NEW for 2013

What If?

Course# TD1712

Note: This workshop is capped at 16 participants.

Categories: Communication and Diversity

Level: Intermediate

Type: All Inclusive Series
To maximize the collaborative learning, please review your calendar before registering to ensure you can attend all sessions.

Certificate: Participants will receive a certificate of completion if they attend all sessions.

Total Series Time: 6 Hours (Four - 1.5 hour sessions)

Make-Ups: No make-ups are scheduled for this workshop.

Pre-requisites: None

Target Audience: Individuals wanting to take a new, creative approach to viewing their world differently.

Series Description: Have you ever said to yourself, “It’s not supposed to be that way?” But what if it is?

  • What if the world isn’t as we think it is?
  • What if we were humble enough to admit our mistakes – and courageous enough to correct them?
  • What if we more often did as we aspire to do?
  • What if we could listen more and judge less?
  • What if we could be more flexible and adaptable?

In his book What If?, author Steve Robbins encourages you to, “Temporarily suspend your reality and imagine a different one.” In this series, we will work our way through Steve’s book, reading stories and discussing their application to our own lives – asking, “What if”, along the way.

Note: Each chapter is approximately 4-6 pages. You will receive a copy of the book when you register.

This workshop is based on the book What If? Short Stories To Spark Diversity Dialogue by Steve L. Robbins.

Presented by: Jennifer Campfield, Director of Training and Development, and Kellie Dovel, Recruitment Specialist, Human Resources

Session Information:
Tuesdays, March 26, May 28, July 30 AND September 24, 2013
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Session 1: Reframing the World

Workshop Description:

  • Chapter 1: The Right Environment
  • Chapter 2: A Better Script
  • Chapter 3: Equal Is Not Always Fair
  • Chapter 4: It’s All in the Details
  • Chapter 5: Below the Surface
  • Chapter 6: Cool Features
  • Chapter 7: A Difference in Weight

Session 2: Revising Mental Models

Workshop Description:

  • Chapter 8: “Bizeer Gummies”
  • Chapter 9: Inaccurate Maps
  • Chapter 10: Harmless Images?
  • Chapter 11: Strange New Worlds
  • Chapter 12: I Know Everything Already
  • Chapter 13: Someday They Will See
  • Chapter 14: Recording Errors

Session 3: Leading and Doing

Workshop Description:

  • Chapter 15: File Cabinets
  • Chapter 16: Wanted: Good Role Models
  • Chapter 17: Swimming’s Great, Just Don’t Get Me Wet
  • Chapter 18: Use One More Club
  • Chapter 19: Nubby Sandals

Session 4: Changing the Organization

Workshop Description:

  • Chapter 20: It’s the System, Stupid
  • Chapter 21: A New Search Routine
  • Chapter 22: A Late Start
  • Chapter 23: I Hate Board Games
  • Chapter 24: The Power of Magnification
  • Chapter 25: More Cookies
  • Chapter 26: Lion Chase

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