Hosted by leading companies, our workshops are designed to enable in-depth knowledge exchange and dialogue between attendees, focusing on challenges of their interest and how to implement specific HR and innovation practices in their firms.
Each workshop is attended by 120-180 corporate participants and includes:
Presentations by executive speakers and industry experts
Immersive roundtable discussions on selected topics
Informal networking breaks to build connections
GE, Volkswagen, Bayer, Lufthansa, Manchester Univ.
GE • Transforming a Behemoth – Changing Course and Culture, and Implementing Lean Beyond the Factory FloorSpeaker details
Alliance Manchester Business School • How Agile Leadership Can Transform Your Business: A Blueprint for Change in Our Digital AgeSpeaker details
Roundtable Discussion I: 1) 8 ways to scale agile; 2) Selection of topics
Volkswagen Ideation:Hub • Working Agile in a Non-Agile Environment: Setting Up Cross-Functional Teams and Combining with Design Sprints and Lean StartupSpeaker details
Roundtable Discussion II: 1) 8 ways to scale agile; 2) Selection of topics
Bayer • The Journey in Adopting Lean and Agile, Building Networks of Coaches and Ambassadors, Changing the Culture, and Driving IntrapreneurshipSpeaker details
Panel and Plenary Sharing, with feedback from exercises
Drinks on the premises
Lufthansa Group • Post-workshop session: Acting Agile in a Corporate World - A New Perspective on Collaboration Enacted with ImprovSpeaker details
Agile: Bringing Agile Ways of Working to a Non-Agile Environment • Ten Key Transformational Steps for the Agile Journey • Developing Agile Teams as Step Towards Corporate Agility • Creating Practical Agile Leadership Principles from Best-In- Class Businesses and Leaders • Scaling Agile across Different Cultures • Overcoming Barriers to Agility and Becoming a More Agile Leader • Building an Outcome-Focused Agile Business That Is Innovative and Customer Centric • Adapting to Ever-Changing Competitive Conditions
Lean Startup, Design Thinking and Agile: Sequencing Design Thinking and Lean Startup by Identifying Problems, Building Prototypes, and Using Build-Measure-Learn Loops • Using an Integrative Approach, Combining Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Agile • Using Agile and Lean to Provide Context to Projects • Basing Design Thinking Process on Product Backlog with Epics and User Stories
Exercise: 8 ways to scale agile, and how to become a more agile leader.
Siemens, Volvo Cars, Airbus, Adidas, Covestro, Wärtsilä
Siemens • The Internet of Humans: Why People Matter in IoT TransformationsSpeaker details
Roundtable Discussion I: Insights and challenges on people, culture, leadership, and agility for digital transformation
Airbus • Building Digital Businesses: Lessons Learned on Culture and People Competencies Required for SuccessSpeaker details
Covestro • A Digital Transformation Journey: How to Enter a Completely New Area within a Conservative IndustrySpeaker details
Volvo Cars • Driving Agile Transformation with Behavior Change and Early AdoptersSpeaker details
Roundtable Discussion II: 1) Tools & Games for Ideation and Innovation in Teams (moderated by Adidas); 2) Selection of topics
Wärtsilä • Driving Digital Transformation through Culture – and Implications for LeadershipSpeaker details
Panel and Plenary Sharing
Drinks on the premises
People, Culture and Leadership for Digital Transformation: Creating a Smart Technology Culture with Five Dimensions • Scaling the IoT Transformation by Focusing on the Role of People • Training Senior Leaders to Enable Them to Become Supporters of the Digital Transformation • Developing Leadership Models by Identifying Core Traits & Business-Specific Skillsets • Starting the Transformation with a Core Group of Enthusiasts and Senior Leaders – and Then Consolidating • Leveraging Grassroots Initiatives & Consolidating to Formulate and Implement Strategy • Changing Rules and Removing Rigidities to Enable Talent to Thrive • Building the Right Digital and Business Capabilities & Initiating the Right Digital Projects • Building Digital Businesses – from Platforms to Solutions and Monetizing Assets
Implementing Agile for Digital Transformation: Building the “Fail, Learn and Trust” Environment for Innovation • Fostering Adoption of Agile by Changing Behaviors & Getting Leadership on Board • Managing the Interface Between Agile and Non-Agile Teams • Driving Change by Working with Early Adopters to Reach Critical Mass
AkzoNobel, Siemens, Bosch, Signify, University of Oxford
AkzoNobel • New and Agile Ways of WorkingSpeaker details
Siemens • Establishing the “Future of Work” in a Corporate Organization – A Case Study by SiemensSpeaker details
Roundtable Discussion I: 1) How to Do #FutureOfWork with Your Organization, exercise by Siemens; 2) Selection of topics
Bosch • The Agile Journey: Paradigm Change, Culture Shock, Self-organized Teams & Changing Leadership RolesSpeaker details
Roundtable Discussion II: 1) Enterprise Transformation Gameplan, exercise by Bosch; 2) Selection of topics
Signify • Developing Future-Ready Careers: Building Skills and Experiences, Leveraging Technology and the Role of LeadershipSpeaker details
University of Oxford • Key Lessons from the Gig Economy for the Future of WorkSpeaker details
Panel and Plenary Sharing
Drinks on the premises
Building Change-Ready Organizations: Building Skills and Experiences beyond Job Titles and Hierarchies • Three-Step Approach to Taking the Organization Towards the Future of Work • Building an Organization-Wide Network and Community for Driving Transformation • Leadership Development Strategy to Ensure That Leaders Can Motivate and Help Employees Grow • The Strategy to Link Jobs to Skills • Enabling Employees to Take on Diverse Projects to Gain New Experiences and Skills – and Drive Mobility • How the Rise of Algorithmic Management Can Revolutionize Workplaces Across Industries • Leveraging Technologies to Facilitate Learning and Career Development
Agile: Managing Paradigm Change and Culture Shock to Adopt Agile Working in a Corporate Environment • How HR Can Support the Organization and First Movers to Foster Agile Collaboration and Mindset • Building Agile Capabilities at Scale
Air France, Orange, Schneider Electric, Hochschule Furtwangen University, Heartfulness Institute and more tba
Detailed program to be published in early March.
Times of change represent unique organizational and leadership challenges. Ambidextrous leadership skills are needed to build new revenue streams, skills, and organizational foundations while ensuring a healthy core business to ensure survival and finances for the transition.
The event will address:
Design Thinking: making Design Thinking available to teams inside the firm and co-creating with customers.
Lean Startup: using experimentation and iteration and MVPs – also in asset-heavy industries.
Agile: being agile, and getting people and leaders on board.
Linking the Three Approaches: challenges & limitations of each, and using them in an integrated way to boost innovation in complex firms.
Accepting risk-taking and encouraging creative expression, using customer centricity as the guiding principle to lead change and facilitate collaborative innovation, orchestrating change with both top-down and bottom-up culture-change elements, thriving by fostering innovation, implementing a flat hierarchy, building an always learning culture, cultivating a culture of insight-driven co-creation and design thinking, and bringing digital initiatives and customer-centric approaches together.
Transforming established organizations to a new reality of VUCA and digital and circular economy, creating organizations that are fit for innovation and change, building leadership capabilities for change and agility, preparing and supporting people within the organization for change and upheaval.
Engendering trust and a sense of psychological safety in order to foster a culture where innovation and creativity can thrive, cultivating organizational agility, and supporting leaders in the shift to agile organization forms and in creating an environment of trust and safety for innovation.