In times of disruption, we are called to look beyond the patterns of the past into a future that wants to emerge.
Theory U creates that bridge comprising a framework for implementing awareness-based change, and a new narrative, updating our mental and institutional operating systems in all of society’s sectors – social, economic and environmental.
In this session we will look into the U Journey, knowing that Theory U draws our attention to the source and interior condition from which we operate. Who am I? What is my work? How can we relink the parts and the whole? What do I feel that wants to emerge?
Wednesday Web Jam no. 108 - "Why the Wooly Mammoth Matters to Your Online Community" with Todd Nilson
Although the Stone Age is part of our distant past, knowing your wooly mammoth has continued to be critical to understanding and building thriving communities. In this session, we will explore a working definition of online community and the success factors that help to ensure it will thrive and have an impact.
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Let's step into the future - but from the eyes of your favorite movie character! In this session, we will be exploring the social and cultural implications of future technologies by using an approach called Pastiche scenarios. Join us with Deepshika Yadav and help unravel the journey of Cinderella driving autonomous vehicles, Neville Longbottom fumbling with 3D printers and Dr Strange using AR apps.
Wednesday Web Jam no. 106 - “Data Delusions: How Math, Metrics, and Analytics Can Mislead Us” with David Phillips
In the age of Big Data, we rightly understand that meaningful insights can be derived from metrics and analytics. However, like any other strength, we can and often do overplay our reliance on data, sometimes with tragic consequences. In this session, we’ll explore how we might help our organizations and clients find the balance between data, metrics, and Human-Centered Design.
Wednesday Web Jam no. 105 - “Polarities: The practice of seeing both sides of a problem” with Margaret Lee
Have you ever managed conflicting mandates from stakeholders? Or seen an organization make a decision, only to swing back again months later? These tensions are a sign that a polarity is at play. Many mistake polarities for problems to be solved, but polarities are not solvable problems and have no absolute right or wrong answers. In this WWJ session we’ll see how ubiquitous polarities are and how to identify and work with them. Polarity management is a simple and effective tool for navigating complex issues at work and in life.
Wednesday Web Jam no. 104 - "Wheels up for the Future! Exploring how one thing leads to another" with Bart Édes
This session will present “strategic foresight”, a structured and systematic way of using ideas about the future to better anticipate and prepare for change. COVID-19 wrecked the plans and strategies of organizations everywhere, while injecting greater uncertainty into a world already undergoing disruptive social and technological change. Foresight can help us navigate through the recovery and beyond by discerning plausible alternative futures and applying the insights to present-day planning. It is ideally suited to a world upended by the pandemic and rapid transformations in the way we live, work and interact.
During the session, Bart will demonstrate how to use the “Futures Wheel,” one of the various tools and techniques used by Foresight practitioners to explore potential consequences of trends and events
What is visual thinking and how can you get people to use it in workshops? Join us for a chat with Dave Gray, founder of XPLANE, the visual thinking company, and author of several books, including Gamestorming. Dave will show you how he gets people to use visual thinking in workshops.
Let’s play Cozy Juicy Real - the online board game that champions meaningful connection, spontaneity and fun! In this session, game designers and facilitators Jed and Sophia will guide people from around the world through connecting experiences.
Be with us and experience this game together that have previously interacted with many, from students and foster kids, to teams at some of the world’s most successful companies like Nike, TEDx, Miro, Adobe and Zoom
This Web Jam invites you to reimagine how you interact with the world beyond sad, mad or glad. To explore emotions you have felt but could not explain.
Join our speaker Sara Huang as she takes us to the museum of feelings. Be sure to bring your favorite rehydrating beverage along with your curiosity.
We celebrated our 100th Wednesday Web Jam! Thank you for celebrating this milestone together in an interactive gamified session! We could not have done this without YOU! Enjoy all the key moments we created together like The Zoom Theater of our Escape Room (-ish) today. Others key moments we had were called The Memory, The Poster Game, Puzlkind, The Sao Paulo Cake and The Troubadour Song.