Program

Below, you’ll find the schedule for the masterclasses.
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Each session will be 90 minutes, including questions & answers
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Each session will be recorded so if you cannot join a session in person, you can watch it afterwards
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Each session will be online via Zoom

Please note, we reserve the right to change dates depending on unforeseen circumstances.

01

TBA - Date and time might be adjusted.

TBA

TBA

Date
Thu Oct. 3 2024
Time in CET/CEST
17:00 – 18:30
Time in EST/EDT
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
02

Bonnitta Roy

Thinking with Complexity: Post Formal Actors, Protocols, and Complex Potential States

Meet the new kids on the block and see what they are bringing to the ways in which we think of organizations, complexity, and dynamic change. This is a presentation about the future of work, and the possibility of discovering new frontiers in human organization.

Date
Thu Oct. 10 2024
Time in CET/CEST
17:00 – 18:30
Time in EST/EDT
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
03

Nand Kishore Chaudhary

The Journey of Jaipur Rugs

“Business is next to love. It is the creator and preserver of civilization.” — Nand Kishore Chaudhary
In a world where businesses are viewed as money-making machines, NK Chaudhary created a for-profit business that focuses on social upliftment and healing. So how do profit and purpose combine? How do healing organizations and leaders work?
In this session, NK will share his journey of building a grassroots network of 40,000+ artisans in rural India and a community of consumers in over 70+ countries around the world.
Date
Fri Oct. 18 2024
Time in CET/CEST
13:00 – 14:30
Time in EST/EDT
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM
04

Peter Block

Leader as Convener

In this thought-provoking seminar, you will explore a fresh view of leadership: the leader as a convener. Moving beyond traditional approaches and expectations of leaders, Peter emphasizes the power of convening — bringing people together and creating connections.

The convener model is rooted in the belief that effective leadership is not about the heroic or charismatic leader but about engaging and building connections to change contexts where accountability and care for the whole reside.

The being and doing of convening is what we know in helping professionals, such as facilitators, coaches, consultants, and change agents. Peter emphasizes that rather than just doing it as an external part of organizations, this is a core skill we need to transfer to leaders. Once we decide convening is vital, it is pretty straightforward to provide them with the skills and methods.

The benefits are accelerated trust, accountability, and the ability for teams and individuals to navigate the complexities of today’s fast-paced world.

Date
Thu Oct. 24 2024
Time in CET/CEST
17:00 – 18:30
Time in EST/EDT
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
05

Woody Zuill

Software Teaming (Mob Programming) - addressing complexity with genuine collaboration.

Software teaming (Mob Programming), as Woody Zuill coined it, is reported to have benefits such as shorter lead times, fewer bugs, amplified learning and knowledge transfer, happier co-workers, and teamwork.

Yet, still, only a few organizations have adopted this crucial skill. However, in the increasingly complex and competitive working environment, the benefits of Software Teaming are becoming increasingly important, such as improved collaboration, integration of different perspectives across the organization and its users, and rapid innovation.

In this Master Class, you will learn the essence of Software Teaming (Mob Programming), why it is more relevant than ever in complex environments, and ideas of how to get started.

Date
Tue Oct. 29 2024
Time in CET/CEST
17:00 – 18:30
Time in EST/EDT
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
06

Esther Derby

5 Keys for Leading in Complexity

Wouldn’t it be nice if our organizations really did run like well-oiled machines?  That might be enjoyable for a short time, as we caught our breath and took a break. But after that, I suspect most of us would be bored.  So rather than wish for the unattainable, let’s learn to deal well with what we’ve got: complexity, change, and mess. 

In this session, we’ll explore how to shape patterns of performance. We’ll explore both tools and habits of mind that help us see and navigate  complexity.

Date
Thu Nov. 7 2024
Time in CET/CEST
17:00 – 18:30
Time in EST/EDT
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
07

Jos de Blok

TBA

TBA

Date
Thu Nov. 14 2024
Time in CET/CEST
17:00 – 18:30
Time in EST/EDT
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
08

Erin Meyer

No Rules Rules: Developing a culture that breeds innovation and flexibility

Since Covid 19, businesses around the world have experiencing unexpected and unforeseen challenges. The management paradigms influencing our thinking have been upended. Suddenly digital transformation and organizational flexibility have become the urgent topics of our time. Only a very few companies have demonstrated the ability to shift quickly and thrive in the face of unexpected change. Netflix, one of the most successful companies of our Covid era, is one of those companies.

In this session, we will explore a counter-intuitive set of principles for how to build an organizational culture for today’s fast-changing age based on research conducted with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. Whether it’s Freedom and Responsibility, Radical Honesty, or The Keeper Test, in this session we will explore a three-step method for giving your employees increasing levels of freedom in order to build a corporate culture that breeds flexibility and innovation across the organization.

You will learn:

  • Techniques for developing a corporate culture that breeds innovation.
  • How to keep your organization agile even as it grows larger and complexity increases.
  • Methods for developing a corporate culture that increases high performance, candor, and employee freedom.
Date
Thu Nov. 21 2024
Time in CET/CEST
17:00 – 18:30
Time in EST/EDT
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
09

Marc O'Sullivan

TBA

TBA

Date
Tue Nov. 26 2024
Time in CET/CEST
17:00 – 18:30
Time in EST/EDT
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
10

Petra Wille

TBA

TBA

Date
Thu Dec. 5 2024
Time in CET/CEST
17:00 – 18:30
Time in EST/EDT
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
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