EODF 16 Pre-Conference Masterclasses

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“eye opening”, “inspirational”, “new points of view”

These comments from previous attendees have inspired our new tradition of holding pre-conference masterclasses. We inaugurated them in Milan as a Pre-conference opportunity for exploring in depth topics on organisation design; and have continued delivering them as part of the EODF’s educational program around Europe.
It is our pleasure to now bring these learning opportunities to Barcelona.

Barcelona, 12th – 13th of October 2016

Make the best choice for you, keep up with the trends and learning of the 21st century!

 

 

 

Day 1

Option 1: Seeing and Thinking Design

In this Masterclass the EODF faculty would like to explore the relationship of the “individual designer” and “organization design.” Where do I come from, my frameworks and models, as a way to explore what designing organizations means to each of us, in a very personal and hopefully fun way!” See more

Option 2: High Performance Organisations Today

This is a masterclass that integrates decades of research and experience to spell out what needs to be in place to qualify as a high performer. (The HPO research showed those at the HPO standard enjoyed double digit advantages in all financial measures vs. those who didn’t meet the standard.) See more



Day 2

Option 1: Doing Design

We will focus on the how’ of organisation design: different end-to-end design approaches, each with their pros and cons. It will be a hands-on, one-day masterclass in which participants can work on reviewing and improving the approach for their own project with the help of our experienced faculty. See more

Option 2:
Digitally Enabled Organisations

Learn about the challenges and opportunities of a digital world as input for the design, and the toolbox of adaptive organisation design and agile governance as means to make it through dynamic, adaptive, exponential organisations implementation. See more



When & Where

12th – 13th of October 2016
Starting time: 09:00 AM
Ending time: 17:30 PM

The event will be hosted by Sparkling Strategies
Carrer de Llull 47, 08005 Barcelona
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*All tickets include lunch, tea, coffee and refreshments.

Cancellation Policy:
Registrations cancelled more than 30 days before the event will be refunded 50% of the registration fees.
Registrations cancelled less than 30 days before the event will not be eligible for a refund.

Masterclass Day 1 “Seeing & Thinking Design”

module1In this introductory masterclass, we explore the relationship between the individual designer and organisation design.

We will talk about different frameworks and models, as a way to explore what designing organisations means to each of us, in a very personal and hopefully fun way.

Our hope is to:
– Place organisation design in the broader movement of design thinking
– Provide an overview of different models and approaches, foundational as well as contemporary
– Explore what designing organisations means to each of us


Faculty:

 

Alastair Mitchell Baker

Alastair Mitchell-Baker, the EODF Treasurer, is a Director at Tricordant, an organisational consultancy based in the UK (see www.tricordant.com). Over the last 15 years he has specialised as a consultant  in strategic management and organisation development and design; in the 15 years prior to this he held senior roles in health care management including as Chief Executive. His consulting clients include many NHS organisations, councils, not for profit organisations and commercial companies. Alastair is a previous Board member of the Organisation Design Forum, a Visiting Fellow at Brunel Business School and Deputy Chair of a UK Regional Ambulance Service.

Susan Donnan

susan_donnan_eodf2016Susan Donnan is a management consultant with extensive experience in facilitating complex changes in large organisations often involving re-engineering, organisation redesign and technology implementations. She consults cross-culturally in global and transnational settings. One of her passions is to facilitate change at the whole system level using large group interactive events with an Appreciative Inquiry underpinning.

Paul Tolchinsky

Paul D. Tolchinsky PhD is the Managing Partner of Performance Development Associates, a small boutique international consulting firm with offices in Scottsdale Arizona and Vienna Austria. Paul is also Visiting Lecturer at Webster University, Vienna Austria and the University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria. Paul’s has over 35 years expertise in the design of organisations, applying socio-technical and Whole-Scale™ Change principles to organizations. Paul, and PDA, have facilitated hundreds of design projects around the world. He is an internationally known author (2 books and over 50 articles) and pioneer in the development of Whole-Scale (Whole System) Approaches to change.


