Swearing, nudity and other vulnerable positions

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Title: Swearing, nudity and other vulnerable positions

Speaker: John Le Drew


6.30pm -arrival, drinks, networking

7.15pm - Intros and shout out

7.20 - 7.25 - Lightening talk 1 (please get in touch)
[masked] - Lightening talk 2 (please get in touch)

7.40 - 8.40 - The main event

8.40 - 9.30 - drinks and networking.

Drinks kindly provided by our sponsor Affecto (http://affecto.co.uk/).

Session Overview

Swearing, Nudity and Other Vulnerable Positions

Talk delivered by John LeDrew

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Over 3 months John recorded over 60 hours of interviews and spoke to some of the most respected people in the industry to produce an audio documentary that attempts to answer the question “What is safety? And why is it important anyway?”

This highly interactive talk will present the findings and guide and challenge you through a journey to understanding safety. Including short interactive sessions and role play exercises to cover the following topics:

What is safety and what does it look and feel like?Is trust essential to high performing teams?Is vulnerability at the core of a creative team?How can leaders can help foster (or hinder) safety?

This talk has grown as John created the new podcast The Agile Path. The first season on this podcast (launching early 2017) is about safety in teams. John has interviewed world renowned specialists in the field; Christopher Avery, David Marquet, Jerry Weinberg, Esther Derby, Johanna Rothman, Woody Zuill and many more in over 60 hours of audio. This has been a fascinating deep dive learning experience for John and he hopes to explore these insights with the audience.

Learning Outcomes

Understand what the definition of safety is.

Understand how psychological safety interacts with other concepts such as conflict and vulnerability.

Understand the common signs of unsafety in a team.

Understand the effect of leaders on team safety.

Understand how important vulnerability is to teams.

About John

John has over 17 years of experience working in software engineering as a system administrator, software engineer, technical lead, technical director, development manager and agile coach. He currently runs the consultancy firm Wise Noodles here he helps organisations solve tough technical problems by untangling their people problems. He is also host of The Agile Path Podcast which creates in-depth audio documentaries on the topics that most affect organisations transitioning to agile ways of working.