27 October 2016: Leadership in Agile Organisations: How do agile transformations impact our leadership culture?
Hereby we would like to invite you to the event Leadership in Agile Organisations at Leiden University – Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs, on Thursday, 27 October 2016. This event is organised in cooperation with PwC and CA Technologies.
Curious what that looks like? You can find pictures from last year’s event here, and the impression video here.
Leadership in Agile Organisations
To lead or to manage, to trust or to control? Change is happening faster than ever. Challenges such as the refugee crisis bring waves of opportunities and risks at an increasing pace. Customers move their preferences away from mass-produced products towards tailor-fit. Central governments struggle to meet these challenges by scaling down its services or raising taxes alone.
The old models are too rigid and an increasing number of institutions within the public sector is looking for alternative, more dynamic and scalable solutions. Our organisations are leaning towards agility to adapt to such rapidly changing environments.
The changing structures have an impact on leadership and culture. Agile organisations cannot be led in a Tayloristic, top-down hierarchical fashion. The transformation of bureaucratic institutions into a more transparent, accessible, responsive, adaptive, effective, efficient and accountable government has just begun.
The goals of the event is to learn, get inspired, and facilitate knowledge exchange within a community of practitioners, change agents, and researchers.
Who should attend?
Higher management staff and civil servants.
At this event, experts and speakers share their insights to inspire you on leadership in agile organisations. During the workshops, participants can experience different leadership approaches.
There is currently little experience on agile transformations in the Netherlands (and Europe in general). Due to the tacit nature of experience it is best shared from person to person. An event with the right types of activities can help leveraging the network.
Guiding questions are:
About Agile for Excellence
The Agile for Excellence (AE) lab at Leiden University – Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs supports organisations with methods for ideation, development and management of products and services. We do this through research, advice and education.
In order to facilitate the knowledge exchange we divide the event into: (1) keynotes, (2) leadership workshops, and (3) drinks and networking.
Leadership with a big P – the role of purpose
Ben Kuipers (Leiden University, Public Leadership Foundation, Performability)
The role of leadership is changing; teams are expected to take more shared leadership, whereas formal leaders are asked to be more servant and authentic. WHAT is getting less and less important, whereas WHY and HOW are becoming more crucial. A clear purpose helps teams to become high performing and leadership contributes significantly to that. In this session you learn about the power of purpose in teams and leadership to create agile organizations.
Leadership and Dynamic Governance (Sociocracy) in Project Management
Wouldn’t it be nice if the right stakeholders were actively engaged in your projects? If they are positive and enthusiastic about their role? If the customer is committed and takes on responsibility when needed? Leadership based on Sociocratic principles is able to influence this. How is Sociocratic Leadership different? Through a simple simulation Douwe will let you experience the effects of different styles of Governance and how a Dynamic Governance structures like Sociocracy can help create engagement of stakeholders and create commitment for decisions that need to be made in your project and ultimately contribute to the success of your project. After the workshop you will have a better understanding of the four principles of the Sociocratic Circle-organization Method (SCM) and how this contributes to more effective leadership, better engagement of stakeholders and improved decision making in your project.
Agile Transformations and Management, a mismatch?
Anne Plancius (CA Technologies)
Change is inevitable when you are in the midst of a transformation. You will need to learn and help others to acquire new skills too. In this workshop we will investigate your learning style and your default coaching mechanism, and learn how these two can be mapped towards an agile transformation. Maturing will not be a continuous process, but a continual process, so we use ‘Oei, ik groei’ as a metaphor to explain this.
Aligned Autonomy: When do you let go and when do you step-in?
Marten Meij (Prowareness)
With self-managing agile Teams it’s hard to know when you can let go and when you should intervene. When do you let them make mistakes and learn and when do you step in and prevent big mistakes from happening? How do you create a team that thrives, that’s pro-active, thinks like an entrepreneur and really takes ownership? In this workshop of 45 minutes we will talk about aligned autonomy: when the team is aligned on goals and when they are mature enough, you can give them the right autonomy. We will do an exercise, brainstorm together on the topic and share experiences from different companies. You’ll get the right mindset to answer the above questions and you’ll get a handy tool that you can apply the next day.
True Agility: Working together, focussing on outcomes
Tjitske Visser and Roline Roos (PwC)
Agile leadership is not a one-person job! The new guiding principles for companies to work together consist of (1) gaining commitment for resources and motivation in new ways, (2) making sustainable connections, and (3) adding value. Most organizations struggle to be a valuable partner in a ecosystem/network of organizations. How to be a good partner and lead in an effective ecosystem (ketensamenwerking) focussing on value. How to keep focus on outcomes, when working in a complex collaboration? In this workshop we offer perspectives on how to work successful in ecosystems (ketensamenwerking). We use our experience from consulting and ongoing PhD-research.
Curious what that looks like? You can find pictures from last year’s event here, and the videos from past events here: (1) Impression video, (2) Bas Touw (Nuon), (3) Andy Sales (CA Technologies), (4) Edgar van Zoelen (Philips), (5) Marcel van Oosterhout (RSM).
When: Thursday 27 October 2016, 13:00-19:00
Where: Leiden University - Campus The Hague, Living Lab, Schouwburgstraat 2, The Hague
Please click here for registration (100€)
Partner organisations please click here for partner registration (voucher code required)