Organizations face increased competition, volatile political shifts and digital transformation - so they need to be smart. But our companies are better at repeating what they did yesterday (like a zombie) rather than predicting and adapting to what is going to happen tomorrow.
Come to this engaging talk to hear what you need to do to lead your organization back to life.
Gordon Vala-Webb is an innovation professional, organization transformer, and an award-winning knowledge management practitioner and thought leader. He has 17+ years of experience helping large/complex public and private sector organizations become smarter. His book, Building Smarter Organizations, was recently published by Elevate and he has a Huffington Post Contributor blog.
Gordon's book will be on sale after the talk.
When: Tue Oct 17, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Toronto Reference Library, Hinton Learning Theatre
Registration: Click here (Eventbrite)
Building Smarter Organizations: Accelerate Decision Making, Info Flows, & Open Mindsets (KM World session C204)
Organizations are under tremendous pressure from increased competition, volatile political shifts, and digital transformation. To survive, they need to be able to quickly understand what is going on and make faster, and better, decisions. Knowledge repositories just aren’t going to cut it any more. Come hear a seasoned KM practitioner with an engaging presentation that offers a new way to look at KM along with interesting research and practical ways you can deliver even more value to your organization.
Who: Conference attendees - register here for the conference
When: Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Where: Washington, D.C.
The speed that information and idea flows into and through an organization is critical to its survival in our volatile and digitally-transforming world. In this interactive workshop, learn how to bring a slow-moving, zombie-like organization back to life. The workshop leader is an innovative KM practitioner and thought leader who has literally written the book on building smarter organizations. Practical takeaways include how to tell if your organization is in trouble, what to do to accelerate the speed of communication, the value of visual management, and how to make large-scale changes by starting small. Full of tips and techniques, come get lots of tricks to try in your organization!
Who: Workshop attendees - register here for the conference
When: Monday, November 6, 2017
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Where: Washington, D.C.
Description: Presentation, with time for questions and discussion, about change management in libraries: how to deal with change, how to deal with staff who are resistant to change, some of thing libraries need to be aware of in our changing industry.
Who: CEO members of the Association of Medium-Sized Public Libraries in Ontario
When: Friday, September 8th, 2017
Where: Toronto, Ontario
Law firms face changing markets for their legal services. They struggle to make sense of what is happening and to adapt quickly enough. How can fast-flow communication and accelerated decision-making help your firm survive a volatile market? This webinar will share the latest research on how to build a smarter law firm.
You will learn:
Time: 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (U.S.)
Who: Lawyers / staff of Lex Mundi member firm (registration required)
To register (Lex Mundi members only): Click here.
Once you register, you will receive call-in details. To follow along with the slides on the audio presentation, please be sure to download the WebEx tools prior to the day of the webinar.
I'm speaking to the Managing Partners who are members of the Lex Mundi global network of law firms.