• ACTING AS AN EXECUTIVE COACH - An Introduction

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    ACTING AS AN EXECUTIVE COACH - An introduction

    Real change starts at the top.

    Coaches have been told and in fact sold the idea that: if you can facilitate, if you can teach, and you can mentor, and you can coach, you are all set. This is simply not the case. Facilitating, teaching, mentoring and coaching is not enough.

    To counsel executives, they must first have confidence in you, and view you as a trusted adviser. Without this kind of relationship with executive leaders, all coaching is a “local optimization” that cannot and will not change the wider system.

    To counsel executives, you must be perceived as a knowledgeable, trusted advisor. Getting there is not simple, and involves study, preparation, execution and follow-through on a wide range of essential skills in verbal and non-verbal communication.

    Attend this session of Agile Singapore to learn more about executive coaching and also to learn more about the class and take a generous 40% discount on this class:

    ACTING AS AN EXECUTIVE COACH with Level-1 OLN Certificate

    THIS course introduces you the essential and missing element to your coaching skills: acting like an executive coach. This course teaches those skills, and how to leverage them to gain access to executives. The result is a real opportunity to manifest system-wide change by influencing executive decision-makers. This course includes a strong emphasis on acting skills, and acting concepts such as Acting Theory.

    Learn more and register with code AGILESINGAPORE:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/acting-as-an-executive-coach-tickets-189148657727

    Course Outline: https://openleadershipnetwork.com/certification/courses/executivecoach1/

    ABOUT DANIEL MEZICK

    Coaching executives and teams in Agile since 2006, Daniel Mezick leads Improving Agility. Daniel has guided dozens of organizations in the art and science of Agile improvement. An author and co-author of three books on organization change, Daniel is a frequent headline speaker at Agile industry events.

    Daniel’s books on organizational change include: The Culture Game (2012), The OpenSpace Agility Handbook (2015) and INVITING LEADERSHIP: Invitation-Based Change™ in The New World of Work (2018).

  • AgileSG Coaching Circle

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    Coaching circle for Agile SG members. In this session, we bring our community together to help one another through a powerful, group-based coaching intervention. Facilitating the session is Victor Loke - ICF PCC and CSP.

    Should you be interested to receive coaching from your peers, please feel free to raise your topic during the session. You may also participate as a coach peer or simply as an observer. Everyone is welcome!

    About Coaching Circles (from https://coachingfederation.org/blog/coaching-circles)

    A Powerful Way of Working with a Group
    In contrast with team or group coaching, where the focus is on coaching a group toward a common goal, in coaching circles a facilitator-coach guides a small group of people (typically five or six) in synchronizing their coaching to support a colleague. During a session, each member of the group has a dedicated “airtime” to be the client (between 45 and 60 minutes) and to explore a difficult issue or ways of moving an important project forward. Those who support the client gradually learn to go beyond their well-honed tendencies to offer advice or solutions and step into a coaching posture. This means supporting the client in observing, in a new light, their habitual ways of doing and being, and in exploring new possibilities for action uniquely relevant to their situation.

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  • OPENSPACE AGILITY with OPEN SPACE IN ORGANIZATIONS starting 30 August

    Real change requires real employee engagement in the process and OPENSPACE AGILITY (OSA) delivers on that. With OSA, executive leaders define goals, direction and guardrails and constraints while opening space for team-level decision-making and feedback. The result is genuine success with change, by engaging as many employees as possible.

    Daniel Mezick is delivering OPENSPACE AGILITY plus OPEN SPACE IN ORGS starting 30 August. This class provides you with everything you need to bring OSA to your own organization. You add OSA to what you are already doing. You add the OSA engagement model to your framework.

    Daniel is offering a very generous discount of 58% on this class for Agile Singapore members. Use the promo code AGILESINGAPORE to enjoy this discount. There are only 12 tickets at this price. You can learn more and sign up here:

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-space-in-organizations-and-openspace-agility-combined-class-10-hrs-tickets-166430334611

    Students earn *two* certificates and receive take-away toolkits for OPEN SPACE IN ORGS and the OPENSPACE AGILITY class. This is a combined "OST plus OSA" class that is 10 hours long over 4 days (2.5 hours per day)

    Course Descriptions

    OSA OpenSpace Agility: https://openleadershipnetwork.com/certification/courses/openspaceagility/

    OST Open Space in Organizations: https://openleadershipnetwork.com/certification/courses/openspace/

    There are only 12 tickets at this price and these tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis so if you are interested, sign up today!

