Feb 27 WALTHAM MEETING: Radical Innovation: The Six Week Open Space Experiment

Richard set a record when he facilitated a six-week-long Open Space with his software development team. This is unique: they are the only people in the world to have held Open Space for such a long time. They pushed the limits of Open Space Technology, discovering both what it’s great at and its limitations. Richard will share the highlights of what they learned: what worked, what didn’t work, and the surprising results.

At this session you will learn:

  • Open Space Technology: what it is, how to facilitate it
  • The importance of a real problem for a great Open Space, and how Open Space is exactly the right tool for organizing a group of people to solve it
  • How to prepare for Open Space
  • A radical use of Open Space: use it to manage your team for extended periods of time
  • How to facilitate Open Space well
  • As a facilitator, which seductive shortcuts should you avoid?
  • Unexpected positive and negative outcomes

Register:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/333175

About The Presenter:

Richard Kasperowski is an Agile coach-manager. He leads the software dev team for one of the world’s largest social identity systems, coaches Agile software teams around the world, and is the founder of Nokia’s Boston-area Agile community. He contributes to the larger Agile and Scrum community in the United States and elsewhere. Read more about Richard at http://kasperowski.com and follow him at @rkasper.

Meeting Agenda:

6:30 pm Introduction

7:00 pm Food, beverages, and socializing

7:20 pm Main event

8:20 pm Done

8:30 pm Done Done

Meeting Location:

CORPORATE OFFICE PARK
200 West Street
Waltham, MA 02451

The event room is located on the 1st floor. Enter the building. Take the hallway to the left. Walk past the elevators. The door to the event room will be on your right before the restrooms.

Register:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/333175

 

Feb 28 DOWNTOWN MEETING: Radical Innovation: The Six Week Open Space Experiment

Richard set a record when he facilitated a six-week-long Open Space with his software development team. This is unique: they are the only people in the world to have held Open Space for such a long time. They pushed the limits of Open Space Technology, discovering both what it’s great at and its limitations. Richard will share the highlights of what they learned: what worked, what didn’t work, and the surprising results.

At this session you will learn:

  • Open Space Technology: what it is, how to facilitate it
  • The importance of a real problem for a great Open Space, and how Open Space is exactly the right tool for organizing a group of people to solve it
  • How to prepare for Open Space
  • A radical use of Open Space: use it to manage your team for extended periods of time
  • How to facilitate Open Space well
  • As a facilitator, which seductive shortcuts should you avoid?
  • Unexpected positive and negative outcomes

Register:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/333179

About The Presenter:

Richard Kasperowski is an Agile coach-manager. He leads the software dev team for one of the world’s largest social identity systems, coaches Agile software teams around the world, and is the founder of Nokia’s Boston-area Agile community. He contributes to the larger Agile and Scrum community in the United States and elsewhere. Read more about Richard at http://kasperowski.com and follow him at @rkasper.

Meeting Agenda:

5:00 pm Introduction

5:30 pm Beverages and socializing

5:50 pm Main event

6:50 pm Done

7:00 pm Done Done

Meeting Location:

NOTE: The downtown event is being held at a new location.

Workbar
711 Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA  02110

Workbar Atlantic Ave is right down the street from the MBTA Red & Silver Lines (South Station stop).  It is also just a short walk from the Orange Line (Chinatown or Downtown Crossing stops) and the Green Line (Boylston or Park Street stops).

Register:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/333179

Jan 23 WALTHAM MEETING: The Relationship Between Software Hacking, The Agile Movement, & Culture Design

Eric Raymond, Author of “The Cathedral and the Bazaar”

Eric was an invitee to the 2001 meeting in Snowbird, Utah where the Agile Manifesto was conceived and ratified. Interestingly enough, he declined the invitation due to previous commitments. At tonight’s session, Eric will discuss the relationship between software hacking, the Agile movement, the emerging world of culture design. He’ll also reveal specific tips and tricks for getting what you want from authority figures in your own company to keep agile alive and growing inside the culture of your own organization.

At this session you will learn:

  • Specific methods for convincing management to make large investments in TDD and Continuous Integration
  • What language NOT to use when discussing investing in Agile in your company
  • How to champion agile in your company by having OTHER PEOPLE WITH MORE AUTHORITY do it for you
  • Lessons from hacking the culture of the Open Source movement
  • Why Agile is actually part of a wider discipline of Culture Design and what it means to you at work

Register:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/316557

About The Presenter:

Eric Steven Raymond, often referred to as ESR, is an American computer programmer, author and open source software advocate. After the 1997 publication of “The Cathedral and the Bazaar”, Raymond was frequently quoted as an unofficial spokesman for the open source movement. He is also known for his 1990 edit and later updates of the “Jargon File”, currently in print as the “The New Hacker’s Dictionary”.

