June Meeting - “Developing Our Collective Intelligence in Organizations" with Jane Lorand

  • 20 Jun 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Schools Insurance Authority, 9800 Old Placerville Road, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA
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June Meeting 

Developing Our Collective Intelligence in Organizations
Jane Lorand


DATE: Monday, June 20, 2016

TIME: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Lunch provided by ATD Sacramento

LOCATION: Schools Insurance Authority,
9800 Old Placerville Road, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA

Crowdsourcing a solution or utilizing the collective intelligence of a group to solve organizational challenges can be extremely effective in helping organizations reach their goals.

In this session, through an innovative strategy called “WindTunneling” we will demonstrate how you or your organization may leverage this methodology coupled with technology to solve a challenge.

In order to accomplish this task, we will focus our example on the following opportunity, “How can ATD Sacramento best meet my needs and support my interests?”

What’s in it for you?

You’ll be equipped with a new strategy to help you solve your organizational challenges, build connections with like-minded professionals from all over Sacramento, and play an integral role in guiding the decisions of the ATD Sacramento chapter to ensure that we are meeting your ongoing expectations and needs.

How does “WindTunneling Work?”

This session will be dynamic and unexpected in how the sharing happens. We’ll be blending a new technology, WindTunneling, with variations of brainstorming activities. Everyone immediately sees and can respond to any idea. All ideas are treated as equal and anonymity prevails as we exchange ideas, explore and develop possibilities.

You will take away an experience of how quickly you can lead community and organizational groups to capture their collective intelligence—and how powerful and liberating that process can be.

This event is BYOD (bring your own device)—bring a phone, tablet, or laptop to share your ideas in this systemic and fun workshop. 

Instructor Bio: 

As an entrepreneur in education, Jane was Co-Founder of the first accredited GreenMBA in the USA in 1999. The program was later hosted at Dominican University of California in San Rafael. The focus of Jane’s work is helping business leaders and graduate students answer the question: How do we know if our ideas are good ideas? Her passion for free, independent and capable thinkers set her core courses and the culture of the GreenMBA: a loving culture that grows rigorous, disciplined, imaginative, and self-correcting thinking. Self-assessment and peer learning and project-based artistic work brought a holistic experience: alumni continue to work closely. Her 15 years of designing and building Social Capital within the constraints of a university enabled hundreds to recalibrate their future.

As member of the California Bar Association and former tax attorney, she advises large government agencies, public health institutes, and companies in strategy and leadership. She believes that the Capacity of a System is equal to the Sum of the Relationships to the Exponential Power of Trust. A second core life lesson is that Accountability and Assessment are fundamentally different; we want accountability but we “buy” packaged assessment and are mostly disappointed. Accountability is an emergent property of healthy relationships. It is subtle and is only sustainable when it is reciprocal. We benefit by weaning ourselves off of the usual carrots and sticks that control or manipulate people. This helps us all become more human, free, and more capable of authentic productivity. She sees herself as a social architect, designing and building Social Capital, the purring engine of sustainability. As a mother and global citizen, Jane strives to promote the joy of original thought, the freedom of working from a consciously chosen set of higher purposes, and the excitement of opening our hearts to the stories of our contemporaries.

She and her partner, Bruce McKenzie, are co-developers of Systemic Labs and WindTunneling software. Along with their amazing team, they are also collaborating in building TheFULCRUM, a new social learning platform, community, and path of development focused on Systemic Thinking and Methods, Applied Critical Thinking, and Self-Knowledge for Taking Initiative.

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