Workshops

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

workshops

  • HR-Exclusive Workshops • events specifically for corporate HR professionals on the latest human resource topics
  • Innovation & HR Workshops • events on culture, leadership & agile together with our unique community of corporate innovation executives

Upcoming Events


Culture of Customer Centricity & Intrapreneurship Propagating Design Thinking, Lean Startup, and a Customer Centric Mindset for Disruptive Innovation and Experimentation

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Innovation Leadership & Agile Culture for Times of Change Leading Innovation during Uncertainty and Transformation – and Cultivating a Nimble and Agile Innovation Culture across the Company to Deal with Disruptions on Multiple Fronts

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Culture of Design Thinking & Innovation Instilling Design Thinking, Experimentation, and Agility into the Organization – and Rethinking Management Principles

Presentations by:
Volvo, Amazon, Nike, Samsung, Philips, Intuit, Stanford University

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Volvo GroupApplying Design Thinking in a Satellite Hub and Contributing to the Transformation of the Volvo Group
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Stanford UniversityDancing With Ambiguity: What Every Company Tries Desperately to Avoid
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Roundtable Discussion I: Insights and challenges on Innovation Culture & Design Thinking

AmazonApplying Human Centered Design in the Car and Balancing Safety and Engagement
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NikeThe Role of Agile Program Management for Bringing in Design Thinking Principles and Innovation to the Organization
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IntuitDesigning for Agile Delight! Customer Obsessed and Data Driven Innovation
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Roundtable Discussion II: 1) Exercise on Design for Delight and Measuring Agility in the Organization; 2) Selection of topics

Samsung NEXTReorienting The Design Thinking & Making Process for a Stronger Customer Journey
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PhilipsDefining the Roles of Multidisciplinary “Design Thinkers” and Full Stack Designers in the Process of Applying Human Centered Design Principles at Philips
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Panel and Plenary Sharing

Drinks on the premises


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Implementing Inclusive and User-Centric Methodologies • Finding Ambassadors to Diffuse Design Thinking Throughout the Organization  • Leveraging and Balancing Waterfall and Agile for User-Centric Solutions • Seeking Diverse Perspectives to Generate New Ideas • Creating Prototypes Early and Iterating Based on User Feedback • Using a Variety of Design Thinking Tools to Understand Consumer Needs & Journeys • Integrating Innovation Practices in Agile Implementation • Using NeuroDesign to Re-Design Teams’ Thinking and Performance • Navigating and Aligning with a Vast Number of Teams and Functions • Implementing a Four-Stage People-Centric Approach for Smart & Value-Creating Solutions • Design for Delight Process – From Deep Empathy to Rapid Experiments with Customers • Increasing Capacity & Speed of Design Sprints and Reviews • Slowly Evolving from a Design Service Function to Strategic Integration • Positioning a Design Thinking Mindset Versus Process-Thinking Within the Core Organization while Embracing Ambiguity

Business Model Innovation & Agile Organization Creating New (Digital) Business Models and Building an Agile Organization and Culture for the Age of Digitalization and Uncertainty

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Business Model Innovation: innovating beyond the core, finding & validating new business models, encouraging new ideas and startups from within.

Agile Organization and Culture: large-scale agile transformation in a multinational company, becoming fast and adaptive to compete in the Chinese context and ecosystem, supporting leaders in making the shift to an agile mindset, and spreading agile culture through storytelling and agility coaches.

Customer Centric Culture & Innovation Leadership Engendering Culture and Leadership for Customer Centric Innovation and for Collaboration and Creativity in an Era of Remote Work and New Ways of Working

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Change Management & Culture Transformation The Role of HR in Enabling a New Culture, Organizational Design, and Leadership Principles for Agility, Customer Centricity, Resilience, and Purpose-Driven Work

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New Ways of Working: Mindset, Organization & Leadership Building Change-Ready and Agile Organizations ­­­– and Preparing Employees and Leaders for the Future of Work and the Gig Economy

Presentations by:
AkzoNobel, Siemens, Bosch, Signify, University of Oxford

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AkzoNobelNew and Agile Ways of Working
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SiemensEstablishing the “Future of Work” in a Corporate Organization – A Case Study by Siemens
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Roundtable Discussion I: 1) How to Do #FutureOfWork with Your Organization, exercise by Siemens; 2) Selection of topics

