Welcome to the CPSI 2020 reVISION virtual conference. All times are EDT. 
Thursday, June 18 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Building the Dream Team with Cognitive Diversity Appreciation

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Is your team’s productivity at a standstill due to personality clashes or cognitive differences amongst the team? Do you have great ideas, but are hesitant to share them with your team? Do you or members of your team struggle to feel valued for your diverse perspectives, or find it difficult to be your authentic self? Are you in a leadership role and eager to build a “Dream Team” of individuals who have amazing ideas, robust perspectives, and a vast collection of cognitive strengths that will help your organization increase productivity, ingenuity and overall create a safe and brave space for individuals to feel valued and appreciated within a team construct?

If your answer is “yes” to one or more of these questions, there are no worries!  This workshop is for you! Cognitive Diversity Appreciation or CDA is a theory that empowers individuals to cultivate an innovative and inclusive environment within their organizations and foster their ability to be creative change agents in our global society. CDA was also designed to educate participants on the effects of productivity, when individuals are encouraged to be their authentic selves, and share their unique perspectives while appreciating the different viewpoints of others within their team. Such goal setting promotes social justice within a team construct, ingenuity, and proficiency.

What will you learn or experience as a result of this program or session?
  • Participants will take part in workshop activities where participants will be able to obtain a working understanding of how to build their ideal organization “Build the Dream Team” using Cognitive Diversity Appreciation or CDA and identify their own unique cognitive strengths and how they can incorporate them within their organizations. 
  • Participants will acquire the creative tools necessary to cultivate an inclusive environment using CDA within their organizations where participants can exercise the BRAVE model in their organizations. 
  • Participants will be able to learn about FourSight’s cognitive profiles that helped develop Cognitive Diversity Appreciation Theory using the Teamwork Questionnaire.

How might the content of this program or session change your perceptions, habits, ways of working, or view on the world?
  • To educate participants on the effects of personality types and productivity among teams.
  • To  encourage and empower individuals to be their authentic selves, and share their unique perspectives while appreciating the viewpoints of others within their team. 
  • To promote organizational goal setting which  promotes growth, ingenuity, and proficiency within a team construct.
How might you apply what you learn or experience in this program or session?
  • Participants will be empowered through CDA to show their authentic self, express their creative and innovative personality, share their ideas, and perspectives with team members around them in their unique organizations.  
  • Participants will be able to apply CDA to identify their cognitive strengths, leadership ability, and creativity as it relates to their organization’s mission goals, or academic discipline.  
  • Participants will be able to apply CDA and the BRAVE Model through demonstrating the appreciation of diverse perspectives, ideas, and capabilities through simulated activities.

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Dr. Ashley Goodwin

Chief Diversity Leadership and Innovation Consultant, The Maverick Agency
Ashley has had the pleasure to facilitate workshops and trainings both domestically and internationally: The Virgin Islands, Hyderabad India, New York, Atlanta, etc. Most of her facilitator experience includes teambuilding and creative problem solving within teams. Ashley has over... Read More →

Thursday June 18, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT