agileCULTURECON 2014/ Boston !! (#CultureCon14)

Tools, Techniques & Resources For Building An Amazing Workplace Culture: #CultureCon14!!

 

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CULTUREcon 2014 Speakers Set 2

Doug Kirkpatrick 2When and Where: June 26 & 27, 2014, BOSTON

Suddenly, A LOT IS HAPPENING…..
  • CULTURE is suddenly acknowledged as what is really happening with Agile adoptions…
  • Zappos is mandating a process change called Holacracy, a clone of Sociocracy’s circle governance…
  • Groups interested in transforming workplace culture are sprouting, across the web & across the world…
  • The pace of change is driving very strong business interest in culture design & redesign as a strategy for becoming adaptive…
  • Agile itself becoming mere subtext in the wider story of how organizations sense-and-respond…
  • Young people entering the workforce are demanding more and more autonomy…
  • Managers and company leaders are seeking tools to design and redesign CULTURE

As managers and leaders in organizations, how do we cope with these changes?

Find out…and FIND YOUR TRIBE at AGILE CULTURE con in Boston June 26+27

 

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Who: The changemakers. Leaders inside organizations who are creating the conditions for absolutely great workplace results.

What: Tools, techniques and specific steps you can take tomorrow to build a thriving workplace culture

How: A traditional conference format on Day1, followed by the mixing and remixing of ideas on Day2…in Open Space.  The 2nd day is a deeper conversation leading to deeper connections across the entire community of the conference. All the speakers from Day1 are present in the full-day Open Space on Day2.

THE THEME: BUILDING AN AMAZING WORKPLACE CULTURE

Note: We will actively and intentionally co-create the emergent culture of the conference over 2 days, using the most-well-understood techniques for doing so, including the use of visual management, facilitation, shared agreements, game mechanics and more. We will explore the act of culture construction… in real-time. We will observe ourselves. This event is a conference AND a real-time “out loud” experiment in culture construction over a 48 hour (2-day) period. The agileCULTUREcon is designed as an event– and a laboratory– for experimentation, and experiential learning.

Click here to learn about the historical 2013 event in Philly & Boston

The 2-day agile CULTURE Conference is your one stop for identifying tools and techniques you can use today to raise levels of engagement, generate innovation, and develop more productivity and freedom at work.

The 2-day agile CULTURE Conference is the place for executives, directors, managers, and teams. It’s the place for those who recognize that the CULTURE of your organization is what drives customer engagement, high productivity, and job satisfaction. If you work in a corporation and are looking for tools and techniques to “level up” the culture in your workplace, THIS IS YOUR CONFERENCE.

 

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The event venue is a short walk from the KENDALL SQUARE subway station, near M.I.T.

Any hotel along the downtown Boston subway system will be convenient for your stay.

Lodging advice appears below.

CONFERENCE VENUE

NERD Center

Microsoft New England R&D Center

1 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: (857) 453-6000

 

LODGING

We have a limited # or rooms at the MARRIOT RESIDENCE INN CAMBRIDGE MA (just up the street) for “just” $309 with tax. (Regular price? $459!) Call The MARRIOT at 1-800-331-3131 and mention AGILE CULTURE CONFERENCE and the MARRIOT RESIDENCE INN CAMBRIDGE MA to book your rooms. Note: there are TWO MARRIOTS in the neighborhood. Specify the MARRIOT RESIDENCE INN CAMBRIDGE MA when you call !

