3-Week Change Makers Workshop

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Taught by Amanda Crowell

Amanda Crowell is a writer,  professor and improvement coach, working alongside hundreds of people as they work to improve some part of their work or life. At the Brainery, Amanda brings lessons and tools from improvement science, psychology, user centered design, and action research to power your personal improvement. As a professor at the School of Education at Hunter College, Amanda works with teacher candidates as they navigate their first experience in an urban public school. As a consultant at Eskolta School Research and Design, Amanda provided professional learning opportunities across the city focused on utilizing improvement science to get better at getting better.  Amanda has a PhD from Columbia in cognitive psychology and her writing has been featured in Quartz, JSTOR daily, and others places around the web.  For more information, check out her website: http://powerfulpeony.com/

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Change is HARD, but with insight from psychology, design thinking, and improvement science you can make progress on even your most intransigent problems. In this three-week workshop we will cover:

  • Why is change so hard? What do you need to know about yourself to unlock your potential for change?
  • What do you really want from your life? In our second session we’ll identify a new direction (whether or large or small) and gain clarity about what stands between you and where you want to be.
  • How can we get there as fast as possible while we enjoy the ride? In this third session we will talk about rapid iterative testing as the unexpected VIP of personal improvement.

In these three weeks our goal will be to set you up with some concrete, tailored changes that will move you forward towards the life you want. Though some of the content will be the same as previous Change Makers Workshops, the experience of tackling a problem for three weeks will be substantially different. Hope to see you there!

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