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      November 27, 2019

      Wednesday   2:30 PM

      192 Spadina Avenue , Room A
      Toronto, Ontario

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      Curiosity & Disruptive Change

      We stand on the brink of 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 deep wound to the integrity of organisational identity, so real disruption requires radical adaptation, structural transformation… a transformation in identity. 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? Or will you deflect, dismiss, resist, deny or hide? Will you be willing to wrestle with it and, more importantly, with yourself? Will you seek to understand it and, more importantly, seek to understand yourself? ‘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. Objectives: 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. Approach: 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. NIK BEESON Nik Beeson is the director of Curiosity Culture and an Associate Consultant specialising in Change Dynamics and Digital Communication at Capillary Consulting. He is a Professional Coach and Certified Change Agent (ACMP), with 20 years of experience in change and technological migration in the field of Digital Communications. Nik was a Buddhist Chaplain resident on the Intensive Care Unit, Emergency and Neuro Wards at the Toronto Western hospital, worked in Palliative Care, and was a live-in staff person in homes for the homeless and for people with mental health challenges.  His university studies (Theology & Ecology) focused on consciousness, addiction and love. He has cultivated a compassionate, sophisticated and pragmatic approach to identity, limitation and transformation that he apply to his change work with individuals and organisations. NIk also composes and perform adventurous and exploratory music, writes prose and poetry, and is an ever-curious practitioner and initiate of Kundalini Yoga, mindfulness awareness and Contact Dance. RICH BATCHELOR Rich has been successfully delivering change for over 25 years. He has worked with organizations across all parts of the globe and it a strong advocate for balancing physical and virtual connectivity with clients. His legacy includes developing the change delivery model for UK government and being a founding member and first president of the Toronto Chapter of the Association of Change Management Professionals. He has a masters in change management and is a certified Lego® Serious Play® Facilitator & Workshop Designer. He is also certified in Project Management, Process improvement (Lean Six Sigma) , HR, Coaching, Counseling and Psychotherapy.   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 and we can set up a time to discuss this option. Some spaces are set aside for students, underemployed individuals and startups at just $29.  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 and we can set up a time to discuss this option.

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