‘Curiosity & Disruptive Change’ focuses on curiosity as the strongest motivation and most useful aptitude for navigating and instigating disruptive change. The kind of change we will all be experiencing, continuously, in the coming decades.
We have entered into “a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before.” So opens an article by Klaus Schwab, the head of the World Economic Forum, on the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The flood of significant technological breakthroughs include artificial intelligence and robotics, the Internet of Things, blockchain encryption & currency, autonomous vehicles, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, energy storage, and quantum computing. Every one of these innovations will have enormous social implications, and will result in great disruption in many many fields of endeavour.
Real disruption is a fundamental challenge to the integrity of organisational identity, so real disruption requires radical adaptation: structural transformation. The question that disruption is asking is not ‘what is the problem?’ or ‘how do I survive?’ or ‘how do I make it go away’, the question that disruption is asking is ‘Who are you?’. How you navigate that question determines the path of your evolution. Will you react or respond? Will you deflect, dismiss, resist, deny or hide? Or can you recognise the challenge of disruption as a questioning that can bring you face-to-face with core values, and a process of deep renewal?
- Learn what curiosity is.
- Learn what disruption is.
- Learn why curiosity is so important in disruptive situations.
- Learn how curiosity can be impeded or encouraged.
- Learn how to apply curiosity to disruption.
Myth, fairy tales, problem solving, perceptual challenges, crafts & play, current affairs… any or all are possible approaches we might take. We’ll include the use of Lego® Serious Play®.
Prepare for a little disruption…
We’ll create situations which will instigate your curiosity, and we’ll analyze and reflect on our experiences. Then we’ll get real, and see how curiosity needs to be applied to your current situation.
Attendees will receive curiosity reference cards and access to online resources.
Some spaces are set aside for students, underemployed individuals and startups at just $25. We want to ensure that cost is not a barrier for curiosity seekers; contact us if you have a strong desire to attend but are finding cost a barrier.
Delivery is in person but we also offer this course as an option to bring into organizations and work with a group of individuals in house. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set up a time to discuss this option.
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