A New Collaborative Learning Experience.


Dialogic Innovation and Learning System, also known as DILS by EQ Lab, is a simple yet effective format to stimulate cognition through knowledge sharing exchange and cross-domain collaboration. DILS was co-created by EQ Lab founders Dr. Richard Claydon and Oscar Venhuis. Their unique virtual approach bridges leading cognitive science and innovation with rigorous product development.

A dialogic session by EQ Lab is the kind of stimulating discussion you have in a coffee shop or at a great dinner party. Insights and learnings emerge from participating in the discussions. These are contextual to the discussions you have. Live dialogues are not about finding the right answer or a consensual conclusion. Instead it is a collaborative effort to explore different perspectives with others. You’ll question, investigate and reflect with different individuals throughout the entire session. 

DILS can be broken down into three interconnecting phases. Firstly, it begins with new insights presented by the guest speaker. After a short 10-minute presentation participants join a longer virtual roundtable dialogue to discuss a set of open-ended questions. Lastly, participants rejoin the main group in which they share and reflect. This 3-step cycle is repeated several times to encourage serendipity. The emergent results are lively dialogues, better learning experiences and unexpected new social connections.

To thrive and make better decisions you need the right mental tools. That's why, like the gym to get physically fit, Cognitive Gym gets your mind in shape to tackle ambiguity and uncertainty in your daily work-life. Cognitive gym is a membership that adopts DILS to develop sustained mental performance and addresses three cognitive agilities:

1. People Agility - how to work well with people from diverse backgrounds, beliefs, cultures, character and experience.

2. Change Agility - how to adapt one’s style in relation to unexpected changes unfolding in front of you and shifting the nature of the work.

3. Self Agility - how to understand the multiple dimensions of self, character, personality, psychology, emotions etc, within and beyond the work context.