I am helping Berteig Consulting give a free information session at the Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto.  The topic is: How Social Innovators can take an Agile approach to achieving their mission

Here are the details:

Tuesday, July 28, 2009
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Centre for Social Innovation
215 Spadina Avenue – 1st Floor Boardroom

What business practices do companies like Google, Toyota, and Research in Motion have in common? They all follow an approach called Agile, a unique way of looking at business that:

  • Encourages innovation throughout the organization
  • Delivers valuable work quickly and frequently
  • Continuously improves quality
  • Eliminates traditional siloed processes
  • Teaches teams how to manage themselves
  • Creates a flexible work environment that produces dedicated employees

Fundamental to the Agile approach is the strong conviction that individuals and interactions are more valuable than processes and tools, that truthfulness is the foundation of success, and that generosity of spirit is the foundation of prosperity. Berteig Consulting, the Canadian leader in Agile coaching and training, has developed a systematic framework to help individuals, teams and organizations assess their capacity to implement and benefit from Agile practices and then to build on their own strengths to become more reliable, hyper-producers of value for their customers, communities and society.

In this introduction to Agile methods, you will learn:

  • how Social Innovators can use Agile practices to increase effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity toward achieving their mission
  • the difference between Agile methods and traditional project management
  • how to introduce consultative decision-making and self-managing teams into your organization

Since its inception, Berteig Consulting has been at the forefront of learning in the realm of Agile methods, practices and disciplines. We are looking for partners who are interested in contributing to a case study on Agile in the environmental and social innovation sectors. Selected organizations will receive substantial free management training and coaching in exchange for participating in the case study.

Admission is free and open only to innovators in the social and environmental sectors