February Development Meeting

05 February 2019 | Nettle Hill, COVENTRY
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When: Tuesday 5 February 2019, 09:30 for a 10:00 start

Where: The Round, Nettle Hill, Brinklow Road, Ansty, COVENTRY CV7 9JL, Tel: 02476 621 899


Deming Alliance members: The attendance fee for this meeting is included in your yearly membership fee.

Non-members: £55 (lunch and refreshments included). Become a member and save £22 per meeting.


09:30 Coffee and networking

10:00 Introductions

10:10 Morning session: Learning and Control Dynamics for Adaptive Teams

Presenter: Rod Willis

In a fast changing and increasingly complex world, it is those teams that can adapt, unafraid to try new ideas (to trip and learn) that will be most effective. Those able to flex and change quickly as the need requires, without losing cohesion and strategic direction, will be the ones that lead the way.
In order for this adaptation to be most likely to take place, the team needs to understand two core dynamics. The Learning and Control Dynamic and importantly how they interact with each other in a unique interplay for every team or group.  
This session will use Gamification techniques enabling the participants to learn some new ideas. 
Some of the core theory that informs this work is captured in a paper by Chris Argyris titled ‘Teaching Smart People How to Learn’. Feel free to search and read beforehand.

There will be a short coffee break during the morning.

12:45 Lunch

14:00 Afternoon session: Getting the voice of the process HEARD - in the public sector, using the NHS as an example 

Presenter: John Carlisle

Bringing Deming into the public sector realm, especially the NHS, mainly by simple applications of Statistical Process Control. 
John will approach the subject from the perspective of the manager /user who is ready to be convinced to take a course of action. However they often know little about variation, or how useful it can be to chart it.

There will be a short refreshment break during the afternoon.

15:45 Review of the day

16:00 Any other business; sharing of current issues.

16:15 End of meeting. Time for networking.

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