Meeting Agenda:

6:30 pm Introduction

7:00 pm Food, beverages, and socializing

7:20 pm Main event

8:20 pm Done

8:30 pm Done Done

Meeting Location:

CORPORATE OFFICE PARK
200 West Street
Waltham, MA 02451

The event room is located on the 1st floor. Enter the building. Take the hallway to the left. Walk past the elevators. The door to the event room will be on your right before the restrooms.

Register:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/316557

Jan 24 DOWNTOWN MEETING: Culture Hacking: Making Work Productive and Fun

NOTE: Due to a schedule conflict, Eric Raymond will only be speaking in Waltham on Wednesday 1/23.

Do you convene meetings at work? Do you have some say regarding who is or is not hired? Are you bored at work, and ready to make changes now, and tired of waiting for your organization to really “get it”?

If so, “culture hacking” is the game for you. Culture hacking is the act of intentionally experimenting with influencing culture, for your betterment and the betterment of others in your organization. The most fruitful culture hacks are those that tip your organization in the direction of more learning at the group level.

Agile is a learning framework built on 4 core values and 12 principles of the Agile Manifesto. Agile practices are built upon this foundation, which encourage learning. Agile is a culture hack. Agile practices and patterns are culture hacking techniques.

Attend this session to learn about culture hacking. Learn specific hacks you can implement tomorrow. A hack is a specific, small intervention, a small change in your behavior individually and with others, which has the potential to make a big impact. Culture hacks are small, low-cost, low-risk changes that have at least the potential to make a significant impact. When effective hacks are implemented over time, and in harmony with each other, the results can be quite impressive.

Harmony and balance is the name of the game with culture hacking. Effective hacks leverage what is already in taking place, and make a small tweak of change that makes a big impact, or has a high “learning yield”. Human systems are living, like a tree, or a garden. Composition is the act of arranging things so they work better together. Culture hacking is all about that.

Contrary to popular belief, culture is always available to be tweaked, modified and refined. The trick is to start small, and start small. Start generating new expansive stories, and make those old limiting company stories more difficult to tell.

Culture is malleable and responsive to change. This session explains how to make small changes that have a big impact inside your team, department or division.

Attend this session to get introduced to culture hacking. You will exit this session with the following takeaways:

  • Quickly understand how you already have permission to do this, and how to stop asking for permission
  • Learn about the concepts and facilities of culture hacking, and the wider culture hacking movement that is taking shape worldwide
  • Learn about how to apply culture hacking to your context, where you work, and have fun doing it!
  • Examine specific Agile practices as culture hacks, and analyze why they work. Investigate Scrum and Kanban through the lens of culture hacking
  • Explore the agricultural (emphasis added) discipline known as permaculture and how it relates to culture hacking
  • Explore an enumeration of 16 specific hacks you can pick from and experiment with tomorrow, at work, in pursuit of more learning, productivity and fun in your organization.
  • Gain access to books, web pages and papers that provide you with a toolkit to start playing the game of hacking the culture of your organization.

Ten copies of the book THE CULTURE GAME written by the presenter will be raffled off at this event.

Register:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/316562

About The Presenter:

Dan Mezick is a coach and trusted adviser to executives, project sponsors, managers and teams developing complex products. He is the author of THE CULTURE GAME: Tools for the Agile Manager. Since 2008, Dan has delivered Agile coaching and training to over 7500 individuals working in organizations like Zappos Insights, CIGNA Insurance, Sikorsky Aircraft, SIEMENS Healthcare Diagnostics, and dozens of smaller organizations throughout New England and the United States.

Meeting Agenda:

3:30 pm Introduction

4:00 pm Beverages and socializing

4:20 pm Main event

5:20 pm Done

5:30 pm Done Done

Meeting Location:

NOTE: The downtown event is being held at a new location.

Workbar
711 Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA  02110

Workbar Atlantic Ave is right down the street from the MBTA Red & Silver Lines (South Station stop).  It is also just a short walk from the Orange Line (Chinatown or Downtown Crossing stops) and the Green Line (Boylston or Park Street stops).

Register:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/316562

Nov 20 WALTHAM: The 4th Annual GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM Event !

GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM is the uniquely BOSTON Agile event.

Artifacts from Give Thanks for Scrum 2012:

Jeff Sutherland’s presentation: “Scrum: The Future of Work”

Mario Moreira’s presentation: “Getting the Most from the Sprint Review”

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No other city in the world can do it. Boston is the BIRTHPLACE of Scrum, because it is the home of Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, the formulators of Scrum.

To get an idea of how significant and unique this event is, you must examine the past events. Click here to see pictures and the goings-on from the 2011 GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM event. Lunch is included in the price of your ticket.

 

Date:

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

 

 

 

 

Agenda:

09:30-10:00am DOORS OPEN… check in, socialize

10:00-10:30am OPENING REMARKS from Daniel Mezick

10:30-10:45am BREAK & Social Blending (strict 15-min timebox)

10:45-11:30am J E F F   S U T H E R L A N D session

11:30-01:00pm LUNCH, Games & Socializing. LIVE MUSIC with Jamie Gaull

01:00-01:45pm MARIO MOREIRA: Getting the Most from the Sprint Review

01:45-02:00pm BREAK & Social Blending (strict 15-min timebox)

02:00-02:45pm K E N   S C H W A B E R   session

02:45-03:00pm BREAK & Social Blending Behavior (strict 15-min timebox)

03:00-04:15pm KEN & JEFF: Surprising questions and surprising answers on Scrum

04:15-4:45PM– THE CLOSING: Dan Mezick closing remarks. Raffle, then end-of-event socializing and…

04:45-05:00 pm – DONE

 

Location:

Corporate Office Park
200 West Street
Waltham, MA 02451

Note: NOT at Microsoft location on Jones Rd.

The event room is located on the 1st floor. Enter the building. Take the hallway to the left. Walk past the elevators. The door to the event room will be on your right before the restrooms.

 

POWER OF SCRUM and SOFTWARE IN 30 DAYS Book Signing with Jeff & Ken:

Jeff & Ken will be signing their books at the event. You can bring the one you have, or buy one inexpensively at the event using cash, check or credit card. Jeff and Ken will be signing books at various points in time throughout the day, during lunch and the breaks

 

 

 

But Wait: There’s more: Even MORE Cool Stuff Happening at Lunch

Heang Ly on Beyond IcebreakersAt lunch, we have some LIVE MUSIC from local Jamie Gaull, and we also have some structured group games and interactives that focus on gaining deeper insight and mastery of self-organizing team concepts, team dynamics, social complexity science and more. We have structured interactions expert Heang Ly of TeenEmpowerment of Boston as our Facilitator. Heang will open and hold space for these activities and interactives during some of the 90 minutes we have set aside for the lunch break. We’ll be using experience designs from the MOVING BEYOND ICEBREAKERS book to cook up some group fun via group play. No worries: All lunchtime group activities are optional and opt-in!! Learn more about MOVING BEYOND ICEBREAKERS here.

 

 

 

Live Music:

Agile Boston is pleased to announce that Jamie Gaull of LeapFrog Systems will perform classic rock and acoustic rock and roll tunes during lunch. He’s an Agile guy by day that plays in bars and clubs by night. You can use these links to listen to sample tunes, check out pictures, and visit the Plan B web site. We welcome Jamie Gaull.

 

THIS EVENT PROMISES TO BE A GREAT ONE. Seating is limited to just 120!!

 

 

 

The Thanksgiving Tradition in Boston: Give Thanks for Scrum, Q&A on Scrum with Jeff & Ken

Time to honor the tribal elders of Scrum, Boston natives both, Jeff Sutherland (Somerville, MA) and Ken Schwaber (Lexington, MA). We can thank Ken and Jeff for formulating Scrum right under our noses here in Boston. That formulation went on to be adopted throughout the world, changing the working lives of many people for the better. And so, each year here in Boston, we GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM.

 

 

 

There’s only a few places in the world you can capture a picture like this one:

Tribal Elders, passing the buck

Boston is one of these places. Where else can you get a picture of Jeff and Ken doing Q&A like this?

This year, you can  expect great sessions, great food, some live music, and a great day of socializing and learning about Scrum here in Boston. Seating is limited this year, to keep the quality of the experience high. Tickets go up in price as they are purchased, when about 150 tickets are sold, that’s it. No more seats. If you want to attend, hop on now. Don’t worry, we have a fantastic program planned.

You get THREE HOURS of Jeff and Ken at this event !

