Learning LabGlobal Workplace Forum
June 2019 | Manila, Philippines
Non-Profit, NGO, Private Sector, Social Innovators
Global Workplace Forum
Main goals achieved:
- Introducing collaborative problem-solving with cross-cultural teams
- Using learning communities that are practical and educational to launch impact initiatives around the world through empowered influencers
- Provide an engaging event without “talking at” participants
Build a proof of concept learning lab
To create and execute the very first Learning Lab for Workplace Influencers that would span cultures, industries, and verticals.
Account for specific scheduling and space constraints onsite that could not be altered.
Account for determining who would attend out of the 850 Forum attendees.
Account for a variety of issues to be worked on and ability to leave with tangible outcomes at end fo session.
Account for over 90% of attendees not being exposed to collaborative or inclusive culture and work environments.
225 attendees to the orientation seminar “Building a better world, together.”
32 Labs conducted on 19 different workplace issues
250+ onsite participants within the Lab
~90% achieved or exceeded outcomes
6+ case studies being collaboratively written for publication
In the four-month lead up to the event, I began to prepare those who would lead a lab table with a specific issue.
To support this massive change across the ecosystem, while educating people on collaboration and inclusion in real-time, I provided the following:
Insights to an ecosystem-wide event
Virtual Labs for training table leaders
Open Office Hour sessions for Q&A
Virtual Session for power-ups 2-weeks out from event
Consultations with table leaders on discovery and setting intention for their lab
Slack Channel for collaborative efforts of the ecosystem
Open Resource web page for accessing information pre-event
Business Coaches for instructional moments
All resources and exercises
45-Page Lab Toolkit post-event