How does change happen in the brain? When humans are required to change, overcoming boundaries to do something different or new, the brain gets to work, physically creating the pathways to do so. Without this plasticity, everything would remain the same. What better way to explore this than through learning! We are in an exciting time in learning, where the boundaries of our capabilities keep growing thanks to the amazing findings of Neuroscience Using the science of how the brain learns, come on an adventure inside your brain, and get hands on as we create a living map, that taps into the curiosity of the mind, to chart the path of possibilities for learning and growth in your organizations. Get ready for a change from training, to learning! YARR!!!
Who is your team? What are their strengths? Where do they feel weakest or in need of improvement? Are they happy with the workload, or are they feeling over-burdened? How about you?
This workshop finds a non-threatening way to answer those questions and more.
The participants will:
- learn the power of making interactive non-verbal polls
- quickly learn the strengths of and challenges faced by teammates and how they feel about those attributes
- potentially discover their own strengths and weaknesses and how they feel about those attributes
Warning: Make sure to play Icebreaker games (and perhaps also go through the Ice-Breaker workshop) beforehand to build trust among teammates. Trust is key here because the best first question may be: “I feel safe expressing my truth in this space.”
For well over 300 years eduction has been institutionalized and followed a formal structure when it came to learning, but did anyone ever consider how the brain learns in that time?
In this learning experience, I’ll translate the research from neuroscience and the cognitive sciences into hands on practical methodologies, that anyone can use to design, facilitate and measure learning in organizations. Leave with tips and strategies to implement what you’ve learned for both personal and organizational growth, and discover what it really feels like to learn!
Judgment is inherent in language. Both spoken and written language try to reduce complex ideas into something quickly digestible; a side effect is that language can feel like accusation: “Have you tried this…?” Or “This is how WE do it.” This sort of communication is subtly violent and often drives a wedge between people, separating “Us” into “Us/Them” groups. This violence is stripped away when we communicate through images.
Participants in this workshop will practice making images using their own bodies (and/or using objects in the room); they will be asked to “Show, don’t tell.” They also will also practice “listening” with their eyes; this is important because watchers must provide the words, if there are any to be said.
The participants will:
- practice creating images to illustrate a problem or challenge
- practice creating images to illustrate a solution or desired outcome
- practice achieving group consensus non-verbally
- learn to visualize the practical and emotional steps it takes to go from thorny problem to best resolution.
This workshop is especially useful in team building and promoting team problem-solving.