Switch-On offers a highly interactive set of coordinated modules, facilitated by leading thinkers on cross-cultural and digital challenges. The program will enhance team productivity and leadership potential by equipping participants with tools and mindsets to better deal with cultural ambiguity in technologically mediated collaboration contexts.
The art of listening – focus and curiosity
Reframe listening as a deliberate practice. Harness the power of focused attention. Cultivate curiosity as a form of respect, empathy, and meaning-making.
Getting un-stuck – understanding habits of mind
Reveal implicit filters and value systems informing perception and behaviour. Celebrate differences in worldviews as a source of innovation and creative insights.
Communicating at a distance – how to be heard
Anticipate operational, relational and physiological challenges in distant interactions. Reduce the risk of cultural misunderstanding and communicate with clarity.
Cultures and systems – Creating feedback loops
Clear and direct information flows. Build trust and collective understanding. Nurture supportive work cultures.
Collaborating across cultures – overcoming dispersion
Build habits and mechanisms to manage tensions, conflict and disengagement. Negotiate hierarchies, navigate power, trigger strategic decisions.
Dig your fingers in the digital mud – technological immersion
Engage in real-time technological team challenges. Make tacit knowledge explicit. Develop first-hand experience and applicable skills for real-world situations.
Switch-on brings together a team of leading thinkers on cross-cultural and digital challenges.
Dr Christopher Bell
Christopher is a consultant whose 35 year career reflects his operational expertise in cross-cultural environments, creative arts and business in leadership development, change management and communication
Wesa is a facilitator, speaker and consultant on cultural diversity, especially in relation to leadership, community engagement and communication. She is also tertiary educated in software engineering.
Julien Leyre is a French-Australian writer, educator and social entrepreneur with experience across digital engagement, cultural production, governance and education design, in four languages and on five continents.
Elizabeth Winkelman is a facilitator, linguist and digital curator who has delivered cross-cultural programs in China and Japan to a diverse range of people and organizations.