025 Technology - Question the Status Quo with Crystal Kadakia
Hot Topic: Digital Disruptions
Crystal Kadakia is a 2-time TEDx speaker, OD consultant, best-selling author of The Millennial Myth and Designing for Modern Learning. She is the co-creator of the Learning Cluster Design Model. Crystal is an organizational change expert taking on challenges in topics like ways of working, inclusion, community building, learning, and productivity for the Digital Age. She uses her strengths in systems thinking, dialogic change, sensemaking, and team process design to help clients like General Mills, Sierra Club, Atlassian, Genentech, and the World Bank to develop their organizations. Crystal has a bachelor's in Chemical Engineering and a master's in Organizational Development.
Join me as Crystal shares her viewpoints on how technology alone isn’t enough to evolve modern learning. She emphasized the need for professionals to evolve our mindsets, approaches, and methods so we can make the most of the technology we invest in. Technology today is ready to move learning out of the classroom, but learning design capabilities limit many organizations. As a designer, Crystal explained that once you have the know-how to design out of the classroom, you can finally take advantage of today's technology and make assets accessible, searchable, social, and engaging. Cue Learning Cluster Design!
She says, "Don’t be afraid to question the status quo - whether that is in your own field, your leadership, your organizational culture. Questions that aren’t asked, aren’t answered. Persevere - as a friend once told me, we are building sandcastles of transformative change at the edge of the ocean. It’s okay if change doesn’t happen with the first sandcastle. There are many of us working on moving this big ship."
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