About the event
The Association for Coaching (AC) are delighted to welcome Keith McCandless and Allison Tsao for a breakfast workshop titled: The Surprising Power of Liberating Structures (LS): unleashing creativity to solve complex business problems.
Are you charged with bringing people together to solve a problem? Is part of your role trying to get the ‘best’ out of people and teams? Would you like to energise people to adapt and evolve their current ways to become more innovative? Liberating Structures can help make it happen and help you break through boring interaction norms.
Keith and Allison will host a 90 minute breakfast workshop where participants can dive deeper to experience the structures in person to learn first hand the impact of the work.
For those who are interested, there will be time to chat with Keith and join the 3 day Sydney Immersion workshop following the breakfast to dive deeper into 30+ structures and learn how to design and “string” the structures together to facilitate powerful team outcomes.
Based in complexity theory, Keith’s work has informed global university curriculum's and has helped numerous clients, including Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, and NASA. To learn more about liberating structures, visit the LS website and read the book. We hope you will join this growing community!
Member Price AUD 35.00, Non Member Price AUD 45.00
In this workshop you will learn
How to liberate yourself from:
- Deadly boring meetings
- Someone else's best practices
- Wondering why people don't speak up
- Group process that feels like drudgery
- Separating the deciders from the doers
- Excluding people because it slows you down
- Great ideas that never leave the drawing board
From 1992-2000, Keith has led executive learning initiatives for the Health Forum (HF) in San Francisco, where he was responsible for working with field-based learning collaboratives focused on market strategy, systems thinking, quality management, creativity, rapid prototyping, and transformational leadership. He managed education and research efforts.
Prior to the Health Forum, Keith founded and served as the executive director of the Foundation for Health Care Quality in Seattle. The foundation brought together business, academic, & health leaders in a unique partnership to improve quality and value in healthcare.
Starting in 2002, Keith and Henri Lipmanowicz have worked as partners to develop Liberating Structures.
Born in Cincinnati Ohio, he holds a Masters in Management of Human Services from Brandeis University in Boston and a BA from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Keith lives in Seattle with his wife Annie and Deacon the whippet with talent to amuse.
Allison’s career has spanned previous lives at Merrill Lynch, Deloitte Consulting, Accenture, and American Express. Her global curiosity led her to move to Sydney, Australia in 2014, joining Veldhoen + Company as a Senior Workplace Consultant helping organisations transform the way they work through Activity Based Working (ABW). Allison has worked alongside some of the greatest companies in the world (20+ organisations and counting) across various industries, geographies, and sizes, addressing some of their most pressing business challenges.
Throughout her 14 years of consulting around people, process, and culture, Allison has continued to experience the world changing at a rapid rate. This rate of change is impacting all organisations, resulting in a need to shift the way we currently manage and lead our teams so that organisations can create value through more innovation and creativity. Allison believes that the way we can support this shift in leadership is by creating a more human way of leading – one that invites authenticity and emphasises trusting relationships. Her experience and intuition has led her to create Humans Who Lead, a global Leadership Development platform and community dedicated to shifting the leadership paradigm and helping people be at their best.
Allison’s natural strengths have always been her curiosity, her balanced intuition and logic, her ability to thrive in strategy and execution, and her clear, empathetic, and human way of communicating with and relating to others. She is an experienced program manager, leadership coach, facilitator, and OD practitioner, bringing creativity and a dose of unconventionality to every engagement she designs and delivers. Allison holds a Bachelor of Science in Management, Marketing, and International Business from New York University's Stern School of Business and a Masters of Science in Organisation Development from Pepperdine University. She is also a board member of the Asia OD Network. Allison is a committed life long learner and draws inspiration from meditation, her loving partner, family, and friends, hiking in nature, yoga, adventure travel, cooking, and reading.
As with all Association for Coaching events, your attendance will qualify you for a CDP (Continuous Professional Development) Certificate, which will be emailed to you after the event.
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