to Lead - Influencing Better Thinking
for a Better
7-10, 2005 in Los Angeles, California, USA
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About Our 2005 Forum
Our Fourth Annual Forum, themed Daring
to Lead - Influencing Better Thinking For A Better
Future , continues to expand "thinking
about thinking", raising the consciousness of
better thinking in individuals and organizations.
To that end, we have invited pioneering thinkers
who "Dare to Lead." In addition, we are partnering
with The Boeing Company to offer fourteen pre-conference
workshops . Our 2005 Forum aims to promote an
environment where compelling ideas and insights
will evolve from an exposure to new thoughts,
and inthinking colleagues. (And these ideas and
insights may lead you in untold exciting directions
in your work and life after the Forum.)
Forum or Conference?
We refer to the entire 4-day event (April 7-10)
as our annual Forum. It begins with 2 days of
workshops (April 7-8), which we refer to as "pre-conference
workshops" and ends with a conference which runs
from Friday afternoon at 4pm through Sunday at
noon. All of the pre-conference workshops are
held at the nearby Boeing - Canoga Park facility
(also known as Rocketdyne Propulsion & Power).
This year we are offering 15 such sessions, all
of which are 3-hours long. The conference aspect
of the Forum includes 4 keynote presentations
and 6 "triple-track" presentations, as well as
a closing panel discussion.
Qualified Forum participants may attend any of
fourteen workshops offered before the weekend
conference portion of our 2005 Forum. Qualified
participants are employees of The Boeing Company,
Boeing suppliers or customers, family members
of Boeing employees, students, and "members of
the community." "Members of the community" are
citizens working full or part time, or as volunteers,
in community-related work.
Cost for Pre-Conference Workshops?
No, there is no fee to attend any of these pre-conference
workshops. In keeping with our tradition, they
are provided free of charge to Forum attendees,
as well as to non-Forum attendees who qualify.
Traditional qualified attendees are Boeing employees,
suppliers, and customers. To this group we add
non-traditional attendees - family members (of
employees), students (with or without family ties),
and "members of the community" (anyone who works
part-time, full-time, or volunteers to serve the
Should You Attend?
Anyone interested in improving the effectiveness
of individuals and organizations will gain a deeper
appreciation of leadership from this Forum. Past
attendees reflect a wide variation in backgrounds
- which is always a highlight of our event - and
as such we have confidence that our program will
continue to be valuable to anyone interested in
"better thinking". If you, however, would like
to get a "running start" on InThinking and other
associated ideas, please inquire
with us about attending an "Enterprise Thinking"
workshop offered throughout the year at a variety
of locations across the U.S. and U.K..
Chaplin - Understanding the Human Brain:
Its Generative Capacities, Its limitations and
Sources of Human Error
Jenkins - Journey to the Center of Your People
Lubit - Avoidable Disasters: Common Problems
of Group Behavior & Decision-Making
Musil-Condon - Backing Off the Edge: Transforming
KANDU and Me
Stephens - Daring to Lead with Systems Thinking
Stonefield - Leading With Agility
Tribus - Dare to Lead
Wiley - Finding the Courage to Lead: There
are no silver bullets!
N. Turner LT&D