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The Center for Agile Thinking_Client Pitch

  1. 1. Bringing Business Thinking to the Next Level Agile  Cri)cal  Thinking   Product  Overview       www.agilethinking.com   © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking n www.agilethinking.com
  2. 2. Our Product Offering Agile  Teamwork   &  Collabora)on   Agile     Communica)on   &  Influence   Agile   Innova)on   Agile  Strategic   Thinking   Agile  Cri)cal  ThinkingTM     is  the  Founda)on   © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking n www.agilethinking.com
  3. 3. The Agile Critical ThinkingTM Framework The  Agile  Cri)cal  ThinkingTM  framework  provides  a  roadmap   to  build  a  founda)on  for  21st  Century  Skills   Prac)cal,  applica)on-­‐oriented  )ps,  tools  &  techniques   © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking n 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   cri)cal  thinking  techniques  to  common  business  situa)ons       Assess  the   Situa3on   Consider  the   Evidence   Take     Ac3on   Job  Aids  provide  a  common  language  and  approach     that  can  be  used  both  by  individuals  and  teams   © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking n www.agilethinking.com 4  
  5. 5. Why We Focus on Organizations §  Organiza)ons  create  challenges  to  cri)cal,  strategic   and  innova)ve  thinking.     •  You  may  not  have  all  the  informa)on  you  need,  when   you  need  it   •  You  have  to  balance  mul)ple  priori)es  and  agendas     •  You  have  to  promote  and  assess  both,  individual   contribu)on  and  collabora)ve  effort   •  You  work  in  a  complex,  changing,  global,  connected   environment   © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking n www.agilethinking.com 5  
  6. 6. In Organizations Agility Matters New   Informa3on   Comes  to   Situa3ons   Light   Evolve   Rapidly   You  Gain     New  Insights   © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking n www.agilethinking.com Priori3es     ShiD  
  7. 7. Our Instructional Design u  Short,  highly  focused  on-­‐line  modules  expose  the   learner  to  key  concepts  prior  to  sessions.   u  Prac)cal  techniques  and  simple  frameworks  that  can   be  applied  to  real  problems   u  Learn  by  doing  using  worksheet  ac)vi)es  and  job  aids   u  Reinforce  acquired  skills  through  offline  training   guided  by  Team  leaders  or  our  trainers   Online  Instruc)on   Offline  Training   © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking n www.agilethinking.com Prac)cal  Applica)on  
  8. 8. How It Works Online  Session   Offline  Session   Applica)on   Value   Value   Value   Learn  Concepts,  Build   Framework  and  Consider   Personal/Team  Applica3on   Establish  Understanding  of  Key   Concepts  and  Iden3fy  areas  of   Applica3on  and  Prac3ce   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   Ac)vity)   • Prepare  for  the  Offline  Session   • Review  ‘Make  it  Ours’  ac)vity   • Discuss  Applica)on  and  Concepts   • Define  the  ‘Call  to  Ac)on’   • Describe  Goals  &  Implementa)on   • Transfer  learning  to  the  job   • Leader/Manager  and  team   support  each  other  to  apply  the   tools     • Boost  individual  and  team   effec)veness   © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking n www.agilethinking.com
  9. 9. Delivery Mechanism Instructor  Led   Training   MindPop®     Leader  Led   Training   Make  It  Yours   Big  Ideas  Worksheet   Course  Module  (Online  Instruc)on)   Training  Module  (Offline  Instruc)on)   © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking n www.agilethinking.com
  10. 10. MindPops® u  u  u  Brief  web-­‐based  presenta)ons  built  around  a  topic   Varying  lengths,  depending  on  the  topic  (3-­‐5  minutes)   With  a  worksheet  that  recaps  the  Big  Ideas  and  engages  the   par)cipant  to  relate  the  content  to  their  job   © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking n www.agilethinking.com
  11. 11. Sample MindPop® Topics © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking n www.agilethinking.com
  12. 12. Make It Yours: A Big Idea Worksheet u  Worksheets  are  used  in  conjunc)on  with  MindPops®  to   reinforce  key  learnings  during  the  pre-­‐work.   Recap  of  big  ideas  in   the  MindPop   Thought  ques)ons   that  help  the  learner   relate  the  idea  to   real  work   experiences   © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking n www.agilethinking.com
  13. 13. Job Aids u  u  u  Par)cipant  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  seeng   © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking n www.agilethinking.com
  14. 14. Sample Job Aid Topics © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking n www.agilethinking.com
  15. 15. We Have Two Training Delivery Models Instructor  Led  Training   •  We  provide  the  instructor  &  materials   •  Pre-­‐work  includes    MindPops®  (short   on-­‐line    modules  on  a  topic  )  &   worksheets   •  1  &  2  day  sessions  are  applica)on-­‐ oriented  to  prac)ce  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  facilita)on  guide  &   materials  via  web   •  Pre-­‐work  (MindPops®  &  Worksheet)   •  Sessions  focus  on  applica)on  of  acquired   skills   © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking n www.agilethinking.com