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  • AgileSG Coaching Circle

    Online event

    Coaching circle for Agile SG members. In this session, we bring our community together to help one another through a powerful, group-based coaching intervention. Facilitating the session is Victor Loke - ICF PCC and CSP.

    Should you be interested to receive coaching from your peers, please feel free to raise your topic during the session. You may also participate as a coach peer or simply as an observer. Everyone is welcome!

    About Coaching Circles (from https://coachingfederation.org/blog/coaching-circles)

    A Powerful Way of Working with a Group
    In contrast with team or group coaching, where the focus is on coaching a group toward a common goal, in coaching circles a facilitator-coach guides a small group of people (typically five or six) in synchronizing their coaching to support a colleague. During a session, each member of the group has a dedicated “airtime” to be the client (between 45 and 60 minutes) and to explore a difficult issue or ways of moving an important project forward. Those who support the client gradually learn to go beyond their well-honed tendencies to offer advice or solutions and step into a coaching posture. This means supporting the client in observing, in a new light, their habitual ways of doing and being, and in exploring new possibilities for action uniquely relevant to their situation.

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  • The Invitation-Based Change™ Conference

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    INVITATION-BASED CHANGE: The Path Forward

    The very first Invitation-Based Change™ Conference arrives on 18 August 2021, 8AM to 1230PM ET (8PM-12.30AM SGT).

    This 1/2 day event is focused on the testimonials of executives and practitioners who are successfully delivering transformational change using an invited, Open approach.

    Each executive will explain the challenges and opportunities they encountered along the way.

    The tickets are not expensive, AND we get 50% OFF discount code.

    Open approaches are the path forward. This is a conference event that you can use to introduce Invitation-Based Change™ to your executives, and others who have budget and decision-making authority for leading Agile and digital transformation.

    You can use this code to take a whopping FIFTY PERCENT off as a member of our community: AGILESINGAPORE

    Here the registration link:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/161013707333

    More information:
    https://openleadershipnetwork.com/event/ibcc21-aug/

  • Success with Transformation through Invitation-Based Change™

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    Forcing people to change can actually work. Right?

    It also builds resentment, and can greatly reduce employee engagement when those effected by change are not consulted.

    Forcing change also DIS-engages workers who have a need for higher levels of autonomy. These are usually the top talent and the top performers.

    This can lead to your very best people leaving, while those with much lower levels of energy, motivation and engagement are left behind...to pick up the pieces.

    In this session, we explore Invitation-Based Change™ (IBC) and why this approach leads to success, through MUCH higher levels of employee engagement in your transformation program.

    We plan to explore how IBC can lead to higher levels of employee morale, talent retention, and talent acquisition (HR professionals will be particularly interested in this session.)

    It is recommended that participants first watch this executive testimonial video in preparation for Daniel's session.

    Background:
    This USA executive with 900 distributed software engineers used Open Space to achieve his goals. He authorized 8 Open Space events worldwide.

    This executive explains how 8 Open Space events rapidly delivered on the desired outcome: accelerated culture change, leading to higher performance in the 900-person Global Engineering division. This is his story: Length: 2.5 minutes

    https://openleadershipnetwork.com/resources/videos/#open-at-nuance

    ABOUT DANIEL MEZICK
    Coaching executives and teams in Agile since 2006, Daniel Mezick leads Improving Agility. Daniel has guided dozens of organizations in the art and science of Agile improvement. An author and co-author of three books on organization change, Daniel is a frequent headline speaker at Agile industry events.

    Daniel’s books on organizational change include: The Culture Game (2012), The OpenSpace Agility Handbook (2015) and INVITING LEADERSHIP: Invitation-Based Change™ in The New World of Work (2018).

