2019 Session Description

You Oughta Know
The secret of Sneaky Dee

For adults • 90 minutes
Category: Strategies

Who attends your workshops?
When they arrive, how do they think and feel?
When they leave, what’s lighting them up? How are they changed? Who will they tell?

You lead killer workshops and training sessions. But can you measure your impact…without a boring feedback form? Sneaky Dee can. Sneaky Dee’s data-pictures illuminate the story of your audience’s before-and-after transformation.

In this meta-workshop, Sneaky Dee will help you gather real-time data from workshop activities (without being creepy). She’ll help you listen for the buzz so you'll know what’s lighting up your audience. Armed with Sneaky Dee’s stealthy collection tools, you’ll be able to illustrate your audience transformation — with data! Better data = bolder stories = bigger impact.

100% of the people who've attended this workshop... oh wait, the sample isn't statistically significant yet. Come and boost our numbers!

This workshop is also being offered to facilitators at Pre-Mindcamp, with a slightly more professional emphasis.

The Skinny: 3 things you will do in this session

  • Emphasis on: fun, sneaky ways to collect real-time data
  • Practice collecting stories with Win Wenger’s “What’s the buzz?” method
  • Ideas for drawing and storytelling with your own data
Emily Nichols
Dundas, ON
She has two engineering degrees and three pairs of safety boots, but Emily Nichols is more than her technical skills. Human connection, communication, empathy and creativity are essential for good problem solving and Emily is passionate about sharing this message.

A professional engineer with more than 15 years of experience in manufacturing and innovation, Emily has worked with PepsiCo, PPG, Janssen, Henkel and more. Emily easily connects at all levels of organizations, inspiring deeper understanding and collaborative teamwork. Her willingness to lace up her safety boots and really dig into a problem sets her apart from most speakers and engineers, and she always unearths new perspectives as she walks a mile in a client's or employee's shoes.

Emily has a B.Sc. in Systems Engineering from University of Guelph and a M.A.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from McMaster University. She summarized her chemical engineering masters thesis in five Dr. Seuss rhymes.


Emily is a returning presenter. Click to see what they've presented in the past.

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