EODF 2015 PRE-CONFERENCE MASTERCLASSES

 

September 30th and October 1st, 2015

This year we will be offering what we are calling “masterclasses” as a pre-conference opportunity. As the conference on Oct 2nd and 3rd offers you the opportunity to have breadth in topics in our open space forum, the masterclasses offer you an opportunity to explore one topic in depth, with a leader in the field of Organization Design. We have brought together 4 compelling topics we hope you will find difficult to choose between.

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For our inaugural “masterclasses” we will be offering 4 choices.

On 30 September you can explore a one day workshop “Seeing and Thinking Design” offered by the Board of the EODF.  Understanding the breadth and richness of Org Design in Europe.  Also on 30th September our French colleagues (Bernard Marie and Marguax Chiquet)  will offer an “Introduction to Holacracy,” the much talked about approach to giving voice to employees and distributing leadership.

On 1 October join Stelio Verzera  (Italy) and Stu Winby (USA) in exploring “Adaptive Organizations: Adaptive Work Systems Design” or Lucio Margulis (our colleague from Argentina) as he demonstrates “Re-Imagining the Organization with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®”.

 

4 great choices to set the stage for a great conference!

THE 4 MASTERCLASSES

Seeing and Thinking Design (day 1)

“There are a great many voices, thinkers, doers and practitioners that are all tackling the challenges [of enabling organizations to be more engaging, meaningful, fun and productive] as they can be for what is an uncertain future” [Brown-Martin, Learning Re-Imagined, 2014]

“A systematic and holistic approach to aligning and fitting together all parts of a business…

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Introduction to Holacracy (day 1)

This workshop introduces Holacracy: a “social technology” for structuring, governing, and running a company. Holacracy fundamentally changes how decisions are made and how power is distributed. The underlying premise of this Masterclass is that the structure of the companies must evolve by setting up a modern way of governance that enables the development of skills necessary to face…

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Re-Imagining the Organization with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (day 2)

The origins of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is built upon a process which stems from the heart of LEGO bricks and the LEGO system. Looking for a tool to unlock innovation and creative thinking within the company, the LEGO Group realized that a solution might be found in the LEGO System itself…

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Adaptive Organizations: Adaptive Work Systems Design (day 2)

The key challenge facing most executives as well as all levels of the enterprise is how to manage increasing amounts of unrelenting change, while keeping a clear strategic direction. How do you manage and organize for both stability and uncertainty at the same time?

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DAY 1, SEPTEMBER 30th

Seeing and Thinking Design

“There are a great many voices, thinkers, doers and practitioners that are all tackling the challenges [of enabling organizations to be more engaging, meaningful, fun and productive] as they can be for what is an uncertain future” [Brown-Martin, Learning Re-Imagined, 2014]
For us, Organisational Design is:

“A systematic and holistic approach to aligning and fitting together all parts of a business to achieve its defined business strategy and strategic intents”.

In this inaugural Masterclass the Board of the EODF would like to explore the relationship of the “individual designer” and “organization design.”

Where do I come from, my frameworks and models, as a way to explore what designing organizations means to each of us, in a very personal and hopefully fun way!

During the masterclass we will share some cases.  The approach would be a “story telling approach” around org design cases.

Our hope is to:

  1. Place Organization Design into the broader movement of ‘design thinking’ (seeing that we will be in the capital of design!) Specifically, what does it mean to be a designer?
  2. Supply participants with a framework that will allow them to make sense of current and future developments in Design Thinking (i.e., Holacracy, Requisite Organizations, Network Systems and Adaptive Work Systems) and, investigate those developments to determine whether they can be applied to the organizations participants are designing.
  3. Connect current trends/hypes to classical thinking.

