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Title: Cultivating Space for Learning

Speaker: Faye Thompson

Time/Room: 5:00 PM/Augusta


Our understanding of how humans learn and create new memories has grown tremendously in the last 20 years. Providing an environment in which people have room to think, and the safety to experiment and adapt is key. We will review fundamental concepts of neuroscience and how they intersect with organizational behavior. We will also review how the agile mindset takes advantage of these concepts. From there, we can begin to envision the conditions that will provide the greatest opportunity for learning and continuous improvement. Together, we will share ideas on how we can start to transform our environments into safe spaces where teams can grow and thrive. Learning Outcomes: -- Understand how we learn, and what learning looks like in the workplace -- Recognize organizational infrastructures that are impeding learning and experimentation -- Design environments that support learning and continuous improvement

Topic: Other (We know so much more about how our brains take in, interpret and retain information than ever before. Yet we still rely on outdated notions of how learning works, and what it looks like. For example, I often hear my management clients lament that their enterprise training budgets are not robust enough to the support the education opportunities they would like to offer to their teams. Yet, they deter day-to-day learning by not supporting teams with encouraging the mental space to think, discuss, and experiment. In this talk, we will explore what it means to create psychologically safe spaces where teams can question, experiment and explore, as well as incremental changes they can make to help create those environments.)

Target Audience: General

Keywords: Culture, Learning, Team-building, Safety, Neuroscience, Continuous Improvement, Fail