Masterclass Day 1 “High Performance Organisations Today”

map-focus_1080bYou will learn what HPOs actually do in these five areas that delivers superior financial results vs. competition:
– High quality management
– High quality employees
– Long-term orientation
– Continuous improvement and innovation
– Open and action-oriented management.
You will use the Organisational Systems Model (OSM) on a real-world case study to learn why that organization is perfectly designed to get today’s results. The OSM has been used by numerous organizations all over the world to see through their organizational complexities so that they find the root causes of their problems. It is also a good strategic guide for redesigning the whole system.

 

You will recommend what the case organization should change specifically in its beliefs, strategy, processes, and systems to improve its HPO status. We will review different design principles and tools that many HPOs have adapted to fit their needs.

You will develop an action plan for moving forward on your own HPO journey back home.

At the end of the day you will have experienced the very processes that HPOs go through today to move ahead of their competitors.

Faculty:

 

David Hanna

susan_donnan_eodf2016 David is a former Procter & Gamble manager and consultant who has helped organizations improve their business results in North & South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Russia. He is a partner at the HPO Global Alliance and the author of “Designing Organizations for High Performance and The Organizational Survival Code”. His ability to help clients develop practical solutions to complex problems sets him apart from many others in the field.
“After years of implementing High Performance Designs, it is extremely helpful to see the latest validated studies and practical tools that continue to provide lasting competitive advantage. David’s expert teaching approach, with simple and proven models, continues to be the best in the industry.” Mike Lindsey, Vice President, Global Human Resources, Kellogg

Thomas Doering

Thomas is a native German and lives in Hochheim am Main, Germany, but during his career he has lived in The United States, the United Kingdom, and Romania. Thomas worked for 25 years for Procter & Gamble in various leadership roles and disciplines, including Manufacturing, Engineering, Purchasing, and Planning/Project Management. The focus of his work has been people & organisational development and project management. Throughout his career Thomas successfully helped organisations to deliver better results. His work experience includes leading international diverse teams, including remote teams. He is also a certified Coach/Supervisor (DGSv) and a certified OSM Consultant.


Masterclass Day 2 “Doing Design”

module2In this second module of our series of masterclasses, we will focus on the ‘how’ of organisation design: different end-to-end design approaches, each with their pros and cons. It will be a hands-on, one-day masterclass in which participants can work on reviewing and improving the approach for their own project with the help of our experienced faculty.
Subjects that will be covered in this masterclass include:
– Critical elements of a good design approach
– Top-down versus bottom-up approaches
– Expert-based approaches versus collaborative design processes.

The EODF Masterclass “Doing Design” is suitable for professionals who have completed EODF Masterclass module 1 (“Seeing and Thinking Design”) or have an equivalent level of experience.


Faculty:

 

Alastair Mitchell Baker

Alastair Mitchell-Baker, the EODF Treasurer, is a Director at Tricordant, an organisational consultancy based in the UK (see www.tricordant.com). Over the last 15 years he has specialised as a consultant  in strategic management and organisation development and design; in the 15 years prior to this he held senior roles in health care management including as Chief Executive. His consulting clients include many NHS organisations, councils, not for profit organisations and commercial companies. Alastair is a previous Board member of the Organisation Design Forum, a Visiting Fellow at Brunel Business School and Deputy Chair of a UK Regional Ambulance Service.

Manfred della Schiava

Manfred della Schiava is the owner and managing partner of the Wissens-Berater network (1995), focusing on knowledge management, the future of work (workplace innovation) and the organisation of the future. He has knowledge and experience in guiding Social Business Transformation processes in many different organisations. His personal mission is to support human beings in business environments to achieve well being, which is the key to achieve a healthy, inspiring and productive work-life. His fundamental consulting principle is from thinking to feeling. For individuals as well as for organisations.Manfred was born in Dornbirn, Austria, graduated in 1984 from the University of Economics in Vienna, Business Administration, has traveled extensively throughout Europe and USA. He is an accomplished public speaker, enjoys yoga, Ayurveda cooking, skiing in the mountains and the music of Mozart and Jazz.

