Climate change is not caused by ‘nature’, it is the unintended consequence of self-destructive human activity. The inability to learn fast and the slowness to embrace disruptive innovation is not normal human behavior, it is the unintended consequence of a self-destructive balance between our current educational system and the organization of work. Without realizing, education has become a copy machine and companies have become copy employers. In order to survive our self-destructive nature we have to break the power of ‘discipline & intelligence’ and embrace the power of ‘passion & talents’. We have to allow and promote disruptive innovation in the organization of learning & working. This Learning Café will focus on the dramatic consequences when embracing this switch. You will become disrupted!
With your conference ticket you can attend and participate in all conference sessions. Please note though, that the number of seats for Learning Cafés and for Knowledge Exchanges are limited to allow for maximum interaction and dialogue.
Red Monkey Company, Belgium
Jef Staes (Belgium, 1956) is an authority and thought leader on learning processes, innovation and culture change. With decennia of professional experience, he currently assists CEO’s and managers to find a comprehensive answer to the changing dynamics of today’s market. Jef does not shy away from confrontation! With a vast range of new insights and metaphors, he illustrates why managers and policymakers often reach the wrong decisions and even obstruct change processes.
Jef answers a crucial question: “Why don’t organisations learn and innovate fast enough?”. Based on his career as a software designer (GTE ATEA in Belgium & USA), training Manager and Corporate Learning Officer (Siemens, Belgium), he not only awakens people, but also presents them with a unique concept to guide them through the necessary changes.
He is a passionate and inspirational keynote speaker and author. His story is a guaranteed eye-opener and his thoughts on the future of business and education inspire many. With striking metaphors, he tackles the most fundamental issues organisations struggle with.