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Bring the Power of Psychology to your Event


Behavioral Research, Education and Training


 

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Bring the Power of Psychology to your Event


Behavioral Research, Education and Training


 

Toby Groves is a researcher, advocate, and speaker that investigates the cognitive science of expert judgment.  He teaches expert decision makers to tap hidden cognitive networks that maximize their powers of reasoning.  A popular speaker amongst government and professional organizations that provide society's most critical services, Toby is known for delivering unconventional, interactive talks that engage audiences in dramatic live experiments.  

Trained in a unique combination of behavioral and financial forensics, Toby is a doctoral level researcher in psychology.  His commentary and story have been featured on media outlets such as NPR, in numerous professional journals, and is studied by leading researchers and business schools around the world.

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...about learning


Change the way you think about learning

-curiosity above standards

...about learning


Change the way you think about learning

-curiosity above standards

Using the latest research related to professional judgment and expert decision-making, Toby actively develops and supports innovative educational initiatives that assist those making the most important decisions affecting our society.

 

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...about policy.


Change the way you think about Policy

-people above politics

...about policy.


Change the way you think about Policy

-people above politics

 

To shape a better future, we must be able to see through the lens of new perspectives.  Emerging patterns are frequently invisible through the lens of current metrics, and while more data seems like the answer, it frequently leads to other problems: Situational blindness and a false sense of security. There is a solution, and it lies in the ability to re-imagine in different perspective and realize that the quality of our answers are dependent on the nature of our questions..  

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...about systems


Change the way you think about systems

-diversity above division

...about systems


Change the way you think about systems

-diversity above division

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...about teams.


Change the way you think about operations

-innovation above conformity

...about teams.


Change the way you think about operations

-innovation above conformity

Mission teams, engineering teams, surgical teams, audit teams, judiciary panels, and advisory councils develop unspoken norms - group heuristics if you will – patterns of communication so deeply hidden that they are invisible even to those within the group.  These patterns become the lens through which the group makes all interpretations - the way it lives, breathes and learns. It controls how the group communicates, solves problems, and recognizes the environment - these patterns are the most powerful influence on group effectiveness.