This program is brought to you by Dr. Don Gilman who is globally recognized and sought after expert in critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. In this unique setting, Dr. Gilman will conduct a highly engaging session built around developing participants' decision making abilities, especially in volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environments. Participants will learn how to outsmart their own unconscious biases and assumptions by leveraging specific tools and methodologies designed to take advantage of the diversity of backgrounds and experiences available to us in the workplace. Dr. Gilman's combination of theory and practice stems from his work as a scholar, an author, the Executive Director of the Institute for the Advancement of Critical Thinking, and a consultant to senior leaders for over twenty years. Participants will walk away excited for the opportunity to put their new knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques into action daily as they encounter their own VUCA environments.
This has been a great session in developing my personal agility and resilience in an ever changing business environment.
Dr. Don Gilman is a seasoned consultant and coach to senior management, and a highly sought after speaker and trainer, regularly speaking at private company meetings as well as at large global conferences. Focused on helping organizations thrive in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous) environment, Dr. Gilman has taught for various institutions, including the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has appeared on CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, CNN, MSNBC, BBC, and other networks, and has been quoted in USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, the Orange County Register, The New York Times, and many other national and regional newspapers and periodicals. He is also a published author in respected international journals and his recent book, 'Outsmarting V.U.C.A.: Your Field Guide to Making Better Decisions' was published in 2017.
Dr. Gilman holds a B.A. (with honors) in Engineering Physics from Westmont College, a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, an M.S. in Engineering Management from West Coast University in Los Angeles, and a Doctorate in Organization Change from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, California.
What is VUCA and how is it impacting us?
New Strategies and Methodologies
Organizational Culture Optimization
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