Agile KC

Welcome to the Kansas City Agile Group


Agile KC is a tool, technology and practices agnostic community organization.  We meet regularly to discuss best practices, new learning and to hear experience reports.  Please feel free to join us at one of our meetings.  There are no dues or membership obligations, we simply ask that you attend and participate in the collaboration.

Next Meeting:    Thursday August 23, 2018 at 6:30 PM   

Location: Centriq Training
8700 State Line Rd.
Leawood KS
66026
 
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Meeting Topic: Diagnosing and Changing Stuck Patterns in Teams

Do you ever feel like you’re having the same conversation over and over again with no real progress?
Do you ever feel like you are stuck in a disagreement and not sure how to move forward?

If any of these issues are standing in the way of your work with groups and teams ‐ ‘how’ you are having (or not having) the conversation is likely contributing to your challenges. Research consistently demonstrates that team effectiveness is highly dependent upon the quality of the communication between team members. Yet it’s easy to get into the flow of daily work and be really focused on the ‘what’ in our conversations without much attention to the quality of ‘how’ we’re communicating. One of the most important ways you can serve your team is to help them unlock the wisdom that exists within the team itself and have the conversations they need to have. We’ll explore a framework for learning to ‘read the room’ using four elements for all face-to-face communication. We’ll do some live practice to apply the framework to a conversation and then identify some typical patterns of “stuck” communications that can lead to “breakdowns” in teams.

Learning Outcomes:

-Learn a language for how to ‘read the room’ and describe the structure of what’s happening in conversations
-Explore the four elements of all face-to-face communications
-Discuss the benefits of each element and the traps of ‘stuck patterns’
-Discuss techniques that can be used by facilitators to create more effective conversations

About our Speaker:    Marsha Acker

Marsha Acker

Marsha Acker is a leadership and team coach whose passion and expertise is helping leaders and teams identify and change conversational patterns and behaviors that get in the way of their desired outcomes. Marsha is the CEO of TeamCatapult, a leadership development and organizational change firm, founded in 2005. She has over 22 years of experience designing, facilitating and coaching organizational change initiatives.

She has served for seven years as the track chair for defining the ICAgile Coaching and Enterprise Coaching learning objectives and is currently a member of the ICAgile Agile Coaching Expert Certification panel.

Marsha is a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC – ICF), Certified Interventionist in Structural Dynamics and Changing Behavior in High Stakes (Kantor Institute and Dialogix), Organizational and Relationship Systems Coach (Center for Right Relationship), Leadership Circle Certified Practitioner and an ICAgile Certified Expert Agile Coaching (ICE-AC).


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