Programme

Thursday 3rd July

Conference Day 1

8:30 - 9:15

Conference Registration.

Tea / Coffee.
9:15 - 9:30

Introduction

Welcome to Spark The Change

Paul Dolman-Darrall

Gamevy

9:30 - 10:15

Talk

Management 3.0 Workout.

Jurgen Appelo

Happy Melly

Workshop

Changing Cynics. Turning Blockers Into Backers.

The SO Team

Limited places - book now

Workshop

Making The Abstract Real. Ways To Visualise And Sell Your Idea.

Laurence McCahill

The Happy Startup School

Limited places - book now

10:15 - 11:00

Talk

Simplexity: The Art Of Democratic Leadership.

Dr Paul Thomas

BBC1's Ban the Boss

11:00 - 11:30

Break

11:30 - 12:15

Interactive Experience Report

Who Knows Best? Organising The Organisation.

Gareth Marlow

Red Gate Software

Talk

Let It Go: Building a Global Social Enterprise by Empowering Your Employees

Rupert Scofield

FINCA

Workshop

Scaling - The Swiss Army Knife tool: Motivate your team in two hours

John Brooker

Yes, And

Limited places - book now

Workshop

Build The Perfect Team: From Pitch To Boardroom.

Stuart Blyth

From Pitch to Boardroom

12:15 - 12:30

Break

12:30 - 13:00

Experience Report

Pilgrim's Progress: The Trials And Tribulations Of A Company Trying To Do The Right Thing.

Stuart Murdoch

Surevine

Experience Report

Collaboration Superpowers: Stories Of Remote Teams Doing Great Things.

Lisette Sutherland & Elinor Slomba

Happy Melly

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 14:45

Talk

How Individuals Can Change The World.

Brie Rogers-Lowery

Change.org

Experience Report

People, People, People: Three Principles For Creating Innovative And Engaging Workplaces.

Stephen Parry

 

Workshop

Tribal Leadership - Create the place where you long to belong

Portia Tung and Ozlem Yuce

Workshop

“We the employees” – experience sociocracy in action

sociocracy.org

14:45 - 15:30

Talk

Lean Enterprise

Barry O'Reilly

Thoughtworks

Talk

Revealing The Self: Passion, Impact And Delight.

Olaf Lewitz

 

15:30 - 16:00

Break

16:00 - 16:45

Talk

Transparency: The Tools, Techniques And Cultural Shifts That Make Companies Transparent.

Graeme Bodys

nooQ

Talk

Holacracy in Action: Debunking myths in the shift from hierarchy

Nick Osbourne

Evolving Organisations

Workshop

Digital Maturity: Evaluation And Action Towards A Digital Business

We Are Friday

Limited places - book now

16:45 - 17:30

Talk

Huh? Nah! Mmm? Ahh! : changing organisations by focusing on people.

Matt Ballantine

Stamp London

Talk

Tilt the innovation playing field.

Joshua Arnold

Blackswan Farming

17:30 onwards

Social Evening

Join us to round off the day at The Rack and Tenter pub nearby - drinks, nibbles and networking!
Hosted by #ResponsiveOrg and welcoming a #ResponsiveOrg meetup.

Friday 4th July

Conference Day 2

9:00 - 9:30

Conference Registration.

Tea / Coffee.
9:30 - 10:15

Talk

Trial, Error And The God Complex.

Tim Harford

Financial Times

Workshop

Get In The Game. The Great Game Of Business.

Arend Welmers

Organisation Analytics Ltd

Limited places - book now

Workshop

Temenos: An In Depth Working Session.

Olaf Lewitz

 

Limited places - book now

10:15 - 11:00

Experience Report

Extreme Innovations In Employee Welfare.

Jack Hubbard

Propellernet

11:00 - 11:30

Break

11:30 - 12:15

Talk

Becoming A Learning Organisation

Karl Scotland

Lean Systems Society

Workshop

Failing Well.

Rachel Collinson

 

Limited places - book now

Workshop

Governance For Innovation.

Energized Work

Limited places - book now

Workshop

Stop Talking, Start Walking.

