• June Meetup (co-hosted with NYC Lean Kanban)

    Capital One

    Learn more about Liberating Structures with Robie Wood and surprise guests! Liberating Structures (http://www.liberatingstructures.com/) offer a revolutionary solution to collaboration in groups. Invented by Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless, Liberating Structures are a set of microstructures (33 at the moment) that use a handful of simple rules to unleash and involve everyone - no matter the size of the group. Join Robie Wood (https://www.linkedin.com/in/robie-wood-pmp-csm-spc-1561485/) to experience a small LS string - a set of Liberating Structures assembled for a specific outcome. Learn what you can make possible with Liberating Structures! Agenda: 6:00 - 6:30 PM - Arrival and Networking 6:30 - 7:45 PM - Introduction to Liberating Structures 7:45 - 8:00 - Future plans, groups updates and goodbyes ***** THIS WORKSHOP IS CO-HOSTED WITH NYCLeanKanban meetup ***** **What becomes possible with Liberating Structures:** - Teachers and educators sharing more freedom & responsibility in classroom to shape learning in partnership with one another - Business and personal partners developing more capability to face down uncertainty with greater ease, imagination, and confidence. - Leadership teams becoming more cohesive and able to tap into the collective intelligence of their people in a way that generates better than expected results - Product & innovation groups finding ways to strengthen their portfolios and act with greater strategic and tactical agility - Scientists and research engineers finding ways to synthesize and integrate the key insights from their deep domain expertise in order to generate novel ways of making progress on entangled problems (like climate modeling) - Conference participants discovering longer term connections and ideas that endure over time About Robie Wood: With over 31 years’ experience as a business leader, program manager and information technology practitioner, Robie Wood is specializing in Information Technology portfolio strategy and delivery with emphasis on building and leading strong Agile teams and organizations. He has led numerous programs and projects and currently leads Agile management support for the Consumer Products portfolio at Capital One Bank. Robie has served as a Scrum Master, Release Train Engineer, Agile Transformation Leader, Agile Coach, and Agile Trainer. Robie has presented at conferences and workshops on business intelligence, project management, and team agility. Prior to Capital One, Robie's clients have included federal, state and county governments as well as commercial entities in the financial and physical security industries. Robie can be reached at [masked] and can be followed on Twitter at @ImprovAgility

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  • Liberating Structures. Best Tools You've Hardly Heard About.

    Welcome to the first meetup of NYC Liberating Structures Group! Liberating Structures (http://www.liberatingstructures.com/) offer a revolutionary solution to collaboration in groups. Invented by Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless, Liberating Structures are a set of microstructures (33 at the moment) that use a handful of simple rules to unleash and involve everyone - no matter the size of the group. Join Dana Pylayeva (https://www.linkedin.com/in/danapylayeva/ ), Robie Wood (https://www.linkedin.com/in/robie-wood-pmp-csm-spc-1561485/) and Robyn McLeod (https://www.linkedin.com/in/robynmcleod/ for a short introduction to Liberating Structures. This trio met in Seattle at Immersion Workshop and Global Liberating Structures Gathering in March. Since then each of them applied Liberating Structures at their workplaces and with their clients - in person and via Zoom with distributed teams. Join in to experience a small LS string - a set of Liberating Structures assembled for a specific outcome, learn what You can make possible with Liberating Structures! Agenda: 6:00 - 6:30 PM - Arrival and Networking 6:30 - 7:45 PM - Introduction to Liberating Structures 7:45 - 8:00 - Future plans, groups updates and goodbyes ***** THIS WORKSHOP IS CO-HOSTED WITH NYC SCRUM USER GROUP***** **What becomes possible with Liberating Structures:** - Teachers and educators sharing more freedom & responsibility in classroom to shape learning in partnership with one another - Business and personal partners developing more capability to face down uncertainty with greater ease, imagination, and confidence. - Leadership teams becoming more cohesive and able to tap into the collective intelligence of their people in a way that generates better than expected results - Product & innovation groups finding ways to strengthen their portfolios and act with greater strategic and tactical agility - Scientists and research engineers finding ways to synthesize and integrate the key insights from their deep domain expertise in order to generate novel ways of making progress on entangled problems (like climate modeling) - Conference participants discovering longer term connections and ideas that endure over time

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