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Chimp Management Third Annual Conference:

Neuroscience of the Mind With Practical Applications

5th – 6th May 2021

Tankersley Manor Hotel, Sheffield

A 2-day event helping you to get the best out of yourself and other people – with a focus on self-development, teams, neuroscience and the developing mind.

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update: Due to the current restrictions in place we will postpone this event from 10-11th November 2020 to 5-6th May 2021.

We would like to offer everyone the chance to roll over their ticket to the date later in the year this will happen automatically. We would also like to offer instead, the chance to redeem this money sooner as a voucher for the same price to be used on any of our other services detailed below. Those who would prefer a refund should contact us in the coming days to secure this.

For anyone who has already reserved a room at Tankersley Manor please get in touch with them directly. They are very happy to move your date to fit around the new dates later in the year. Tankersley Manor have confirmed that they are happy to refund those who have booked with them directly, however, if you have booked through another merchant such as (booking.com etc) we cannot guarantee that you will receive a refund and ask you to contact the provider directly.

You will learn through workshops and keynote speeches, presented by Professor Steve Peters and the Chimp Management team. There will be workshops aimed at helping corporate clients, individuals, educators and parents.




As a delegate you will choose from 2 of 3 areas to focus on.

Each area will have three workshops with a different theme for each one.

All of the workshops will involve Chimp Management mentors presenting knowledge and information, followed by discussion and exercises in small group work.

The 3 areas we will focus on this year are:


Neuroscience and Development 


5th – 6th May 2021

Tankersley Manor Hotel, Sheffield





3 workshops that will offer insights into how you interact with other people. You will gain an understanding of how to work effectively with others, how to manage difficult people and how to inspire.

1. Inspiring others

As a leader in a group, organisation or a family, how can you inspire others to take a course of action or work to achieve a common goal? We explore how to build connection with others’ Humans and Chimps through active listening and demonstrating appreciation; and how to set and review meaningful goals through empowerment and encouragement.

2. Managing conflict and “difficult” people

By the end of this workshop delegates will have had the opportunity to develop a structured plan to take away to help them better manage “difficult” people and conflict. During this session delegates will be able to explore why they find someone “difficult”, what unhelpful beliefs they may be holding and how they can better manage the other person’s Chimp. Delegates will gain a better understanding of how to agree standards and behaviours and how to reset into Human mode.

 3. Effective working

This interactive session will look at how the mind approaches effective working. If you have ever wondered why despite hours of hard work, the output is never quite enough, this session will give some understanding of the neuroscience behind this. We will then look at using the understanding of the brain to maintain maximum output, and ensure that this is effective.

Neuroscience and development

3 workshops focussing on neuroscience and the developing mind. You will gain an understanding of how we process information, how to choose logic above emotions and the effects hormones play on the mind.

1. How we process information

This workshop will look at how we interpret experiences using both our logical Human brain and our emotional Chimp brain. It will explain the importance of reflecting on unwelcome experiences in order to prevent unhelpful beliefs being stored and using effective strategies such as AMP (accept and move on with a plan) It will also focus on managing emotional scars through developing action plans to effectively manage them.

2. Developing rational pathways in the brain

We will look at the importance of creating patterns and systems for personal reflection and development time to help influence our neural plasticity and shape our behaviours to be more responsive and less reactive.  Look at how logic can be based on presumption and assumption rather than the facts.  How can we use suffering and reward to hardwire helpful habits?

3. Hormonal effects on the mind

This workshop will take you on a journey exploring the effects hormones have on our biopsychosocial development. Our endocrine system comprises various glands and hormones that work together to regulate many of our body’s functions, including our mood. We will look at key developmental stages and how hormones can affect many aspects of our lives including mood states and optimising performance. Moreover, this session will help you to develop plans around managing your psychological well being so that you can get the best out of yourself and others.


3 workshops focussing on personal development. These workshops will explore the relationship you hold with yourself, how to manage your Chimp and the importance of managing Goblins and Gremlins.

1. Exploring, understanding and building self

There are a number of aspects to consider when looking at who you are.  This workshop will explore how having clarity on who you are and how you want to be can promote greater happiness. Specific focus will be placed on the difference in how the chimp and human perceive you and the choice you have on which one to go with.

2. How to manage an overactive Chimp

How active is your Chimp? And what impact does that have on your happiness, confidence, and success? In this session, we’ll explore the function, agenda, and personality of your Chimp. Are they calm as the beach, busy as a bee, or somewhere in between? We know the Chimp can be your best friend…but are you being theirs?

3. Goblin or Gremlin?

Do you know your goblin from your gremlin?  This workshop will examine exactly what goblins and gremlins are and use this insight to be able to recognise the importance of distinguishing between them.  Delegates will be provided with the opportunity to learn strategies to manage either one.  The different functions of Autopilots and the Stone of Life in managing gremlins and goblins will be explored.  The workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to establish their own grade “A” hits to take away and apply on a day to day basis.

About the Venue

Mercure Tankersley Manor, Sheffield

Church Lane, Tankersley, Barnsley
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom. S75 3DQ


The event will take place at the Tankersley Manor Hotel. The price of the ticket does not include accommodation; however, you can book into the hotel with a preferred rate by calling 01226 744700 (select option 1 for the Conference Team.)

Tankersley Manor Hotel Preferred Rate


Double Room B&B (Single Occupancy) Double Room B&B (Double Occupancy)
£85* £100*

* Please Note: This is our ‘preferred rate’, meaning as a delegate you can book the Hotel at this price. However, you may find better rates on comparison websites. 

There is also a Premier Inn located less than a third of a mile (500 meters) from the venue.


Free parking is available on-site in the hotel car park.

Event Schedule

5th May 2021

08:15 – 09:15

Registration and arrival refreshments

09:30 – 11:00

Keynote from Professor Steve Peters

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:45

Breakout Session One

12:45 – 13:45


13:45 – 15:00

Breakout Session Two

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:45

Breakout Session Three

17:00 – 17:30

Round up of the day – followed by networking with tea, coffee and biscuits

6th May 2021

08:15 – 09:15

Registration for day delegates only

09:30 – 10:45

Breakout Session One

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:30

Breakout Session Two

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:45

Breakout Session Three

14:45 – 15:15

Coffee Break

15:15 – 16:15

Professor Steve Peters to conduct an interview live on stage

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What Others Say…

Please could you also pass on my thanks to all the mentors running the sessions that I attended today.  They were all very professionally run with very interesting content and I am now reflecting on the learnings that I took from each of them and, in particular, my unconscious beliefs and the impact these have and how I can reprogram these..”

“It seemed that lots of thought and effort had been put into making the two days a great experience and maximising our opportunities to learn. My only regret is that I did not attend last year.”

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