Lasy Lawless

Conscious Business People

Limited places - book now

12:15 - 13:00

Experience Report

Motivating The Many at Unilever

Geoff McDonald

Unilever

Talk

Intellectual Property.

David Chan

Information Leadership Network

13:00 - 14:00

Break

14:00 - 14:45

Talk

Media And The Art Of Culture

Darren Childs & Jane Sparrow

UKTV

Talk

The Old Ways Are The Best.

Zoe Cunningham

Tech Talkfest

Workshop

Changing Cynics: Turning Blockers Into Backers.

The SO Team

Limited places - book now

Workshop

Breathe, Connect, Engage: How To Communicate With Authenticity

Kamala Katbamna

Chirp

Limited places - book now

14:45 - 15:30

Talk

Communities Of Purpose.

Tom Nixon

Nixon McInnes

Talk

How To Create A Happy Workplace.

Henry Stewart

Happy LTD.

15:30 - 16:00

Break

16:00 - 16:45

Talk

Radical

Paul Dolman-Darrall

Gamevy

Workshop

Winning Together: Building A Strong Ownership Culture.

Jacqui Mitchell

 

Limited places - book now

Workshop

The Monday Plan: Changes You Can Make On Monday For A Happier Workplace.

Henry Stewart

Happy LTD.

Limited places - book now

16:45 - 17:30

Q & A

Question And Answer Session.

 

 




What is Spark the Change?

An event for the whole organisation, Spark brings together leaders from across the business to explore how they can work together to create lasting and total change. Talks and workshops offer inspiring examples and practical advice on taking action and overcoming obstacles.

Below you’ll find the key topics that Spark will cover, themes that act as the foundation for building organisations we want to work in.

What is Spark the Change?

THEMES

Organising the Organisation

  • Natural hierarchies / flat structures
  • Leadership without politics; decisions without democracy
  • Freedom vs efficiency – exploding the myths of centralisation
  • The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth - Performance measures that work
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Unleashing People

  • Imagine, innovate, achieve – the trinity of creativity
  • Trust and partnership – employee ownership in action
  • The one who says no – redefining management power
  • Fighting fear – analysing what we give up when we change the way we work
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Disruption & Change

  • Riding or drowning? The technology wave
  • Failing early and often – how to embed experimentation
  • Survival of the most open – mastering new tools, new skills & new challenges
  • Balancing short term responsiveness with long-term objectives
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Who is Spark the Change for?

Spark the change is not about IT, HR or strategy – it is about your organisation and how you can focus on the whole, not a single part.

Interlocking systems resist change. If you replace a single part of a system – the other parts can falter. The pressure to revert to the previous way of working becomes almost over-whelming.

Normally advocates for change focus on a single discipline and ultimately fail to make lasting change. Spark the Change shows you how to avoid the traps and overcome obstacles by leveraging the whole organisation.

That means leaders and managers from all areas of the organisation should attend. You’ll find Spark the Change even more valuable if you can persuade colleagues from outside your own discipline to attend with you.

Who is Spark for?
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Why should you go?

Organisations with motivated employees grow faster and are more profitable. They have lower rates of absenteeism, lower turnover and reduced costs. These aren’t ‘soft’ benefits – they are the marks of success. As the world of work changes around us we need to change with it. Spark the Change is all about structuring your organisation and your work so that people are happy, productive and innovative.

  • Discover

    learn about organisations that have rejected specific conventions, from job titles to performance reviews.

  • Observe

    see the benefits of radical innovations including zero salaries, no bosses and shared ownership

  • Network

    build valuable network connections with a range of committed and inspirational individuals from varied industries

  • Workshop

    specific methods, and create implementation plans for your unique situation

  • Advice

    a range of experts are available to answer your questions in workshops and talks.

  • Inspiration

    you too can spark the change to create the job, career and organisation you want.



Where is Spark?

The Brewery

Spark The Change will be held at The Brewery. The Brewery is renowned for its excellence in catering – so prepare for a couple of days of delicious food and drink alongside the conference!

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