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technology supported learning and training

Berlin, November 27 - 29, 2019

Pre-Conference Workshop A1

The Colour of Innovation Will Be Red

  Price: 95.00 €   Status: places available

Workshop leader

OEB speaker Jef  Staes

Jef Staes

Red Monkey, Belgium


Watch this video for Jef’s personal introduction on what the workshop will be about:!

Our environment is switching from a flat 2D world to a 3D habitat that is chaotic and ever changing. We have been carried from an information drought to an information flood. For the first time in our history, people with a passion for their talents can learn at every moment. Their learning power is limited only by their learning competences. This shift in learning is dividing people into two groups: the 2D-smarts and the 3D-smarts. The 2D-smarts are people who learn(ed) and work(ed) based on discipline and intelligence. They went to school for a diploma and went to work with a function description. The 3D-Smarts go for fusion between work and learning. They do 3D-smarting. They continuously learn while working based on their passion to do. They are the driving force behind the ever-increasing powers of disruptive innovation and evolution. They will win ‘the battle of the species’.

Education and companies need to embrace 3D-smarting. This change will be dramatic because 3D-organisations need executive and management competences that are based on completely different talents than those needed in 2D-organisations. This Pre-Conference Workshop is not only a plea for a dramatic change in the organisation of work and education, but will also present ‘Red Monkey Innovation Management’ as a holistic strategy to embed real learning and disruptive innovation in your organisation. After this session 2D, 3D, 3D-smarting, Jeff’s Law, 3D-innovation, power defect, and Red Monkeys will be branded in your brain. You will learn to love learning. You will ignite culture innovation.

Target audience

Everyone who is interested in evolution in working and learning. There is no level of expected/required level of expertise … it’s new for all of us.


Participants will go home with a completely different view on working and learning.


  • Switch3D, 2D becomes 3D. From information shortage to information luxury.
  • The Global 3D-Smart Wave. 3D-Smarting is killing todays balance between education and work.
  • 3D-Smarts are Bright. Only ‘Passion & Talent Based Learning’ is Real Learning.
  • Jeff’s Law, a new paradigm that explains the love for learning
  • Global 3D-Innovation Wave
  • Organizations in Search of a New Balance
  • The Power Defect. The battle of the species explained.
  • Red Monkey Innovation Management. Learning only happens when you are in love with disruption.
  • Next step … Culture Innovation.