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    Daniel Prager / Andi Herman - When at first they don't want to change: Shared lessons from Addiction Therapy and Agile Coaching

    45 Mins
    Talk
    Intermediate

    The easy case for coaching looks something like this: a prospective coachee wants to change, can articulate their goals, and is matched up with a suitably experienced and competent coach, the two are a good fit, and they quickly get down to the challenging yet rewarding business of growth and change.

    But what if a person (or team) doesn't want to change and would rather not be coached? And despite this an external power deems that change is needed and that coaching will bring this change about. What's a coach to do? What about the coachee(s)? What about the role of the client who's engaged the coach?

    This situation is not uncommon, and bears more that a passing resemblance to what often goes on in addiction treatment. A person with a drug addiction (and often other problems) doesn't necessarily welcome therapeutic intervention at the outset. But an external authority has ordered it.

    In this session we will explore the parallels between the two modalities of addiction therapy and coaching, including the applicability of the Transtheoretical Model of Change and the related technique of Motivational Interviewing.

    These approaches offer insights into how to flex and adapt your coaching approach in the face of some of the most common human impediments to change.

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    Daniel Prager / Lan Diep / Ross MacIntyre - The Facilitation Dojo

    90 Mins
    Workshop
    Intermediate

    Skilled facilitators help groups to collaborate effectively, generate and explore ideas, make better decisions, innovate, challenge each other constructively, and more.

    In this workshop we explore three relational exercises that will help you to begin or continue to develop as a facilitator:

    1. Facilitator power and presence
    2. Listening as a super-power
    3. Exploring perspectives without getting triggered

    Practicing and refining these skills will help you not just in facilitation, but also in leadership and coaching.

1. Who are you?

I co-create change in organisations of all sizes — start-ups, scale-ups, and big 'uns — drawing on a wide variety of approaches from the Lean/Agile repertoire. In the last few years I've been getting heavily into Facilitation as an aid to Collaboration, as well as technical disciplines associated with DevOps and XP (eXtreme programming). In my spare time, I teach and learn martial arts.

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