Human Interaction Lab near Cape Town, South Africa

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Your skill and effectiveness as a leader or team member is made or broken through the quality of your human interactions. Give yourself the tools you need to excel.

Join a wide variety of people from different backgrounds who come together in a safe learning environment to become adept at relationships that work! You will learn how to use diversity and inclusion principles to relate more effectively with others.

Learn from others’ perspectives and experience to help you navigate your own challenging situations. Join us. Register today! 

The Early-Bird tuition for this Lab is $1,200 USD or about 17,608 ZAR. 

The Standard tuition fee for this Lab is $1,500 USD or about 21,960 ZAR. 

Accommodation at Mont Fleur Venue for Lodging and Meals is 10,350 ZAR or about $700 USD. 

**Please note that accommodation is a separate fee/expense from the tuition fee.

The Program begins at 3pm on Saturday and ends at 12 Noon on Friday. Certificate awarded upon completion.

The elements of the Human Interaction Laboratory include:

  • Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Authenticity in Relationships
  • Deep Listening
  • Group Dynamics
  • Giving and Receiving Feedback Effectively
  • Mindfulness
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Neuroscience-based Understanding of Behavior
  • Participant Focused Agenda
  • Leadership Effectiveness
  • Experiential Methodology of T-Group Work

NTL Institute’s signature program develops the key areas of personal and leadership effectiveness: self-awareness, interpersonal skills and knowledge of group dynamics. Today’s Human Interaction program is based on the principles of emotional intelligence - the ability to identify emotions (in both yourself and others), to realize the powerful effects of those emotions, and to apply that information to guide behavior.

In real-time situations, you will learn how your own behavior impacts others. You will learn to give and receive feedback in a way that creates connections with others and not defensiveness in them or yourself. Through this process you will learn to make the changes you need to make to achieve the results you desire.

Past participants report that after the HI Lab they are able to communicate more effectively with co-workers, colleagues, clients, and family members and that this learning “sticks” over time. The Human Interaction Laboratory of today is as impactful– even life changing – as it was over 60 years ago.

South Africa’s Special Connection with NTL

South African’s have a special connection with the NTL and Human Relations Training.  In 1967, a 21-year-old Steve Bantu Biko was participant at a historic T-Group held at the Wilgespruit Fellowship Centre.  On the 4th day of this T-Group Biko shared these words with his colleagues:

 “The South African government tells me who I am, where I must live, who I can marry, where I must study, who I must associate with and where I must follow through on my life.  Throughout this (T Group) experience, I am deciding today who I am for myself and what I shall do.  In the future, I will decide my life.  I will make sure that my friends and colleagues express their black consciousness”~ Steve Biko

What others say about their HI Lab Experience:

 “I attended a Human Interaction Lab in 2017, and it was by far one of the most pivotal moments in my development as a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) practitioner. The space challenged me to be vulnerable, authentic, and lean into a greater understanding of my “cultural others” in ways that I had not before. The T Group format was new to me, but a highly effective way to understand and experience (in real time) group dynamics. I recommend the Hi Lab experience to anyone—DEI practitioner or not—seeking to understand themselves in relation to others in deep, complex, and transformative ways.” ~ Brittany J. Harris 

“One month after a major reorg at work, I attended the Human Interaction Lab. The lab provided me valuable insight into others’ first impression of me and the stories they may create. This insight has not necessarily changed who I am, but given me a new awareness around how I show up.  This allows me to make choices around how I modify and manage my behavior with the employees I’m managing as well as my new business partners and stakeholders.  I feel more empowered to own my story – rather than letting the story own me.” ~ Matthew Dawson

Due to the safety precautions of COVID-19, NTL will postpone the May 2020 Human Interaction Laboratory in South Africa to a later date. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Office Manager, Dazia Wallerson at for more information. 


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