What we're about

The Bay Area Agile Leadership Network (BayALN) was founded in 2006 to support a community of practice in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. We provide a forum for sharing practical experiences and advice. We also explore and develop Agile techniques, understanding and practices at the project, department, organization and enterprise levels.

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Upcoming events (4+)

BayALN CoCo Meeting (*NOT* the general Meetup)

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This is the monthly Coordinating Committee (CoCo) meeting to keep BayALN running and vital. We will plan this month's event and look at our feedback from past events.

Organizers Agenda/Notes:

2022 BayALN CoCo Google Drive -- https://bit.ly/3EAUR9s
2022 BayALN CoCo Meetings - https://bit.ly/3q1DdYe
2022 BayALN Meeting Planning -- https://bit.ly/3bzp4t4

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Join ZOOM Meeting
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Systemic Coaching Special Interest Group [online]

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This is a support group for Agilists in the trenches who want to explore the systemic group dynamics that can make Agile coaching so vexing. We are gathering Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters in a workshop format to dig deep into the hidden social contracts that are at the root of chronic challenges. They undermine our efforts to help teams find their journey to becoming self-organizing, high performing teams. In a confidential setting, we will explore the archetypal dynamics that translate well across organizations by looking at the specific work challenges you bring to the group like:

  • Chronic conflict within and between teams and departments
  • Challenges aligning with managers
  • Stuck projects and Agile initiatives
  • Coaching challenges with a team or specific team members
  • Increase our ability to influence situations
  • Shift team and departmental culture

Volker Frank will facilitate systemic constellations and share some of the underlying principles of self-organization that lead to the hidden contracts and allow us to resolve them. If you want to explore and understand these complex social and organizational issues in any coaching context, this group is for you.

In these sessions participants will:

  • Experience systemic coaching while supporting others
  • Learn how to look at organizational dynamics from a systemic perspective
  • Receive coaching in a safe and supportive environment
  • Share knowledge and wisdom
  • Network and build closer connections with other participants

Come with questions and challenges you're experiencing on your Agile journey.

Please contact Volker Frank ([masked]) or Huy Nguyen ([masked]) if you have any questions.

Coaches as Culture Tenders

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Agile is more than introducing new words, methods, and ceremonies. If it does not change the way we think about and look at the world, it’s probably not Agile. One way of naming that for individuals is ‘mindset change’. One way of naming that for teams, departments and organizations is ‘culture change’.

Join us for an exploration of looking at coaching from the perspective of culture change with Stuart McCalla, Managing Partner at Evolution, a premier coaching firm. It is an ambiguous and complex phenomenon that is best explored from multiple perspectives and diverse experiences in dialog with others. Stuart will create context for conversations by mapping out key ideas that let us describe culture and how we have experienced changes in cultures at various levels in organizations. Together we will generate insights and actionable ideas that you can take back into your world and experiment with.

About our Presenter
Stuart McCalla is a Managing Partner at Evolution who supports senior leaders and leadership teams of fast-growing companies. By helping these teams with curiosity, empathy, and rigor, they are able to grow into long-term success. Stuart has worked with clients at Slack, Glassdoor, Dropbox, Twitter, Eventbrite, ADP, and many others. He also currently works with the organization Next Chapter, whose mission is to support the formerly incarcerated community in securing tech opportunities.

Stuart has formal training in various professional coaching methodologies, ranging from the individual level to the collective. His experience includes over 15 years of peer counseling, through work focused on Sexism, Racism, and LGBTQ issues. Stuart advocates for the elimination of these issues, by finding spaces for members of underrepresented or target groups, to heal and reflect. Some of his tools and methodologies include the Leadership Circle Profile Assessment certification and the Enneagram for individual growth. By bringing all of these perspectives to the work with his clients, Stuart is able to create profound, and lasting transformational change.

BayALN CoCo Meeting (*NOT* the general Meetup)

Location visible to members

This is the monthly Coordinating Committee (CoCo) meeting to keep BayALN running and vital. We will plan this month's event and look at our feedback from past events.

Organizers Agenda/Notes:

2022 BayALN CoCo Google Drive -- https://bit.ly/3EAUR9s
2022 BayALN CoCo Meetings - https://bit.ly/3q1DdYe
2022 BayALN Meeting Planning -- https://bit.ly/3bzp4t4

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Join ZOOM Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/98974480179?pwd=MWljOW9sNkNuM2cwVGdJTW8wb1h2dz09

Dial by your location
[masked] US (San Jose)
[masked] US (Houston)
[masked] US (Tacoma)
[masked] US (Chicago)
[masked] US (New York)
[masked] US (Washington DC)
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/adBT9ZPjWg

Past events (449)

Blindspots in Agile Transformations

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