When: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm Est
Where: Scrum.org, 131 Middlesex Turnpike Burlington MA
What Are You Afraid Of?
Many of us ask the question… but are we really hearing the answer? Often the solutions we need in order to shift a cultural trait are right in front of us, if we’re willing to truly listen.
In this interactive, workshop-style talk, Kara Minotti Becker, a Regional Agile Delivery Lead from Eliassen Group, will explore with participants some of the human and very personal dynamics behind change, and in particular cultural change. What does true cultural change look like? How can we achieve it?
In a departure from discussions around changing cultural mindset and values, Kara will focus instead on encouraging behavioral changes that both signal and contribute to cultural shift. We’ll look at the powerful role that fear plays in impeding behavior changes. And we’ll examine what Kara believes to be the most powerful tool in encouraging change: empathy.
- 6:30 pm - Agile Introduction
- 7:00 pm - Food and Fun
- 7:25 pm - Keynote Presentation
- 8:25 pm - Announcements
- 8:30 pm - Done
Kara Minotti Becker is a Regional Agile delivery Lead from Eliassen Group that has built successful and engaging executive, management, engineering and product, scrum, and cross-functional teams within many organizations. Kara's passion is to take groups of people who work together and cultivate them into powerfully successful teams. Kara uses her expertise in Agile and SAFe, Scrum and Kanban, human dynamics and organizational design, Lean and Systems Thinking to teach teams to find, refine, and protect the culture, the process and the structure that best brings them success. But equally, Kara teaches and uses the fundamental tools of all truly successful collaborations: clear purpose, shared values, communication, discipline, honesty, respect, and trust.