  • Regional Scrum Gathering Singapore 2021

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    Regional Scrum Gathering℠ (RSG) Singapore 2021 is just around the corner! Sponsored by Scrum Alliance, Scrum Gatherings are 2-3 day conferences attended by like-minded Agile and Scrum practitioners, coaches, trainers and business leaders from around the world. The theme of this year’s RSG is “Rising from the Pandemic”, and the conference will be taking place from 17 to 19 June, 10AM to 5PM (SGT), virtually over Zoom. Learn from experts and professionals in Scrum, Agile and Anthropology, who will be sharing their deep knowledge and stories of survival ever since the pandemic hit.

    We are also delighted to receive support from SG United and Workforce Singapore (WSG), who will be conducting special feature sessions around the various government support schemes for local companies and individuals impacted by the pandemic.

    Scrum Alliance members earn 18 SEUs for attending the conference.

    The conference features an amazing lineup of speakers and events that include keynotes from the best minds in the field, track session speakers, special feature sessions, a live panel discussion on Day 2 and Open Space Technology event on Day 3. Our track session speakers are rigorously curated from an extensive list of submissions across multiple disciplines and industries, representing companies such as Singapore Airlines, Titansoft, PayPal, SAP and Bloomberg, as well as independents.

    For the latest information on the conference, visit the conference website: https://www.rsg-singapore.org/

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    Please register on the conference website at https://www.rsg-singapore.org/

    Regular tickets are priced at S$25/pax. Agile Singapore members are eligible for a 20% off ticket prices with the coupon code "AGILESG2021".

    See you there!

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  • Connascence, beyond Coupling and Cohesion by Marco Consolaro

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    (Brought to you by Agile Vietnam and Agile Singapore)

    Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89832533140?pwd=SU9FYU5JYXpzWTJWREhCRUU4TWNRdz09

    In 2009 Jim Weirich defined Connascence as "The Grand Unified Theory Of Software Development". The concept it is simple, yet very powerful in the context of Object-Oriented software development. It generalizes the ideas of Cohesion and Coupling, combining them in a more exhaustive classification under three-axis, using a proper taxonomy. In this talk, I will try to explain to you the different kinds of Connascence using code and real-life examples.

    About Marco Consolaro @consolondon
    Software craftsman, technical coach, international speaker, Systems thinker, symmathecist, philosopher - all mixed with some Venetian humor.

    Co-author of the award-winning book "Agile Technical Practices Distilled - A learning journey in technical practices and principles of software design". I self-learned Basic on a Commodore when I was 9 and my passion for programming has never faded since. I have been working for the past 20 years between Italy and UK, embracing ideas from Lean, Agile, eXtreme Programming, Domain-Driven Design, and Systems Thinking.

    I recently co-founded Alcor Academy with the mission of helping technical leaders to create a culture of engineering excellence through training on Agile Technical Practices.

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  • Deem by Darren Lai - Agile Journey Series

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    It has been a while since we do this series. This time we have Darren to share with us his agile journey in Deem Inc.

    Topics to be explored:
    - What boundary did you set for the team at the beginning?
    - How I make multiple teams across 7 countries work as a unit?
    - How I make reduce handoff and increase collaboration?
    - When to step aside as a manager?
    - How to plan small with alignment to the high-level goal?

    ## About Darren Lai
    Darren is the Director of mobile engineering for Deem, Inc. Deem, Inc (www.deem.com) is a corporate travel management software company.
    He is tasked to form a new team to replace the existing mobile application from scratch from Dublin, Ireland.

    The new mobile application ( Etta for iOS ) had been redesign from the ground up with the latest technology and accessibility in mind for the road warriors.

    Before Deem, Darren works for another company in Seattle with a similar role and task for 4 years.

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  • Discussion: How does Agile affect your happiness at work

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    A core value and principle of Agile is to foster "people and interactions", "build projects around motivated inviduals" and "processess that promote sustainable development." However, reality does not always live up to expectations.

    In this event, we will explore the effects of agile on workplace happiness. This will be a space to share and converse on how has agile affected you, what has your experience been and what can we do to have our practice of agile live up to what it's meant to be.

    This will be an interactive discussion where we invite everyone to join!

    This event is hosted in collaboration with Agile Malaysia and Agile Hong Kong

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