The Sessions:

Ken Schwaber: Transparency and Opacity

Give thanks for Scrum. Give thanks for all the people who are working to make software development a better profession that creates better products, has more satisfied customers, and is a place in which we look forward to working. It has been a continuous effort, year by year. We are doing better and we are moving toward our goals.

Jeff Sutherland: Scrum: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Scrum has been around for almost two decades, and has evolved, changed, and grown in those years, but its core insights and ideas have remained the same. We will take a look back at the origins of Scrum, explore how those early ideas continue to drive Scrum, expand on the current game changing moment, and look at future promise.

Mario Moreira: Getting the most from the Sprint Review (i.e., Customer Validation)

One of the key aspects of the inspect-and-adapt model in Scrum is gaining the valuable customer feedback in the form of the Sprint Review and other validation activities. Teams often struggle with how to build validation that gains optimal feedback to ensure that by the time they release, they are actually building something the customer wants.   Questions arise as teams implement this practice: how do we know which customers to invite; do we treat potential customers the same as existing customers; do we conduct one sprint review for all customers (or more than one); what do we do when we have no customers yet; what do we do when we have hundreds (or thousands) or customers; what other validation activities should we consider. The answers to these questions and more will be discussed so you can craft an approach that will help you can gain the most from your validation activities.

Dan Mezick: News and Views (AM and PM)

Daniel MezickDan facilitates the GIVE THANKS FOR SCRUM event, covering recent significant events, the current state of Agile practice, and the likely future of Scrum during the brief opening an closing remarks in the morning and afternoon.

 

 

Oct 24 WALTHAM MEETING: Personality Poker®: Creating High Performing Innovation Teams

Contrary to conventional wisdom, opposites do not attract. As a result, in business, we tend to surround ourselves with people who are similar to us. Although this is great for efficiency, it destroys innovation. The key to high performing innovation teams is make sure that each individual is “playing to their strong suit” while the organization as a whole is “playing with a full deck.” You need to make sure you have all of the innovation styles fully addressed in your organization.

Come play poker with author Stephen Shapiro. While playing this fast-paced, highly interactive game, you will discover:

  • Your primary innovation style and your innovation blind spots
  • Why the person you like the least is the person you need the most
  • How to create a high-performing innovation team that leverages divergent points of view

Register:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/283032

About The Presenter:

Stephen Shapiro is one of the foremost authorities on innovation culture and collaboration. Over the past twenty years, his message to hundreds of thousands of people in 43 countries has focused on how to enable innovation by bringing together divergent points of view in an efficient manner.  During a 15-year tenure with the consulting Accenture, he led a 20,000-person innovation practice. Since branching out on his own in 2001, he has authored five books. His latest, “Best Practices Are Stupid: 40 Ways to Out-Innovate the Competition,” was named the best innovation and creativity book of 2011 and was the #1 best selling business book in all of Canada. He is the creator of “Personality Poker,” a card-based system that has been used by tens of thousands of individuals in organizations around the world to create high-performing innovation teams. He has been featured in Newsweek, Entrepreneur Magazine, O-The Oprah Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and on ABC News.

Meeting Agenda:

6:30 pm Introduction

7:00 pm Food, beverages, and socializing

7:20 pm Main event

8:20 pm Done

8:30 pm Done Done

Meeting Location:

NOTE: NEW VENUE. *NOT* AT MICROSOFT LOCATION ON JONES RD.

CORPORATE OFFICE PARK
200 West Street
Waltham, MA 02451

The event room is located on the 1st floor. Enter the building. Take the hallway to the left. Walk past the elevators. The door to the event room will be on your right before the restrooms.

Register:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/283032

Oct 25 DOWNTOWN MEETING: How to Make Your Meetings Productive and Fun

Meetings are a staple of doing business in a corporate culture. Meetings, however, are often seen as one of the biggest impediments to getting work done. The good news is it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, with a few key changes, you can modify you meeting structure in some rather significant ways.

Attend this evening’s event to learn how apply intentional design and good game mechanics to your your meetings. You’ll exit the evening knowing:

  • How to structure your meeting for higher engagement, fun, and productivity
  • How to influence the culture of your organization by influencing how meetings are conducted
  • Why you must inject good game mechanics into every meeting you convene

NOTE: This event is being held at Sungard in Boston. To accommodate security, registration will be closed at 9:00 PM EST on Tue 10/23. Walk-ins will not be allowed to attend. Please be sure to register in advance for this event and bring a photo ID.

