Shine a light on the invisible dynamics in Agile Groups, Enhancing Collaboration

Tuesday 15 November 2016

6.00pm - 8.30pm

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Free to attend for both BCS Members and non-members

Joint BCS Business Change Specialist Group and BCS Agile Methods Specialist Group event.

Rod Willis


All too often when we have people working in groups, we find some groups work well, and others not so well. We may be able to clearly say why that is some of the time. However, we find this is not always the case. The reason for this, often individuals within the groups may not have the necessary vocabulary or understanding to say, what it is and what is not working. Good old common sense gets you some of the way. Common sense is unlikely to enable you to be to be able to consciously say what a High Performing Agile Team or Group looks like. If you want to know what to do, to up your own skill and understanding of group dynamics, come to this session.

If you like sports, this video will remind you what a high performing team actually looks like.

About the speaker:

Rod WillisRod is a regular facilitator/speaker at conferences with the most recent being the Agile Business Conference where he facilitated several roundtables exploring Management Styles for Agile Team and Groups. He spent more than 25 years in the Semiconductor Manufacturing and Test sector. Then moved on to develop a unique behavioural measurement system called ‘The Innovation Audit 2.0’ created as a result of evidence-based research, exploring group dynamics and organisational character. Rod is experienced working with & developing international teams at all levels, enhancing collaboration wherever he can.

He is a Windsor Leadership Trust facilitator, an accredited coach for The Management Shift programme developed by Professor Vlatka Hlupic, a CoachingOurselves certified trainer & practitioner developed by Professor Henry Mintzberg and an APECS Accredited Executive Coach. He is responsible for bringing the CoachingOurselves programme to the UK stimulating the first ever community of practice outside of the University context. In early 2017, he will become a published author with KoganPage with a special interest in ‘Working with Resistance to Change’ and ‘Business & Operational Readiness for Change’.

Rod holds an MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change, Masters in Business Administration, is a Fellow of the International Talent Advisory Board (ITAB), Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Management (FCMI), FRSA and a Legal Education & Training Group (LETG) recommended provider. He prides himself on being well positioned to ‘connect’ with multiple mind-sets and special interest groups he works with, helping to bridge the gaps between some of the SILOS we all operate within. Enhancing Collaboration where he can.

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