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There will be a special day on August 18 dedicated to workshops only. Workshop ticket allows you to attend 2 workshops, each 3.5 hours long and in 4 parallel tracks. See approved trainers from all around the world below.

Please note - in order to participate in workshops, you need to buy a separate Workshop ticket. Some workshops will have limited space, so first buy first in line. Price is just to cover the costs of venue, food and training materials.

Build your own value - pick your workshops, grab a ticket and grow your skills!

Judy Rees

Judy Rees

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

Remote Agile Facilitation: Connecting People Online

Here's how to make your online events - from routine conversations to high-octane workshops - even better than in-the-room ones.

The pressure’s on to switch from in-the-room to remote conversations. Financial, environmental and health concerns are putting the brakes on business travel.

But remote meetings don’t have to suck. You don't have to be baffled or bored. You don't have to struggle through talk-over-powerpoint. You really can connect with real human beings remotely – but only if some very important conditions are met!

This workshop with a world-leading specialist will show you how remote facilitation and training can be even better than the in-the-room kind.

With these skills you will ROCK at engaging groups of distant participants in rich, multi-layered discussions. You'll look professional before, during and after the event - and even when things go wrong. Whisper it... your online meetings might even be fun.

Watch workshop intro video on our YouTube.

Pierre E. Nais

Pierre E. Nais

Agile Enterprise Coach | Organization Designer | Digital Transformations | Executive Coach | CAC

Design Agile Organization

Participants will learn how to read organizations and how to design it to ensure agile behaviour. It is all about "Individuals and their interactions".
This workshop is part of the agile coaching masterclass program and based on practical reproducible tips that I use in everyday job.

Watch workshop intro video on our YouTube.

John Coleman

John Coleman

agility strategist/ chef/ coach/ trainer, lean/ agile coach, PST, LSFT

What is Kanban the Flow Strategy™

A minimal guide for Kanban that upgrades to Flight Levels, Tameflow and Kanban for Complexity™.

Design your workflow, your workflow policies, discover how to find the constraint, and what to do about it.

Artur Margonari

Artur Margonari

Agile Coach at AB InBev at Anheuser-Busch InBev

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

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! 🙂

Jutta Eckstein

Jutta Eckstein

Enabling Company-wide Agility even in Large and Distributed Environments - as a Coach, Consultant, Trainer & Facilitator

Learn Fast – Don’t Fail Fast: Workshop on the Essentials of BOSSA nova

Agile beyond IT and beyond just doing it, but rather being it requires experimenting continuously in order to learn continuously. Thus more important than failing fast is learning fast.
In this workshop we will learn what learning fast means for every individual and the organization as a whole and we will define experiments for you to use in your company for becoming agile truly. This will allow you to create an environment for continuous innovations.

You will:

  • Learn how to conduct experiments, how to learn from them, and how to scale them
  • Understand the prerequisites for creating your own experiments
  • Learn how to design experiments dependent on the outcome you aim for in respect to the environment you are in
  • Understand that everyone in an organization can foster learning (faster)
  • Develop strategies for the application in your own context

Watch workshop intro video on our YouTube.

Richard Kasperowski

Richard Kasperowski

Author | Keynote Speaker | Teacher | Certified Agile Team Building™ | High-Performance Teams™ | Scrum | Agile

High-Performance Teams: Core Protocols for Psychological Safety and EI

You’ve heard of psychological safety. You’ve heard of team emotional intelligence. You know that high-performing teams measure high on psych safety and EI. This is the class that shows exactly to get high psychological safety and EI on your teams in your organization, so all your teams can be high-performing!

Your team can be ten times better.
What does that mean? That means your professional team can accomplish 10x more work, do it with 10x more quality, 10x faster, or with 10x fewer resources. Your family can be 10x happier. Your school can be 10x more effective at helping people learn. Your community group can be 10x better at making life better for the people it serves. Even you, yourself, can be 10x more effective at getting what you want.

In other words, you can be great. Your team can be great.

Can you say these things about your teams?
- My projects are completed effortlessly on schedule and within budget every time.
- Every team I’ve ever been on has shared a vision.
- In meetings, we only ever do what will get results.
- No one blames “management” or anyone else if they don’t get what they want.
- Everybody shares their best ideas right away.
- Ideas are immediately unanimously approved, improved, or rejected by the team.
- Action on approved ideas begins immediately.
- Conflict is always resolved swiftly and productively.
The Core Protocols are one way to make teams that have these characteristics.

Some of the things you’ll learn:
- Results-oriented behaviors
- How to enter a state of shared vision with a team and stay there
- How to create trust on a team
- How to stay rational and healthy
- How to make team decisions effectively
- How to move quickly and with high quality towards the team’s goals

Inga Ozola

Inga Ozola

Logistic Quality and Service Manager at Rimi Baltic Group, Business Trainer and consultant at Komercizglītības centrs (KIC)

Torch Game Simulation for Production

This is it! The moment when understanding customer requirements, problem solving methods, KANBAN in production, quality requirements, process flow, takt time, wastes, improvements (Kaizen) meet in one simulation! You will have the opportunity to try in action the game as effective element in learning process and knowledge implementation.

The Torch Game is a manufacturing simulation based on assembling torches from different components. Several components have been modified to cause defects during assembly, therefore the simulation is ideal for reinforcing the importance of quality improvement. It is created by manufacturing management professionals:

 

To understand in practise how batch size affects lead time and work in progress (WIP).

To demonstrate the importance of product quality and associated quality improvement tools

To demonstrate the effect of layout, and workplace organisation on improvement.

To introduce the idea of “Kanban” as a tool to control work in progress.

To introduce the concept of “takt” time and carry out line balancing.

To demonstrate the use of measurement in the improvement process.

To demonstrate how to implement improvements through a teamwork approach.

To introduce the benefits of workplace organisation and 5S

 

The simulation will be facilitated by LEAN expert Inga Ozola. She was the first certified LEAN expert in Latvia. Because of her energy and pace of change, she has been named The LEAN bomb.

Yuriy Koziy

Yuriy Koziy

Agile Coach, Managing Partner @ AgileDrive

Communication Toxins - a Blocker to Teams’ Productivity

It’s a powerful workshop from ORSC toolkit that changes relationships for good.

John Gottman has identified four specific behaviors that often get in the way of communication and strong, collaborative relationships. He refers to them as the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. They are equally relevant to both personal and professional relationships. When we work with organisations and teams, we refer to them as the Four Team Toxins.

They are:

Blaming/Criticism – Attacking the person rather than the behaviour.
Defensiveness – Refusing to own your own behaviour.
Contempt – Includes sarcasm, cynicism, name calling, and hostile humour.
Stonewalling – Includes cutting off communication, silent treatment, refusal to engage, withdrawal.

During the workshop, you will:

Find out the reasons of why toxins might be useful
Learn and practice the antidotes to the Four Toxins
Learn how to facilitate a discussion on toxins with your team to help them identify toxic behaviors.

Watch workshop intro video on YouTube