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:

2021 BayALN CoCo Google Drive -- https://bit.ly/38Zdy9V
2021 BayALN CoCo Meetings - https://bit.ly/2XSEtxI
2021 BayALN Meeting Planning -- https://bit.ly/35Zq5Iu

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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.

Panel discussion with Cherie Silas, Michael de la Maza and Alex Kudinov

Cherie Silas, Michael de la Maza, and Alex Kudinov are experienced agile coaches who have spent the last decade or more coaching individuals and agile organizations. They are co-authors of the soon to be released book, Enterprise Agile Coaching: Sustaining Organizational Change through Invitational Agile Coaching.

They will be joining us for a panel discussion where they will share their wisdom and experience coaching agile organizations with us. During this panel discussion, they will be answering questions sourced directly from us that speak to our specific challenges and curiosities.

Cherie Silas, MCC is an executive and leadership coach focused on helping clients achieve the successful outcomes they desire in their personal and professional lives. She helps leaders focus on developing confidence, skills, and executive presence. Cherie coaches organizational and personal relationships in conflict helping them to gain alignment and constructive ways of resolving the challenges they face.

Michael de la Maza, PhD, CEC is an industry recognized Agile and Scrum Coach and Consultant, he helps companies succeed by supporting company-wide agile transformations. His experience includes C-suite guidance, one-on-one coaching and mentorship, Agile planning, and team formation.

Alex Kudinov is a devoted technologist, Agilist, Professional Coach and Trainer, applying in-depth technical, business and people knowledge to solve complex business problems and to help people thrive. He is an adept at bringing multi-million-dollar software products to the market. Alex possesses a proven experience in building, transforming, and maintaining a high performing, customer-focused organizational culture.

Leading Beyond Change: From Servant Leadership to Evolutionary Leadership

There is much attention on the organizational pursuit of Business Agility and other new ways of working to meet the demands of the changing world. Yet, most of what people believe about leadership, effective workplaces, and how to create lasting change is either incomplete or outright incorrect. For over 40 years, Servant Leadership has been the dominant model. It’s time to evolve.

Based on the book Leading Beyond Change, we introduce Evolutionary Leadership as the natural evolution of Servant Leadership. The emergence of a high-performance organization is wholly dependent on the evolution of those holding power. As such, the key factor for organizational evolution is the shift of leaders to a more evolved (Teal, Exponential, etc) consciousness (worldview, mindset). It’s about the inner shift needed to unlock the practical skills and techniques. We introduce the SHIFT314 Evolutionary Leadership Framework™ (SELF) that provides a comprehensive system for navigating culture, leadership and organizational change.

Michael K Sahota, M.Sc., C.E.C.

Michael is the founder and CEO of SHIFT314 Inc - a bespoke leadership training and consulting organization that specializes in the organizational culture and leadership shifts needed to unlock success with Agile, Digital, Lean, etc. He is the co-creator of the SHIFT314 Evolutionary Leadership Framework™ (SELF) that provides practical step-by-step for the inner and outer shifts needed to unlock Business Agility, Teal and other new ways of working. Michael has trained thousands of leaders worldwide through his highly accoladed Certified Agile Leadership Training. In 2012, he published the ground-breaking book "An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture". Michael’s published "Emotional Science" in 2018 and “Leading Beyond Change” in 2021.

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