Curiosity: Key Tool as a Training & Talent Development Professional
ATD Competency areas: Instructional Design, Delivery, Coaching, and Business Skills
Being deeply curious is an essential part of our work as training and talent development professionals. In this session you will gain a deeper understanding of curiosity and how this human behavior can enhance your role as a talent development professional.
We will explore curiosity as a human behavior and a state-of-mind by reviewing current research, learning from today's thought leaders, and engaging in a dynamic discussion about the power of curiosity. We will also explore ways to recognize curiosity and how it impacts growth and development.
The session details the four components of curiosity through an interactive dialog for participants to gain a fresh perspective on openness, inquisitiveness, problem solving and distress tolerance. The full benefit of curiosity is achieved when we break it down into actionable parts and design a path to cultivate it within ourselves and ultimately within our teams and organizations.
Sadly, current trends are eroding our ability to stay curious. When harnessed, curiosity moves us forward in nearly every aspect of professional and personal life. Together, lets learn how to fully leverage curiosity to impact our ability to make better decisions, navigate challenging conversations, remain optimistic, drive personal growth, manage uncertainty, and improve learning and memory.
About the Presenter:
Paul Winston is a Learning & Development leader, Executive Coach and Youth Ministries Director. He is passionate about all things related to moving individuals to a higher level of competence and confidence.
His 20-year Human Resources career has spanned small family businesses, city government, and a F100 company. Paul has held US and international leadership roles in learning & development, leadership development, and employee & career development.
Paul recently traversed a curiosity journey of his own when he recognized that two decades in corporate America resulted in his curiosity going nearly dormant.
He spent the last two years rediscovering his own curiosity and founded The Curiosity Company, an organization intent on enabling individuals, teams and organizations to revisit the benefits of getting curious again. Paul believes the most effective learning and development comes only once we become curious. Join Paul, as he shares personal stories, recent research and leads a dynamic discussion about the power of curiosity.
Dinner and networking: 5:30-6:00pm