Other options: Explore lodging options here: http://web.mit.edu/institute-events/visitor/stay.html

The event is near the Kendall Square T stop. Get your Boston T/subway system map here: http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/subway/

AirBnB is also a great way to find great lodging options: AirBnB for Cambridge MA June 25-27

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Executives who are responsible for increasing workplace culture, productivity and profits
  • HR Professionals who are charged with increasing the level of employee engagement at work, as well as retaining in-house expertise and talent
  • Managers who have authority to hire and fire employees, and convene meetings
  • Project Managers responsible for completing projects with results that delight customers and the business
  • Team members who design and build software and other complex products
  • Corporate Employees who want more from work than they are currently receiving

 

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THE SPEAKERS: Fully present & connecting with you over the full two days, in the Open Space…

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ROBERT RICHMAN (Keynote Address)

Robert Richman

 

 Keynote Speaker Robert Richman has been on the edge of culture development for years. As a culture strategist for Zappos Insights, Robert co-created the Zappos.com company that teaches the world’s best companies about culture and customer service. Since leaving Zappos, Robert has compiled his best learnings from working with thousands of organizations. If you saw his speech at CULTUREcon2012, his work has radically developed since then, discovering ways to shift cultures in days instead of months. At the event, he will releasing the 1.5 version of his culture blueprint, giving a free copy to everyone in attendance. Link: http://www.robertrichman.com/

 

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The keynote: ANYONE CAN DO IT
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 After studying culture for years and becoming a “guru”, Robert discovered a big surprise… That shifting culture is far easier than we could have imagined.

And anyone can do it.  

In this keynote session, Robert shares how we can all design & redesign culture. AND have fun while we’re doing it.

 

 

 

DANIEL MEZICK

Daniel Mezick The Culture GamePlenary Speaker DANIEL MEZICK is a management consultant, author and keynote speaker. He is the formulator of Open Agile Adoption, a technique for creating rapid and lasting enterprise agility. He is the author of THE CULTURE GAME, a book describing sixteen patterns of group behavior that help make any team smarter. The book is based on five years of experience coaching 119 Agile teams across 25 different organizations. Daniel’s client list includes INTUIT, Zappos Insights, CIGNA, SEIMENS Healthcare, Harvard University and many smaller enterprises. Learn more and contact Daniel at www.DanielMezick.com.

DANIEL’s PLENARY SESSION:

INVITING LEADERSHIP

Do people seek leadership in organizations? If so, what kind exactly?

What is the relationship between invitation and innovation? Between making decisions, and being engaged? Between engagement and productivity?

Is it actually effective to “tell” knowledge workers”how” they “should” do must work, or solve a problem? Why are the majority of people at work less then 20% engaged? What role (if any) does authority play in all this? And what can we do about it?

Get the answers to these questions in this session, where we explore the dynamics of invitation, team decision-making, authority boundaries, engagement, innovation, and productivity. And in so doing, we’ll move towards designing and re-designing a culture of innovation…in your own organization.

 

 

 

DOUG KIRKPATRICK

Doug Kirkpatrick 2DOUG KIRKPATRICK is a Northern California-based executive coach, organizational consultant, speaker, author and educator. He is the author of Beyond Empowerment: The Age of the Self-Managed Organization, based on his experience working inside the world’s largest tomato processor, The Morning Star Company. An economics graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, he also holds a law degree from Willamette University College of Law and a Senior Professional in Human Resources designation (SPHR). He enjoys travel in rough parts of the world and appreciates the perspective that he gains from it. Link: www.redshift3.org

 

DOUG’s PLENARY SESSION: “IMAGINE THAT.”

Imagine a workplace with no human bosses, no designated managers, no titles, no hierarchy, no command authority, no visible structure, and no unilateral authority to fire anyone.  Imagine such a company growing from startup to industry domination and global reach in the span of a decade, whose products are consumed by nearly everyone in North America, organized solely around shared principles of freedom and accountability.  Imagine a company held together by little more than its principles, mission, processes and a culture of learning.

This is not only possible, it is actually being done- successfully– TODAY.

  • Envision the workplace of the future, where individual freedom and autonomy drive organizational greatness.
  • Understand how a totally principle-centered workplace can enjoy superior performance without sacrificing control.
  • Learn a set of key power questions to ask of workplace leaders and clients to engage them in meaningful dialogue about the very nature of power and authority.

