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    Psychological safety – A Primer, with Samantha Sieverling I am in Organizational and Relationships Coaching (ORSC) Certification and I am working on my World Work Project. I am working on creating a deck to use at multiple events and companies to talk about psychological safety. I intend on including what it is, what it is not and general discussions, and possibly more after I vet it a couple of times with a friendly audience. I will be working from a deck to start with, but hope to move to a fully interactive model of “training/education." Samantha Sieverling has been in the software engineering business for 20+ years in a wide variety of roles: Support, OEM TAM, Project Manager, Program Manager, Beta Manager. A couple of years ago a friend of mine suggested I was pretty unhappy being a program manager, and I agreed, so I opted to get some basic training and try an experiment of becoming a Scrum Master. I have ended up getting a whole bunch of training along the way and now love what I do, as a full time Scrum Master and Agile Coach. VENUE INFORMATION We will provide food and drinks. New Parking Information: You can park in the garage under the building. Stay on the main floor of the garage and bring your parking ticket upstairs to the meetup. As long as the stay is under 3 hours total I can validate it.

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    The Growth Mindset, with Chris Moody and Maureen Nonnenmann Sometimes the biggest enemy of our growth is our own mindset. The Agile mindset, a growth mindset, fixed mindset, reactive state, and a creative state are all significant factors in our personal growth and our quest to be high-performing teams. We will be taking time to explore what these various mindsets are, how they impact us on a daily basis, and how we can move towards the mindsets that lead us to positive outcomes. What to expect: Great content, discussion, and interactive games to help explore this topic. Chris Moody is a passionate, focused, and driven Agile Coach. His passion is to be a catalyst for change in organizations and inspire an Agile mindset. His philosophy is that if he isn't helping to enable agility without his ongoing support, he's not doing it right. New problems are always arising and it will require new mindsets, approaches, and technologies to solve them. He understands that the path of least resistance is not always the right way to solve an organization's challenges, and is committed to always doing what is right. Maureen Nonnenmann is a passionate Product and Agile coach whose intentions are to focus on the Agile mindset shift in the organization from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset and attempting to shift them from a reactive culture to a proactive culture of learning and discovery. As a catalytic coach, she influences leaders on the culture and integration of the Agile values into the organization and teams. She aims to empower without authority and support individuals and organizations to grow into an Agile Mindset. VENUE INFORMATION We will provide food and drinks. New Parking Information: You can park in the garage under the building. Stay on the main floor of the garage and bring your parking ticket upstairs to the meetup. As long as the stay is under 3 hours total I can validate it.

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    Title: Improv for Design Thinking Description: Coonoor Behal, Founder & CEO of Seattle-based innovation and creativity firm Mindhatch, will introduce us to core concepts, principles, and tools of improvisational comedy and how they can be applied to design thinking and human centered work. Learn how improv can help you be a better and more creative design thinking practitioner. This meeting will be active and experiential, with everyone engaging in lively games and exercises to illustrate core design thinking concepts and skills. No prior improv or acting training of any kind is necessary! Dress comfortably. You'll leave with 1) improv tools to apply to various phases of the design thinking process, 2) practice with and confidence in employing these tools. Coonoor Behal is Founder & CEO of Mindhatch (http://www.mindhatchllc.com), which uses Design Thinking, Organizational Improv, and Innovation Facilitation to help organizations solve complex business problems, boost customer value, and improve team performance. Mindhatch helps: 1) Solve complex business problems and design products, services, and experiences customers love using design thinking methods and mindsets 2) Staff stay engaged and do their work better through organizational improv trainings; and 3) Companies come to strategic decisions and embrace organizational change and innovation through expert facilitation. Coonoor has been learning, performing, and teaching improv comedy for 8 years, getting her start in at WIT in Washington, DC and Upright Citizens Brigade in New York. In Seattle, she performs regularly with the groups IMNDC, Captain, and Bitches. VENUE INFORMATION We will provide food and drinks. New Parking Information: You can park in the garage under the building. Stay on the main floor of the garage and bring your parking ticket upstairs to the meetup. As long as the stay is under 3 hours total I can validate it.

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    Connecting Body and Mind for Effective Teaming, with Greg Myers Learn how to incorporate recent neuroscience around how our physical bodies impact our thinking, sense of connection and purpose. We’ll explore ways to connect a sense of space and what our body knows, with effective teaming and adaptive improvement. Greg Myers is a Agile Coach with CapitalOne. He combines experience as a developer, web designer, and coach with improvisation, Tai Chi, and pottery making, to help teams thrive. VENUE INFORMATION We will provide food and drinks. New Parking Information: You can park in the garage under the building. Stay on the main floor of the garage and bring your parking ticket upstairs to the meetup. As long as the stay is under 3 hours total I can validate it.

