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Tuesday, August 7 • 14:00 - 15:15
Rekindle the Magic of Agile (Olaf Lewitz)

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What we did in the 90s seemed unthinkable, given the prevalent business wisdom of the time. Labelling it "Agile" in 2001 did not make it any more understandable to the mainstream. Even today, we see people in classrooms or organisations who believe we are talking about a different world...
And we are: Agility at its best is like magic to others. Let's use that for a different kind of learning! I want to explore magical metaphors with you as a method for reflection and learning.
Let's use some Headology, redeem the Dark Lord, employ the Patronus Effect, understand Horcruxes and Apparition... The magical literature is full of metaphors that we can employ for our work in changing organisations. Metaphors make complex things simpler to communicate.
I'm going to take you through several stories of magical, life-changing experiences, and let you explore your own using the power of metaphor and Clean Language. You'll leave with increased confidence in what only you can do: your magic.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Increased confidence and courage that what we are doing is great and valuable and doesn't need fitting in.
  • Employ Clean Language questions to support Learning in a new and very effective way.
  • Embrace and explore how what you have been doing is magical - inexplicable, surprising, and awesome!
  • Know that it doesn't stop being magic just because we know how it's done.
  • Feel ready to pursue a strategy to introduce agile that uses awe and wonder and inspiration rather than fulfilling structure and process expectations.
  • Dare to be unsafe, unfitting, and ridiculous.

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Olaf Lewitz

Trust Artist, TrustTemenos Academy
Olaf Lewitz loves his life and his work. He helps all with the art to love like that; an art that requires and fosters trust. He's the trust artist. Will stay when needed and leave when wanted.

Tuesday August 7, 2018 14:00 - 15:15 PDT
Marriott Salon 12 & 13