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ALEsome Workshops for ALEsome People

There will be a special day on August 16 dedicated to workshops only. Workshop ticket allows you to attend 2 workshops, each 3.5 hours long and in 2 parallel tracks. See approved trainers from all around the world below.

Please note - in order to participate in workshops, you DO NOT need to buy a separate Workshop ticket this year. Some workshops will have limited space, so first buy first in line.

Build your own value - pick your workshops and grow your skills!

Judy Rees

Judy Rees

Transforming conversations, remotely. Facilitating creative, high-quality interaction, especially with distributed teams

The Shape Of Work To Come

Time: 9:00-12:30 CEST on August 16th

The shapes of our teams are shifting, perhaps forever. Once we worked in clusters, in the same physical space. Now, many of us work from home, some from the office, others in cafes and co-working spaces.

As you’ve noticed, that has changed how we work together - not always for the better.

Sometimes it seems like everything’s in flux.

Research has shown that one of the most effective ways to understand complex phenomena like this, including the way people think and interact with each other (and to shift it when necessary) is through metaphor.

In this session you’ll use a precision inquiry tool optimised for the task, Clean Language, to uncover some shapes that may be shaping your thinking, and explore how the shape of teams may change beyond 2021.

Judy Rees
Named as a ‘Top 100 influencer in Remote Working’ in 2020 by Onalytica, Judy was an early adopter of remote facilitation as she trained international groups on high-level communication skills for leaders. She’s stayed on the leading edge of live online training, facilitation and consultancy ever since.
Co-author of a bestselling book, Clean Language, she has been teaching and using Clean techniques for more than 12 years, and is the main organiser of the Clean community’s annual online unconference. Clean is the basis of Judy’s team-development process, Collaboration Dynamics.
Her weekly linkletter connects more than 3,500 readers to resources around remote work, facilitation, Clean Language and more.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/judyrees
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/judyrees/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/judyrees

Pierre E. Nais

Pierre E. Neis

Agile Coach, Sr. Manager - Projects | Cognizant Digital Engineering |
Agile Enterprise Coach | Organization Designer | Digital Transformations | Executive Coach | CAC

The Twelve Steps To Agile Organization

Time: 13:00-16:30 CEST on August 16th

Aristotle defined wisdom in three layers. Poeisis is the lowest level, it is the wisdom of doing things. Thosos or thesis, is the wisdom of tools, methods or practices. On the top of wisdoms, you find kairos or the art of doing the right moment in time.

There is an ultimate design called AO where your organization has become a platform allowing transactions. That platform has a simple design and work and initiatives embrace a collection of different shapes.

What shape, what design works best at what moment in time for what reason is what you will discover in my session. What stages to go through if you decided to become an agile organization are explained from a systemic and behavioral perspective.

Watch workshop intro video on our YouTube.

Pierre E. Neis

Agile Coach, Sr. Manager - Projects at Cognizant Digital Engineering | Agile Enterprise Coach | Organization Designer | Digital Transformations | Executive Coach | CAC

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pierreneis/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/elPedroMajor

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pierre.neis

Website: http://www.agilesqr.com/

Artur Margonari

Artur Margonari

Agile Coach at AB InBev at Anheuser-Busch InBev

Agile Speaker: Enjoying The Journey of Sharing Your Ideas And Stories

Time: 13:00-16:30 CEST on August 16th

There are so many brilliant ideas, cases and stories out there that could inspire others, improve our way of working and living and eventually, changing the whole planet. Or simply something that has to be presented in a meeting or workshop at the company, meetup or conference... Still, many of these messages might never be heard or well understood.
Maybe because of fear... Or stress... Or anxiety, shyness, wrong assumptions... Or maybe there is not enough confidence and/or experience in speaking in public, not knowing how to get started or to get better at it.

How to pass your message in a clear, engaging and efficient way?
What are the pitfalls, tips and tricks about public speaking?
How to use the agile mindset to get started, test and improve your presentation skills?
And very importantly: how to enjoy and have fun through the journey of speaking in public?

Public speaking is a skill like many others: at the beginning, it can be very hard, we might feel clumsy and nervous and the killer thought might cross our minds "I'm not cut out for this". But with practice, feedback and continuous improvement, we can get very good at it!

Thus, if you've never done a presentation in public and want to do it or already have done it and simply want to sharpen your skills, this workshop is for you!
It will be a good mix of theory + practice + feedback in a safe space where we all can grow and develop our skills set!

All you need is to to bring your open mind, eagerness to learn, practice and support others in their learning during this time together.

Let's enjoy the journey of sharing your ideas and stories! 🙂

Artur Margonari

Agile Coach | Speaker | Trainer | Facilitator | Musician

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arturmargonari/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/arturmargonari

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arturmargonari


Vladislavs Sorokins

allnex Global Business Services Director, LEAN 6 Sigma Black Belt

What can we learn about basic problem solving from LEAN 6 Sigma?

Time: 9:00-12:30 CEST on August 16th
Basic problem solving skills are extremely important and let us evolve as the most successful species on Earth. Why? Homo sapiens ability to learn, discover and solve problems collectively makes us different!
The Lean 6 Sigma philosophy of problem solving is also based on the same human strengths: decisions based on data, facts and team agreements.
Typical LEAN 6 Sigma projects have 5 major DMAIC steps:
  1. Define: Identify and describe the observed problem/issue.
  2. Measure: Describe the current situation for the observed problem/issue & define objectives for improvement (SMART).
  3. Analyze root causes for the formulated problem statement (5 Whys, Fishbone). Brainstorm on how to solve and address the root causes. Define and prioritize measures for design and testing (new solutions).
  4. Improve: Implement improvement plan.
  5. Control: Verify that defined & test measures actually solved the problem/issue and that objectives are realized. Standardize and sustain solutions (documentation, training, daily routine, lessons learnt, feedback from stakeholders).

Vladislavs Sorokins is a practitioner, who spent 8 years in manufacturing and 7 years in service organisation improvements. Co-author of LEAN in Practice book published in 2021 by BEA.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vladislavs-sorokins/