BoschThe Agile Journey: Paradigm Change, Culture Shock, Self-organized Teams & Changing Leadership Roles
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Roundtable Discussion II: 1) Enterprise Transformation Gameplan, exercise by Bosch; 2) Selection of topics

SignifyDeveloping Future-Ready Careers: Building Skills and Experiences, Leveraging Technology and the Role of Leadership
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University of OxfordKey Lessons from the Gig Economy for the Future of Work
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Panel and Plenary Sharing

Drinks on the premises


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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

Working Lean & Agile and Attracting Digital Talent Creating a Lean & Agile Culture with MVP Experiments – and Attracting Talented Software Engineers with the Right Infrastructure and Opportunities

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Culture of Transformation, Resilience & Collaboration Engaging and Empowering the Workforce for Innovation & Digitalization, Breaking Down Silos, and Using Innovation for Resilience to External Shocks (e.g. Corona)

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Design Thinking, Lean Startup & Agile Creating an Integrated Innovation Approach and Culture Using Elements of Design Thinking, Lean Startup, and Agile

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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.

Future-Proof Talent & Performance Management Attracting Great Talent and Cultivating a Diverse, Engaged and Innovative Workforce to Drive a High-Performance Culture

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Culture of Internal and External Collaboration Nurturing a Culture of Collaboration for Cross-Company Innovation and for Assimilating External Technology

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Transforming Organizations for a Digital Future Building Organizational Capabilities for Renewal and Change to Address the Digital Revolution

Presentations by:
DHL, Bosch, Lanxess, Covestro, Deutsche Telekom, Volvo Group, P&G

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DHLDigitalization and COVID-19: What will the new normal look like, and how will we get there?
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BoschAchieving Real Transformation – Vision, Leadership, and Change Management Beyond the Cliché of ‘Transformation’
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Roundtable Discussion I: Issues of special interest on digital and organizational transformation

LanxessTaking the Digital Transformation Journey – and Creating a Separate Digital Venture in the Form of a Chemical Marketplace
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CovestroA Digital Transformation Journey: How to Enter a Completely New Area within a Conservative Industry
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Lunch / Guided visit of the DHL Innovation Center

Deutsche TelekomThe Innovation HUB: A Skills-Based Organization With Six Chapters and a Mind-Set That Help Speed up Innovation and Culture Change
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Roundtable Discussion II: Selection of topics

Volvo GroupNavigating Digital Transformation: Hyper-Leadership, Change Management, Getting People on Board, and Mobilizing the Ecosystem
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P&GOrganizing for Digital, IoT, and AI: Team Structured Work, In-House Expertise, and Establishing Who Leads Amongst R&D, IT, Brands, and Business Units
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Panel and Plenary Sharing

Drinks on the premises


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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.

Previous Events


Agile & Lean Startup Culture Transforming Established Firms into Agile and Innovative Organizations with a Mindset of Experimentation and New Growth

Presentations by:
GE, Volkswagen, Bayer, Lufthansa, Manchester Univ.

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GETransforming a Behemoth – Changing Course and Culture, and Implementing Lean Beyond the Factory Floor
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Alliance Manchester Business SchoolHow Agile Leadership Can Transform Your Business: A Blueprint for Change in Our Digital Age
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Roundtable Discussion I: 1) 8 ways to scale agile; 2) Selection of topics

Volkswagen Ideation:HubWorking Agile in a Non-Agile Environment: Setting Up Cross-Functional Teams and Combining with Design Sprints and Lean Startup
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Roundtable Discussion II: 1) 8 ways to scale agile; 2) Selection of topics

BayerThe Journey in Adopting Lean and Agile, Building Networks of Coaches and Ambassadors, Changing the Culture, and Driving Intrapreneurship
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Panel and Plenary Sharing, with feedback from exercises

Drinks on the premises

Lufthansa GroupPost-workshop session: Acting Agile in a Corporate World - A New Perspective on Collaboration Enacted with Improv
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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.

HR Summit Spring 2021

Copenhagen 15-17 June

Join 3 highly interactive days for corporate HR professionals – and get access also to the Innovation Roundtable® Summit, the world’s largest gathering of innovation executives from multinational companies

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