Seminar Instructor: Art Markman, PhD
Next Run: March 9, 2017
The course focuses on six areas of thinking that provide easy-to-learn strategies rooted in cognitive science that will help people to be more productive, efficient, creative, motivated, and satisfied in their working lives, and beyond.
Maximizing Mental Agility
The course highlights six facets of human thought that are simultaneously hidden and obvious. Most of us are unaware that these factors control the way that we think, and yet, when we are told about them, we recognize situations where they have affected our thinking. By making these characteristics explicit, we give people more insight into the strengths and weaknesses of their own thinking. We then provide specific techniques based on these insights that they can use to be more effective in the workplace and beyond.
These techniques are presented in a fast-paced, interactive format, that combines presented material with situational team-based learning modules, designed to transition the concepts into the students everyday thinking.
- The Role of 3: Our thought and memory capacity is organized around 3 items at a time. How we can use this to our advantage
- Autopilot and Creativity: How the mind tries NOT to think as much as possible, and how we can turn this knowledge to our advantage.
- Making Connections: Our best thinking comes from understanding causes, but we often fail to do this. How can we turn this knowledge into more powerful thinking?
- Using Analogy and Similarity: The mind is constantly re-using old ideas in new situations. How can we train ourselves to use this natural skill to be more creative?
- Active Memory: Improving the quality of what we remember by actively managing the quality of what we learn.
- Defining Your Goals: Most people fail to reach their goals because they fail to take a “productive pause” to think about how they will achieve them.
Maximizing Mental AgilityLocation: UT Austin Campus
Date: March 9, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Dr. Markman has written over 125 scholarly works on topics in higher-level thinking including analogical reasoning, decision making, and motivation. He has extensive experience in executive education and consulting. His first book intended for popular audiences, Smart Thinking, was released in January 2012. Habits of Leadership followed in 2013, and his latest publication, Smart Change, was released in January 2014.
Dr. Markman is also the co-host of Two Guys on Your Head, a weekly radio show and podcast produced by KUT.
While all HDO Seminars are developed with wide-ranging applicability in mind, the following individuals and groups will likely find Maximizing Mental Agility most directly relevant to their work:
- Senior/Executive Leadership
- Middle Management
- Team Leaders & Supervisors
- Human Resources/Recruiting Directors & Managers
- Creative Professionals
- Project Managers
- AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center (On-Campus)
1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705
- Hampton Inn & Suites (10-minute walk to campus)
1701 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701
- Hotel Ella (12-minute walk to campus)
1900 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78705
- DoubleTree Suites (15-minute walk to campus)
303 W. 15th Street, Austin, TX 78701
On-campus parking is covered for all participants for the day of their seminar. For transit information, please visit Capital Metro's website.
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Dr. Markman is obviously an expert on this subject. More importantly, he has mastered the technique of transferring his knowledge to the audience with his easy-to-follow delivery and keeping the class actively engaged in discussions. Practical examples helped too.
– Karun Sreerama, President, ESPA Corp Inc.
The seminar was well designed to offer digestible bites of knowledge and information. Dr. Markman practiced what he preached. I gained a number of skills that I will use in working with executives on their professional development.
– H. Rad Eanes, III, PhD, Owner, Executive Coaching/Consulting Organization, Inc.