Event Details


Agility for Good: Leading Change - Virtual Training

Thursday, August 20, 10:00 AM - Thursday, August 20, 2020, 12:30 PM
Thursday, August 20, 2020, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee: $45 for MCN members / $65 for nonmembers

You can’t lead what isn’t visible. The organizations we lead and the people at the heart of our work are connected in many marvelous and diverse ways that result in interdependent human systems. The reality about social change and human systems, just like ecosystems, is that they are complex...and they change in unpredictable ways. The systems that exist, the problems that emerge, and the opportunities that are possible are not linear and they shouldn’t be oversimplified. But sometimes the complexity can feel paralyzing and the traditional tools of management leave us swirling in circles. One of the most profound ways to shape and lead within a human system is through visualization. 

This interactive session will explore practical visual management strategies and you’ll walk away with actionable insights so you can:

  • Make the culture of your organizational ecosystem visible
  • Cultivate the complexity that is necessary and remove complications that gets in the way
  • Use simple visualization tools to improve shared understanding and illuminate wise action
  • Lead an ever-evolving organization towards mission-driven outcomes
The workshop is done in partnership with the Maine Association of Nonprofits

Speaker Information

Brandi OlsonBrandi Olson believes that you shouldn’t have to choose between doing good, important work, and your own humanity. She works at the intersection between learning, organizational agility, and human-centered design. With over 15 years of experience consulting with leaders across diverse sectors who share a commitment to people, learning fast, and doing good, Brandi knows that the best way to solve big problems is through happy, high-performing teams. So that when change happens, as it always will, your organization isn’t just reacting to change, you are leading change. Brandi is the founder of The Olson Group and teaches leaders all over the world how to lead organizations that learn faster, together.

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