 

MICHELE MCCARTHY

Plenary Speaker Michele McCarthy co-wrote “Software For Your Head,” 2001, Addison-Wesley, and the 2006 edition of “Dynamics of Software Development,” by Microsoft Press. Beginning in 1990, Michele worked at Microsoft as a program manager on five projects, establishing a reputation for shipping on time. Jim McCarthy met Michele and encouraged her to move to the Visual C++ group where she began innovating in the area of team dynamics.

While at Microsoft, Michele reached many of the insights that led she and Jim to leave Microsoft and create McCarthy Technologies, Inc. She is responsible for the development of many of the team formation concepts McCarthy Technologies practices and teaches today. Michele has brought her team efficiency skills to bear on the McCarthy BootCamps and the subsequent development of The Core Protocols. She is currently the primary instructor at McCarthy BootCamps around the world, the primary consultant to McCarthy Technologies’ clients, and co-hosts The McCarthy Show podcast with Jim. Her passion is transforming groups of executives into true teams and advising high potential leaders.

Online, you can: listen to McCarthy podcasts, and read “Software for your Head”, and read The Core Protocols, and investigate the work of Michele and Jim McCarthy here.

 

JIM MCCARTHY

Jim McCarthyPlenary Speaker Jim McCarthy led the creation one of the great Microsoft teams, the Visual C++ team. Jim wrote Dynamics of Software Development from Microsoft Press (1995, 2006). His approach and observations formed the basis of Microsoft Solutions Framework and were a catalyst for and a progenitor of the Extreme and Agile programming movements. Jim partners with his wife, Michele McCarthy, to run McCarthy Technologies, Inc., which provides technology, training and consulting that enables organizations and teams to consistently generate the greatest possible results. The key to these results is an innovative, proprietary technology called “The Core”. It encapsulates and makes accessible the best interpersonal collaboration technology currently available and has been thoroughly researched, tested, and applied over the past 15 years. Just as Jim’s earlier approaches contributed to Microsoft’s successful culture, and ultimately helped give rise to the XP and Agile movements, his current research into The Core is poised to help a new generation of organizations achieve their highest potential. Link: http://www.themccarthyshow.com

MICHELE & JIM McCARTHY’s PLENARY SESSION:  “30, in 15”

Jim and Michele will present 30 of their best CULTURE HACKING  ideas in 15 minutes.

They will also present a plan for further engagement with them throughout the conference.

Don’t skip this one. It will be fun and enlightening with a high rate of return. For those  you may not  agree, we will apologize in 1 second.

 

 

JEAN RUSSELL

Jean Russell Thrivability

Jean Russell is a social ecosystem designer and facilitator. As a founder of the thrivability movement, Jean collaborates with change agents, innovators, builders, and edge-riders around the world. She has worked in social technology and online community design, organization and system design, as well as event design and facilitation. She published Thrivability: Breaking Through to a World that Works in 2013, and she curated “Thrivability: A Collaborative Sketch” in 2010. She serves as board chair for Grass Commons, creators of wagn, an open source software modular wiki database. Her work on thrivability, innovation, philanthropy, and cultural shifts has been highlighted in the Economist, Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Worldchanging. She received an honorable mention on the enrichlist, as one of the top 200 people of all time “whose contributions enrich paths to sustainable futures.

“Jean should be a Chief Culture Officer!” ~ Grant McCracken, author of Chief Culture Officer and Culturematics.

JEAN’s PLENARY SESSION:

Gratitude Gets Things Done. Or : “How to Hack a Culture of Thanks.”
Using gratitude as part of her project management practice, you won’t believe the results Jean gets, even from volunteers. In this plenary session, you’ll get some tools and protocols you can use today to accelerate your work and the work of your team. Besides, the science says, you will be happier for it.

