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Navigating the Disruptive Impact of Technology on Organizational Culture

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Centre for Social Innovation

215 Spadina Avenue

Alterna Savings Room - Floor 4

Toronto, ON M5T 2C7

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The World Economic Forum – backed by an outpouring of mildly panic stricken white papers from big name organisational consultancies – hails our era as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We are already riding the rising wave of an increasingly complex fusion of technologies – digital, biological, material, social – which will disrupt, revolutionize and transform almost all spheres of human culture and conduct. Artificial intelligence, blockchain encryption, genomics, 3D printing, driverless vehicles, ‘the internet of things’, nanotechnology, biotechnology, quantum computing, renewable energy systems; any one of these innovations will have a profound impact on technical, social and organisational structures as we currently know them. The combination of all of them emerging simultaneously is, lightly stated, mind-boggling.We’re entering an era of hyper-complex rapid technological change which will be experienced by most as serial disruption.
How to cope?
How to manage?
How to navigate intelligent pathways through tumult?
What is “technology” anyway?
Why is it so disruptive?
Why is the adoption of a technological solution so problematic?

This workshop will explore these questions. It will introduce what technology is, what change is, what culture is, and discuss the tensions that can occur when you put the three together. We’ll go on to demonstrate how technological innovation can be woven into the culture of an organisation through ‘change agency’. Finally, participants will consolidate their learning by navigating a pathway through their own future change & technology challenges.

Objectives:

    1. Introduce the relationships and tensions between technology, culture, change & innovation;
    2. Introduce an approach of change agency for successfully delivering technology change;
    3. Practically apply knowledge and skills to a future change & technology scenario.

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Exploring why technology can be so disruptive, the workshop will explore the key challenges for those on the giving or receiving end of technological innovation. Delivered through interactive discussion, solo and group activities, this workshop will provide tools, insights and practical approaches for each attendee to successfully apply to their next technology change.

Attendees will receive a content based workbook, access to online resources and the opportunity to count the course towards renewal of the Certified Change Agent Program.

NIK BEESON

Nik Beeson is the director of Curiosity Culture and an Associate Consultant specialising in Change Dynamics and Digital Communication at Capillary Consulting. He is a Professional Coach and Certified Change Agent (ACMP), with 20 years of experience in change and technological migration in the field of Digital Communications.

Nik was a Buddhist Chaplain resident on the Intensive Care Unit, Emergency and Neuro Wards at the Toronto Western hospital, worked in Palliative Care, and was a live-in staff person in homes for the homeless and for people with mental health challenges. His university studies (Theology & Ecology) focused on consciousness, addiction and love. He has cultivated a compassionate, sophisticated and pragmatic approach to identity, limitation and transformation that he apply to his change work with individuals and organisations.

NIk also composes and perform adventurous and exploratory music, writes prose and poetry, and is an ever-curious practitioner and initiate of Kundalini Yoga, mindfulness awareness and Contact Dance.


RICH BATCHELOR

Rich has been successfully delivering change for over 25 years. He has worked with organizations across all parts of the globe and it a strong advocate for balancing physical and virtual connectivity with clients. His legacy includes developing the change delivery model for UK government and being a founding member and first president of the Toronto Chapter of the Association of Change Management Professionals. He has a masters in change management and is a certified Lego® Serious Play® Facilitator & Workshop Designer. He is also certified in Project Management, Process improvement (Lean Six Sigma) , HR, Coaching, Counseling and Psychotherapy.

Delivery is in person but we also offer this course as an option to bring into organizations and work with a group of individuals in house. Just email info@capillarylearning.com and we can set up a time to discuss this option.

Some spaces are set aside for students, underemployed individuals and startups at just $29. We want to ensure that cost is not a barrier for curiosity seekers; contact us if you have a strong desire to attend but are finding cost a barrier.

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