The Center for Agile Thinking: Client Pitch

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A comprehensive overview of our Product Offering- Agile Critical Thinking and our unique Leader-Led Training model

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  • The Agile Critical Thinking Framework consists of three steps, each with a set of tools and techniques that are used to apply critical thinking techniques to common business situations:Assess the situationConsider the evidenceTake ActionIt reinforces agility so that critical thinking and decision making is seen as an iterative, rather than linear process.Job Aids provide a common language and approach that can be used both by individuals and teams.
  • The Center for Agile Thinking: Client Pitch

    1. 1. Bringing Business Thinking to the Next Level Agile Critical Thinking Product Overview www.agilethinking.com © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking  www.agilethinking.com
    2. 2. Our Product Offering © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking  www.agilethinking.com
    3. 3. The Agile Critical ThinkingTM Framework The Agile Critical ThinkingTM framework provides a roadmap to build a foundation for 21st Century Skills Practical, application-oriented tips, tools & techniques © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking  www.agilethinking.com 3
    4. 4. What is the Agile Critical ThinkingTM Framework Three steps, each with a set of tools and techniques that are used to apply critical thinking techniques to common business situations Assess the Situation Consider the Evidence Take Action Job Aids provide a common language and approach that can be used both by individuals and teams © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking  www.agilethinking.com 4
    5. 5. Why We Focus on Organizations  Organizations create challenges to critical, strategic and innovative thinking. • You may not have all the information you need, when you need it • You have to balance multiple priorities and agendas • You have to promote and assess both, individual contribution and collaborative effort • You work in a complex, changing, global, connected environment © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking  www.agilethinking.com 5
    6. 6. In Organizations Agility Matters New Information Comes to Situations Light Evolve Rapidly You Gain New Insights © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking  www.agilethinking.com Priorities Shift
    7. 7. Our Instructional Design  Short, highly focused on-line modules expose the learner to key concepts prior to sessions.  Practical techniques and simple frameworks that can be applied to real problems  Learn by doing using worksheet activities and job aids  Reinforce acquired skills through offline training guided by Team leaders or our trainers Online Instruction Offline Training © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking  www.agilethinking.com Practical Application
    8. 8. How It Works Online Session Offline Session Application Value Value Value Learn Concepts, Build Framework and Consider Personal/Team Application Establish Understanding of Key Concepts and Identify areas of Application and Practice Reinforce Concepts and Apply the Tools and Techniques in the Work Environment Sequence of Learning Components Targets • Views MindPops® • Reviews Big Ideas Worksheet • ‘Make it Yours’ (Self-Paced Activity) • Prepare for the Offline Session • Review ‘Make it Ours’ activity • Discuss Application and Concepts • Define the ‘Call to Action’ • Describe Goals & Implementation • Transfer learning to the job • Leader/Manager and team support each other to apply the tools • Boost individual and team effectiveness © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking  www.agilethinking.com
    9. 9. Delivery Mechanism Instructor Led Training MindPop® Leader Led Training Make It Yours Big Ideas Worksheet Course Module (Online Instruction) Training Module (Offline Instruction) © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking  www.agilethinking.com
    10. 10. MindPops®    Brief web-based presentations built around a topic Varying lengths, depending on the topic (3-5 minutes) With a worksheet that recaps the Big Ideas and engages the participant to relate the content to their job © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking  www.agilethinking.com
    11. 11. Sample MindPop® Topics © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking  www.agilethinking.com
    12. 12. Make It Yours: A Big Idea Worksheet  Worksheets are used in conjunction with MindPops® to reinforce key learnings during the pre-work. Recap of big ideas in the MindPop Thought questions that help the learner relate the idea to real work experiences © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking  www.agilethinking.com
    13. 13. Job Aids    Participant uses techniques on the job to reinforce agile thinking skills “Coach Me” walks through key tasks to use the job aid Job Aids can be used individually or in a group setting © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking  www.agilethinking.com
    14. 14. Sample Job Aid Topics © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking  www.agilethinking.com
    15. 15. We Have Two Training Delivery Models Instructor Led Training • We provide the instructor & materials • Pre-work includes MindPops® (short online modules on a topic ) & worksheets • 1 & 2 day sessions are applicationoriented to practice skills & Job Aids • Web based follow-up for reinforcement Leader Led Training • Managers or Team leaders conduct 90 – minute sessions to connect skills into daily work • Leader accesses facilitation guide & materials via web • Pre-work (MindPops® & Worksheet) • Sessions focus on application of acquired skills © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking  www.agilethinking.com
