Virtual delivery | Delivered in English | 8hrs across 2 days | Includes a personal diagnostic
Curiosity makes us better individuals and builds our professional expertise. It is the fuel that drives better and deeper questions. It is a superpower that drives learning, enhances creativity, and helps build diverse and collaborative teams. It gives us wings to face the world with courage and to connect at a deeper level with others and ourselves. Curious individuals need curious organisations to thrive. In this masterclass, you will learn what curiosity is, how it works, and how it influences successful individuals, teams, and organisations.
This masterclass consists of
8 hours of interactive mini lectures given over 2 consecutive days
A 30 days ‘habit-forming‘ curiosity journey
A personal diagnostic before and after your journey
A 30 minute personal curiosity coaching session
Individual moments for reflection about your own curiosity strengths
Introduction to numerous best practices of exemplary companies
Build a network of curious HR professionals.
Curiosity: the bigger picture
In this opening module we will take a step back and explore curiosity: What it is, how it works and what it does, its common barriers, how curiosity influences success for professionals and organisations.
Why take this program?
It is not by coincidence that the world economic forum has named Curiosity the no 1 character trait of the 4th industrial revolution. Yet curiosity is not well understood: what it is, how it works, what it does, its benefits and barriers, the role of language (curiosity killed the cat), how it influences success for individuals, teams and organisations, what the best strategies are to get even better at it and how to influence the organisational environment.
This masterclass explores curiosity as the metaskill of the 21st century: how individuals and organisations can be more intentional about it.
Clare Inkster is a Curiosity Consultant and Human Insight Specialist. She’s worked in human insights across a range of global fortune 500 companies including Nestle, McDonald’s, Sainsburys and William Grant and Sons. She’s fascinated by neuroscience, behaviour change and psychology and in more recent years has been applying her marketing knowledge to understanding how to help people lead happier lives. Her exploration led to an MSC in applied positive psychology and coaching where she specialised in creating and testing workplace curiosity interventions. At present she’s also been exploring workplace flow-state and lecturing in the psychology of compassion. Clare is a yogi and mindfulness teacher and is frequently amazed by how much the ancient Rishis knew about the brain. She lives and breathes curiosity and truly believes that work should be a place or activity that makes us come alive.
Stefaan Van Hooydonk
Stefaan van Hooydonk is founder of the Global Curiosity Institute and author of the bestselling book: The Workplace Curiosity Manifesto. An experienced global C-suite executive, Stefaan held executive roles as Chief Learning Officer in fortune 200 companies like Royal Philips, Cognizant, Saudi Aramco, Nokia and others. He consults global corporations and leadership teams towards building a stronger curiosity muscle. Stefaan researches the topic of workplace curiosity in companies. He believes that curious individuals need curious environments to thrive and that especially in times of turmoil individuals and companies need to embrace intentional curiosity. With the help of a number of diagnostics his team and he designed, he creates insights on what drives and what enables individuals and organisations to show up curiously. He is a regular speaker around the world on the power of curiosity to benefit professionals, leaders, teams, and organisations
Adam Wilder is a consultant and innovator in the field of human connection and founder of the Togetherness movement. He studies the simple and powerful ways that curiosity in others can help us create a thriving culture at work. Adam believes that being curious with our colleagues keeps us open to new ideas, helps build more satisfying relationships, and invites us to engage with more of ourselves at work. He has brought his relational expertise to global companies including Google, Coca-Cola, and Accenture.
Curiosity led Adam to create Shhh Dating which offered speed dating experiences without talking; organise the world’s first festival of human connection; and run the House of Togetherness pop-up in central London facilitating immersive learning experiences in curiosity, empathy, and connection for 8,000 visitors over 6 months. Adam is a regular speaker on creating thriving cultures at work.