Nick Richmond

Nick Richmond is a principal consultant of Tricordant, an organisational consultancy based in the UK (see www.tricordant.com). He worked in the manufacturing and process industries before joining Tricordant. Nick specialises in whole systems strategy, organisational design, and organisation transformation. His passion is to design today’s organisation for future success and thereby make a difference in the lives of all stakeholders. Major organisation design and strategic projects including projects in the NHS and public sector, Babcok, VT Flagship, G4S – Education and Skills, Boehringer Ingelheim, Scottish Power, Oxfam, ACCA, and a range of other projects in various sector. Nick is a qualified chemical engineer, was awarded an MBA with distinction and is a Managing Successful Programmes accredited practitioner. He is the EODF lead for the UK and was co-dean for the EODF 2014 conference.


Masterclass Day 2 “Digitally Enabled Organisations”

 

module2Explore with us the world of digital and its implications on the design of work. We will discuss and define what is the future of digital and what does it mean to be a digitally enabled organization. As we move to more digital and Big Data, the challenge is both for individuals who are impacted, and organizations who must attract and retain great people. In a world where people might simply become short term employees, signing up for “gigs,” consciously creating the organization and the worker experience is paramount.

Experience with us, real-time,
what is possible in digitally enabled organizations. Using models, cases and real applications, we will explore what all this means to the future of work and to the future of people who join these digitally enabled environments.
There are not likely to be simple or single design solutions for digitally enabled organizations. The right approaches will be specific to the size, maturity and industry set.
Digital requires capabilities that build a culture that thinks and behaves differently, one that is flexible enough to take advantage of the forces emerging in the business over time. Digital requires organizations to anticipate, identify and react to situations that enable swift and successful adaptation.

 

Some key thoughts from a recent Accenture study in 2016:
o 74% of recent graduates would prefer to work at an organization with a positive, social atmosphere, even if it meant accepting a lower salary!
o More than ½ of recent graduates feel they are underemployed/underutilized and the numbers are rising
o People want more experiences where their passion will be acknowledged and their career paths can be customized to their interests
o Digitally enabled is ushering in a new reality where workers can contract for particular short term assignments or “gigs,” putting pressure on both the organization and the worker to create success situations, that lead to more sustainable, long term relationships.

We will explore, in a highly interactive session, the following core questions:
1. What does it mean to be a digitally enabled organization?
2. What are the implications for the organization, in attracting and retaining great people?
3. How do we model and live the concept of “digitally enabled?”
4. What are the implications for people, as they adapt themselves to more digital in the workplace?
5. How will things like culture be impacted and how will culture impact those within?

Faculty:

 

Stelio Verzera

Stelio has created one such example and has years of experience in creating a successful enabled, distributed, highly engaging organization called Cocoon Projects. He has written extensively on the subject. Besides being a serial entrepreneur, he has been working as professional Consultant, Coach, Account Manager and Team Leader in a high number of national and international projects for a wide range of established customers and startups.
In 2011 he co-founded Cocoon Projects, and designed its award-winning organisational model, now known as LiquidO.

Paul D. Tolchinsky

Paul is the co-founder of the EODF and has been a consultant, practitioner for over 40 years. Paul’s focus now is on the future of work, and the implications of digital in the future of organizations. Paul will share cases and stories of the integration of technology and people. The questions he will ask, are: (1) what creates places of work that are interesting, meaningful and fun?; and what are the implications for people who occupy positions in these workplaces?

Gary Frank

Gary brings over 30 years of organization design experience to the workshop. He is an American who believes strongly in the notion that any technology to be successful, must integrate the social system and align to the needs of people. Gary will share his experience in looking at the social system implications of digitally enabled organizations.





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