The Learning mindset - you've been Bazzinga'D!

schedule Oct 30th 10:30 - 11:10 AM place 201 A/B/C people 8 Interested

Are you afraid of trying new things because you don't want to risk failure? Do you create an environment where your peers, direct reports or children are afraid of failure? If you answered yes to any of those, you're brave!

Come join me in exploring ways to become stronger at experimenting and learning and creating environments where others can too!

We all know that Agile will fail without a Learning mindset. But, what does it mean to have a learning or growth mindset? I will explore some learnings by Carol Dweck and David Colcleugh and some of my own personal experiences around how the growth mindset has impacted my life and the lives of people around me.

 
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Outline/Structure of the Talk

A 20 min talk on the ideas mentioned in the abstract with 20 minutes for an activity and guided discussion.

Guided Discussion details:

1. Members of the audience will be asked to form in small groups

2. They will then explore and experience the growth mindset through an activity

3. Debrief

Learning Outcome

1. An understanding of the growth versus fixed mindset

2. Tangible actions that one can take to step towards creating a learning organization

Target Audience

Leaders, Developers, Managers, Scrum Masters, Executives

Prerequisites for Attendees

All you need is a flexible perspective!

schedule Submitted 1 year ago

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  • Nabeel Jadavji
    By Nabeel Jadavji  ~  11 months ago
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    Thank you for the great presentation. I loved how you touched up on the data driven approach. Based on my experience, I feel a lot of companies say that they want to implement data driven approaches but don't necessarily know how to go about it. Would you consider reaching out to Civic Tech Toronto and presenting the topic to the community? They would love to hear this. 

    Well done Rehana :) 

    • Rehana Rajwani
      By Rehana Rajwani  ~  11 months ago
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      Thank you Nabeel! I will definitely reach out to Civic Tech Toronto! 

      Thank you so much once again!

  • Kiel Safstrom
    By Kiel Safstrom  ~  11 months ago
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    First off, thank you for presenting and being aware that our mindsets are able to be adjusted with new perspectives.  I really enjoyed the data driven approach at the beginning of the presentation as well as this quote stuck with me. "Guide them to the growth mindset."  As this presentation was shared with me by a colleague.  I was not fully paying attention to the video stream and merely listening in, I did feel there were some parts that I lost attentiveness to the topic at hand and that it may of been the quality of the recording.  I would like to see this expanded upon as seen in you Medium article.  Good luck to your future presentations on this topic.

    • Rehana Rajwani
      By Rehana Rajwani  ~  11 months ago
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      Hi Kiel,

      Thank you so much for your feedback. I've definitely been influenced a lot by the philosophy of mindsets and I wish to expand it's reach in our community and beyond. 

      I apologize for any quality issues in the recording and hope that you will be able to listen to me live - should the presentation get selected. Thanks once again!! :)

       

       

  • Rezvan Ahmed
    By Rezvan Ahmed  ~  11 months ago
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    Great presentation with some very relevant examples! It gave me a new perspective on things. Well done Rehana!

    • Rehana Rajwani
      By Rehana Rajwani  ~  11 months ago
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      Thanks Rezvan! Fingers crossed! Hoping I get selected to share more insights at Toronto Agile 2018! :) 

  • Saara Punjani
    By Saara Punjani  ~  11 months ago
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    This sounds really interesting, would love to hear you speak in person! I work for a startup and we aim for everyone on the team to have a growth mindset in order to stay innovative, so it would be great to hear about more concrete ways to make that a reality! 

    • Rehana Rajwani
      By Rehana Rajwani  ~  11 months ago
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      Thank you so much Saara! I hope this talk gets selected and you're able to make it! :)

  • Rubayat
    By Rubayat  ~  11 months ago
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    Great talk, thank you for sharing! I liked the fact that you made the point at the end about grouping people with fixed vs growth mindset in itself could be an act demonstrating fixed mindset. I think with proper coaching mindset can always change.

    • Rehana Rajwani
      By Rehana Rajwani  ~  11 months ago
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      Thanks Rubayat!! :) 

  • Baggio Wong
    By Baggio Wong  ~  11 months ago
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    I love the idea, especially the part that says “tangible steps to create a learning organization”, looks like a very interesting talk! 

    • Rehana Rajwani
      By Rehana Rajwani  ~  11 months ago
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      Thank you Baggio! 

  • Mengqi Zhu
    By Mengqi Zhu  ~  11 months ago
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    A great topic! Would love to listen to your sharing!

    • Rehana Rajwani
      By Rehana Rajwani  ~  11 months ago
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      Thanks Mengqi!! Keeping my fingers crossed and looking forward as well! laughing

  • Anna Krivykh
    By Anna Krivykh  ~  11 months ago
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    That’s a great topic! So looking forward to it!laughing

    • Rehana Rajwani
      By Rehana Rajwani  ~  11 months ago
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      Thank you Anna! Keeping my fingers crossed and looking forward as well!! laughing

  • Jason Huang
    By Jason Huang  ~  11 months ago
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    I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

    • ...All links listed.

    I think the submission could be improved by:

    • ...Please add more pictures, so it is more visible.
    • Rehana Rajwani
      By Rehana Rajwani  ~  11 months ago
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      That's great feedback! Thank you so much Jason! I'll try to see if I can find relevant pictures to add. laughing

  • Stephanie Zeng
    By Stephanie Zeng  ~  11 months ago
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    Looking forward to this talk! :D

    • Rehana Rajwani
      By Rehana Rajwani  ~  11 months ago
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      Thank you Stephanie!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed! laughing

  • Yeniffer Pang-Chung
    By Yeniffer Pang-Chung  ~  11 months ago
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    Such an important topic - looking forward to it!

    • Rehana Rajwani
      By Rehana Rajwani  ~  11 months ago
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      Thanks Yeniffer!! Fingers crossed laughing

  • Ben Martin
    By Ben Martin  ~  11 months ago
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    This topic looks like it would make for a good discussion topic indeed.

    Great work putting this together!

    • Rehana Rajwani
      By Rehana Rajwani  ~  11 months ago
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      Thank you Ben! Yes indeed. It's often that we see organizations attempting to be agile and then getting stuck in a fixed mindset. Being fixed and agile at the same time couldn't possible work! I hope I can help change some perspectives through this talk. laughing 


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