 

 

 

 

JOHN BUCK

John Buck is an expert in organizational and governance frameworks. He is the co-author or WE THE PEOPLE, the definitive book on sociocracy, a framework for organizing larger teams, departments and divisions. John advises Agile Boston, the conference organizer,  in the use of sociocracy and circle governance. He travels the world consulting to businesses and non-profits on the use of sociocracy, the collaborative framework for group governance. Link: http://sociocracyconsulting.com/about/team/john-buck-bio/

JOHN BUCK’S SESSION: CIRCLE GOVERNANCE

Building an amazing culture starts with great design. CircleForward (aka “sociocracy”) began growing as a design tool 160 years ago. Like a 160 year old tree, it is just starting to get impressive.

When self-organizing animals like flocks of birds, schools of fish, and swarms of bees begin their their journeys, they first move a circle. We can imitate them by creating circle organizations. From this presentation you will take away principles and basic skills of designing graceful circles.

 

DEBORAH HARTMANN PREUSS

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Deborah’s passion is bringing joy back to work – primarily by helping change agents be happier and have more impact through one-on-one telephone coaching. In 2012 she helped found the Stoos Network, to provoke new conversations and practical action to improve the quality of our work and workplaces, worldwide. In the past 10 years she has hosted, attended and facilitated many Open Space events, in three languages, in Canada and the US, and all over Europe. With Naresh Jain, she co-created the AgileCoachCamp viral unconference format, which has run over 25 times worldwide since 2008. Deborah runs a one-day Open Space facilitator workshop to encourage more thoughtful facilitation – because while unconferencing is now commonplace, not many seem to understand how Open Space can make these events truly rock! You can learn more here: http://abiggerga.me/blog/open-space-resources/

 

DEBORAH’s ROLE AT THIS EVENT: Deborah is our Open Space facilitator. Deborah facilitates the Open Space segment of the event across two days. We do the opening circle during the afternoon of Day1, and then we continue the next and final day in 100% Open Space.

 

 

 

MICHELLE HOLLIDAY

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Michelle Holliday is a facilitator and consultant with over 20 years’ experience, much of which has focused on brand strategy and employee engagement.  Her work centers around thrivability – the intention and practice of aligning organizations with how living systems thrive and how people thrive.   Through Cambium Consulting, the Thrivable World Quest and other hosting opportunities, she brings people together and helps them discover ways they can feel more alive, connect more meaningfully with each other, and serve life more powerfully through their work. She regularly shares perspectives about thrivability on a blog called The Solarium.  And her research over the past ten years is summarized in a TEDx and in an online slideshow called Humanity 4.0,  Michelle is from the US, though Montreal has been her home for nearly ten years.  Previously, she lived in 18 other cities, including Washington DC, Moscow, Paris, London, New York, and a small town in Scotland.  www.cambiumconsulting.com, www.thrivableworld.org

MICHELLE’s SESSION:

LEADERSHIP as STEWARDSHIP

What if we see organizations as living systems? What does that change for the organization? And what does it change for you and your leadership?

Michelle will describe four basic principles common to all living systems, including organizations. And she’ll share compelling stories of leadership as stewardship, in which the work of the leader is to create the fertile conditions for life to thrive within and around the organization.

 

 

 

 

DANIEL GULLO

DanielGullo-bwAgile Consulting Coach, Certified Scrum Trainer, Certified Scrum Practitioner

SolutionsIQ

Daniel has extensive experience teaching, coaching, and consulting for organizations of many sizes. He specializes in Agile adoption and transformation from an enterprise perspective; that is, focusing on not just the practices (what and how) but the underlying culture and attitudes (why) which contribute to an organization’s growth and maturity.

Daniel is the President of the Wilmington Chapter of the Agile Leadership Network and a frequent volunteer and speaker for the Agile Alliance and Scrum Alliance. He was the Conference Chair for the 2013 Scrum Gathering in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Development. Link: http://www.solutionsiq.com/Agile-Training/Instructors-in-agile/bid/93378/Daniel-Gullo

DANIEL’s SESSION:

“Flipping” the Org:  How various types of debt impact overall “value” and the ability to innovate.

The TV show “Flipping Las Vegas” follows a real estate couple as they attempt to look for homes in foreclosure that can be quickly turned around with a minimal investment.  However, as they go through the journey of transforming the home into a profitable, livable residence, they often find “debt” hidden in the most unsuspecting places.

