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    Creating Compelling Agile Training: Not Just Butts in Seats

    Melinda Solomon
    Melinda Solomon
    schedule 8 months ago
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    45 mins
    Experience Report
    Beginner

     Training is often the first step in implementing an Agile transformation within an organization.  Often an agile coach will corral resistant staff members in a room and sell the virtues of Agile with disappointing results.  But at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, students are clamoring to voluntarily attend full day sessions and recommending classes to their colleagues.  The organization has successfully grown the Agile Training Program to include 10 courses taken by 2200+ attendees from 25+ federal agencies.  The training is not required on anyone’s mandatory curriculum, but instead is taken because students feel it provides real value enhancing their ability to work well in the organization.  Effective training doesn’t just educate, but instead changes behavior.  

     

    The masterminds behind the USCIS Agile Training Program will unpack the secrets to their success.  Mash Eslami, USCIS Section Chief of Agile Training, and Melinda Solomon, USCIS Agile Training Lead explore 10 factors that make students receptive to learn.  Part Experience Report, part Case-Study, this session will explore:

    • How to choose your initial audience
    • What to do with resistant students
    • How to structure a course that changes behavior
    • Ways to grow the program
    • And much more…
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    Leading with Purpose

    Sanjiv Augustine
    Sanjiv Augustine
    schedule 8 months ago
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    45 mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    Today, knowledge workers are seeking to find meaning in our lives and purpose in our work. With this new generation of employees who are as interested in purpose as in profit, it is imperative that we revisit management schemes like top down work assignment, the annual review, strict “clock punching” work hours and inflexible vacation policies; and recognize their negative effects on individual morale and team productivity.

    As leaders, it is time to recognize and own our responsibility in these counter productive techniques and boldly move into the future with radical alternatives. Now, with organizations as diverse as Virgin, LinkedIn, The Motley Fool, and Zappos applying Frederic Laloux’s “Teal” system to revolutionize management, it is time for us to undergo personal transformations and to lead as well as we manage.

    Join Sanjiv to learn how to create the space for a “results only” workplace with a flatter organization structure, work anywhere flexibility, participatory profit sharing, and delegated hiring and firing. Explore the leadership journey needed, with its fears, challenges and tribulations; as well as its joys, triumphs and unassailable business results.

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