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    A World Without Hierarchy - Jonathan Watrous Experience a world without hierarchy. In this workshop/experiment, teams will experiment with self-management and the idea that traditional management is no longer needed. Jonathan Watrous is an Agile consultant that works with startups and large enterprise organizations. Previously he was an Agile coach at the largest health insurance company, guiding them on Agile at scale. VENUE INFORMATION We will provide food and drinks. New Parking Information: You can park in the garage under the building. Stay on the main floor of the garage and bring your parking ticket upstairs to the meetup. As long as the stay is under 3 hours total I can validate it.

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    Training from the Back of the Room: Introducing the 4C's and 6 Learning Trumps for Brain Based Learning. Description: A fresh approach to learning and training, based on cognitive neuroscience, which challenges the way adult training has been conducted for decades. No more boring lectures and bleak corporate slides - TBR will show you how to engage 5 senses, keep your learners active and engaged throughout the class. Developed by Sharon Bowman, the “Training from the Back of the Room” is now recognized internationally as one of the most effective frameworks for accelerated learning. Highly experiential, this workshop will introduce you to 6 learning principles that maximize learning effectiveness and accelerate content retention. In this workshop, you will learn by doing! Over 65 quick brain-based activities will help you solidify research concepts as well as show you new tools and facilitation techniques you can immediately apply with your teams. In this workshop, you will get to know about "The 4C Map" - a brain-based instructional design and delivery model from Accelerated Learning. Best part - everyone in the class will get to build one for their training topic and will get feedback from the TBR trainers. Our presenter Maureen Nonnenmann is an Agile Coach working for Unify Consulting and has been living in the Seattle, WA area for the past 3 years. She has been in the Agile space since 2010, and was heavily involved in the Agile/Lean Startup community in San Francisco, CA. She has been a ScrumMaster and product owner. She is a coach who loves facilitating and learning with groups while having fun at the same time. She is a Co-Active coach and certified TBR instructor. VENUE INFORMATION We will provide food and drinks. New Parking Information: You can park in the garage under the building. Stay on the main floor of the garage and bring your parking ticket upstairs to the meetup. As long as the stay is under 3 hours total I can validate it.

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    Cultivating Attention: the Secret of Agile Team Success, with Joe Anderson Why do some collaborative teams work together beautifully, while others can't stay in synch? In this session we'll explore the surprisingly simple factor that keeps teams aligned even when the pressure is on: paying attention. - We'll investigate the neuroscience--the busy, tribal, biased, and reactive brain--that explains why team alignment is such a challenge. - You'll learn simple techniques for developing the stable attention that is the prerequisite for team alignment. - You'll take away specific practices to build the habit of attention for yourself and your Agile or cross-functional team so you can stay aligned in the midst of incidents, releases, org changes, and other forms of everyday stress. In particular, we'll look at: - Stable attention so your team can focus on what's important. - Connectedness so your team can collaborate effectively. - Open-Mindedness so your team can make good decisions that stick. - Self-Awareness so your team can find resilience in the face of change. Joe Anderson is the author of Cultivating Attention: the Paradoxical Secret of Team Success (Kerykeion Press, 2019). As a consultant and program manager he has helped teams succeed at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Getty Images, Microsoft, and many other organizations. In addition to nearly 30 years of work in the technology industry, Joe has sung, led, and taught Gregorian chant for 20 years. You can contact him through his website, www.jhanderson.biz. VENUE INFORMATION We will provide food and drinks. New Parking Information: You can park in the garage under the building. Stay on the main floor of the garage and bring your parking ticket upstairs to the meetup. As long as the stay is under 3 hours total I can validate it.

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    Agile all the things! Introduction to Agile pattern languages and Greening's Agile Patterns, with Jonathan Watrous Pattern Languages got their start in architecture before gaining popularity in object oriented programming. This talk will serve as an introduction to pattern/design languages, their benefits, a workshop, and conclude with current cutting-edge research on their application to the Agile space. Jonathan Watrous is currently an Agile consultant working with a preseed MIT fintech startup. Prior to that he was working as an Agile transformation coach for one of the largest Agile transformations in the United States. VENUE INFORMATION We will provide food and drinks. Parking Information: You can park in the garage under the building. Stay on the main floor of the garage and bring your parking ticket upstairs to the meetup. As long as the stay is under 3 hours total I can validate it.

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    Kanban for Cookies: Disarming Skeptics with Obvious Rewards Kanban for Cookies is a 20-30 minute introduction to Lean agile using the metaphor of preparing dessert for a party. The exercise introduces value streams and using that data to participants in ways that generate thoughtful conversation on working together. We will step through the exercise, discuss how these games work as agile-infection-devices and (spoiler) there will be cookies. Shawn Adams (https://www.linkedin.com/in/shawnadamsbuffalocheck/) has numerous Agile certifications and 15+ years of working with the US Army, US Army Reserves, Toyota, United Airlines and many others. He is also the Vice President of the Seattle Search Network (https://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Search-Network), Seattle’s oldest SEO/SEM organization. VENUE INFORMATION We will provide food and drinks. Parking Information: You can park in the garage under the building. Stay on the main floor of the garage and bring your parking ticket upstairs to the meetup. As long as the stay is under 3 hours total we can validate it.

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