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Meetup Mashup for a Cause (MMC) w/ Michael and Audree Sahota
This is our third Meetup Mashup for a Cause where all the money raised will be going to Homestretch ( to help address the root causes of homelessness for each family in the program and reverse them. The cost to attend is $20 and we encourage you to donate even more if you are able to. You can pay at the door or donate online and bring your receipt. If you donate online, make sure you select "Meetup Mashup for a Cause" as the "Gift Designation" • Donate to Homestretch ( We are super excited about the support so far. Homestretch has already received many donations from the sponsors below. Please reach out to us if you are interested in sponsoring as well. Michael and Audree Tara Sahota will be presenting, "How To Increase Psychological Safety for High Performance" Abstract: In case you haven’t heard, psychological safety is the foundation of high performance. To create a high performance team or organization, it is important to understand what is happening with personal interactions and how we approach change. In this practical how-to session, you will learn how to increase your awareness of psychological safety with practical tools to increase it. This exploration of personal psychological safety behaviours will help you be more effective, and invite a wider shift in team or org behaviour. The second aspect we will look at is: how to increase team effectiveness, use agreements to move towards higher safety as a group and create organizational high performance. About the Speakers: Michael Sahota guides and teaches leaders how to create high-performance organizations. He in the creator of a proven system for leading change through a practical playbook. His model for Consciously Approaching Agile guides the creation of a cultural and leadership context where Agile drives lasting organizational results. Audree Tara Sahota, Executive Coach, Consciousness and Mindset consultant and Author. She has worked with hundreds of leaders worldwide to create high performance. Audree trained professionally in energy medicine, holds certification in Brennen Science, Energy Touch Advanced Healing and, B.Msc in Metaphysical Science with 4 years of professional coaching training. Audree combines her education with advanced studies of consciousness in India to create neurobiological shifts. She uses this technology to give her clients the rapid growth needed to shift organizations to high performance. It’s her secret weapon that breaks through to extraordinary outcomes. Live Stream: Live Stream of Meetup Mashup for a Cause with Michael and Audree Tara Sahota - Items up for Raffle (one free ticket with admittance): • Coming soon... When: December 5th, 2016 at 6:00 pm (See Agenda Below) Where: Excella Consulting, 6th Floor Arlington Tech eXchange (ATX), 2300 Wilson Blvd., Arlington VA 22201 Cost: $20 (or more). Whatever amount is paid will go directly to Homestretch Sponsor(s): ( ( Meetups in the Mashup: - Coming Soon ... Excella ( is hiring! Check out the open job opportunities ( page. Excella offers DCSUG members a discount for upcoming Agile training classes ( Please contact us for the code. Agenda: 6:00 – 6:30 Arrive, mingle, pizza, network 6:30 – 8:00 Presentation/Discussion/Game/Workshop 8:00 – 8:30 Q&A and more networking Can't make it this month? We meet monthly. So if you can't make it this month, hopefully we'll see you at the next meetup. Also, if you have an idea, game, workshop, or story to share with the group, then please contact the organizer to setup a presentation for a future meeting.

Excella Consulting Arlington Tech Exchange ATX

2300 Wilson Blvd Suite 610 · Arlington, VA


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Welcome to the Washington DC Scrum User Group!

This group is for Washington DC area Agile evangelists, thought leaders, enthusiasts, and inquiring minds wanting to connect and learn about all things Agile, Scrum, eXtreme Programming (XP), Lean and Kanban.

Meetings are held monthly and are mainly discussions, workshops, or open space type sessions covering various topics about Agile and Scrum. Meetings will usually occur on the 3rd Monday or Tuesday night of the month and will be in a location that is metro accessible in the Washington DC/Arlington/Alexandria area.

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