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ODN - PD&E Webinar June 2014
Teach A Client To Fish: Simple Rules to Unleash a Culture of Innovation
Presented by: Keith McCandless

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Duration: 90 Minutes

Smart leaders know that they would greatly increase productivity and innovation if only they could get everyone fully engaged.

What if the methods to accomplish this were very simple and easy for anyone from the frontline to the C-suite to use? What if you could work at the top of your intelligence even as you create the same possibility for others?  What if all this dreaminess was possible without expensive investments, complicated training, or difficult restructuring?

Once introduced, what if these same methods reduced the need for expert consulting, promoted self-sufficiency, and enduring creative adaptability? Would you use them in your practice? What would you do with all your free time?!

Liberating Structures are novel, practical and no-nonsense methods to help you help your clients unleash a culture of innovation with groups of any size. Prepare to be surprised by how Liberating Structures take elegant design and facilitation methods and put them within reach of anyone in any organization. Now it is possible to include and unleash everyone in shaping their future. 

This session will ground you with the conceptual framework, the complexity science roots, and vocabulary of Liberating Structures. Plus, we will put a handful of Liberating Structures immediately into practice. Critical Uncertainties will be used to develop strategies for OD practice to succeed in a range of plausible yet unpredictable futures.  Come ready to roll up your sleeves.

To be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared for surprise is to be educated. – James P. Carse

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About Keith McCandless

Keith McCandless was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. After earning an MA in management of human services in Boston, he went on to found and serve as executive director of the Foundation for Health Care Quality. McCandless also worked for the Health Forum in San Francisco, where he led executive learning and innovation initiatives, and co-founded the Social Invention Group. Co-author of “The Surprising Power of Liberating Structures: Simple Rules To Unleash A Culture of Innovation (2014).

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