Register:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/284667

About The Presenter:

Dan Mezick is a coach and trusted adviser to executives, project sponsors, managers and teams developing complex products. He is the author of THE CULTURE GAME: Tools for the Agile Manager. Since 2008, Dan has delivered Agile coaching and training to over 7500 individuals working in organizations like Zappos Insights, CIGNA Insurance, Sikorsky Aircraft, SIEMENS Healthcare Diagnostics, and dozens of smaller organizations throughout New England and the United States.

Meeting Agenda:

3:30 pm Introduction

4:00 pm Beverages and socializing

4:20 pm Main event

5:20 pm Done

5:30 pm Done Done

Meeting Location:

Sungard
100 Hight Street, 19th Floor
Boston, MA  02110

Please enter the building through the 100 High Street entrance. You must check in with security at the front lobby with a photo ID and get a temporary pass. After getting your temporary pass, take the elevator to the 19th floor. The conference room can be seen after exiting the elevator.

Register:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/284667

Aug 22 WALTHAM MEETING: The Happiness Metric

Happiness is the key to success. Measuring it is the key to improvement. Everyone knows it instinctively, happy people do better work, make customers happy, and make the workplace a better place to be. People are simply fed up with working in an unhappy company. More and more talented people simply won’t work in command and control environments based on punishment and blame, they’d rather be happy.

More and more books and articles are being written about how important happiness is in a company. But this presentation isn’t a feel good exploration of what could possibly make people happy. It will give you actionable steps you can take the next day to start making your workplace a happier one, delight your customers more often, and bury the competition.

This presentation by Alex Brown, COO and Laura Althoff, Executive Director of Scrum Inc., who developed the webinar with Jeff Sutherland, will show you how to do it.

You will hear about:

  • The science of Happiness
  • How to use the Happiness Metric to more than double your productivity
  • The way to take measurable, testable steps to improve Happiness
  • Empower your team, and yourself, to make real, substantial change
  • The difference between Happiness and complacency, and how to “Pop the Happy Bubble”
  • How your corporate culture impacts your bottom line

Register:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/264061

About The Presenters:

Alex Brown is the Chief Operating Officer of Scrum Inc. He has deep experience in Agile/Lean management techniques and business strategy. Alex has expertise in helping executive leadership and working teams collaborate effectively through common goals and metrics. He is actively involved in adapting the Scrum methodology beyond its traditional home in software development into other creative team environments, and has a particular interest in pushing the envelope in financial and progress reporting in a Scrum context. Prior to joining Scrum Inc. Alex was a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group, where he led more than twenty projects to improve competitive positioning and transform fortune 100 companies to leaner and more agile operations. His project experience includes cases in the retail/consumer, IT manufacturing, healthcare, finance, and government sectors.

Laura Althoff oversees client relations, coaches a broad range of companies, and leads workshops focused on Agile Leadership for management. She is deeply involved with organizational transformation and keenly aware of both the professional, personal, and structural challenges facing companies who want to move to an Agile framework. Prior to joining Scrum Inc., she spent a decade and a half as a transformational consultant helping leadership teams in a variety of private industries, as well as elite universities and national arts institutions. She sees her focus as helping teams and leadership define both their vision for change and the resources needed to successfully execute it. Laura is a trained mediator, licensed clinical social worker, and a graduate of the Agile Coaching Institute.

Meeting Agenda:

6:30 pm Introduction

7:00 pm Food, beverages, and socializing

7:20 pm Main event

8:20 pm Done

8:30 pm Done Done

Meeting Location:

NOTE: NEW VENUE. *NOT* AT MICROSOFT LOCATION ON JONES RD.

CORPORATE OFFICE PARK
200 West Street
Waltham, MA 02451

The event room is located on the 1st floor. Enter the building. Take the hallway to the left. Walk past the elevators. The door to the event room will be on your right before the restrooms.

Register:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/264061

Aug 23 DOWNTOWN MEETING: The Happiness Metric

Happiness is the key to success. Measuring it is the key to improvement. Everyone knows it instinctively, happy people do better work, make customers happy, and make the workplace a better place to be. People are simply fed up with working in an unhappy company. More and more talented people simply won’t work in command and control environments based on punishment and blame, they’d rather be happy.

More and more books and articles are being written about how important happiness is in a company. But this presentation isn’t a feel good exploration of what could possibly make people happy. It will give you actionable steps you can take the next day to start making your workplace a happier one, delight your customers more often, and bury the competition.

