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MASTERING THE BASICS OF CULTURAL SYSTEM CHANGE

Tools and Strategies for Change Agents

EVENT DETAILS

Date: 7 December 2018
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Location: Singapore Sustainability Academy
Skypark Level 6, City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208539
Introductory Offer Course Fee: $300 (SGD)
Student Course Fee: $100 (SGD) (Until 20 Nov 2018)
EARLY BIRD RATE: $250 (SGD) (Until 20 Nov 2018)
GROUP DISCOUNT (3 or more pax): $250 (SGD)
SOL (SINGAPORE) MEMBERS RATE: $250 (SGD)
ONLY ONE DISCOUNT CAN BE APPLIED TO ANY PURCHASE 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

People (i.e. active or latent change agents) interested in effective organizational cultural change tools and strategies, including...

  • Public sector officers, young executives and managers responsible for tackling strategic and complex challenges in their respective organizations;

  • Business managers and problem solvers who want to improve the success of their ideas, innovations and solutions;

  • Entrepreneurs including start-up phase and young professionals working in all sectors;

  • Professionals / consultants and coaches working with innovation, change management and corporate sustainability.

ABOUT THE AMOEBA PROCESS

AMOEBA is a tool for understanding, mapping, and planning for innovation adoption and cultural change processes, in organizations of all kinds and sizes. It has two main applications: a cultural system role-playing exercise for use in training programs, and a set of strategy mapping tools to support effective change agentry for sustainability.

This process makes the parallel between natural amoebas and human cultural groups in this way: new ideas and techniques ("innovations") are like food, and a small part of the overall cultural group "stretches the cultural cell membrane" in search of these new ideas, systems and technologies. If and when these Innovators and Change Agents are successful in developing these new ideas and getting them absorbed into the main body of the cultural "amoeba," the entire amoeba is moved... and changed, and even sometimes transformed.

The primary aim of this process is to empower Change Agents, by helping them to understand the role they are playing, the roles played by others in their communities and organizations, and the dynamics affecting the innovation and change process.

WORKSHOP SPEAKER

Robert Steele is Founder and Director of Systainability Asia, a multi-disciplinary Thailand based consultancy that works closely with the region’s stakeholders to build capacity and find long-term solutions to our most challenging sustainability challenges.

Robert is a regional expert and practitioner in integrative sustainability planning and assessment; systems thinking and organizational culture change.

Robert is a Senior Associate with the Sustainability Accelerator Network as well as a member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), and a Principle Resource Person for the UNEP-Tongji University Asia Pacific Leadership Programme on Environment and Sustainable Development in Shanghai, China.

WORKSHOP AGENDA

09.00

Registration

09:15

Introductions, Group Icebreaker and Overview of the Workshop

09:45

Session 1: A Systems Approach to Change... The Art of Diffusion Innovation and Cultural Change

10:30

Coffee Break

10:45

Session 2: AMOEBA Role Play – Exploring Effective Change Agentry

12:00

Lunch

13:00

Session 3: Strategic Innovation Diffusion and the Gilman’s Equation

14:00

Coffee Break

14:45

Session 4: Applying AMOEBA to Our Own Organisations

16:00

Open Discussion, Personal Learning Reflections and Closing

17:00

Workshop Adjourned