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DRIVE: Using Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose to Transform Your Organization

The old models are broken. We see it everywhere - in three decades of declining employee engagement, in organizations that are struggling to adapt, and in a broader sense that businesses and governments alike could be doing better. That’s why cutting-edge organizations throughout the world are tossing off the outdated, mechanistic 21st century approach and embracing something new. Built upon five decades of social science, this new approach uses autonomy, mastery, and purpose as the pathway to high performance. As you will discover, challenging the existing orthodoxies isn’t just exhilarating. Today it’s the only way to survive.

Dan Pink’s book DRIVE is nearly ubiquitous in the agile community, yet until recently there were no concrete HOW-TO’s available for teams and organizations. That has changed with the introduction of the DRIVE Workshop, a 1 day immersive experience for teams and executives. In these short 75 minutes, I’ll present an overview of the basic principles of motivation, backed by science, and illustrated through real life examples; the 3 keys to motivation and engagement; and we’ll work through some real-life HOW-TO scenarios for making this happen in the real world. Everybody will leave with a play-book of ideas to take back to their organizations.

About the Speaker

Erik Weber is a Professional Scrum Trainer, Product Owner practitioner, and Senior Agile Consultant with Centare’s Agile Practice. Over the past 10 years Erik has been a developer, tester, project manager, in both waterfall and agile environments of varying success. As a Professional Scrum Trainer for Scrum.org, Erik enjoys helping organizations become agile. You can find out more and contact Erik Weber at www.linkedin.com/in/erikjweber

Please Note: This event is not at the Miller Inn! We will be downtown at Robert W Baird to accommodate a larger audience.

Milwaukee Agile is geared toward both experienced and brand new practitioners. The pizza is sponsored by Redpoint Technologies. Soft drinks, water and the space is sponsored by Robert W. Baird.

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  • Erik W.

    Added some photos from yesterday. Thanks for coming!

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • Robb P.

    Loved it! Erik spoke with passion and put out a lot of great ideas

    April 9, 2013

  • Todd N.

    Don't forget, we're at Baird tonight. NOT Miller Inn.

    April 9, 2013

  • Bruce W.

    Sorry last minute conflict I will not be able to make it tonight. Have good meeting see you next time.

    April 9, 2013

  • Curtis Allen Gibeaut J.

    How early can we get in? Due to my hourish commute from Hartford, WI I may get there earlier then needed if I leave to early.

    April 9, 2013

    • Carl S.

      You can arrive at the US Bank building at any time but the room will not be open until around 5:15.

      April 9, 2013

  • Carl S.

    IMPORTANT: Do your best to arrive before 5:45pm. The US Bank Building becomes significantly more locked down at 6pm. Details Below.

    The only two entrances to the US Bank Building that are open after 6pm are 1) Cass Street (accessed through the Michigan St. Level) and 2) through the US Bank parking structure (unlocked until 7pm). The elevators will lock at 6pm and will need an employee badge to get to the Galleria floor (where the Vandenberg Room is located).

    Exact location for everyone's convenience:

    Robert W. Baird
    Vandenberg Room – Galleria Level
    777 East Wisconsin Avenue
    Milwaukee, WI 53202

    April 9, 2013

  • tom m.

    sorry I have a conflict - this looks like a great one...

    April 9, 2013

  • Bruce W.

    Looking forward to another great meeting

    April 4, 2013

  • Ed M.

    Oops, sorry prior commitment.

    March 18, 2013

  • Erik W.

    Bring your manager!

    February 3, 2013

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