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Future Thinking Workshops

To empower business professionals with positive thought leadership and future thinking, Jessica has developed workshops that engage diverse teams in collaboration while ideating innovative solutions for a better future.

The workshops are designed to teach people through doing. The design thinking skills that are utilized during the workshops are 1) learning from others, 2) breaking hierarchical silos, 3) navigating ambiguity, 4) comfortability with shifting perspectives and change mindset, 5) sharing unfinished ideas and 6) building confidence as a future thinking storyteller.

Workshops begin with thought leaders on professional topics around a curated subject or industry. The thought leaders share their research and insight in brief presentations and each presentation becomes the subject of a team ideation.

Business leaders and professors have presented their research on the following topics: data analytics and the UN SDGs, growth mindset, change management, leadership, empathy, artificial intelligence, diversity and inclusion, cognitive diversity.

Speakers and participants have been from the following organizations: Thompson Reuters, LinkedIn, Deloitte, The Glimpse Group, Schlange and Co GmbH, Fordham University, Columbia University, Social Innovation Collaboratory.

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RESEARCH

The workshop starts with brief research presentations by renowned business professionals, founders and academics.

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IDEATION

Attendees choose their research topic, dividing into teams, and begin by individually rapidly mapping out their ideas. Afterward, the teamwork begins by exchanging and building upon their ideas.

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DIVERSE TEAMWORK

Diverse teams collaborate and expand upon each other’s thought leadership. First they form connections between ideas then develop a storyboard architecture of their dynamic solutions.

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STORYTELLING

Teams post their ideations and storyboard sketches and engage in informal storytelling to share their future thinking results to the entire workshop.

Video clip: The future thinking workshop Business 2.0 closes out with storytelling.

 

The above Business 2.0 workshop was designed to empower professionals to re-think business organizations and business eduction and included the following curated topics and speakers:

Patsy Doerr from Thomson Reuters on What happens when diversity is the new normal?


Hector Hernandez from LinkedIn on What are valuable traits in future leadership?


Lyron Bentovim from The Glimpse Group on How do business and universities empower each other?

Christopher Haasen from S&C Consulting on How can data analytics measure social impact?

 
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WORKSHOP REVIEW

Thank you so much for the great workshop yesterday! I have been to several workshops already, but this has become the top 3 most interesting workshops that I have ever attended. The presentations, people, knowledge and learning experiences are very memorable and rewarding to me.

I truly feel, after yesterday, that we can make the impossible possible as long as we are willing to think, learn, cooperate and make it happen together.

— Professional in People Analytics & Change Management