Our Faculty for This Masterclass

jeroenJeroen van Bree

He is a senior consultant at the Organizational Design group of Berenschot, an independent, thoroughly Dutch management consulting firm with an international orientation. Jeroen combines more than fifteen years of consulting experience with the latest (academic) insights in the field to support managers in their task of organizational design, in the public as well as the private sector. A subject that has had his particular professional interest is enriching organizational design with elements from design thinking and game design. In 2013, he obtained a PhD at Nyenrode Business Universiteit based on his work investigating these issues. His book Game Based Organization Design was published by Palgrave Macmillan.

ManfredIMG_0065Manfred della Schiava

He is the owner and managing partner of the Wissens-Berater network (1995), focusing on knowledge management, the future of work (workplace innovation) and the organisation of the future. He has knowledge and experience in guiding Social Business Transformation processes in many different organisations. His personal mission is to support human beings in business environments to achieve wellbeing, which is the key to achieve a healthy, inspiring and productive work-life. His fundamental consulting principle is from thinking to feeling. For individuals as well as for organisations.

Manfred was born in Dornbirn, Austria, graduated in 1984 from the University of Economics in Vienna, Business Administration.

mark_scolaMark LaScola

Managing Principal, ON THE MARK – a full service strategy, organization design and business transformation consulting firm based in Phoenix, Arizona, USA and London, UK. Since 1990, LaScola has successfully delivered over 400 projects and has trained and developed approximately 3,000 executives, managers and internal change agents – across a broad and diverse range of industries on 6 continents and over 20 countries.

Introduction to Holacracy

This workshop introduces Holacracy: a “social technology” for structuring, governing, and running a company. Holacracy fundamentally changes how decisions are made and how power is distributed. The goals of Holacracy are bold: make your company more agile and responsive to its environment, increase organizational clarity—figure out who does what, expects what, and decides what— minimize ‘office politics’, and enable deeper employee engagement and empowerment.

The underlying premise of this Masterclass is that the structure of the companies must evolve by setting up a modern way of governance that enables the development of skills necessary to face present-day issues: agility, resiliency, transparency, collective intelligence and assigned leadership.

The purpose of this workshop is to give you an experiential “taste” of what working with Holacracy looks like.

This Masterclass is not a training and is not designed to teach any applicable skills, but rather to give the participant a richer and deeper understanding of the concepts and tools of Holacracy.

Goals for the Day:

  1. Discovering the basics of Holacracy and feel it through experimentations and exercises.
  2. Experimenting a governance meeting, to see how the organization evolves step by step, bringing clarity on the roles and accountabilities needed by the organization.
  3. Experimenting a tactical meeting, focused on the next actions to get the work done
  4. Exploring the organic structure and the different types of linkages necessary and possible.

As preparation, we offer you the Holacracy Comic Book in English so that they know what Holacracy is about: http://igipartners.com/en/holacracycomicbook

Our Faculty for This Masterclass

Thomas-ThomisonThomas Thomison

With over 30 years of business and entrepreneurial experience, Mr. Thomison co-founded HolacracyOne, LLC in 2007 to develop and mature Holacracy, a peer-to-peer self-organizing practice for mainstream organizations.

Mr. Thomison identifies as one of the first Holacracy entrepreneurs. In addition to HolacracyOne, he has helped grow several startups and has founded four companies, one of which was sold in a public transaction.

Mr. Thomison remains a Partner and investor at HolacracyOne and is now focused on launching a new organization to further encode self-organizing principles in our legal, social and financial systems.

GRAB YOUR TICKETS!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CEST) Milano, Italy

DAY 2, OCTOBER 1st

Re-Imagining the Organization with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®

The origins of LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® is built upon a process which stems from the heart of LEGO bricks and the LEGO system. Looking for a tool to unlock innovation and creative thinking within the company, the LEGO Group realized that a solution might be found in the LEGO System itself: just as the LEGO Group had been telling children to ‘build their dreams’ for decades, so perhaps adults could be asked to build their visions for future strategy.

