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Monday, June 22 • 9:00am - 10:30am
The Life Changing Power of Curiosity

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Follow your curiosity to create foreseeable and unimaginable possibilities for yourself and others!

This interactive online session is based on Van's recent TEDx Talk, recalling a personal family story of how following curiosity in a refugee camp created an unimaginable future for her family and thousands of Vietnamese refugees and immigrants over the last four decades.   Using interactive tools, we will bring to surface something you have been curious about, but maybe have pushed aside because of challenges, fear of failure, or fear of success! We will then walk through the framework of “following curiosity,” “asking what if?,” and taking small steps towards that curiosity to create possibilities -- even possibilities we cannot see!

We will conclude by creating an ARTifact to represent the wildest possibility that can be imagined if you choose to follow your curiosity.

Please bring the following supplies to this session:
  • White paper or art paper (3-4 sheets)
  • Pen
  • Colored pencils, crayons, or markers

What will you learn or experience as a result of this program or session?
  • A simple framework for recognizing your curiosities, and following them, without overwhelm.
  • An opportunity to use your imagination in a hands on art project.
  • A short lesson in the power of taking small steps towards a goal with reference to the neuroscience behind small steps. 

How might the content of this program or session change your perceptions, habits, ways of working, or view on the world?
  • We often ignore our curiosities. This session will give you a tool to take pause before you dismiss an idea or curiosity. 
  • For those who get easily overwhelmed, the lesson of taking small steps will give you a new lens on how to look at projects. 
  • Creating the mindset of possibility, and the ripple effect that following our curiosity could lead to.

How might you apply what you learn or experience in this program or session?
  • This can be applied to daily life.
  • The formula can be passed on to others.
  • Facilitators can utilize some of our tools in their own work.

Watch Van's TEDx Talk Here:  https://bit.ly/LifeChangingPowerofCuriosity

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Van Lai-Dumone

Founder & Creative Culture Strategist, Worksmart Advantage, LLC
Van attended CPSI in 2017 and has been facilitating team development and leadership training workshops for 15 years. She founded her company worksmart 4 years ago with the vision of bringing creativity and creative tools into corporate training. She’s a collaborator who enjoys meeting... Read More →
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Marika Escaravage

Coach, Trainer, Facilitator & Advisor to Changemakers, Creative Capacity
Over the years, Marika’s passion for connecting people and ideas for a cause has led her to work in international cooperation, marketing communications, corporate training and as a facilitator and coach. She attended her first CPSI in 2017 (where she met her co-presenter Van!) and... Read More →

Monday June 22, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am EDT