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Advanced Learning Programs - Australia and Beyond!


The Buzan Centre @ Mindwerx International offers a range of Advanced Learning  professional development programs to help you Think, Learn and Innovate.

They are designed to help you improve your memory, increase your intelligence, speed up your reading, enhance your concentration, sharpen analytical thinking, expand your creativity, boost your confidence and achieve real success at work and in your personal life. 

Developing these advanced learning skills is also a major step on the road to better Managing Information Overload.

Participants in any of our programs receive a Brain Kit to get started - including our Workshop Notes, 4 Colour Pen, Mind Map workbooks, relevant  Reference Cards, plus follow-up eLessons on our online community for continued learning.

Workshops are tailored to meet the specific needs of your team:-

NOTE: In 2014 we won't be running our usual public workshops. Instead we want to do something even better. Read about it on mindwerx.com.

Except for the Instructor programs and mentoring/coaching, programs are generally full-day interactive workshops or tailored one-on-one half-day coaching workshops.

In either format they are designed to provide participants with insights, tools and training in practical learning and thinking skills that help them Manage Information Overload, so they can achieve greater success.

The goal is to give participants a meaningful and practical look at proven advanced learning methods so they can focus on the application of these back at work and home. 

Participants will take away useful insights and skills they can use right away.


For information on having us tailor any of our programs to run in-house for your team please email info@buzan.com.au or call us on +61 (0)7 5502 6570.

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Mind Mapping to Get Things Done  

Developed by Tony Buzan, a master in understanding how the mind works, the Mind Map® has been called the Swiss Army Knife for the Brain.

The Mind Map is one of the most empowering and useful tools in the Deliberate Creative Thinking arsenal, now used by an estimated 450 million people around the world. 

Tapping into the way brain actually works, Mind Mapping® allows ideas to radiate from a central focus while providing a holistic picture of the situation.

This program looks at the practical application of Mind Maps to get things done, and participants will learn to:

  • Unlock the power of radiant thinking by taking a look at how the brain really works

  • Develop Mind Maps that capture complete concepts and develop new ideas

  • Capture and comprehend information easily with greater completeness and clarity

  • Use Mind Mapping to plan activities of all types - personal and work related

  • Create Mind Maps that organise information coming in and out of your head

  • Use iMindMap software to turn their Mind Maps into reports, presentation and projects in half the normal time

  • Create Group Mind Maps that engage and empower team collaboration and creativity


By understanding the way the brain really works and applying the Laws of Mind Mapping to organise and develop thinking, Mind Maps help to:

  • Plan major projects and other activities in a fraction of the time normally needed

  • Capture and comprehend vast amounts of information relevant to their focus

  • Work creatively either individually or in a team

  • Generate innovative new ideas related to the task being worked on

  • Communicate ideas and concepts easily and quickly


Program Outline:   

This workshop looks at the practical application of Mind Maps to get things done. 

Mind Maps aid individual thinking and significantly improve team collaboration, but it is the conversion to final outputs that really matters. 

This is a fast paced and interactive 1-day workshop participants will:

  • Look at the nature of their amazing Neck-Top Computer to better understand how their mind works

  • Explore the concept of Radiant Thinking and why Mind Maps work so well

  • See the many ways Mind Maps are used to create plans, reports, presentations, etc

  • Develop Note Taking Mind Maps to organise information coming in

  • Create Note Making Mind Maps to creatively allow information to flow and self-organise out of their heads

  • Work through a number of MMapplications – Mind Map Applications that turn Mind Maps into outcomes

  • Unleash the genius of iMindMap, the Official Mind Mapping software approved by Tony Buzan

  • Feel the power of team collaboration using Group Mind Maps to see how issues, ideas and strategies are captured in a way that can be better used

  • Discuss specific applications that they can use at home and work – this is the chance to get invaluable hints and tips from a Master Trainer

  • See how Mind Maps connect with Speed Reading and Improved Memory techniques as a key information organising tool

  • Be well on the way to effectively Managing Information Overload

Mind Map on the laws of Mind Mapping using iMindMap

Who should attend?

Suitable for Business people, Education (Students and Teachers), Community and Government, Personal Applications and any suffering from Information Overload.


"Excellent session, good mix of activities and presentation. Lively presentation, enjoyed learning Jennifer’s personal story. A good skill to learn and we learnt a lot in a short time"
…Kathy Armstrong…EOS Engagement Advisor. 


For information on having us tailor this program to run in-house for your team please email info@buzan.com.au or call us on +61 (0)7 5502 6570.

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Speed Reading to Accelerate Learning  

Read strategically to increase speed, comprehension and recall to better Manage Information Overload

The more effectively you read the better you maximise your capacity to absorb new information and ensure your success!

Can you read 1,000 words a minute? 

With the challenges of information overload you face daily, reading 1,000 words a minute with full comprehension has become a necessary skill for everyone. 

Buzan’s Speed Reading techniques work with how your mind works and give you the capacity to effectively handle and manage incoming information, enabling you to keep one step ahead.  


Today's fast paced world demands the ability to rapidly absorb and understand enormous amounts of new information. 

It has been estimated by the United Nations that a knowledge worker in most fields needs to be able to read at least 400 Words per Minute in order to just keep abreast of what is happening in their field. 

Yet most people read at 300 WPM or less. 

This makes many professionals functionally illiterate!  


When properly applied and used to their full extent speed reading techniques allow people to:

  • Double and even triple their current reading speed
  • Increase reading comprehension with broader vocabulary and improved understanding and recall
  • Make faster connections between related themes, issues and ideas to put these to use
  • Rapidly gain an appreciation of new material, and build their knowledge database 
  • Finally deal with the pile of reports, papers and magazines in the corner, and the unread books on the bookshelf
  • Read on-screen material easily, and manage emails effectively
  • Bring your reading to life using the new knowledge and skills you've gained

Who should attend?

Suitable for Business people, Education (Students and Teachers), Community and Government, Personal Applications and any suffering from Information Overload.


"Good techniques taught in a fun and relaxed presentation"…
Helena Chan…Senior Business Analyst

"Great, the techniques to speed up my reading were actually "taught" in the 3 hours. I saw improvement by the end of the course" 
Maria Vetsikas…Analyst/Programmer


For information on having us tailor this program to run in-house for your team please email info@buzan.com.au or call us on +61 (0)7 5502 6570.


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Improved Memory to Achieve Your Goals  

Memory principles and techniques to enhance your chance of success

Have you said, "Oh, if only I had a better memory!"? Memory has been revealed as the number one problem for most individuals.

Having excellent memory enhances your chance at success, because when you train your memory and train your imagination, there is a remarkable increase in concentration, comprehension, recall and creativity. 


Today's fast paced world demands the ability to rapidly cover and absorb enormous amounts of new information.

This program accelerates your understanding how your mind works to improve your ability to thrive in an age of Information Overload.

We will look at more proven techniques to enhance your memory in a range of business and personal situations.  

In this workshop participants will:

  • Develop an appreciation for why and how memory is the key to your success
  • Discover how The Most Important Graph in the World is their guarantee of personal and business success
  • Use key memory principles to become more positively memorable
  • Learn methods and techniques that enhance short and long term memory
  • Develop the skill of remembering names with faces.
  • Understand how to achieve up to 80% increase in retention of future learning
  • Discover Memory Champions secrets that wow others


Having excellent memory enhances business and personal success, because when you train your memory and train your imagination, there is a remarkable increase in concentration, comprehension, recall, and creativity. 

But having an improved memory has many more advantages, because the principles and skills of memory show you how to make a more positive and memorable impact on others. 

This dramatically increases your rate of success in everything you do - from first meeting someone new, to delivering a great report or presentation, to structuring your marketing campaign, to skyrocketing your career and much more.

Subsequent to this course you will be aware of the following facts of which less than 1% of the population globally is aware:

  • That memory is a mental skill that can be taught, and used in a wide variety of way
  • Memory is designed to naturally improve with age - finally we can all continue to succeed forever
  • Everyone has a potentially superb memory, but few do anything with it
  • Memory’s twin is Creativity. When you enhance Memory you enhance Creativity and that is what is most sought after these days 
  • Traditional ‘training memory’ methods have in fact ‘trained forgetting’ - you will know how to overcome this
  • Science is increasingly coming to the conclusion that our memories are hundreds of times more capable than previously thought. You will be amazed what memory champions (and you) can do!


