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The purpose of a “Knowledge Café” is to bring people together in an effort to learn from each other. The learnings are directly applied to make a positive difference in the world. Knowledge Cafés are mini-workshops where the participants engage in the theme of the evening. They are about networking, knowledge sharing and learning from each other – as opposed to presentations with questions-and-answer at the end. The presenter offers a short introduction, followed by 3 rounds of small group conversation. The night ends with a large group discussion.

The outcome for the participants is individual choice. It is often something that each individual views differently, that they can act on and do differently - immediately!
These cafes are directly based on David Gurteen’s large and long standing global community. More information available at http://www.gurteen.com/gurteen/gurteen.nsf/id/kcafes

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Dynamic Reteaming - Coaching Teams Through Change

Online event

Teams age and change. It's inevitable. People are going to join our teams and people are going to leave our teams. Sometimes we catalyze the changes. At other times, we need to adapt to the changes that just happen (ex: changes resulting from COVID-19). Part of the work in dynamic reteaming is in understanding and applying the 5 structural change patterns - one by one, grow and split, isolation, merging and switching. The other part is understanding and supporting the human impacts of reteaming. When we change our teams it can be really challenging for people and it takes some transition time to be ready to roll in our new team structure, especially if we were surprised by the reteaming or if we didn't want it to happen. This talk introduces the basics of dynamic reteaming and some coaching techniques to apply when dealing with unexpected changes. Outcomes: -Clarity on the 5 most common team change patterns -Exposure to Ecocycle tool for visualizing change adoption -Practical activities to do with teams going through change they didn't choose -Team calibration ideas for restarting teams that changed Join us for this free virtual knowledge café where Heidi Helfand, Author of Dynamic Reteaming, Director of R&D, Excellence at Procore Technologies will offer her thoughts and expertise. We'll follow the Gurteen Knowledge Café format where Heidi will offer thoughts for 15-20 minutes, then we'll have 3 rounds of small group conversation, then close with a full group conversation.

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