An introduction to the conscious and unconscious mind at Scottish Water
Just when Lead Happiness Consultant, Dave Keeling, thought he had played every venue in the UK he got an invite from Scottish Water to speak in the Budongo Lecture Theatre, which is located in the middle of the Chimpanzee House at Edinburgh Zoo.
Never one to shy away from a new challenge (especially one that may involve bananas and swinging) Dave headed to the Scottish capital to provide a keynote speech on the conscious and unconscious mind.
The audience was made up of 80 employees and leaders who represent core members of Scottish Water’s seven employee-led diversity and inclusion groups.
The objectives of the keynote were threefold: to build on the company’s culture of belonging through understanding of acceptance, to create awareness of conscious and unconscious behaviours and how to recognise these in ourselves and others, and to energise the audience and encourage them to apply their learning post-event.
Although the session was only an hour, Dave crammed as many ideas, thoughts, games activities and gags as he could to bring the unconscious and conscious mind to life. Covering topics such as risk, fast/slow thinking, how we process thoughts, the big four unconscious biases, good humour ingredients and the Pygmalion effect.
After squeezing that much content Dave needed a well-deserved lie down.