Agendashift online: Learning the language of outcomes

Leading change in the 21st century? You need a 21st century engagement model:

  • Based not on the imposition of prescribed solutions but around authentic agreement on outcomes
  • Not linear and plan-based, but emergent, humane, and complexity-conscious
  • Not just one-off projects, but the beginning of new conversations and new kinds of conversation
  • Not proprietary, but open and framework-agnostic – built by and for a welcoming community of experienced practitioners working at the intersection of Lean, Agile, organisation development (OD), and strategy deployment

Welcome to Agendashift online: Learning the language of outcomes, an opportunity to experience Agendashift's Discovery and Exploration activities in the form of a highly immersive online workshop. It is for coaches, consultants, and managers wishing to develop their coaching and leadership skills in the areas of enquiry, facilitation, and change leadership.

The two sessions of this workshop will give you plenty of opportunity to practice the language of outcomes – conversations that explore needs and identify key outcomes – essential whenever and wherever you wish to encourage collaboration, self-organisation, and innovation. You will get practical hands-on experience with some exciting open source tools, including our kickoff exercise Celebration-5W and our signature coaching game, the Clean Language-inspired 15-minute FOTO. Additionally, the Agendashift delivery assessment is set as prework for all participants a week or so prior to the workshop.

Workshop overview

Session 1 (2 hours): 1. Discovery

Describing where we'd like to get to – exploring organisational context, objectives, obstacles, and outcomes using these Core exercises:

Session 2 (2 hours): 2. Exploration

An opportunity to practice some of the coaching skills acquired in Discovery, using for raw material an analysis of the Agendashift delivery assessment (an online survey distributed in advance as prework):

Time permitting, the workshop continues into Mapping with the "Option approaches mapping" exercise – its real name disguised for reasons that will become apparent!


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Agendashift™ is brought to you by Positive Incline Ltd, UK-based specialists in Lean and Agile. Founder Mike Burrows is known to the Agile and Lean-Agile communities as the author of Kanban from the Inside (2014) and Agendashift (2018), the creator of the Featureban and Changeban simulation games, a keynote speaker at conferences around the world, and as a consultant, coach, and trainer. His new book Right to Left: The digital leader’s guide to Lean and Agile was published August 15th 2019.


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