Transforming Organizations: How and Why

Three days of interactive workshops to empower your goals through the humanist dimension of emerging technologies

Agile strategies for your people and organization

Whatever your activity, leaders and managers today are confronted by rapidly accelerating rates of complex change brought on by the global digital revolution. These changes can challenge our understanding of our place in the economic, social, or developmental spheres where we operate.

To meet these challenges, we need to understand the digital revolution in a holistic way that integrates people and technology smoothly in a way that reaps maximum benefit from the strengths of each. Each organization has its own, specific needs for transformation, and the strategies applied will change as quickly as the technology does.

Join this workshop experience to identify, organize and choose the challenges you need to tackle, develop organizational strategies for today and tomorrow, and initiate practical actions that produce measurable results.

 

What will I experience?

You will participate in an exclusive workshop where you will share ideas, discover extraordinary people, and explore the delights of the Languedoc region of France.

  • Focus on change and growth in a digital world
  • Put yourself at the centre of organizational tranformation
  • Explore professional challenges and find your solutions amid a typical southern French village, enjoying a Mediterranean environment and living an intercultural experience in a select chambre d’hôtes/conference centre.
  • Discover Occitan culture, with options to attend a personalized wine-tasting, sample olive oil at the producer’s site, or enjoy a French food discovery, all with additional cultural information.
  • You will have personal time to focus on your own priorities and will be invited to use a professionally oriented silent period to reshape your human productivity in a technological world.

 

Who should attend?

If you manage people in your organization, if you are a leader, a policy maker, an educator, a CEO or an executive director, this workshop is for you.

It is specifically designed to provide synergy among participants, regardless of their activity or job title.

 

When and where can I join?

Workshop dates:

  • 8 – 10 December 2017
  • 23 – 25 February 2018
  • 16 – 18 March 2018
  • 18 – 20 October 2018
  • 8 – 10 November 2018

Venue: Domaine de Brousson, in La Tour Sur Orb, France – a typical chambre d’hôtes with a Swedish touch thrown in. It provides our accommodations and meeting rooms, and includes places where you can profit from your quiet period activities. It is easily reachable by road from the nearby cities of Montpellier and Béziers.

 

More information:

www.domainedebrousson.com

 

Workshop Programme

These sessions of the Transformation Workshop are presented in English. Watch for other language sessions to come.


Day 1

Morning

Arrival and check in.

Afternoon 1st SESSION: 4h (15:30 – 19:30h)

Intermeshing Energy and Synergy

Discovery and detection

  • What’s in our suitcase? Clarify and communicate your own story
  • The emerging technologies that are virtualizing reality
  • Active Listening: Self-assessment and potential for synergy
  • Identify your personal leadership behaviour
  • Learn about what colleagues are doing

Evening

  • Dinner and wine at Domaine de Brousson.

Day 2

Morning 2nd SESSION: 4h (09:00 – 13:00h)

Lengthening your stride

Exchange about vision and focus

  • Emerging from chaos
  • Identify, organize and choose challenges
  • Express your image of the future
  • Inspiration Strategies: Design Thinking, SAMR model, Stakeholder role analysis
  • Strategies you can use in your organization today and tomorrow
  • Enrichment through diversity: Teamwork, networking, sense making
  • Strengthen the ability of others to excel

Afternoon/Evening

  • Lunch at a small restaurant near our visit
  • Culture exchange: explore the area, visit one or two cultural sites
  • Back to Domaine de Brousson for reflection and feedback
  • Dinner at an excellent nearby restaurant

Day 3

Morning 3rd SESSION: 4h (9:00 -13:00h)

Blazing Your Trail

Your transformation roadmap for changing paradigms

  • The road ahead – cognitive construction
  • Learn how to deal with complexity
  • Strategies for enhancing communication and buy-in
  • Concrete, practical action plan for your organization
  • Transformative models: Lean thinking, Agile leadership, Optimizing virtualization
  • Changing paradigms, rising above risk

Afternoon

  • Lunch at Domaine de Brousson
  • Wrap-up and farewells

Learning objectives

This is an active, hands-on workshop in which you will apply specific strategies and techniques:

  • Clarify and communicate your own story
  • Identify your personal leadership behaviour
  • Learn about what colleagues are doing
  • Express your image of the future
  • Strategies you can use in your organization today and tomorrow
  • Identify, organize and choose challenges
  • Strengthen the ability of others to excel
  • Learn how to deal with complexity
  • Practical actions to produce real results
  • Strategies for enhancing communication and buy-in
  • Concrete action plan for your organization

Participants have the option to subscribe to a follow-up period of consulting and support.

 

Workshop Leaders

Ray Gallon 

Ray Gallon

Co-founder of The Transformation Society, with over 40 years as a communicator, first as an award-winning radio producer and journalist, then in the technical content industries. He has used his broad experience with companies such as IBM, General Electric Health Care, Alcatel, 3M, and the OECD. He is a former director of the Society for Technical Communication (STC), former president of STC France, and a member of the OASIS technical committee on Augmented Reality in Information Products (ARIP). Ray also serves as co-chair (with Neus Lorenzo) of the Primary and Pre-primary research and development community of the Association of Teacher Educators in Europe (ATEE). Ray is a speaker at events throughout the world, and is the editor of the recently published The Language of Technical Communication (XML Press).

 

Neus Lorenzo  

Dr. Neus Lorenzo

Co-founder of The Transformation Society, and expert in training and learning theory. She has been involved for 20 years in research and thought leadership around educational innovation, training, leadership, and school management. She is a former service head in the Catalan education ministry (Spain), and is a trainer and consultant for a number of Catalan foundations and universities. She is an expert on technology in education, and has created many international collaborative projects. Neus also serves as co-chair (with Ray Gallon) of the Primary and Pre-primary research and development community of the Association of Teacher Educators in Europe (ATEE).

 

Terms and cancelation Policy:

Registration is not confirmed until payment is received. Full payment must be made 20 days before the event, or registration will be cancelled.

Once you have registered, you’ll receive details for payment to the email address you entered.

 

More information and contacts

For information about the workshop, contact Ray Gallon,

+33-6 72 40 37 60,

info@transformationsociety.net

 

For information about the cultural activities and lodging, contact Anders Dahlquist,

+33-6 18 16 52 84,

info@domainedebrousson.com