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Presentation: Thinking Change for a Changing World: Developing Stronger Thinking Skills for the AI-Age with Robert Dommett

  • Mitchell Theatre, SMSA 280 Pitt St Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia (map)

In his presentation, Robert will be investigating the changing face of our relationship with technology, particularly the impact that it’s increasing cognitive capacity is having on the role and value of human cognition in the workplace, the choices that we can make in response and their implications. He will focus on how we can develop stronger thinking skills to better meet the challenges of the changing workplace by applying the dialectical thinking approach of third-wave Jungian Wolfgang Giegerich.

Giegerich stands out as someone whose outlook was formed in the Jungian tradition and who has also gone on to develop his own powerful approach to thinking. This offers us a pathway to understanding not only what is happening between humanity and technology, but also why it is happening and how we humans can develop ourselves to be more confident, responsive and creative.

Robert will bring this important idea of Giegerich’s to life in a practical way that should mainly appeal to three audiences…

  1.  People with a general interest in models of thinking, particularly dialectics.

  2. Jungians who are interested in learning about Wolfgang Giegerich’s ideas on Soul, Technology and Thinking,

  3. Professionals who need to lift their game with thinking and are looking to develop a approach to thinking which will give them greater adaptability and creativity, particularly those who are new to the workforce and also older managers who are being challenged by agile work processes and need to reboot their careers.

We may not be able to beat the machines, but if we strive to understand the challenges we face psychologically and apply the best methods available, then we can at least give it a good go.

Robert Dommett is the President of the CG Jung Society of Sydney. He has been reading the work of prominent post-Jungian Wolfgang Giegerich’s for over six years and has presented in at ISPDI conferences in Berlin (2012) and Dublin (2018) and on various occasions to Jung Societies in Australia. ISPDI is the international organization set up to further Giegerich’s work. He is a systems analyst, researcher and developer of social profiling & market segmentation systems and web applications for use in the corporate sector. He is an avid reader in the areas of depth psychology, ancient religions, soul, consciousness & artificial intelligence and has a particular interest in the work of Henry Corbin and all things Zoroastrian. He is currently the Technical Director of RDA Research, a leading market analytics agency.

 Date: 10th May 2019
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Mitchell Theatre Level 1 Sydney Mechanics' School
of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney
Cost: Members $15 Non-Members $25 Non-Member
Concession $20

*Psychotherapists and other practitioners can obtain credit for Professional Development hours recognised by PACFA and ACA for this presentation.