Conference Sessions

Unmask Your Potential By Forgetting What You Know
Session repeated on 9/21 at 2:30pm
Location: Room B
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 Beginning at 10:15 AM
Session Duration

Learning Objective
1. Explore errors, biases and mental blind spots that prevent us from being agile
2. Review data on behaviors such as agility, decision making, and flexibility to show how questioning ourselves and our assumptions helps us stay relevant
3. Learn ways to anchor yourself in flexibility rather than consistency

Session Description
Being short staffed, you quickly answer questions with what you have known. Each challenge is a fire fight, and who has time to come up with a new "outside the box" way of looking at something?

Resilience can look like a military member crawling through mud with black paint under their eyes. And it can also look like giving your mind a chance to rest, and flipping everything you know on it's head.

In this workshop, participants will explore how to unwind and unlearn habits and things they know to get comfortable with what they don't know. Rethinking and questioning ourselves helps us stay relevant in a world that knows no stability.

Session Speaker

Barbara Utrup


More About Barbara Utrup

At PRADCO, Ms. Utrup focuses on delivering development initiatives to meet the changing needs of our clients. She works with leaders to refine their leadership skills and offer strategies to enhance their effectiveness on the job. Ms. Utrup develops and facilitates training programs to assist teams and organizations in becoming high-performing units and operating more effectively.

Prior to joining PRADCO, Ms. Utrup progressively advanced as a human resources professional. After spending several years as a Talent Recruiter, she most recently held the Chief Human Resources Officer position at a national private non-profit child welfare agency.

Ms. Utrup’s strengths include outstanding communication and the ability to build relationships. With a professional, yet relatable communication style and ability to connect with individuals at all levels, she is very passionate about learning and development.