Building the Critical Skill of Flexibility
The current global climate has recently been described as VUCA: Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous.
How can someone prepare to survive, much less succeed in this climate?
The only way to prepare is to become more aware and adaptable, more resilient and resourceful. In other words, start using your brain in a more conscious and flexible fashion – learn to bend it in different directions and to make those shifts quickly.
The bad news is these skills are not taught in business school. The good news is they are a central aspect of improvisation theater training. With over 30 year’s experience of adapting improv theatrical tools and techniques, Sue Walden will guide you safely into the waters of improvisation to explore the process to build these skills for yourself. You will participate in a variety of playful activities, both verbal and non-verbal, plus some illuminating debriefs and discussions.
The Bendable Brain Explores
The basic skills and attitudes required for a Bendable Brain
The ACE process and how it can support us through desired changes
Mental momentum and how to turn it off
Shifting perceptions, i.e. from seeing problems to seeing possibilities;
mistakes as useful information; less as enough
Seeing beyond the obvious
Making new and surprising connections
Recovering quickly from inappropriate choices
The day concludes with an opportunity to apply your more flexible brain to a current challenge.