Likewise, as we work with organizations that seek to improve, there is often times hidden “debt” which prevents us from moving beyond the plateau of mere success.  The products and services may be turning a profit while growth is stunted.

Come and hear about the types of debt that can impact an organization’s ability to achieve its potential.

 

 

 

 

ESTHER MATTE

Esther MatteEsther is a consultant in collaborative change/transformation and teacher of Open Space facilitation. She works with organizations from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. You can learn more about Esther here.

Esther uses collaborative approaches (Open Space Technology, Appreciative Inquiry, Whole Person Process Facilitation, U Process) to help her clients draw on collective intelligence of management team, staff and partners to devise and implement the best possible action plans. Be it in the context of strategic planning, organizational diagnosis, teambuilding, conflict resolution or other, these approaches open communication and foster collaboration. Esther’s clients include organizations such as World Vision Canada, Bombardier Aerospace, the General Consulate of Canada in New York, and the Canadian Union of Public.  She is an invited speaker at Agile user groups including the Québec City Agile community. Esther lives in Bromont, Québec. She can be reached at 450-955-1693 and at www.esthermatte.com

ESTHER’s SESSION:

Good Grief
What is the role of grief in organizational change? Do organizations grieve? People who are confronted with a change, big or small, are not very eager to let go of the past. What is the role of grief in organizational change? In this talk, as a leader or change-agent, you will get to look at and understand organizational-change in a new and different way. And, you’ll hear about how the tool called Open Space Technology can get your organization “unstuck” …and moving again.
  • Grief in Individuals
  • Grief in Organizations
  • Techniques for addressing grief

 

 

 

TRICIA CHIRUMBOLE

Tricia ChirumboleTricia first and foremost, is a fan and relentless advocate of living life in a way that adds value, brings joy, celebrates creativity, and allows people to make the best use of their strengths and energy! She is a consultant, educator and consultant at http://www.MojoCollaborative.com.  But wait, there’s more!

 

Tricia’s Mojo:

  • Tricia is a dedicated Open Space Technology & Scrum practitioner
  • Vice President of the Board of the Open Space Institute – US
  • A Certified Scrum Master certified by the Scrum Alliance
  • A social entrepreneur with an MBA from The George Washington University
  • A student of people with a BS in Psychology from The University of Pittsburgh
  • An explorer of cultures and systems with a history of mucking about West Africa trying to connect entrepreneurs with investors

You can reach Tricia at http://www.MojoCollaborative.com

TRICIA’S SESSION:

OPEN SPACE AND HIGH PERFORMANCE

In Open Space, some “quiet” people might “show up big”, and some outspoken people might end up taking a back seat.

What is going on here?

In Open Space, the agenda is created “on the fly”, and that idea (“on the fly”, also known as “emergence”) tends to spread across the entire event.

What is “emergence?” What is the role of “emergence” in a high-performing team, department, or enterprise? What is “emergent leadership?”

Attend this session to explore the concept of emergence, and to gain some tools to help encourage it, and to explore how it can help your organization to thrive.

 

 

 

 

OANA JUNCU

Screen Shot 2014-04-30 at 6.30.01 AMOANA JUNCU is a business storyteller and agile consultant & coach living in France.  She teaches how to shift culture in organizations through leadership storytelling, Open Space and Open Agile Adoption. She is a frequent speaker and organizer of Agile events and conferences throughout the world. Link: http://oanasagile.blogspot.com/

OANA’s Session: THE STORIES WE TELL
Our company culture is based on stories we tell. Changing a culture is about changing the specific stories that get told and retold. Adoption of a new culture is based on the adoption of the new stories that spread among the members of the community.
My storytelling session highlights the magic ingredients of a good story– the magic ingredients that any change agent can use, to spread a change throughout a culture, and to help make that culture change LAST.

