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Monday, July 25 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
This is Your Brain on Agile: Overcoming Fear, Anger, and Apathy When Teaching Agile Topics (Joe Ziadeh)

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What causes the unexpected resistance and fear we’ve all seen when teaching about Agile? Why is learning about Agile different than anything else we study to help our organizations grow? And most importantly, what can we do as Agilists to help?
In this session, you’ll learn tips and techniques to help everyone you share information with (from new students to members of the C-suite) on these issues. We’ll dig into the problem and discuss some of the core neuroscience and psychological concepts that cause some common responses like fear, resistance, and apathy. We’ll discuss ways to change our teaching and presentation styles to help with these problems by making the ideas less threatening and more interesting. And we’ll do this through some improv exercises and engaging experiments we can take right back to our classes.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn an experiment that demonstrates fear of the unknown
  • Learn improv exercises to improv collaboration and positivity
  • Help instructors build more engaging and enjoyable training
  • Give instructors tools to help reduce fear, anxiety, and apathy in their students


Monday July 25, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
Regency VII