Billie is a ‘force of nature’ breaking up the boulders blocking transformation; building bridges between technical people and business partners. Most of her 20 year career has been facilitating change on both an individual and large scale level. She is currently a Sr. Agile Coach at SolutionsIQ which is now an Accenture Consulting company.
Have you ever tried to expand your current facilitation exercises to 50-100+ people? It's harder than it looks. How about knowing which exercises or techniques to combine in what flow for large group facilitation? This session will talk about my go-to facilitation techniques used repeatedly for large scale facilitation. Real life facilitation examples to show examples of how to use each technique by itself or in a facilitated flow with other exercises. As a group we will then build mind-maps for each technique that show many other ways to use that one facilitation technique. You’ll be able to leave this session with 3-4 applicable techniques you can add to your toolbox. The people who attend the session will dot vote to decide which techniques to look at.
We'll look at some combination of the following techniques:
With Business Agility, we talk about innovation and failure. What we don’t talk about are the head games that keep us from innovating. We don't talk about the internal dialogues that hold us back from taking risks. Imposter Syndrome is stealing too many of our innovative ideas.
What if the key to fierce business agility is embracing the concept that people are more innovative when operating in their authentic voice? If that's the case, then we should strive to create a psychologically safe space for them to uncover their authentic voice. This will naturally unleash the innovative ideas already within them.
Let’s break open the conversation around Imposter Syndrome and Business Agility. It could be the key to unlocking innovation.
How is "facilitation" a surprising tool in an Agile transformation? Good facilitation wins the hearts and minds of the people. Without the people, you have no transformation. If you want to create a "pull", rather than a "push", then grab onto facilitation as your entry point. Vastly different groups of people within this Fortune 10 company, all had immediate boulders blocking their view to transformation. I decided to be a people's coach, rolling up my sleeves, working right there beside them, moving those immediate boulders. Once they could experience a different way of thinking through good facilitation, then they were more open to thinking differently about larger transformational topics. Forget about processes and scrum practices if their heads are full of other more immediate pain points. Help to push those boulders out of the way and you have cleared a path to transformation. Give energy towards facilitating fast outcomes to current gaps, and you've built a bridge. Facilitation was a quick win and quick wins make stronger bridges.
In this workshop you will see a very brief summary of how facilitation for transformation was used in several key areas in this Fortune 10 automotive company, then we’ll move into live facilitation of my favorite exercises/techniques. This way you will experience the magic yourself and be able to go back to your company and facilitate the same exercises. You’ll also leave with my facilitation guides for reference and opportunities to talk to me more about how you could use facilitation as a transformation tool.