Solutions Arts attended UCLA's Cannabis Research Initiative's, "The Future of Cannabis in LA" event on February 22nd. The event--held at the UCLA Neuroscience Research Building--hosted a sold out audience of 240 members of the larger Los Angeles community.
Panelists presented and discussed topics such as the effects of cannabis legalization on aspects of health, crime, tax revenue, jobs, and traffic accidents in states like Colorado and Washington and anticipating the kinds of effects Los Angeles might see as cannabis legalization rolls out.
One of the panels presenting at UCLA Health Cannabis Research Initiative's, "The Future of Cannabis in LA" event held February 22, 2018.
UCLA faculty, outside speakers, and panelists included:
Solutions Arts engages with a variety of diverse clients across industries including the commercial cannabis industry. From testing laboratories, distribution, and manufacturing to cultivation and retail, we partner with clients who rely on our learning and development expertise that comes from decades of working with clients in highly regulated environments. Our clients realize that highly skilled and trained staff result in owning market share and retaining valued employees.
Click the link to learn more about UCLA's Cannabis Research Initiative.
Dan Cable’s article, Why People Lose Motivation – and What Managers Can Do to Help, gets to the heart of motivation in the workplace and reflects what we know to be true: people are hard-wired to seek learning opportunities and purpose, and embrace challenging, meaningful tasks. When employees encounter consistent roadblocks to satisfy these needs, they become less motivated and engaged.
An organizational shift such as this might seem overwhelming, but as Cable notes, there are three things leaders and managers can do with minimal effort to activate employees’ seeking systems and reap the benefits:
Despite these difficulties, it is possible for leaders to activate their employees’ seeking systems without a large overhaul to organization-wide policies and culture. And, in my experience working with leaders across the globe, you can reach business objectives while improving the lives of employees. There are three small but consequential nudges that trigger employees’ seeking systems: encourage them to play to their strengths, creating opportunities to experiment, and helping them personalize the purpose of the work.
In our work with clients, we’ve seen the same thing. Employees who are encouraged to apply their skills and find purpose in their work are more motivated and engaged. And, the result often leads to more innovation in the workplace.
Check out Cable’s full article at the link above and feel free to share your thoughts here or on our Solutions Arts Facebook page.
Solutions Arts will be attending EIGHTeeN to Life's event this coming Sunday, March 18, 2018 in Hollywood, CA where we'll be meeting with cannabis business leaders to talk about how learning and development supports business success across the industry.
We'll see you there!
About the Event
A networking opportunity for leaders in the cannabis industry hand-picked for the ultimate collision of common interest with uncommon people. EIGHTeeN to Life is a monthly professional networking opportunity for leaders in the cannabis industry. The events are on the 18th of each month, celebrating the year 2018 when cannabis legalization became a reality in California.
Our clients and the training community ask us questions and often consistent themes emerge. From making learning stick to developing skills we once assumed every employee possessed, the challenges today’s businesses face can be transformed through a strong learning culture.
Every year, the learning and development industry presents exciting developments, time-saving innovations, and new research. Solutions Arts follows and tests theories, practices, and technologies, and our clients benefit from what we learn. We value sharing what we learn and the opportunity to discuss it here on our blog.