9-11 May 2018

thestudio, Manchester

Building and nurturing human organisations and embracing a collaborative, learning culture

Session type:
Case Study

Session duration:
60 minutes

Presented by:

Christina Ohanian

Circus Street

About this Case Study

‘Learning’ has become a tricky word. It means different things to different people and more often than not, it has a tendency to take a back foot when we become ‘too busy’ or ‘too comfortable’.

There’s a wonderful saying by Mahatma Gandhi: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Whether we consciously realise it or not, we never, ever stop learning. We learn when we read the newspaper or watch the news, we learn when we have a friendly conversation or a tough debate and - my personal favourite - we learn when we fail and make mistakes.

One of the most extraordinary things about human beings is our ability to invent, innovate and learn.

Learning is ingrained in our everyday lives and yet we’re still somehow faced with this misconception that once we step out into the ‘big smoke’, we stop learning. Nothing can be further from the truth and it’s imperative that organisations start to adopt and embed a ‘learning culture’.

In today’s job market, your learning culture is a key reason a candidate, looking in the direction of Facebook or Google, could come and work for you - even in the face of less money! In my session, I want to share my stories, ideas and tips to encourage you to go out there and build YOUR learning culture.

About the Speaker

The travelling agilista who speaks at conferences, does graphic recording, is an organiser of #play14 London and maintains a healthy, fit lifestyle. Christina is all about coaching individuals, teams and organisations on agile ways of working. She loves learning about people, their passions and what motivates them and is an active member of the agile community of practice.


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