CWEA: 2.9 Contact Hours
$145 before Friday, March 22, 2019, and $174 after
Practice Area: Collection Systems, Communication & Outreach, Electrical & Instrumentation, Engineering & Research, Laboratory, All, Operations & Maintenance, Pretreatment Pollution Prevention & Stormwater (P3S)
We live in a world of ever-increasing complexity. Information available to us expands exponentially every year. The work experience is often fraught, as we all strive to keep track of people, our place in the social order and the pace at which multiple initiatives advance.
Working in the waste water industry is a team sport. Understanding the cognitive science behind social bonding and the natural limits of the human brain can significantly optimize our abilities to work with others effectively and optimize our productivity.
In this workshop segment, we take a step back to understand how life was 20,000 years ago as our predecessors went about their day-to-day activities. This is more than an academic exercise but a critical step in understanding how our modern-day brain functions. In reality, our brain today is not significantly different from that of our Mesolithic ancestors.
With insights into how our brain works and awareness of our innate limits, we will enable a greater understanding of how we can manage our present group environment. We will understand when we can expect to feel in control and what to do when we find ourselves beyond our threshold.
Level: Introduction to; limited knowledge of subject matter / entry level staff