This presentation by Alex Brown, COO and Laura Althoff, Executive Director of Scrum Inc., who developed the webinar with Jeff Sutherland, will show you how to do it.

You will hear about:

  • The science of Happiness
  • How to use the Happiness Metric to more than double your productivity
  • The way to take measurable, testable steps to improve Happiness
  • Empower your team, and yourself, to make real, substantial change
  • The difference between Happiness and complacency, and how to “Pop the Happy Bubble”
  • How your corporate culture impacts your bottom line

NOTE: This event is being held at Sungard in Boston. To accommodate security, registration will be closed at 9:00 PM EST on Tue 8/21. Walk-ins will not be allowed to attend. Please be sure to register in advance for this event and bring a photo ID.

Register:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/264067

About The Presenters:

Alex Brown is the Chief Operating Officer of Scrum Inc. He has deep experience in Agile/Lean management techniques and business strategy. Alex has expertise in helping executive leadership and working teams collaborate effectively through common goals and metrics. He is actively involved in adapting the Scrum methodology beyond its traditional home in software development into other creative team environments, and has a particular interest in pushing the envelope in financial and progress reporting in a Scrum context. Prior to joining Scrum Inc. Alex was a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group, where he led more than twenty projects to improve competitive positioning and transform fortune 100 companies to leaner and more agile operations. His project experience includes cases in the retail/consumer, IT manufacturing, healthcare, finance, and government sectors.

Laura Althoff oversees client relations, coaches a broad range of companies, and leads workshops focused on Agile Leadership for management. She is deeply involved with organizational transformation and keenly aware of both the professional, personal, and structural challenges facing companies who want to move to an Agile framework. Prior to joining Scrum Inc., she spent a decade and a half as a transformational consultant helping leadership teams in a variety of private industries, as well as elite universities and national arts institutions. She sees her focus as helping teams and leadership define both their vision for change and the resources needed to successfully execute it. Laura is a trained mediator, licensed clinical social worker, and a graduate of the Agile Coaching Institute.

Meeting Agenda:

3:30 pm Introduction

4:00 pm Beverages and socializing

4:20 pm Main event

5:20 pm Done

5:30 pm Done Done

Meeting Location:

Sungard
100 Hight Street, 19th Floor
Boston, MA  02110

Please enter the building through the 100 High Street entrance. You must check in with security at the front lobby with a photo ID and get a temporary pass. After getting your temporary pass, take the elevator to the 19th floor. The conference room can be seen after exiting the elevator.

Register:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/264067

July 25 WALTHAM MEETING: Moving Beyond Icebreakers

In this session you’ll experience a few interactives from the book “Moving Beyond Icebreakers” which includes over 300 interactives and how to use them effectively to achieve meeting goals, build team, address difficult issues, and engage communities. Learn how seemingly simple activities can have the power to transform your meetings and your teams. Visit movingbeyondicebreakers.org to learn more about the book and the model that we have used for over 25 years in our work to effectively change communities.

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About The Presenter:

Heang Ly has over Thirteen years of experience leading both youth and adult groups in a variety of settings. She has organized and led teams in schools, non-profits, community groups, and universities. As Director of Consulting and Training at The Center for Teen Empowerment, Heang provides trainings as well as short term and long term technical support to any organization or company interested in using Teen Empowerment’s Moving Beyond Icebreakers interactive approach to leading meetings, facilitating, and managing groups. The Moving Beyond Icebreakers Model, is the product of over 25 years of thoughtful experience in making institutions in the community more effective, impacting the values, beliefs, and behaviors of youth and adults, and developing mechanisms for people of all ages to work together productively toward achieving their goals.

For more information about the organization’s powerful work in the community, visit teenempowerment.org. Ms. Ly has been with the Center for Teen Empowerment for seven years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, in Psychology and Education as well as a Master’s degree from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy.

Meeting Agenda:

6:30 pm Agile and Scrum introduction

7:00 pm Food, beverages, and socializing

7:20 pm Main Event: Heang Ly on Moving Beyond Icebreakers

8:20 pm Done

8:30 pm Done Done

Meeting Location:

NOTE: NEW VENUE. *NOT* AT MICROSOFT LOCATION ON JONES RD.

CORPORATE OFFICE PARK
200 West Street
Waltham, MA 02451

The event room is located on the 1st floor. Enter the building. Take the hallway to the left. Walk past the elevators. The door to the event room will be on your right before the restrooms.

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