Two weeks ago, we attended the Spark the Exchange Montreal conference. We were curious and interested in this concept of a gathering of change leaders from all industries and walks of life, with one mission only: to work together to create lasting and total change. After all, isn’t this perfectly aligned with the mission of CoachingOurselves?
CoachingOurselves felt right at home surrounded by specialists in human resources, organizational development, change management, and agility, all dedicated to improving their organizations and being the spark for change. This vision of the human being as a vector of change in the organization is nothing less than our raison d’être.
The Agile Movement is a growing community of project managers who believe that a flexible approach to project planning and management will lead to superior business results. This movement is closely linked to the agile programming movement, which began in the 1990s in the software development community. During this conference, we heard from several fascinating speakers sharing their views on why and how an agile mindset can help improve business results.
CoachingOurselves strongly believes that an agile approach to designing and deploying leadership development programs is essential to translate these efforts into improved organizational performance. Leadership development is often messy and complicated. Experience and studies show that a formally structured analysis-design-deployment process tends to have little impact on business results. We believe that the agile approach applied in the world of learning and development will greatly improve the results, both at the level of the individual, the team, and the organization.
Also, very interesting at this conference was the emphasis on connection, reflection, acceptance, mutual help … and love! At CoachingOurselves, we have been spreading this connection message for several years, and reflection is at the heart of Henry Mintzberg‘s pedagogy. We are convinced that by creating strong and authentic bonds within a team, the organization can only grow and flourish. And it is with great enthusiasm that we are seeing an increasing number of people turning more and more naturally towards this type of approach.
We invite you to continue the discussion with a group of passionate, inspired and inspiring people who will gather in Montreal this September for the Reflections 2017 conference. Modern leadership development professionals must constantly create attractive programs with an organizational impact. The Reflections 2017 conference is an ideal opportunity for HR and OD professionals to learn from Henry Mintzberg and other leaders in order to leverage the power of peer coaching groups. Three days of innovative and forward-looking discussion where people share ideas on how to change themselves, change their organizations and ultimately change the world for the better!
If you liked Spark the change, you’ll love Reflections! All details are here: reflections.coachingourselves.com