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BRAINERY - Skills of the Future

Evening school where you can learn "Future skills" with award-winning lecturer Olívia.

In Brainery we focus on the development of key competences for the future, which teach us to think more comprehensively, think more critically, understand human behaviour and see the world around us in a more tolerant way.

The course content is based on the latest knowledge from the behavioural, social sciences and neurobiology.


Brainery takes 10 weeks and consists of 5 modules: Human decision-making and critical thinking, Emotional and social intelligence, Cognitive distortions in negotiations, Science of persuasion, Creative and adaptive thinking, Conversational intelligence, storytelling and public demeanor.

In addition to interactive lectures there is a variety of exercises, tests, certified games and discussions. A certificate is awarded on successful completion of the course.

Olívia teaches:
Olivia Hurbanova
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Olívia is a positive skeptic, lecturer and author of the Future skills concept. She teaches in Slovakia, abroad and on campus. Her brainpower helps clients like IBM, Lenovo, Dell, Swiss Re, Allianz, PWC and many other companies. In February 2019 she was awarded the Lecturer of the Year title with a record 21 nominations for her extensive effort in the field of education.

Olívia Hurbanová
Lecturer of the year 2018


The development of competences defined by us is crucial not only in our opinion, but in that of renowned world media like Fortune 500 and the Institute for the Future as well. In a globalised world overloaded with information, how can we identify what is useful and relevant and then maximise its use in an innovative way?  We need to use critical and adaptive thinking to develop the ability to make the best choices.  Faced with an information explosion, we need to learn how to work under cognitive overload and how to deal with issues such as focus, memory and stress.  Increasing robotization is even beginning to threaten  the middle-class, putting pressure on crucial skills: the development of creative thinking and innovation.  These skills alone are no guarantee of success.  The ability to sell yourself, your negotiation skills, your knowledge of behavioural science and your emotional and social intelligence all have a vital role to play.

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The acquired skills and experience will help you take a step forward in these areas:

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Interpersonal relationships

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Career and professional growth

HR, Marketing and communication

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Each of the developed skills has its weight, but only a mutual functional synergy and interlinking these skills will allow you to see and understand the world in its complexity and thus create a true added value for you and your company.

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Human decision-making, critical thinking and science of persuasion.


Emotional agility and social intelligence in everyday life from the perspective of neuroscience.


ZEN principles transformed into speech. Conversational intelligence and storytelling.


Myths and cognitive distortions in negotiations.

What neuroscience teaches us about creative thinking and change.


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"... there are not such courses which are based on the results of real scientific research from quality sources and scientific literature ..."

Jana Blštáková, PhD - Associate professor, Vice-dean University of Economic in Bratislava

"... I liked that we didn't stick to the "common" theories, on the other hand, we looked at them with critical eye and from new angles."

Kristína M. Mendonca - FinOps manager, Amazon

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"... If you want to learn more about yourself and your loved ones and observe their sometimes incomprehensible behavior, then Brainery is the right choice;)"

Radovan Debnár - CEO, Learn2Code

"Brainery showed me what we humans have in common, what important roles our brains play and how to work with what divides us."

Nataša Rokoszová - Marketing Manager, Sportservis

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Andrea Droscinova

"... Olivia is still the most inspiring woman I have ever known. :)"

Andrea Droščínová - Business Development Manager, Strossle


Skills for the 21st century 


Start: May 25th - July

When: every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. CET

Duration: 10 weeks 

Where: On-line via Zoom

Language: English

Price 1200 €/person 


"I recommend the Brainery school to people who want to understand themselves and others a little more. I recommend it to people who are looking for deeper connections and like to think about them. People who want to enrich themselves with new knowledge about human behavior without having to study lengthy scientific books and research, and also for people who will want to know more and more after the program and will finally start studying those scientific books :) After the Brainery program, you will no longer look at the world, relationships, behavior as before, you will look with new eyes, you will have more understanding and what may have angered you so far, you will at least get to a neutral level. In short, it will change you. Olivia and Matej, thank you!"

Lucia Krajcikova

Lucia Krajčíková

Head of Human Resources, BNP Paribas