Building a Learning Organization

In today's fast-paced tech world, the ability to learn and adapt is crucial for success. This workshop explores why smart people and organizations often struggle to learn, drawing insights from renowned researchers like Carol Dweck, Chris Argyris and Edgar Schein. Discover how to overcome psychological and structural barriers that hinder growth.

Through interactive discussions and practice exercises, you'll learn to foster a growth mindset in yourself and your team. Explore the delicate balance between continuous improvement and the natural resistance to vulnerability. Leave equipped with practical strategies to transform your organization into a dynamic learning environment.

This workshop is ideal for leaders who want to drive meaningful change. You'll gain the tools to lead by example, creating a culture where learning thrives. Empower your organization to not just keep pace with technological advancements, but to innovate and excel in an ever-evolving landscape.

Attendees and Prerequisites

This workshop is aimed at leaders at all levels who are committed to fostering a culture of continuous learning and innovation. Participants should be ready to challenge their assumptions and drive meaningful organizational change. While no specific technical background is needed, an open mind and a desire to enhance leadership skills are essential.

Objectives and Outcomes

  • Identify and overcome psychological barriers to learning within yourself and your organization.
  • Develop strategies to cultivate a growth mindset and create a culture of continuous experimentation.
  • Master techniques for leading by example to transform your team into a dynamic learning organization.


Our unique experience building technology organizations and communities helped define the last decade of IT. We help organizations navigate the complex technology landscape to become better versions of themselves. Agile, DevOps, SRE, Cloud, Containers, Serverless, leverage our expertise to get beyond the buzzwords and focus on the work. Let's define the next decade together.

team people

Andrew Clay Shafer


Andrew Clay Shafer evangelized DevOps tools and practices before DevOps was a word. Andrew focuses on evolving practices to make the most of technology investments. Having experience in almost every role in software delivery across two decades, he cuts through rituals to get to outcomes.

team people

Sasha Czarkowski


With a degree in Computer Science, an MBA, and two decades of experience across development, operations, product management, and technical sales, Sasha Czarkowski (Rosenbaum) brings a unique perspective to optimizing the organizational flow of work, bridging gaps with empathy and insight.

team people

Jabe Bloom


For 20 years Jabe Bloom has focused on connecting design with software engineering and operational excellence. Jabe is finishing a PhD in Design Studies at Carnegie Mellon. His research focuses on understanding how technology and organizations coevolve together to design more effective transitions.