A Taste of Mindcamp (Boldly Go)

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One of a series of posts profiling some of the 100+ hours of Mindcamp programs you can take this summer. For more on this and other programs, go to: Mindcamp Sessions.

Collaborative Decision-Making

Collaborate in the third third dimension

Join Kirk, Spock and e-Qi8 aboard the Starship Enterprise to boldly go where no one has gone before, collaboratively! Start by creating your character: The Federation seeks diversity of ideas and honors inclusive workplaces, so a wide variety of aliens from across the galaxy is encouraged. Next, Captain Kirk will brief you on our mission and set the framework for decision making. Science Officer Spock will share relevant information. And e-Qi8 will facilitate, ensuring we use the latest technology. Together we share one purpose: Save the galaxy! And if we fail, remember, in space no one can hear you scream.

The Skinny: 3 things you will get from this session

  • Display your Decision Advocate skills by contributing Level 3 Decision Support to the mission
  • Harness the most value and collective intelligence from your crew
  • Improve your decision-making skills and confidence, whether with about everyday choices, big life changes, or the third third dimension

Uniquely positive, practical and perceptive, Samantha Hurwitz ’s first 20+ year career was as a corporate exec, where she sharpened her critical thinking skills in finance, accounting, IT, and HR. Fortunately, her second act is creative! She now enjoys a portfolio career as co-author of Leadership is Half the Story: A Fresh Look at Followership, Leadership, and Collaboration (University of Toronto, Rotman), Chief Encouragement Officer of a really cool consultancy called FliPskills, online courses developer for FliP U, and on boards such as the Canadian Positive Psychology Association.

An engaging polymath (ie, wise guy), Marc Hurwitz holds a PhD in neuroscience, two MSc’s (Math, Physics), and an MBA. He has many years experience as a facilitator, teacher, consultant, executive, and entrepreneur. He now enjoys being co-author of Leadership is Half the Story: A Fresh Look at Followership, Leadership, and Collaboration (University of Toronto, Rotman), Chief Insight Officer of FliPskills, on faculty at University of Waterloo, and performing in community theatre. He last presented at Mindcamp 2015 and has attended every one since its inception.

Originally from Spain, Ginny Santos Santos uses her expertise in Creative Problem Solving to facilitate productive collaborations and design online and in-person trainings. She is a on the Faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University and holds a BA in Political Science and Peace & Conflict Studies, and a MSc in Creative Leadership and Innovation. She is certified in Creative Problem Solving, STORMZ, Productive Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Image Streaming, and FourSight.

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