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Session C - Pre-Conference Session
Wednesday, June 8th, 9am-12pm

Social Construction - Here, There, and Anywhere
Presented by Pauline Arneberg

Format: Workshop
Primary Focus: Mindfulness
Secondary Focus: Cultural Transformation


Description: This workshop will explore our assumptions about change, and how those assumptions are rooted in our language. The basic principles of social construction and appreciative inquiry will be presented and applied in a situation that is often described as a "broken country." Participants will learn how to use Transformational Leadership principles, brain science, and neuro sciences to help develop executive presence, and competence, everywhere.

Target Audience: Anyone who is interested in how reality is constructed thru language and relationships.

Organizational Issues: Planning with a highly centralized and bureaucratic organization; developing vision where there currently is none; learning to become more entrepreneurial.

Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
a) Define their current assumptions about change and how it happens
b) Develop skill in asking new questions
c) Learn how to use their answers to new questions for planning and long range change
d) Experience neuro science tools for enhanced presence

Cost: None

Pre-work: None

Materials Needed: None

Handouts: Available for download after the Forum

Pauline Arneberg

Biography: Pauline Arneberg has practiced organization development for the past 30 years; she currently teaches at the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development as well as the CSUN MPA. She has a broad international background; she has worked in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Jordan, Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Botswana, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Kenya, and Thailand. She brings a broad cultural perspective to the dilemmas faced when we are in a learning mode, which, ideally, would be most of the time.

Contact: Pauline can be reached by e-mail at pauline.arneberg@gmail.com for additional information about this Pre-Conference session

Website: www.paulinearneberg.com

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/pub/pauline-arneberg/8/b57/b21/en

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