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GIG Woodlands: Cultural and Cognitive Diversity for Learning Leaders

  • June 20, 2019
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Microsoft Store - The Woodland's Mall, 1201 Lake Woodlands Dr. Ste 1204 The Woodlands, Texas 77380 United States
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How learners can enjoy connection and innovation across cultural and cognitive diversity in times of digital transformation

Diversity drives innovation and innovation drives growth. Period! Cultural and Cognitive Diversity for Learning Leaders is an experience that shows you the powerful impact of diversity of culture and thought in the way that members of a team connect, learn, think, create, and take action to produce outstanding results. The audiences of both online and onsite talent development opportunities are becoming more diverse, challenging the learning designers and facilitators to be more aware of the cultural and cognitive clashes that can occur and how they can jeopardize the accomplishment of the learning objectives and the impact learning has on business goals.

Digital and technological transformation is affecting the way we learn and the way we live. As learning leaders, we face not only the challenge of navigating across different cultures and thinking styles but also swimming in a whirlpool of digital disruptions and technological changes. Learn how to effectively manage the interactions in learning teams, growing your ability to design, facilitate, and lead experiences that engage learners from different cultural backgrounds and cognitive modalities, while humanizing digital and technological transformations.

Grounded in theory, focused on practice, and designed using accelerated, cooperative, and experiential learning, this session will improve your practice as a talent development professional, engaging you from the very beginning and keeping you enjoying while you acquire and apply proven techniques to enhance your performance.

Learner Objectives

Why should I attend?

  • Discover an effective framework to enjoy connection and innovation across cultural and cognitive diversity to produce outstanding results
  • Gain knowledge about how learning leaders can avoid cultural and cognitive blockers
  • Grow your learning and meeting facilitation skills while humanizing digital and technological transformations
Who should attend?

This learning experience is for people strategy and talent development executives, business consultants, corporate university leaders, learning designers, and facilitators who want to enhance connection and innovation across cultural and cognitive diversity in times of digital transformation.

What will you get as a takeaway?

You will receive a special edition of an article written by the authors of this learning experience with practical ways to remember and apply the model, techniques, and tools. You will participate in a drawing to receive a 2-hour fees-free learning session conducted by the author, designer, and facilitator in your organization*.

ATD Competency Model - Areas of Expertise This Session Supports: Performance Improvement, Training Delivery, Learning Technologies

Speaker: Fernando Sanchez-Arias

As a people strategy executive, author, advisor, and coach, Fernando has more than 20 years of experience leading, designing and facilitating learning experiences in cultural and cognitive diversity, digital leadership, cultural intelligence, innovation, learning, and national/organizational culture; for Fortune 100 companies, large national and multi-national enterprises, universities, chambers of commerce, and professional associations. He has built business alliances, conducted keynotes, and facilitated learning sessions and coaching interactions in more than 70 nations for more than 10,000 people from more than 100 countries.

Currently serving as director and member of the leading corporate learning team of a major multibillionaire retailer, Fernando was part of the Work-based Learning Leadership Executive Program offered by the Wharton School and the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained a Master of Science in Education and is currently writing his doctoral dissertation. He is a former board member of the Association of Talent Development (ATD) and a former world president of Junior Chamber International (JCI). Fernando is an internationally certified ontological executive coach by the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) and Newfield Consulting, and a Certified Cultural Intelligence Trainer by the Cultural Intelligence Center. He loves running, biking, and yoga. 


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