Day One - Tuesday, Nov 19
Valuing the Human
Deliberately or not, the way we work was not designed with humans in mind. In this session, we will unpack what a more human-centric workplace might look like — and what organizations could get out of it.
- How would a more human organization be different?
- What’s the return on investment for valuing the human aspect of work?
- How can we measure and manage this idea?
Leveraging The Common Currency Of Human Interactions
Whether it’s user experience or employee engagement, human behavior is driven by social motivation — status, certainty, autonomy, relatedness, and fairness. Top researchers will reveal how our behavior is guided in this way — and how leaders can leverage this finding to improve everything from designing products to delivering better change management, to understanding engagement, to thinking about inclusion, to improving everyday conversations.
- What really motivates people at work?
- What are all the different domains impacted by understanding social motivation?
- How is this going to help me be a better leader or change agent?
Day Two - Wednesday, Nov 20
From Exhaustive to Essential: The Science and Practice of Focusing on Less
Doing less has never been more important than today. When we’re all overwhelmed by everything, learning and change initiatives need to avoid the temptation to be exhaustive, or get every last thing included into a given program or initiative. Instead, we need to focus on the most essential pieces, since, as the research shows, the more readily a piece of information can be used, the more it will be used.
- Why are leaders so drawn to exhaustive solutions to problems?
- Which organizations have succeeded by going essential?
- What are some of the pitfalls of going essential — and how can they be sidestepped?
Crack the Code of Social Learning
The phrase “workplace learning” summons the image of individuals sitting alone with a screen. But humans are naturally social — and so much of the best learning happens in social settings.
In this session, we’ll dive into the unique value of social learning, and unpack practical strategies for ensuring that social learning is focused, productive and inclusive.
- How is social learning different from individual learning?
- How do you get the most out of social learning?
- When is social learning effective and when is it not?