Join Our Live Workshop

VWS is working to positively impact company culture and employee health through our microtraining modules - all aimed at helping organizations develop higher work IQ’s, improved decision-making skills, and enhanced empathy.

In this complimentary workshop, you’ll experience 2 of our most popular micro learning modules on the following topics:

A PERFECT WORKSHOP FOR

  • People Managers

  • Department Heads

  • HR Professionals

  • Corporate Trainers / Facilitators

  • Directors of L&D

  • Engaged Executives

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THE DUNNING-KRUGER EFFECT& MYTH-MAKING

How to recognize cognitive bias and organizational myth-making. Save your organization time and money by learning and applying our model for spotting myths, bias, and data fallacies.

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THE TROUBLE WITH MULTITASKING

How to break multi-tasking’s illusion of productivity and gain productive control. Learn surprising tools that are easy to use.

 
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SALT LAKE CITY, Ut

WHEN: November, 2019

WHERE: TBA

TIME: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

COST: FREE

 
 
 
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Dallas, TX

WHEN: October, 2019

WHERE: TBA

TIME: 8:30 AM to Noon

COST: FREE

 
 
 
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Los Angeles, Ca

WHEN: Oct 10, 2019

WHERE: CIM Group, 4700 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90010

TIME: 8:30 AM to Noon

COST: FREE

 
 

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What to Expect 

Our live workshop is filled with brilliant insights, useful tools, and tips on how to best engage your teams. Rest assured you’ll walk away with quality tools and insights on moving the needle within your organizations.

 

Brilliant Insights

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With a rich backdrop of content, industry experience, and research-based insights, discover new ideas that will enrich your work experience and your teams.

Useful Tools

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Each module has useful tools to better understand your team dynamics, solve problems as individuals as well as teams, along with employee surveys to gain important insights.

Insights from Peers

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In our break-out sessions, you’ll gain valuable insights from peers who have faced similar challenges. Put your heads together and you’ll soon realize how much you can glean from each other.

 
 

Tools You Can Use immediately

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Take our workshop content and try it with your teams.

 

Workshop Module Overview

The Dunning-Kruger Effect & Myth Making

Recognizing cognitive Bias & Organizational Myth-Making

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Learn how the ground-breaking study on cognitive bias can help your team(s) avoid costly mistakes. In this course, you’ll discuss how to recognize faulty thinking, inflated self-assessments, recognize blind spots, and discover business myths that often masquerade as facts - precisely because they feel like facts. If there’s one course every company should take, it is this course on organizational myth making.

KEY CONCEPTS

  • Introduction to the Dunning Kruger Effect

  • Case Study on human wrongness

  • Explore the root cause of faulty thinking

  • Observe how ill-informed ideas can spread like a virus

  • How the Dunning Kruger Effect manifests at work

  • Important tools and insights on overcoming the all-too-common Dunning Kruger Effect at work

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Workshop Module Overview

The Trouble With Multitasking

How to break multi-tasking’s illusion of PRODUCTIVITY and gain control.

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This module sheds light on some rather common mistakes and faulty thinking that lead to multi-tasking.  In this presentation you’ll demonstrate quick and powerful object lessons to illustrate the mental drag of context switching and its cost to productivity.

KEY CONCEPTS

  • To do two things at once is to do neither (Syrus)

  • It’s easy to confuse being busy with being productive

  • The culprit: faulty thinking

  • Demonstration of fast and slow thinking (object lesson)

  • The cost of context switching

  • What’s really happening

  • Tools for mono-tasking

  • Understand the barriers to switching tasks

    • Recognize multi-tasking feels like productivity

    • Identify, eliminate, & manage distractions

    • Learn to filter priorities

    • Focused time allocation

    • Helpful responses to the unexpected

  • Group discussion on ways to better mono-task

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Your Workshop Facilitator

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Chris Kendrick is a master speaker and trainer with two over decades experience helping organizations large and small solve the “Culture Equation.”

His work with corporations across the world, like Bank of America, OfficeMax, Ford, Subaru, and American Express give him a unique insight into many of the problems today’s businesses face.

 Chris was a contributing writer on the book The Daily Carrot Principle, a handbook for daily employee recognition.

 In his spare time Chris enjoys photography, 4 children, and…acting!  He was in an episode of “ER” and once had a scene with Anthony Hopkins.  He also once met Bobby Brown in the Dallas Airport.

Very well delivered. (Shared a) passion for the material and relevant examples.

— Tamara Jones, Human Resources Manager, BioWare Austin
One of the conference’s star performers. Chris’s energy and sincerity kept the audience engaged from intro to wrap-up. He balanced humor and serious anecdotes with a personal style that made everyone true believers.
— Chad Jones, Director, Corporate Communication, Questar Corporation