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OpenSpace Agility™ - Interactive Workshop


In these times of rapid change and complexity, the “holy trinity” of organizational culture is engagement, agility and effectiveness. Why, then, do so many change initiatives still rely on a disenfranchising mandate from above and a rigid, pre-planned roll-out, with the majority of initiatives falling well short of the desired effect? It seems that organizational change can’t truly be “managed.” A radically different approach is needed.

If you want to move your organization to higher levels of engagement, agility and effectiveness, you need a change process that has those very elements woven into it. The medium is the message, as the saying goes. This is why the OpenSpace AgilityTM (OSA) approach integrates the power of invitation, leadership storytelling, iteration, self-organization and game mechanics to achieve rapid, lasting – and effective – change across an organization.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

This highly interactive workshop will be valuable for anyone facilitating processes like Agile adoption and other culture change in organizations, including Executives and business, leaders, Managers of departments and teams, Coaches, consultants and facilitators,  Organizational Development professionals and other change agents, etc.

 

What is OpenSpace Agility?

OpenSpace Agility is a repeatable technique for getting a rapid, genuine and lasting change adoption. It can be used effectively to introduce any kind of change into any kind of organization. It works with what you are currently doing and can be added at any time.

OpenSpace Agility encourages very high levels of human engagement so that real and authentic change can actually take root.

The Open Space meeting format is a core tool of OpenSpace Agility. The OpenSpace Agility method leverages the amazing power of iteration and the Open Space meeting format to help you get genuine and lasting success with your change initiative.

 

Each participant will receive:

  • The OpenSpace Agility certificate of completion
  • The OpenSpace Agility Handbook
  • 30 days of support for your OpenSpace Agility questions after the class
  • Listing as an OSA professional on the OpenSpaceAgility.com website

INSTRUCTOR:

Daniel Mezick,
OSA CERTIFIED TRAINER

Daniel Mezick is an author, executive and Agile coach, andkeynote speaker. He is the formulator of OpenSpace 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 CapitalOne, INTUIT, THE HARTFORD, CIGNA, SIEMENS Healthcare, Harvard University, and many smaller enterprises.
Daniel is based in Guilford, CT.


Louise Kold-Taylor
OSA CERTIFIED TRAINER

Louise Kold-Taylor works with a network of partners helping individuals, teams, and organizations through Agile transformations using approaches from coaching, team facilitation, community organizing, and organization development.
Louise holds a M.Sc. in Engineering as well as certifications as Life Coach, Team Coach, ScrumMaster, Agile Facilitator, and OpenSpace Agility Trainer. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Human Systems Intervention at Concordia University. Before becoming a coach, Louise worked eight years in biomedical research and urban planning.

With a sense of care and respect for the people she coaches, a session with Louise often feels like a quality encounter with a good friend. Her specialty is helping people dealing with complexity and developing perspectives that bring ease, enjoyment and common sense to their team’s collaboration and organizational culture.

Louise is based in Montreal, Canada, as well as Copenhagen, Denmark.


FURTHER INFORMATION

Date and time:
June 2. 2016,  9-17 og June 3. 2016,  9-17. 

The course will be taught in English.

Price:
9.500 DKK (Early Bird Special: 8.500 DKK until April 21. 2016). The price includes both days, course materials,  lunch, fruit and coffee, tea etc.

Please contact us if you want to sign up 3 or more persons at the same time, or if you want to be charged by invoice: event@bestbrains.dk.

The workshop will be held in BestBrains' cosy premises in the heart of Copenhagen:

BestBrains P/S
Sankt Gertruds Stræde 5, 3. sal
1129 København K.
Denmark

 

Guidance for those considering Openspace Agility

Mark Field works at a company that develops and sells software. He is a Scrum Product Owner. Here’s a short video, in which he shares his experience of the OpenSpace Agility process.