Introduction to Holacracy

Joint event with BCS SPA SG

Date:
Friday 11 April 2014

Time:
6.00pm - 8.00pm

Venue:
BCS, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Speaker:
Nick Osborne

Cost:
Free to attend for both BCS members and non-members

Synopsis:

Is your organisation agile and adaptive to its environment - even as it scales? Are the functions and roles within your organisation clear, yet also continually evolving, and driven by those doing the work?

This presentation gives a high-level overview of Holacracy - a "social technology" for structuring, governing, and running a company. Holacracy fundamentally changes how decisions are made and how power is distributed.

The goals of Holacracy are bold: make your company more agile and responsive to its environment, increase organisational clarity - figure out who does what, expects what, and decides what - minimise ‘office politics’, and enable deeper employee engagement and empowerment.

Speaker Bio:

A Certified Holacracy Practitioner since 2012 and Licensed Holacracy Agent since January 2013, Nick completed the Holacracy Coach Training in September 2013. Nick has worked in a variety of management, leadership, training, consultancy and change-agent roles with a range of organisations including Shell, Changemakers, Amnesty International, many schools and the Transition Network.

He has managed national programmes of youth leadership, initiated and led projects in sustainable living, consulted with multi-national companies about employee involvement and value-alignment to increase productivity.

Nick has delivered training and consultancy in South America, Europe and regularly trains people from all across the world. He has educated and trained thousands of people in learning how they learn, how to work together effectively in groups, thinking skills, how to understand, create and sustain organisational and social change.

Nick has a BSc in Social Philosophy and MSc in Management Development and Social Responsibility. His thesis was ‘Management Development for Social Responsibility? An enquiry into Corporate Social Responsibility and New Paradigm Thinking’. And has published ‘Reflexivity: Linking Individual & Organisational Values’ in ‘Management Models for Corporate Social Responsibility’.

Nick has a deep, engaged and engaging approach, which focuses on the dynamics of individual, group, organisational and social change and the role of values in this. He
delivers cutting-edge training, education & consultancy services which equips leaders and change agents with the mindsets and skills to successfully navigate the complex and unpredictable terrain of the twenty-first century.