|Tue 13 - Wed 14 June||Step II Qualifying Programme||Book|
|09:00 – 09:30||Registration|
|09:30 – 09:45||Welcome, Jeff Hayes, President and CEO, CPP|
|09:45 – 10:45||
Opening keynote: leading when times are tough... five leader 'must-do's'
Sharon Richmond, Principal, Richmond Associates Consulting
"I think that you will all agree that we are living in most interesting times," stated Joseph Chamberlain, a controversial British politician and statesman in a speech he made in 1898. He went on to define interesting as "continuing to bring us daily new objects of interest, and of anxiety."
Sharon believes we can ALSO agree that this is at least as true today as it was in 1898, in business as well as in politics and government around the globe. Leaders face unique challenges during such times -- chaotic, creative, confusing as they are -- and must call upon less familiar skills and capabilities if they are to successfully lead their organizations and communities.
Sharon will introduce five leadership 'must-do's', and invite us to surface insights for the leaders with whom we work, using our type knowledge. We can't solve the political problems of the day, but let's not shy away from the inherent complexities inherent in times of trouble. And let's leave with clarify about the unique value we can bring to the organizations we influence.
Sharon has worked as a Senior Partner or Consultant with M Squared Consulting, 54th Street Partners, APM Inc., and Touche Ross Management Consulting. She started and led Cisco’s global Change Leadership center. Sharon has founded and led Richmond Associates – a consultancy focused on business-driven change management – since 1988, through which she coaches and consults with leaders of companies across technology, bio-pharma, education and financial management. Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Sharon works with companies from Fortune 50 to venture-backed start-ups.
|10:45 - 11:15||Tea/coffee|
|Track 1||Track 2||Track 3|
|11:15 – 12:00||
Through the leadership looking glass... OPP consultancy’s perspective
Claire Bremner, Principal Consultant, and Ben Vernazza, Senior Consultant, OPP
In today’s ever more complex and changeable landscape, leaders are under increasing scrutiny and facing their greatest challenges. We’ll share stories and examples from OPP Consultancy’s work with leaders about what, in this ever-changing context, facilitates leadership growth and high performance. As we talk about these examples, we’ll share some of our current thinking around working with leaders to enable them to harness their potential, get the best out of their people and successfully lead across the organisational system.
Selling development in turbulent times
Clive Thomas, CCO Europe, and Liane Hawthorne, Head of UK Sales, OPP
While business leaders seem pre-occupied with Brexit and economic uncertainty, people development can be viewed as ‘nice to have’, rather than the key to achieving business objectives. This session will look at current trends and recent research in the HR and L&D space, and suggest ways this can be used to present the positive impact and importance of employee wellbeing and other initiatives. You’ll take away ideas and examples to help you articulate why your business, or the organisations you work with, should continue to invest in order to thrive.
Re-energising your feedback in 1:1, group and virtual settings
Gil Parsons and Paul Wilson, Lead Consultants, OPP
An interactive session to experience alternative ways of exploring MBTI dichotomies and how to apply MBTI knowledge. With the growing use of technology the demand for feedback sessions delivered virtually has increased. With this comes the challenge of how to maintain the client’s engagement and interest and ensure the client learns from the feedback session.
We will consider the challenges of how to keep feedback sessions interesting and engaging both for the client and practitioner whether these are delivered face to face or virtually.
|12:00 – 12:05||Time to switch tracks|
|12:05 – 12:50||
MBTI type, entrepreneurship and you
John Hackston, Head of Thought Leadership, OPP
Are you an entrepreneur? The answer might surprise you. OPP’s research shows that while people of any type can be successful as entrepreneurs, each type will typically have features that will help them to be successful entrepreneurs, and features that might make them less successful. John Hackston, Head of Thought Leadership at OPP, will share our findings and show you how to find out if you work for an entrepreneurial organisation.
