DARE TO SAY IT
TEXT ALEKSANDRA GZYLO
Dare to Learn would be nothing without its amazing volunteers. Even right now, as everyone is challenged in the current situation, our project team is innovating to make the festival happen. This is a stellar set of three teams each working together so that we all can be amazed in September. Now you have the chance to meet the teams! This is Aleksandra Gzylo sharing a bit how the life looks like in the Program & Production team.
It is isolation day 24 and 28 days since I joined Dare to Learn. Amidst the preparation & excitement for the Dare to Learn event it is hard not to mention the current circumstances. This will be definitely a special & memorable edition of Dare to Learn. The whole team is learning anew as we go - we are very much living the revolution we are talking about. That said, we are trying out different tools and new rules for communicating, discussions, workshops & team brainstorm. All remotely and with the team we only got to meet face to face once. Fortunately, what could have been an extra challenge, so far has been an extra learning opportunity for our project team and I feel incredibly lucky that in the middle of that shift, I’m surrounded by the great minds of my Dare to Learn teammates.
I belong to the Program & Production team where together we are shaping the formats and elements that will take place during Dare to Learn. We meet online once a week or more often within smaller groups. During our calls we brainstorm and refine the best ways to facilitate the great topics for this year’s edition. These topics are Future learning environments, Working life 2.0 and Skills over degrees.
As a Program Curator I am responsible for the track taking on the learning at future organisations. I have been gathering my professional experience as an e-learning specialist in a B2B company and I simply love to learn new things, skills and pieces of information. You could say that learning is my hobby. That makes me even more excited and grateful for being a part of accelerating the common discussion and effort for developing a continuous learning culture trend.
The current circumstances make us verify a big deal of matters that we used to be sure about. We can see that - now more than ever - we need to keep the conversation going to answer the questions like: how to ensure the accessibility and quality of the education on all levels, and what we need to improve in learning facilitation in terms of forms and tools used. It is the time when the whole community can rethink and reinvent learning together-apart, if that will continue to be the case. We are starting now with our everyday work and experiences within the project team, when discussing the Dare to Learn 2020 program and themes as well when reinventing our own ways of working and making the event happen - stay tuned (and safe)!