Brave New Workshop (BNW) transforms people’s thinking and behavior for the better through a laughter-filled methodology stemming from 20+ years of helping Fortune 500 clients deliver meaningful training that moves the needle for their people.
More and better ideas, more collaboration, more discovery, less fear – that's what the BNW stands for. Join their world-class facilitators in a series of six thought-provoking sessions and discover how to create behavior change that will increase your organization’s ability to perform and thrive in complex, unpredictable, business environments.
Started in 1958 the BNW has grown to include the longest running satirical and improv comedy theater in the U.S., a pioneering institute for personal development, a thriving corporate training business, and top business speakers.
BONUS! Attend 5 of the 6 Brave New Workshop Expo Stage sessions and you'll receive a special Brave New Workshop Mindset Activation eBadge. If you wish to earn this eBadge, be sure to have your badge scanned at the Expo Stage at each session.
Monday, 2/24, 11:15 am – 11:45 am
BNW1 From Fear to Discovery: Stretching Outside of Our Comfort Zone
Our organizations and industries keep on changing, which often requires us and our learners to think and act differently i.e. we have to learn to expand and stretch outside our comfort zone. This session will help you gracefully move beyond discomfort into curiosity by practicing small mindset and behavioral shifts.
Monday, 2/24, 1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
BNW2 Brave New You: Practices for Peak Performance
In the fields of sports and the arts, we recognize the tremendous importance of warming up and getting ready to deliver optimal performance. Yet in the business world, we often jump right into action. Explore ways to root yourself in a mindset that helps you be yourself when you are working with your learners or collaborators as well as practical techniques for helping you warm up and get ready to wow. Many of the techniques you will learn will help you warm your learners’ up as well.
Monday, 2/24, 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm
BNW3 OPEN Mind: Boosting Your Innovation Fitness
Reframe innovation from a trendy buzz word to a practice and set of behaviors that can help you and your learners bring to life new and interesting ideas that can help your organizations thrive. The behaviors you will learn were distilled from 20+ years of consulting Fortune 500 organizations on how to foster environments that fuel innovation.
Tuesday, 2/25, 9:30 am – 10:00 am
BNW4 OPEN Space: Creating Cultures of Trust
We know from neuroscience that effective learning happens in the right environment. This session will help you craft strategically the culture that will serve your learners and collaborators best by embodying the behaviors you wish to see, framing mistakes as growth opportunities, and encouraging active participation and insight generation.
Tuesday, 2/25, 11:45 am – 12:15 pm
BNW5 Change is Fuel: Building Resilience and Finding Joy
Change happens and unexpected obstacles require our creative problem solving every day. An effective way to eliminate emotional drain is to re-frame the challenges we experience as simply new information we were not aware of and ask "what useful learning am I gaining" and "how will this help me move forward?" You will practice embracing a mindset of abundance and creativity to spark joy in your daily work.
Tuesday, 2/25, 2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
BNW6 Influencing at the Speed of Laughter
As a training professional you are a change agent. As a change agent you have to master the art of influencing. Influence is about connecting and building relationships - this session will help you practice connecting with others by deeply listening and shifting your messaging and style to build trust and rapport. Bonus – you will explore and practice storytelling as another tool in your influencing.
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