International brain training guru to speak at African Sport Leadership Programme

Annette Willemse -- Thu, 07/07/2016 - 11:27

International brain training guru to speak at African Sport Leadership Programme

The name Dr Kobus Neethling needs no introduction. As an international recognised brain training guru, he works with major corporations, national sporting teams, and education groups from all over the world. 

As from 25 September 2016 – 1 October 2016, Dr Neethling will join forces with the Vaal Triangle Campus of the North-West University (NWU Vaal) – and more so the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Information Technology, when he takes to the stage during the inaugural African Sport Leadership Programme (ASLP). Voted by Femina magazine as one of the six best presenters in South Africa and one of the top three speakers in the world, Dr Neethling is a highly celebrated expert on topics of creativity and innovation. Dr Neethling holds six degrees including two Masters, a Doctorate and Post-Doctorate (cum laude) in the identification and development of creative behaviour (Universities of Cape Town and Georgia-USA). He has written more than 80 books and 9 TV series including a number of international best-sellers.

Dr Neethling holds six degrees including two Masters, a Doctorate and Post-Doctorate (cum laude) in the identification and development of creative behaviour (Universities of Cape Town and Georgia-USA). He has written more than 80 books and 9 TV series including a number of international best-sellers.  Other career highlights include:

  • President of the South African Creativity Foundation.
  • Guinness World Record Holder.
  • Received ten international Who's Who Awards, including Personality of the Year (2000), one of 2 000 Outstanding Scholars of the 20th Century (1999) and the International Who's Who of Intellectuals Award.
  • Received the 1998 International Leadership Award from the Creative Problem Solving Institute of America.
Dr Kobus Neethling

More about the ASLP

According to Dr Botha-Ravyse the ASLP is set to become an annual event. “It is important for us to establish research collaborators within Africa, since the experience – in terms of sport administration, governance and even participation, are similar to that in South Africa. It would therefore be counterproductive to try and compare – in terms of research, the impact of sport and recreation, between South Africa and continents like Europe,” Dr Botha-Ravyse. She further explains that Sports Science in Africa is still – relatively speaking, in its infancy. “By means of this programme we wish to bridge the gap between research and practical application and impact thereof within the field of sport and recreation,” says Dr Botha-Ravyse and adds that the discipline in which sport and recreation exist in represents a multi-dimensional and intertwined labyrinth of medicine, physiology, nutrition, psychology and biomechanics to mention but a few.

The programme will cover the following topics:

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Cultural intelligence
  • Motivation
  • Communication
  • Ethics
  • Psychological wellbeing
  • Leadership and innovation

Dr Botha-Ravyse sums up the ASLP by stating: “We aim to vest collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches, and initiatives to empower Africa’s sports scientists, sports physicians, athletes, coaches, technical persons, administrators and governing bodies with a view to produce far better results while building up a vital knowledge base.”

For more information please visit the ASLP website.

Location

Vaal Triangle Campus
Hendrik van Eck Boulevard Vanderbijlpark
South Africa