 

 

 

 

HAROLD SHINSATO

harold shinsatoHarold Shinsato is Executive Director of Montana Agile Culture House, Inc., and a Senior Software Developer at SAP Labs. Harold is also an experienced open space facilitator, certified scrum master, and certified coach with the International Coaching Federation. Harold currently serves as treasurer for the Open Space Institute and manages the OSList for that community. Harold has appeared on stage at his local community theater in Montana and in San Francisco as a improv workshop player for Bay Area Theater Sports. He lives in Montana with his wife, two cats, four sheep and a llama. Link: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/harold-shinsato/0/407/919

 

Harold’ s Session:

So You Say You Want a Revolution? Evolving Agile Authority

What do Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, Holocracy, and Open Space Technology have in common with the Agile software movement?

Where does authority come from, and where does it need to go in an agile culture?

The Agile Manifesto’s values and principles continue to face an uphill battle in traditional authority structures and your typical work place culture. It’s easy to want a revolution, especially since we have a “Manifesto” like the one Karl Marx penned that mobilized uprisings, chaos, and questionable positive progress. If you are confronting or designing the authority structure in your culture – yes you can “free your mind instead” as the Beatles recommended. But maybe we can do better using the best tools available from primate and human psychology, organizational development, improvisational acting, Tavistock Group Relations and more.

 

 

 

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The event venue is a short walk from the KENDALL SQUARE subway station, near M.I.T.

Any hotel along the downtown Boston subway system will be convenient for your stay.

CONFERENCE VENUE

Microsoft New England R&D Center

1 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone: (857) 453-6000

LODGING

We have a limited # or rooms at the MARRIOT for “just” $309 with tax. (Regular price? $459!) Call The MARRIOT at 1-800-331-3131 and mention AGILE CULTURE CONFERENCE to book your rooms.

Other options: Explore lodging options here: http://web.mit.edu/institute-events/visitor/stay.html

The event is near the Kendall Square T stop. Get your Boston T/subway system map here: http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/subway/

AirBnB is also a great way to find great lodging options: AirBnB for Cambridge MA June 25-27

 

 

CULTUREcon Open SpacePicture: In the big circle during Open Space, at CULTUREcon, Boston

SCHEDULE

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Thursday June 26: 1 Keynote plus 6 additional plenaries, and then 6 great breakout sessions to choose from. Then on to the Open Space. All Day1 speakers engage in the Open Space. The Open Space starts on Day1 and continues to a full day of Open Space in Day2.

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0915AM Opening & Welcome

0930AM Keynote Address: ROBERT RICHMAN of CULTURE BLUEPRINT on: A HIGH PERFORMANCE CULTURE of SELF-ORGANIZATION (link)

1015AM BREAK FOR COFFEE

1030AM Plenary Speakers: JIM & MICHELE McCARTHY of McCARTHY TECHNOLOGIES on: INTERACTIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS (link)

1045AM Plenary Speaker: DANIEL MEZICK of NEW TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS on: INVITING LEADERSHIP (link)

1100AM Plenary Speaker: JOHN BUCK on: DYNAMIC GOVERNANCE (link)

1115AM BREAK FOR COFFEE

1130AM Plenary Speaker: JEAN RUSSELL of THRIVABLE on: ENCOURAGING A CULTURE OF GRATITUDE (link)

1145AM Plenary Speaker: MICHELLE HOLLIDAY on LEADERSHIP as STEWARDSHIP  (link)

1200PM Plenary Speaker: DOUG KIRKPATRICK on: “IMAGINE THAT” (link)

1215PM BREAK FOR LUNCH

0100PM THREE 20-MINUTE BREAKOUT SESSIONS TO CHOOSE FROM

0100PM DANIEL GULLO on: AN AGILE CULTURE OF LEARNING (link)

0100PM JOHN BUCK on: CONSENT-BASED DECISION SYSTEMS  (link)

0100PM ESTHER MATTE on FACILITATIVE LEADERSHIP (link)

0120PM THREE 20-MINUTE BREAKOUT SESSIONS TO CHOOSE FROM

0120PM TRICIA CHIRUMBOLE on: EMERGENCE! (link)

