Chris Li

Have you ever attended a training event where content didn't exactly "line up"? Imagine listening to an instructor where they fly through lots of slides, and follow that up with some sort of game involving dice, paper airplanes, pennies, or spaghetti and marshmallows. When the instructor asks "Okay, do you understand it?" you give an enthusiastic thumbs up and head out of class. Then there is an exam. You see multiple choice questions with options like "A"," B", "C", "D", "A and B", "A and C", "B and C", "All of the above", "None of the above". Your head starts to spin... You try to remember the concepts from the slides, but all you can remember is throwing planes at one another. Frustrating, isn't it? This type of misalignment could exist in anything from a training course, to a workshop that you've designed, or even a meeting that you are facilitating. Learning experiences could be all of those types of discussions and then some!

In this session, you will learn about the different choices instructors, coaches, and facilitators make when building these types of learning experiences, and the impacts of those choices on their attendees and the event overall. By understanding the relationship between the knowledge to share, the instructional method used to convey the knowledge, and the assessment technique, participants in this session will gain practical knowledge about how to approach the design of their next learning experience to maximize student/attendee experience and retention.

Linda Rising

Most of us know how cognitive biases affect our decision making, thanks to the work of Daniel Kahneman and his important book Thinking Fast and Slow. Fewer of us know how noise affects our thinking. Noise here means the variability in inputs and cognitive processing we contend with when making individual and collective judgments. Noise comes from a variety of sources. We are affected by the time of day, the weather, if our favorite sports team just won or lost. Everyone is now focused on reducing bias, but in many cases, noise is a greater source of error than bias. Linda will introduce you to some surprising research about noise and decision making and offer suggestions for reducing noise. Note: if you reduce noise, you will also reduce bias. As Kahneman has said, "Wherever there is judgment, there is noise and more of it than you think."

Carmen Guerra Jurado

Greetings and salutations, fellow agile adventurers! You are cordially invited to join the quest to battle the elusive monster known as Imposter Syndrome. It is a tricky foe that can strike even the most seasoned agile heroes, leaving us feeling like we do not belong. But fear not! I am here to guide you through it, using the wonderous world of video games as our metaphorical battlefield.

So, join us as we uncover strategies on how to:

🛡️ overcome the perils of self-doubt,
👓 how to reframe your mindset,
🛠️ build a community of supportive fellow agile adventurers,
💪 and level up your confidence to tackle even the toughest of challenges.

Let us slay this Imposter Syndrome Dragon together!