103 Sense-Making and Social Leadership

3:00 AM - 3:45 AM Wednesday, July 21

There is a gap between theory and practice: the space in which we ‘make sense’ of what we learn and build the vocabulary and behaviors to put it into practice. In this session, we will explore how this ‘sense making’ works and consider the role of leaders in facilitating and enabling it.

We will consider the difference between individual and collective ‘sense making’ and the ways that our thinking is influenced or constrained by the context we already know, as well as understanding how leaders who demonstrate humility in their own understanding can create space for others to learn more effectively.

Julian Stodd

Author and Founder

Sea Salt Learning

Julian Stodd is an author and founder of Sea Salt Learning, a global learning consultancy helping organizations adapt and thrive in the social age. Much of his consultancy work is around the need for social leadership, the design of scaffolded social learning, planning for organizational change, and the impacts of social collaborative technology. Julian comes from an academic background in communication theory, psychology and neurophysiology, learning design, educational psychology, museum education, and philosophy. He is a proud global mentor with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, and a Trustee of Drake Music, a charity that works to break down disabling barriers to music through education and research. He was awarded the Learning Performance Institute’s Colin Corder Award for Services to Learning in 2016. He has written 10 books, including The Social Leadership Handbook, Exploring the World of Social Learning, and A Mindset for Mobile Learning.

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