When we last met in December our focus was on line manager development – a topic which I massively care about because I continue to see people in leadership roles with little or no development, who then continue to be promoted (still with no development), and who therefore get to senior roles lacking the confidence or skill that the world expects them to have for the level they’re at. Imposter syndrome is ever-present and become incredibly unhelpful.
All of this makes for ineffective workplaces because it’s leaders who make the difference between an individual’s, and therefore a team’s, success or failure.
So in December, with chocs and fizz added in for good measure, I used a Design Thinking approach (thanks to We Are Unstuck for this) to facilitate the session which generated some great and fun discussion and debate – and incredibly both teams came out with similar outputs – we need to get the human back into work and leadership.
You can read more about what happened here.
With feedback like – ‘feeling inspired’, ‘want to get back to work and put this into practice’ and ‘we’ve achieved so much in so little time’ – we just had to do it again!
And so ‘again’ is happening in March! (10th, 3-6pm at the Observatory Beefeater, Meridian, Leicester)
After some great debates amongst the team, we’ve decided on the topic of “Aligning HR/L&D to the Business”.
This topic came out of the last session as an area of value and it is also something which feels fundamental to anything we do from here and which, by making progress on this topic, future sessions can hang their hats on it.
Our debates in the Learn > Connect > Do team also led us to decide on an Unconference approach to the event. This means there’ll be no set agenda for the day – apart from arrive (with a question), grab a drink, chat and then we’ll get going.
So that question you’re going to bring…..what is it you specifically want to get clear in your head about alignment? What makes you feel as though you’re not aligned? What’s getting in the way? What does alignment actually mean?
Whatever that question is for you, as you arrive we’ll capture it, along with all the others, then from all of these we’ll identify the top 2 or 3 areas of focus. After some quick deliberation in the facilitator team we’ll agree the best way for the session to run, and we’ll start the conversation.
All enabled by some energy-boosting Easter chocs!
Interested? You can book your place here.
Now, I wonder how we can make chocolate part of the theme when it comes to the June event……
Look forward to seeing you in March!