Wisdom of the Crowd with Ken, Gaye & Susan

ken-gaye-susanMonday, Nov 14th
How to Tap Collective Intelligence for Leadership and Change
at UCSC-Extension Silicon Valley, Santa Clara

In partnership with NorCal Chapter of ASP 

Using Your Team’s Collective Intelligence to Accelerate
Leadership Development and Rapid Change Adoption


Change programs often fail because not enough attention is paid to the people engagement factors. Learning and change are one in the same. We will show how using the “Wisdom of the Crowd” can efficiently improve leadership skills or achieve rapid change adoption.

Key Take-Aways

• How change can be accelerated and leadership skills can be effectively taught on-line
• How using structured, crowd sourced learning can turn cynics into believers during organizational change
• A new method for increasing participant engagement through online, video case based learning

3 application oriented Case Studies to exam how…

• Cadence increased adoption of their decision-making model
• Stanford helped AAA increased learning engagement
• Cisco leverages crowd sourced learning in change efforts

Rapid Change Adoption

Change can only occur when everyone involved or affected:
• Fully understands the reasons and need for the change and the impact of the change on them.
• Appreciates and supports how their role and expectations of them will change.
• Has a “safe way” to express their fears and concerns.
• Can calibrate their views and concerns about the desired change against the views of their peers.

The goal of any change agent should be that no one involved could say, “I didn’t know it meant that.”  Crowd based learning methodologies customized for change whether it’s culture, organizational, or operational, has proven that it will improve the adoption of new structures, processes and business operating mo

Accelerated Leadership Development

Crowd Accelerated Individualized Learning (CAIL™) is a new way of learning based on case based Socratic methods that have long shown to be effective. E-Learning has already had a long history, however some of its inherent limitations include:
• Lower engagement levels.
• Low efficiency for reaching a large number of participants.
• It often does not fit limited learning development budgets.
This program will explore solutions to these limitations.

Through multimedia story telling, CAIL™ grabs the viewer’s attention in relevant, often emotional dilemmas, and drives a reaction in the moment to examine personal instincts, values and judgments within a larger set of ideas.  CAIL™ solves the engagement gap and can be deployed in self-paced, facilitated or combined modalities


Event Agenda:IMG_9952

• 5:30pm – Registration, Light Snacks & Beverages
• 6:00-7:30pm – Keynote Program
• 7:30-8:00pm – Continue to network and share insights
• 8:00-9:00pm – Social hour across street at Whole Food (optional)

Speaker’s Bio:  Ken Ketch 

Gaye I. Clemson is an award winning storyteller, communications and training innovator, culture change leader, metrics-performance designer and planning process facilitator who brings many years of strategy and key initiative portfolio execution management expertise. She currently leads Globalinkage Consulting, a consultancy that helps firms strengthen employee engagement, improve organizational performance and evolve their operating models to enable innovative governance and decision-making processes. She speaks frequently at national and local industry conferences including most recently the NCHRA Global HR Summit, ASP National Conferences (2006, 2009 & 2015) the Bay Area’s Strategy Execution Conference (Oct 2014); She is a published author of 9 oral history narratives. She holds an Honours BCom from Queen’s University at Kingston and is a Stanford Certified Project Manager.

Susan Feland the Director of Online Leadership Development Programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In addition to her work at Stanford, Susan is also the Founder and President of the nonprofit organization, AcademyWomen, focused on providing personal and professional development for women military and veteran leaders. Susan has worked in space systems acquisitions, as a Professor at the Air Force Academy, and in a variety of different roles at Merrill Lynch, the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and community based non-profits. Susan has an MA from Middlebury College, a Diplome from the Universite de Paris – Sorbonne, and a BS from the United States Air Force Academy.

Ken Ketch is an entrepreneur, leadership and organizational development consultant and executive coach. He is an adviser to several boards and developed GroupMind Express in 1996. More recently, Ken founded GroupMind Learning Systems and is Managing Partner for both organizations. Ken has founded, managed and successfully sold several businesses, including; a chain of high-end audio/video stores, a chain of computer stores and MontBell America-technical clothing brand sold to Lands’ End. Ken served as CEO of O’Neill, Inc. where he assembled a team that propelled this surf brand to exponential growth. Ken is also a founder and president of Elements Manufacturing and President of the NorCal Chapter of the Association of Strategic Planning.

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Date(s) - 11/14/2016
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

UCSC Extension Silicon Valley