0120PM OANA JUNCU on: LEADERSHIP STORYTELLING (link)

0120PM HAROLD SHINSATO on: AGILE AUTHORIZATION (link)

   

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0145PM BREAK for COFFEE

We set the stage for Day2 by opening an Open Space event that spans the 2 days. We open the Open Space event on Day1 during this break

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0215PM OPEN SPACE OPENING CIRCLE

0300PM OPEN SPACE SESSIONS (At least 6 to pick from, 45 minutes each)

0345PM OPEN SPACE SESSIONS (45 minutes)

0440PM DONE- Cocktail Happy Hour

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FRIDAY JUNE 27: Full Day of Open Space. A dynamic agenda. Food and beverages all day. A place for connecting with speakers, participants and colleagues around topics of mutual interest. Dozens of sessions to choose from, for learning about culture tools, techniques and what’s actually working for others. An opportunity to connect with others and make lasting connections beyond the conference.

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New to Open Space? Learn more here:

ABOUT OPEN SPACE: “OST” EXPLAINED: http://www.openspaceworld.org/cgi/wiki.cgi?AboutOpenSpace

BRIEF HISTORY of OPEN SPACE: http://www.openspaceworld.com/brief_history.htm

THE BRIEF USERS GUIDE to OPEN SPACE: http://www.openspaceworld.com/users_guide.htm

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Figure: Some of the key principles of Open Space Technology

SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY June 27:

0945AM Opening & Welcome

1000AM THE OPENING CIRCLE

1045AM MARKETPLACE OPENS

1100AM Open Space Sessions (At least 6 to pick from)

1200PM Open Space Sessions (At least 6 to pick from)

0100PM Open Space Sessions (At least 6 to pick from)

0200PM Open Space Sessions (At least 6 to pick from)

0300PM Open Space Sessions (At least 6 to pick from)

0400PM THE CLOSING CIRCLE

0430PM End-of-conference PAR-TAY

The Open Space Closing Circle, Agile Day in Boston 2011

A closing circle in Open Space, Boston, 2011

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Executives who are responsible for increasing workplace culture, productivity and profits
  • HR Professionals who are charged with increasing the level of employee engagement at work, as well as retaining in-house expertise and talent
  • Managers who have authority to hire and fire employees, and convene meetings
  • Project Managers responsible for completing projects with results that delight customers and the business
  • Team members who design and build software and other complex products
  • Corporate Employees who want more from work than they are currently receiving

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

The agile CULTURE Conference is the place to learn concepts, tools and techniques that can dramatically increase the health and well-being of your organization. Attend to explore:

Passion: There is lots of data (for example from Gallup) that shows people are disengaged at work. Come to this event to learn how to re-ignite engagement and passion in your company.

Productivity: Doing more with less is not as easy at it looks. Attend this conference to discover the true source of lasting productivity, and then apply these techniques back at work.

Profits: People or profit? It is time to start thinking about what your organization is optimizing on first. People create profit. By optimizing on people, you can often make MORE profit after a brief delay. Attend this event to learn now.

Culture Tools: The speakers at this conference are leaders in the building of tools and techniques you can use to upgrade your company culture, away from problems, and towards vibrant health. Attend this conference event to identify, learn about and deploy these tools.

Engagement: People at work who are making choices, making decisions and learning are by definition engaged. Engaged people are a major source of energy and innovation. Attend this event to learn how tap into the power of engagement.

Culture Techniques: Many “culture hacking” tools do not cost a dime. Instead, using them requires you to have genuine intention to being improvement to the way your organization learns. You exit this conference with a set of techiques you can put to work tomorrow in your workplace.

Social Technology/Organizing Frameworks: Attend this conference to discover proven organizational frameworks that can be applied to increase productivity and results inside your teams, department and entire organization.

The Culture Community: Attend this conference to deeply connect with peers and colleagues who share your keen interest in “leveling up” the organization that you work in.

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