Who Should Attend?

Everyone will benefit from a better memory and using the principles of memory you will become more successful.


"Very Helpful. Simple techniques yet effective. Looking forward to practicing"…
Bernard O’Mally.


For information on having us tailor this program to run in-house for your team please email info@buzan.com.au or call us on +61 (0)7 5502 6570.

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Buzan’s Study Skills Program

The Shortcut to Successful Studies for students, adults returning to study at any level, and those attending corporate education.  

Based on “The Buzan Study Skills Handbook” and incorporating the unique BOST program, Speed Reading, Memory principles, Mind Maps and the use of iMindMap, the latest software for the brain.

This program is a highly interactive workshop that provides you with the confidence and means to fulfil your study potential. 

Whatever your subjects, academic level, age or study focus is – this program is for you if you want to excel. 


"Today was well organised, easy to understand and worthwhile. Mind Mapping and the (speed) reading skills will be very useful for studying and learning. The formula for success will be very encouraging for the future. "
Year 11 Student, Melbourne



For information on having us tailor this program to run in-house for your team please email info@buzan.com.au or call us on +61 (0)7 5502 6570.


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ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor Course



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ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor Course

Are you looking to build a new career or transform your performance in your professional or personal life?

Join the world's leading experts on creativity for the 4-day ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor Course in Mind Mapping, Creativity & Innovation

We'll equip you to deliver your own courses or enhance your existing career.

  • Get the most up to date and comprehensive ThinkBuzan qualification yet with this flagship accredited course from ThinkBuzan

  • Acquire the complete set of skills you need to creatively generate solutions to meet all challenges, using the GRASP system, Mind Mapping and iMindMap

  • Once accredited, create your own courses on the skills & techniques you have learned

Find out more about this Licensed Instructor Program


One-on-One and Small Team Mentoring & Coaching

In today's rapidly changing and developing world successful individuals know they need to stay abreast of all the latest information and techniques, so they can excel in their careers, business or studies.

To meet that need we also offer one-on-one and small team mentoring and coaching to give you the edge you want.

Whether you're a business person, a skilled professional, and young ambitious career person, or a student seeking to get ahead, we can help.


See more on Mindwerx.com

  • You can learn how to read with purpose, strategy and speed.
  • You can learn to organize and use vast amounts of information effectively.

  • You can learn and apply the principles and methods of memory to succeed in everything you do.

  • You can learn to think and solve problems creatively - on demand.

We've worked with doctors, lawyers, CEOs, small and medium sized business owners, teachers and students of all ages to help them achieve their goals.

If you value personal success and want to take you own learning and thinking skills to the next level, email us now to see how we can help. Info@mindwerx.com 

What we'll then do is listen to you to learn what you want to achieve and where you feel you need some help.

We then design a tailor mentoring or coaching plan for you, and work that plan through until you achieve your aims.

Coaching and mentoring involves person time with Jennifer Goddard and/or Bill Jarrard, on a face-to-face basis where possible, or via Skype and GoToMeeting technology where suitable.

Often it will be a mix of these, combined with email exchanges and phone contact.

For some small team or special sessions we may use webinars to interact with you.

Our aim will be to help you achieve your goals.

So if you'd like to get started, email us now at info@mindwerx.com and we'll organize a free initial discussion.

When things are challenging, the best way forward is to get the right help. We look forward to talking to you.



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with Buzan Centre co-founder
Jennifer Goddard

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Brain Training for Kids

written by Jennifer Goddard

with Tony Buzan

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This is the must have book for everyone who Mind Maps and uses Tony Buzan's methods.  Edited by Jennifer Goddard

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It was great, I just learnt so much.
I can see outside the box, parallel thinking, how to Mind Map.
Blossom Jesudhason, Melbourne, Vic.
Really enjoyed today's session and now able to do Mind Mapping instead of my dot points.
Melinda Polesel, Melbourne, Vic.
Your half-day Mind Map course has really helped me along the road of simplifying and clarifying my presentations, as well as leaving me with a couple of additional tools for the toolkit.
Paul Ostaff, Simply Better Business
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