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GLN LearnAbout - Raising Capital for an EdTech Startup - 13 March, 2024 - Noon Eastern

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Learner: Dr. Marilyn CarrollLearn with Dr. Carroll and other entrepreneurs interested in raising capital for their EdTech Startup.The format of this session will be:Marilyn will explain what she wishes to learn about - and whyShe will ask each of…Continue

GLN TeachAbout - Integrative Debating - Glenn Meier, February 29, 2024, 3:00 - 3:45 PM Eastern USA

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Earlier this year, Glenn responded to the Conscious Capitalism/Georgia LEARNS Pluralism event by sending an email via LinkedIn. His message included:"...the magic lies in an agreed upon process for making the conversation a "fair fight."  In my…Continue

GLN 2023 - TeachAbout - Purpose

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Is it possible or desirable to differentiate purpose from passion?Session Leader: Donald JenkinsThe format of this session will be:Five minutes of welcome and…Continue

GLN 2023 - Hidden About - Humble Inquiry - Scaling

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Is humble inquiry real or imagined?Is it desirable? If so - when? If not - why?Session Leader:…Continue

GLN 2023 - Open Forum Conversation - BYOT

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BYOT = Bring Your Own TopicThese sessions are offered to allow for open forum conversation and/or the opportunistic creation of breakout rooms to allow for self-directed conversations.Breakout rooms will be preset. Participants may:Choose an open…Continue

GLN 2023 - TeachAbout - Cheat Codes for Life

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The Surprisingly Simple Cheat Codes for Happiness, Creativity, and Human Performance.If you are human, there is something in this session for you.We live in a world of algorithms. Relatively simple pieces of logic and actions that govern everything.…Continue

GLN 2023 - Panel Discussion - Innovation

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What is the opposite of innovation? Might it be stagnation?How do we know something is an innovation?This session will be the traditional Georgia LEARNS Plus-BYOL-Plus format:First 15 minutes: The humorists will share their perspective on the topic…Continue

GLN 2023 - ExploringPossibilitiesAbout - Hardwiring

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Session Leader: Chuck RussellThe Session Format is the following:1. You will be asked to accept the premise that it is possible to know why you are failing to do…Continue

GLN 2023 - TeachAbout - Simulations 2024

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Session Leader: Eric BluesteinThe format of this session will be:1.Eric will explain what he wishes to learn about Simulations - and why.2.He will ask…Continue

GLN 2023 - CaseStudyAbout - Small Business Revival

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Session Leader: Neicey JohnsonCase Study: How to save a spiraling out-of-control small business.Seeking tips to assist with corporate operational…Continue

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What Are You Measuring?

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A lifetime ago, my training department colleagues and I were satisfied with training data. We cranked out the requested ILT programs plus the "flavor of the year" content, we kept a busy training schedule, and made sure the coffee was always the right temperature. When accused of not delivering effective training because the learners didn't perform as they were trained, we took refuge in our management support role and not ultimately responsible or accountable for LEARNING or productivity.…



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We have heard that "hope" is not a strategy and that "optimism" may be insufficient.

  • What might we learn from the Stockdale Paradox?
  • What is authentic hope?
  • What is the relationship between vulnerability and hope?
  • What if the struggle outlives you (or the fiscal measurement period, or your employment?)
  • What other aspect of "Sustain Hope in the Face of Struggle" are you curious about?




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From the Authors of "Learning as a Way of Leading:


"...authentic hope...critically tempered...realistic about the dangers....committed to its perpetuation."

What an interesting topic.  Sustaining hope in the face of struggle.  It could apply to any part of our lives - facing a deadly disease; losing a sale with a strategic client; watching one’s business failing towards bankruptcy?  All ‘negative’ struggles.  But what about a struggle you are close to overcoming and winning?  Do you have less hope?  Looking forward to your thoughts on this….    Steve

Thank you Steve - terrific questions - it looks like Yoann might be thinking with you!

Steve, I agree this is a very interesting topic, one that really  resonates with my current federal consulting client. In a situational snapshot, the client organization’s leadership understands the critical needs for a training program for its field folks, yet the key players on the organization who are steeped in a culture of “we will get to it when we get to it” that competes with the “let’s get this done” consultant mentality puts a project and its timeliness and project success at risk. The question becomes what do we do with our authentic hope to not only sustain it, but turn it into success?


Interesting perspective Nathan.  My old employer, a Fortune 75 company, was always very cautious about not deploying too many initiatives and training programs at any one time for fear it would overwhelm the field.  The approval (ranking) process made sure only the most important and ‘critical’ projects were actually deployed.

Jonathan Sacks says,

“Optimism is the belief that things will be better. Hope is the faith that, together, we can make things better. Optimism is a passive virtue; hope, an active one."

Hope is belief in action.

JoAnn, a clear distintion between the two definitions you make, I'm looking forward to more of you input around the active role of hope, and pherhaps how you envision it.


Hello Georgia Learns!

Today’s disruptions have been challenging for many.  My sense is that we as leaders need to do all we can do to impact the hearts and minds of those we work with.  I am intrigued by the idea of how to influence and sustain hope by getting serious around three ideas: Empathy, Kindness, and Gratitude.  What are your thoughts about getting serious around Empathy, Kindness and Gratitude?

Carlos, that is a really interesting point to which I agree, but here is what I wonder. Where is, or should we look for leadership positionally within the organization? Does that leadership have to come from the top, or can i we find leadership at any level of the organization? If we can find that type of leadership anywhere within the organization to "impact the hears and minds of those we work with," how to we exploit for success for the betterment of the entire organization?

Leadership generally does begin at the top as those leaders set the tone, the expectations, and the standards.  That said, true leader power comes when each person takes ownership, and believes in the meaning and purpose of the organization.  What do you think needs to happen to focus on empathy, kindness and gratitude as part of the leadership journey?

Carlos - wonderful question. I think that all of us are leaders of ourselves and all of us will benefit from getting serious about Empathy, Kindness, and Gratitude towards:

  • Those who follow us
  • Those who lead us
  • Those beside us
  • Ourselves

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