Powerful Tools for Effecting Change: Personal and Social Identity

location_city Washington DC schedule Oct 16th 11:00 - 11:45 AM place Auditorium people 27 Interested

Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches wear many hats, but one of the most important is that of the Change Artist. Understanding what people need in order to move through a change curve is critical to success, but often overlooked in the toolkit is the role of Identity. Our self-perception, both as individuals and within the context of a group, is foundational to our psychology, and can be leveraged to affect and nurture powerful, long-lasting change.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Talk

What is identity? What happens when it's threatened? What kinds of things threaten identity?

Difference between personal and social identity / how powerful they are

5 ways of leveraging identity in order to nurture change in individuals and human systems

Learning Outcome

Insights into human psychology - how we respond to change with fear, and how to bypass that by honoring what we need in order to feel safe, so that we can gently and respectfully help people through changes.

Target Audience

Change Artists looking for human-centric ways of upping their game

Prerequisites for Attendees

This is not an intro-to-Agile talk. Basic understanding of Agility will be helpful for much of the context, but anyone who finds themselves needing to influence change in any environment will benefit. Bring a mind curious about psychology!

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