Vision2010 Opportunities


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  • Vision2010 Opportunities

    1. 1. Vision 2010 Encore Presented by Rob Straby
    2. 2. About Rob’s Background
    3. 3. Presentation Overview <ul><li>Beliefs Bingo </li></ul><ul><li>Learning goals </li></ul><ul><li>Intro to Mental Models </li></ul><ul><li>Reflecting on the recession </li></ul><ul><li>Changing models about the world of work </li></ul><ul><li>Exchanging top tips </li></ul>
    4. 4. Learning Goals <ul><li>Reflect on the impact of the recession </li></ul><ul><li>Identify mental models and how they affect concepts of work today </li></ul><ul><li>Exchange a range of opinions and ideas about how to help clients adapt to the new world of work </li></ul>
    5. 5. Mental Models <ul><li>Mental models are the images, assumptions, and stories, which we carry in our minds of ourselves, other people, institutions and their aspect of the world </li></ul><ul><li>Like a pane of glass framing and distorting our visions, mental models determine what we see </li></ul><ul><li>Human beings cannot navigate through the complex environments of our world without cognitive “mental maps” </li></ul><ul><li>These mental maps, by definition, are flawed in some way (Peter Senge, The 5 th Discipline Fieldbook, 1994). </li></ul>
    6. 6. Example of a Mental Model <ul><li>What were some of the underlying assumptions (mental models or beliefs) of the Monday morning keynote presentation? </li></ul>
    7. 7. Example of a Mental Model <ul><li>Underlying assumptions (mental models or beliefs) of the Monday morning keynote presentation: </li></ul><ul><li>Technological innovation will solve our problems </li></ul><ul><li>The earth has enough resources to support the continued growth of consumption </li></ul><ul><li>All people will equally benefit from the new technological changes </li></ul>
    8. 8. Mental Models Change <ul><li>Lewin’s approach proposes that learning takes place through a three-phase process of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unfreezing old beliefs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The restructuring of those beliefs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The refreezing / acceptance of new beliefs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Old beliefs that interfere with new learning are best unfrozen through conscious intentions and the anticipation of potential benefits </li></ul><ul><li>New learning is best refrozen through repeated opportunities to practice the new beliefs and habits </li></ul><ul><li>(Kurt Lewin, Field Theory in Social Science, 1951) </li></ul>
    9. 9. Example 1: Smoking Employees should not be allowed to smoke at their work stations Employees have the right to a healthful work environment Employees should be allowed to smoke at their work stations Refreeze Restructure Unfreeze
    10. 10. Example 2: Women & Work Women should have the opportunity to compete for any job, including those in the military When given the opportunity to do so, it has been shown that women can perform any job Women are incapable of performing combat duties in the military Refreeze Restructure Unfreeze
    11. 11. What about the World of Work? My career will be made up of many types of work with different employers Work is changing, security is achieved by learning to adapt to change I am entitled to a job for life with one employer Refreeze? Restructure? Unfreeze?
    12. 12. A Key Question <ul><li>What has the current recession taught you? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the changes that have occurred in the mental models of the world of work? </li></ul><ul><li>List all of the old models (unfrozen) and beside these list what you think are the new models (refrozen) </li></ul><ul><li>Share your thoughts with a partner </li></ul>
    13. 13. What about the World of Work? Refreeze? Restructure? Unfreeze?
    14. 14. What about the World of Work? Teaching career self-management skills (e.g. community building, problem identification, opportunity seeking, branding, etc.) is what people need to create work It is essential that people learn a broader range of skills to manage their careers across the lifespan Teaching resume writing, job searching and interviewing skills is what people need to find work Refreeze? Restructure? Unfreeze?
    15. 15. Sharing Our Top Tips <ul><li>How to Participate </li></ul><ul><li>The Top Tips activity is designed to help us share practical tips, ideas and strategies related to a common task. </li></ul><ul><li>Today’s task is: How to help individuals learn to use effective career self-management behaviours (e.g. how to help a person learn to build community, problem identification, opportunity seeking, personal branding, leverage Web 2.0 technology, etc.). </li></ul>
    16. 16. Sharing Top Tips <ul><li>Today’s task is: How to help individuals learn to use effective career self-management behaviours </li></ul><ul><li>Procedure </li></ul><ul><li>Work by yourself: Recall successful strategies that you have used in this task. Also recall tips and short cuts that you have heard about. Jot down notes for personal reference. </li></ul><ul><li>Work with a partner: Find a partner and share your tips and strategies. Listen carefully because you will have to recall and present your partner’s tip to the others. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Sharing Top Tips <ul><li>Procedure </li></ul><ul><li>Work in quads : Join another pair to form a team of four called a quad. Share the tips from the previous round, each person recalling his or her partner’s tips. </li></ul><ul><li>Work with the whole group : Select the best tip from your quad. Make a brief presentation of this tip. Listen to the tips presented by the other quads. </li></ul><ul><li>At the end of the session make a note of two or three strategies that you want to apply immediately. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Taking Action <ul><li>What words or phrases catch your attention? </li></ul><ul><li>What intrigues or interests you about this? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the most important learning from this information? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the implications of this for our work? </li></ul>
    19. 19. For more information: <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>