  16. 16. How Instructor Led Training Works 1 Select     Topic   The  leader   selects  the  topics   from  our  catalog   2 Invite     Team   Par)cipants  are   registered  using   their  email   address   3 Leader     Prepares   Leader  downloads    facilita)on   kit  that  can  be  used  as  is  or   customized   Par)cipants  view  the   MindPops®  On-­‐line  and   complete  worksheets   4 © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking n 5 Conduct   Session   Our  trainers   conduct   customized   sessions  to   reinforce  and   apply  skills   Par)cipant     Prepares   www.agilethinking.com 16  
  17. 17. Thought Leader Anne  is  a  facilitator,  coach  and  trainer  of  cri)cal,    strategic  and   collabora)ve    thinking  in  organiza)ons  throughout  the  US  and   interna)onally.     •  Held  execu)ve  posi)ons  in  both  the  government  and  corporate  sectors     •  Recognized  for  groundbreaking  work  on  diversity,  workplace  flexibility,   using  technology  for  making  ‘people  ‘  decisions,  and  team  collabora)on   •  Holds  MBA  from  the  New  York  Ins)tute  of  Technology     •  2003-­‐2013  was  Faculty,  Wharton  School  teaching  courses  in  business   strategy  and  HR  management.   © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking n www.agilethinking.com
  18. 18. Coaches The  Center  for  Agile  Thinking  India  (Principal,  Lead   Coach)   Last-­‐Bench!  Applied  Educa3on  (Co-­‐founder  &  CEO,   Trainer)   OpenLogix  Corpora3on  (Honda  R&D,  Americas,  Inc.)   General  Electric  (Tata  Consultancy  Services)     Educa3on:     Post-­‐Baccalaureate  Cer)ficate  Program  in  Business   Essen)als  from  The  Wharton  School,  University  of   Pennsylvania   Bachelors  in  Computers  from  Sardar  Patel  College  of   Engineering   The  Center  for  Agile  Thinking  India  (Learning  &   Development  Head,  Lead  Coach)   Last-­‐Bench!  Applied  Educa3on  (Head  of  Learning   &  Development,  Trainer)   Atos  India  Pvt.  Ltd  (Senior  Technical  Leader  &   Project  Manager)     Educa3on:     PMP  Cer)fied,  Project  Management  Ins3tute   Bachelors  in  Computers  from  Sardar  Patel  College   of  Engineering   © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking n www.agilethinking.com
  19. 19. How Leader Led Training Works 1 Select     Topic   The  leader   selects  the  topics   from  our  catalog   2 Invite     Team   Par)cipants  are   registered  using   their  email   address   3 Leader     Prepares   Leader  downloads    facilita)on   kit  that  can  be  used  as  is  or   customized   Par)cipants  view  the   MindPops®  On-­‐line  and   complete  worksheets   4 © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking n 5 Conduct   Session   Leader  conducts     90-­‐  minute   sessions  to   reinforce  and   apply  skills   Par)cipant     Prepares   www.agilethinking.com 19  
  20. 20. Why Choose Leader-Led Development §  ‘So$  Skills’  are  best  learned  by  prac5ce,  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  ‘s5ckiness’  is  reinforced  because  it  is  reinforced  by  the  team  and   creates  a  culture  for  cri5cal  thinking   §  The  delivery  model  was  developed  so  that  it  does  not  need  any  pre-­‐ training  or  cer5fica5on  to  deliver   §  We  deliver  the  content  through  MindPops  so  that  the  leader  focuses  on   applica5on  of  the  content  to  the  work  environment   © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking
  21. 21. 90-Minute Session Roadmap 'Make  it  Ours'   Applica2on   Call  to  Ac2on   Kick  off   Demonstrate  and  Prac>ce   Techniques   Gain  Commitment   Introduce  topic     Confirm  comple2on  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   Walk-­‐through  concepts  using   our  examples  or  your  own   Work  in  pairs  or  trios  to  prac2ce   applying    techniques     Job  Aids   Relate  concepts  to  everyday   work  and  collec2vely  brainstorm   poten2al  applica2ons   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   Goal   Goal   To  confirm  understanding   and  connect  topic  with  the   team's  work     Debrief  experience  and   summarize  insights  using  ‘real   work’  or  examples  you   provide   Reinforce  concepts,   understand  workplace   applica>on,  define  roles  and   responsibili>es  and  future   work   30 Minutes 45 Minutes 15 Minutes © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking 1  
  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  func)ons   2   •  Train  team  members  and  employees  to  inculcate  analy)c  and   cri)cal  skills  and  apply  them  to  improve  their  professional  output   3   •  Increase  teamwork  by  promo)ng  collabora)ve  effort  and  helping   individuals  analyze  roles  and  responsibili)es   4   •  Improve  group  func)oning  and  cohesion  through  our  detailed   and  customized  Leader  led  training   5   •  Combina)on  of  online  instruc)on,  self-­‐paced  ac)vi)es,  solu)on-­‐ oriented  job  aids  and  offline  training  in  one  single  package   6   •  Avail  customized  and  cer)fied  courses,  designed  by  leading   experts,  at  a  highly  affordable  price   © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking n www.agilethinking.com
  23. 23. Clients Served © 2013 The Center for Agile Thinking n 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   n www.agilethinking.com

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