The purpose of this Masterclass is to explore a different way of engaging people in the co-creation of their organizations. Rather than drawing organization charts or even organigraphs, imagine bringing the new organization to life in 3 dimensional ways! Imagine have a tool that enables people to envision their organizations in creative and innovative ways!

During this workshop we will build and share meanings through metaphors and different work dynamics. Work on the construction of the identity of a: team, project, department, division or whole system.

Build scenarios and models of the organization that reflect the complexity of the organization. Carry out simulations over the environment that was created. Analyze the basic principles which guide their actions and decisions.

Participants come away with skills to communicate more effectively, to engage their imaginations more readily, and to approach the design of organizations with increased confidence, commitment and insight.

Our Faculty for This Masterclass

Lucio MargulisLucio Margulis 

He is the first latin Trainer of Facilitators in the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Method in the spanish language. Today he is a director of Serious Play Consulting, a Serious Business Games Learning Consultant and frequent speaker at International Conferences. He has designed and developed new businesses, trained design teams, sold projects and solutions to institutions such as the City of Amsterdam, PricewaterhouseCoopers, ITS- Sema Group, Atos Origin, IT College, Tecnonexo (e-learning company), and the Ministry of Culture and Education of the Argentine Republic

Adaptive Organizations: Adaptive Work Systems Design

The key challenge facing most executives as well as all levels of the enterprise is how to manage increasing amounts of unrelenting change, while keeping a clear strategic direction. How do you manage and organize for both stability and uncertainty at the same time? Part of the answer is to adopt an ambidextrous organization design, which addresses both optimization and innovation.
This masterclass defines agility as the capability to make timely, effective, and sustained organization changes. This capability is operationalized by four routines: strategizing, perceiving, testing, and implementing.

In this workshop we will describe the development of the Adaptive Work System (AWS) model and some case-based highlights of its development history.

The AWS model describes not only how innovation can be continuously managed but more generally, provides a way for organizations to address problems and opportunities associated with high levels of uncertainty.

The authors and other CEO research scientists have collaborated on several projects and publications that have supported the development of the AWS model. We conclude by describing how these two approaches to organization change complement one another. In particular, organization agility provides important details about how leaders should make the choices regarding which strategies and innovative ideas to pursue while the AWS model provides important details about how to design and manifest the testing and implementing routines of agility.

Our Faculty for This Masterclass

stelioStelio Verzera

Stelio Verzera, is passionately curious, fond of value creation and lean thinking, He is an entrepreneur, coach, consultant and advisor in different scopes of Innovation. Since 1995 he’s been supporting organisations in their understanding and navigation of key evolutionary phases.

His agile approach of continuous improvement has led him to learn and apply some of the most effective practices for surfing complexity, both on the strategic and on the operational levels.

In 2011 he co-founded Cocoon Projects and designed its governance model, today known as LiquidO (www.liquidorganisation.info), in fact launching the first all-in, completely emergent, adaptive organisational framework in Europe.

Stu WinbyStu Winby

She is Founder and CEO of Spring, a socio-technical and experience design firm and also Managing Partner of Innovation Point, a strategic innovation firm – both headquartered in the Silicon Valley.

His focus over the last ten years has been in healthcare, working at the CEO, state and national level in healthcare innovation and transformation. Previous work has been mostly in the technology sector with firms such as Cisco, Microsoft, Yahoo, HP, Stanford Research International (SRI), and a host of start-ups.

GRAB YOUR TICKETS!

Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CEST) Milano, Italy

THE MASTERCLASSES VENUE

For the first time in the Mediterranean area, this year’s conference will be held in the beautiful and vibrant city of Milan, during the 2015 “Expo” Universal Exhibition period. And the masterclasses alike!

The 2 days of Masterclasses (Sep 30th and Oct 1st) will be hosted by Copernico, a work environment designed to guarantee the well-being of people and to stimulate productivity.

Address: Via Copernico 38 (Milano).

Please don’t forget that the conference will be held in a different venue. Thus, if you are looking for info about the conference click here.

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