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
We plan to run our physical HR events again from January 2021.
Please check this page again from October 2020 to see the updated calendar of upcoming events
DHL, Bosch, Lanxess, Covestro, Deutsche Telekom, Volvo Group, P&G
DHL • Digitalization and COVID-19: What will the new normal look like, and how will we get there?
Bosch • Achieving Real Transformation – Vision, Leadership, and Change Management Beyond the Cliché of ‘Transformation’
Roundtable Discussion I: Issues of special interest on digital and organizational transformation
Lanxess • Taking the Digital Transformation Journey – and Creating a Separate Digital Venture in the Form of a Chemical Marketplace
Covestro • A Digital Transformation Journey: How to Enter a Completely New Area within a Conservative Industry
Lunch / Guided visit of the DHL Innovation Center
Deutsche Telekom • The Innovation HUB: A Skills-Based Organization With Six Chapters and a Mind-Set That Help Speed up Innovation and Culture Change
Roundtable Discussion II: Selection of topics
Volvo Group • Navigating Digital Transformation: Hyper-Leadership, Change Management, Getting People on Board, and Mobilizing the Ecosystem
P&G • Organizing for Digital, IoT, and AI: Team Structured Work, In-House Expertise, and Establishing Who Leads Amongst R&D, IT, Brands, and Business Units
Panel and Plenary Sharing
Drinks on the premises
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.
date and program might be subject to change
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.
GE, Volkswagen, Bayer, Lufthansa, Manchester Univ.
GE • Transforming a Behemoth – Changing Course and Culture, and Implementing Lean Beyond the Factory Floor
Alliance Manchester Business School • How Agile Leadership Can Transform Your Business: A Blueprint for Change in Our Digital Age
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 Startup
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 Intrapreneurship
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 Improv
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.