists of two parts. First we will discuss about communication strategy, interaction etiquette and how to develop trust online.The other part of this tutorial goes through tools and applications that are useful for digital teamwork.


time: 2 h 30 min
videos: 11
exercises: 10


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FORWARD

FORWARD is designed to bolster mental resilience and successful remote work..

The program supports people’s well-being, resilience, recovery, mind-control and adaptability to change.

Develop remote management and ways to enhance digital interaction and virtual teamwork. 

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The experts behind
Academy of Brain

The Academy of Brain has assembled its own team of experts to ensure that the online training content is based on strong expertise, scientific research and hands-on experience.

Ville Ojanen

VILLE OJANEN

Ville is a psychologist with a PhD in cognitive neuroscience. He has more than a decade of experience in the areas of change management and psychological working-life skills training.

Minna Huotilainen

MINNA HUOTILAINEN

Minna is a professor of educational sciences at the University of Helsinki and at CiCERO Learning Network where she uses neuroscientific methods to understand the role of memory and attention in learning. In addition, she leads the international Master’s Programme in Changing Education.

Jarmo Manner

JARMO MANNER

Jarmo has a master’s degree in economics and is an executive coach and organizational consultant. He has 15 years of leadership experience and 20 years of coaching experience with individuals, groups and organizations.