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Building Organisations as Life-Long Learning Hubs


Tue 15 Oct 2019, 9:00am–12:00pm

Where: WG703 Sir Paul Reeves Building, AUT City Camp, 55 Wellesley Street East, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • General Admission: $203.38 ($195.00 + $8.38 fees)
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Listed by: Project Connect

Project Connect presents 'Building Organisations as Life-Long Learning Hubs': an exclusive masterclass with Dr Jared Cooney Horvath (USA/AU).
Strictly limited to 30 places.

Dr Cooney Horvath (PhD, MEd) is a world-renowned expert in Educational Neuroscience with expertise in human learning, memory, and brain stimulation, and author of the new book ‘Stop Talking, Start Influencing: 12 Insights from Brain Science to Make Your Message Stick’. In this interactive 3hr masterclass Jared will show why it is so difficult to teach the “C-Skills”, why the thirst for learning is the most important future skill, and what are the three elements you need in your organisation to build a learning culture.

A little more detail:
We hear a lot about the future of work, where the "C-Skills” (critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and more) will be so vital. But what if they are truly difficult - in fact potentially impossible - to teach? Join us to examine and explore the most important, future-proof life skill of them all: the thirst for learning. The ability to learn hyper-efficiently will be a major competitive differentiator in our new "knowledge economy", so it’s vital to understand how to build a learning culture into your organisation.

You will learn:
- Why ‘human’ capabilities such as critical thinking and creativity are so difficult to teach
- Why the thirst for learning trumps everything as the essential 21st Century skill
- The learning process and what's required to allow skills to emerge quickly and effectively within your specific context
- The three elements you need to build into your organisation to create and sustain a learning culture
- The power of stories to drive perception and what this means with regards to 'attracting' team members.
- The three things required for team member retention and continual growth

About Jared
Jared is a neuroscientist, educator and author. He has published 5 books, over 30 research articles, and currently serves as an honorary researcher at the University of Melbourne and St. Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne. His research has been featured in popular publications including The New York Times, WIRED, BBC, The Economist, PBS's Nova and ABC’s Catalyst. Jared has conducted research and lectured at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, the University of Southern California, and the University of Melbourne and has taught at schools around the United States and Australia. Currently, Jared is undertaking research in collaboration with the Science of Learning Research Centre at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and serves as co-president of The Science of Learning Group and The Education Neuroscience Initiative: two groups dedicated to bringing the latest in brain and behavioural research to the world.

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