    16. 16. How Instructor Led Training Works 1 Select Topic The leader selects the topics from our catalog 2 Invite Team Participants are registered using their email address 3 Leader Prepares Leader downloads facilitation kit that can be used as is or customized Participants view the MindPops® On-line and complete worksheets 4 © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking  5 Conduct Session Our trainers conduct customized sessions to reinforce and apply skills Participant Prepares www.agilethinking.com 16
    17. 17. Thought Leader Anne is a facilitator, coach and trainer of critical, strategic and collaborative thinking in organizations throughout the US and internationally. • Held executive positions in both the government and corporate sectors • Recognized for groundbreaking work on diversity, workplace flexibility, using technology for making ‘people ‘ decisions, and team collaboration • Holds MBA from the New York Institute of Technology • 2003-2013 was Faculty, Wharton School teaching courses in business strategy and HR management. © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking  www.agilethinking.com
    18. 18. Coaches The Center for Agile Thinking India (Principal, Lead Coach) Last-Bench! Applied Education (Co-founder & CEO, Trainer) OpenLogix Corporation (Honda R&D, Americas, Inc.) General Electric (Tata Consultancy Services) The Center for Agile Thinking India (Learning & Development Head, Lead Coach) Last-Bench! Applied Education (Head of Learning & Development, Trainer) Atos India Pvt. Ltd (Senior Technical Leader & Project Manager) Education: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Business Essentials from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Bachelors in Computers from Sardar Patel College of Engineering Education: PMP Certified, Project Management Institute Bachelors in Computers from Sardar Patel College of Engineering © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking  www.agilethinking.com
    19. 19. How Leader Led Training Works 1 Select Topic The leader selects the topics from our catalog 2 Invite Team Participants are registered using their email address 3 Leader Prepares Leader downloads facilitation kit that can be used as is or customized Participants view the MindPops® On-line and complete worksheets 4 © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking  5 Conduct Session Leader conducts 90- minute sessions to reinforce and apply skills Participant Prepares www.agilethinking.com 19
    20. 20. Why Choose Leader-Led Development  ‘Soft Skills’ are best learned by practice, coaching and reinforcement  Leaders learn themselves by ‘teaching’ others – so that the leader is developing coaching skills that can be applied in any domain  The ‘stickiness’ is reinforced because it is reinforced by the team and creates a culture for critical thinking  The delivery model was developed so that it does not need any pretraining or certification to deliver  We deliver the content through MindPops so that the leader focuses on application of the content to the work environment © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking  www.agilethinking.com
    21. 21. 90-Minute Team Session Roadmap 'Make it Ours' Application Call to Action Kick off Demonstrate and Practice Techniques Gain Commitment Introduce topic Confirm completion of Pre-work Reiterate requirement of new concepts Review agenda Review goals Shared Understanding Why this is relevant How is it meaningful Personal & Professional benefits Goal Walk-through concepts using our examples or your own Work in pairs or trios to practice applying techniques Job Aids Relate concepts to everyday work and collectively brainstorm potential applications Goal To confirm understanding and connect topic with the team's work Debrief experience and summarize insights using ‘real work’ or examples you provide 30 Minutes 45 Minutes © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking  www.agilethinking.com How can we apply these tools in our own team How can we support each other How will we keep this going Wrap Up Clearly define takeaways, to-dos and applicable concepts Goal Reinforce concepts, understand workplace application, define roles and responsibilities and future work 15 Minutes 21
    22. 22. Benefits to your organization 1 • Train team leaders, decision makers and managers to improve leadership and problem solving skills and apply them to specific job functions 2 • Train team members and employees to inculcate analytic and critical skills and apply them to improve their professional output 3 • Increase teamwork by promoting collaborative effort and helping individuals analyze roles and responsibilities 4 • Improve group functioning and cohesion through our detailed and customized Leader led training 5 • Combination of online instruction, self-paced activities, solutionoriented job aids and offline training in one single package 6 • Avail customized and certified courses, designed by leading experts, at a highly affordable price © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking  www.agilethinking.com
    23. 23. Clients Served © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking  www.agilethinking.com
    24. 24. Contact Visit us at www.agilethinking.com USA India Anne Pauker Kreitzberg anne@agilethinking.com +1 609 947 0944 Venkat Iyer venkat@agilethinking.com +91 98200 69562 © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking  www.agilethinking.com

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