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Using Simulations to Bridge the Gap Between Intention and Action

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Tanya Sheehan, Business Psychologist, (Select)

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A well-executed business simulation is designed to create aha moments, where knowledge and understanding translate to a change in behavior.

Each year, organizations spend billions on training, while thousands of professional courses are administered, and hundreds of business books are published. Arguably, these resources can teach us the skills we need to improve the way we operate and the way companies do business. But all of that leaves us asking ourselves, “If we have the knowledge we need, why don’t we act on it? If we’re so well-trained and informed, why aren’t we more effective?” In this respect, there is often a “knowing-doing” gap to be filled.

This webcast will explore how simulations can be used as an effective tool to bridge this gap and the benefits they can bring to learning and development within organizations. Using an MHS Assessments business simulation, Paper Planes Inc., the webcast will also examine elements of a live simulation in action.

Drawing on her own experience of working with organizations and teams, presenter Tanya Sheehan will provide insights that will help you understand how simulation activities can be a valuable addition to any learning and development toolkit.


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Tanya Sheehan
Tanya Sheehan

Business Psychologist, (Select)

Tanya Sheehan is a qualified psychologist and a member of the Division of Work and Organisational Psychology and Coaching Psychology Group within the Psychological Society of Ireland. As a certified trainer, accredited coach, and facilitator, she works in the public and private sectors across technology, pharmaceutical, and finance industries delivering individual coaching, leadership, and team development programs.

She is a certified practitioner in instruments including the EQ-i 2.0, EQ360, 16PF, Change Style Indicator, Change Navigator, Influence Style Indicator, Decision Style Profile, Discovery Leadership Profile, Paper Planes, Press Time, and DISC. Tanya has guest lectured on the MBA program at the National College of Ireland and the diploma in organizational change and development at the Irish Management Institute.

Her qualifications include an MSc (work and organizational psychology) from University of Limerick, a BA (psychology) from University College Dublin, an adv. diploma (personal, leadership, and executive coaching), and BPS certificates in occupational testing: test user ability and test user personality.


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