Client story: Using MBTI insights to develop our scientific leaders of the future
Noelle Hartley, CDT Manager, University of Surrey, and Alice King, Deputy Head of Consultancy, OPP
The shape of higher education needs to keep pace in a rapidly changing world. The challenge faced by this Centre is to deliver the right training at the right time and to continue to contribute to the industrial strategy set out by Greg Clark Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. This session will explore how the MBTI was introduced to the Centre in 2010 and how it has become integrated as part of the leadership and ‘soft skills’ training provided to research engineers every year. We will share examples of the student experience and the transferable skills and insights they take away from their programme and apply in their roles in industry.
|12:50 – 14:20||Lunch and world café|
|14:20 – 15:05||
Using conflict modes to enhance your facilitation style
Catherine Ellwood, Principal Consultant, OPP
Through the use of the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), this session will explore the impact of conflict modes on your facilitation style. Whether working with a team or engaging in one-to-one coaching our approach to conflict will impact on how we react and respond to the behaviours of others. Designed to be experiential in nature, this session will explore the TKI framework and provide an opportunity for you to reflect on techniques to enhance your facilitation style. There will also be the opportunity to receive a free, personal TKI report following the conference.
Type dynamics made easy(ish)
Type dynamics are what the MBTI model is all about – yet practitioners often find this approach difficult to understand, let alone use with clients. John Hackston, Head of Thought Leadership at OPP, will show how you can use imagery, analogies, stories and free resources to bring type dynamics to life, adding extra depth to your use of the assessment.
Exploring mid-life transitions
Betsy Kendall, VP Global Programmes, Delivery and Content, CPP
An essential session for MBTI practitioners and coaches working with individuals in their 40s, 50s and 60s (or who are in that age range themselves). We will explore life-long Type development and key aspects of Jung’s thinking about the development of the Self that are outside the scope of MBTI foundation training, including:
You’ll gain an understanding of common coaching issues at different life stages, and will receive a workbook to support your own exploration of the material we cover.
|15:05 – 15:10||Time to switch tracks|
|15:10 – 15:55||
Managing polarities using type dynamics
Leanne Harris, Lead Consultant, OPP
Current writers on management and leadership highlight the importance for today's leaders of being able to manage polarities in order to enhance and maintain organisational effectiveness, for example organisational structure vs. agility, task vs. people. The MBTI helps us to see how we relate to such polarities within our own type and how our natural preferences are likely to lead us to favour one side of a polarity. This session will focus on applying type dynamics to leadership development to enhance leaders' ability to more effectively manage both personal and organisational polarities. The session will include examples, experiential sessions and practical tools to take away for developing leaders.
Case study: How Step II was used to support an organisation through change
Gil Parsons & Paul Wilson
A workshop to understand how MBTI Step II was used in an organisation to raise peoples’ awareness of how they respond to change and how better to support each other. We will share how MBTI Step II can be integrated with change models and specific facets selected and used effectively without having to explore the whole step II profile. We will share some of the activities used to help understand individual’s own and others behaviours and needs when experiencing change .
|15:55 – 16:15||Tea/coffee|
|16:15 – 17:00||
Coaching leaders – a simple framework to yield outsized results
Helping leaders grow in the 21st century is no easy thing. Some leaders readily embrace their development, while others need more guidance to accelerate their growth. And you, as a type-knowledgeable practitioner, are uniquely qualified to help each leader find their own path to successful growth.
Whether a professional coach, an HR business partner or a manager yourself, you'll use this simple framework to help accelerate their development, focusing on the few changes that will advance them most quickly.
Join me for a hands-on session, where we'll review the Leadership Map and the Inside Out - Outside In development approach, then practise its application through a case study, and one of your own coaching situations. You'll benefit most if you have a specific person in mind, and you know their MBTI type.
Understanding workplace wellbeing through the lens of MBTI types
Rich Thompson, Senior Director of Research, CPP
Does your personality type influence your well-being? How do people of different personality types around the world enhance their well-being? The topic of well-being has garnered much attention in recent years as researchers have discovered that our well-being contributes to numerous positive outcomes in relationships, marriage, health, finances, work performance, academic achievement, creativity, job satisfaction, collaboration, and organizational commitment. The business case for promoting employee well-being is strong as there are clear advantages for individuals, teams, and organizations. In this session, Dr. Rich Thompson of CPP will draw on the results of the 2016 Global Well-Being and Personality Type Study to share insights regarding personality type and the link to the many aspects of well-being. Attendees will learn more about the research findings as well as the development implications for individuals and organizations around the globe.
|17:00 – 18:00||Type bingo, networking & drinks|