Keynote Session abstract Every person is born with a healthy dose of curiosity. Some people can maintain this level through adulthood, many however see its original strength diminish over time. The reason why curiosity decreases as we grow older is because we become fixed in our thinking and routines and stop asking important questions to our customers, our colleagues and ourselves. The same happens with systems like start-ups. Early start ups have a high predisposition on exploration, only to see that this mindset deteriorates once the company expands, focuses on efficiency, conforms to rigid standards, and finds it harder to learn from mistakes. It does not have to be this way. curiosity is like a muscle. With intentional focus we can grow our curiosity and capacity to rise above ourselves as individuals and professionals. Research has shown that curious professionals make more money and progress faster through their career, are happier in life and are better at maintaining relationships. They also learn faster, are more open to change and benefit from a deeper self-awareness. They ask deeper, better and more questions and are overall more successful. They are more productive, get more results. In this interactive session, we will explore what we know about curiosity, why it is important in our professional life, and reflect on strategies to get better at it. Target group: Professionals Format: 30, 45 or 60 minutes presentation & Question and Aswers Online or offline Post workshop hand-outs 1.Individual curiosity self-assessment (online) 2.book: The Workplace Curiosity Manifesto (ebook or paperback) Preparation: discussion with conference lead

The Power of Workplace Curiosity for managers and leaders Session abstract The shadow a manager casts on the team is one of the biggest drivers for productivity, engagement, and the feeling of well-being of the team. Those managers who do this well, uplift the team. Those who don't stifle it. The key to effective task management and people leadership is curiosity. Curious leaders are good at operationalizing the present as well as securing the future. They create the psychological safety for the team to thrive. Curious leaders represent a high level of cognitive, empathic, and self-reflective curiosity. They are curious about the world around them, the people they work with and about their own internal conscious and unconscious drivers. They go out of their way to engage with their team, also in times of crisis. They stretch their teams to excel in the present and to embrace the future. They are Intentionally curious. Not every manager is curious. Harvard Business School professor Francesca Gino has found that while leaders often state that their organizations value curiosity at work, most stifle it through their culture, processes, and practices. In this interactive session, we explore what we know about curiosity, why it is important for leaders, teams, and organizations, what the barriers are and what leaders can do to get better at intentionally curiosity for themselves and the people in their care. Target group: managers and Leaders Formats: Presentation style: 30-, 45- or 60-minutes presentation Interactive workshop: 60-180 minutes Online or offline optional 1.Individual curiosity self-assessment (online) 2.book: The Workplace Curiosity Manifesto (e-book or paperback) Preparation: discussion with head of HR and/or head of talent management, review of client documentation, discussion with one/two participants

How to boost your career with intentional curiosity Session abstract Every person is born with a healthy dose of curiosity. Some people can maintain this level through adulthood, many however see its original strength diminish over time. The reason why curiosity decreases as we grow older is because we become fixed in our thinking and routines and stop asking important questions to our customers, our colleagues and ourselves. It does not have to be this way. curiosity is like a muscle. With intentional focus we can grow our curiosity and capacity to rise above ourselves as individuals and professionals. Research has shown that curious professionals make more money and progress faster through their career, are happier in life and are better at maintaining relationships. They also learn faster, are more open to change and benefit from a deeper self-awareness. They ask deeper, better and more questions and are overall more successful. They are more productive, get more results. In this interactive session, we will explore what we know about curiosity, why it is important in our professional life, and reflect on strategies to get better at it. Every employee will be invited to do a curiosity assessment and will get a report on their individual curiosity profile. This session is also relevant for leaders. Target group: professionals at all levels Format 30-, 45- or 60-minutes presentation Online or offline optional 1.Individual curiosity self-assessment (online) 2.book: The Workplace Curiosity Manifesto (e-book or paperback) Preparation: discussion with meeting sponsor, review of client documentation. Note: This session can be tailored for specific functional groups: sales, L&D, HR, audit, innovation & be delivered as an interactive workshop