5:15 – 5:45 pm – Registration and Networking
5:45 – 8:30 pm – Workshop
is a real-world-tested social technology for agile and purposeful organization. It radically changes how an organization is structured, how decisions are made, and how power is distributed.
It has been in the news lately after Zappos announced it was implementing its practice across the organization. The press has been fascinated with it, giving it a lot of airtime, but also reporting several misconceptions such as:
- Holacracy is structure-less and chaotic.
- Holacracy removes all hierarchy.
- Holacracy is a democratic system (or a consensus based system).
- Holacracy is a silver bullet.
In fact the misconceptions accrue because Holacracy practices are different from what most people know—they do not fit with most mental models currently in use. When we try to fit it into old models it is easy to miss what it really is.
Join us next month to learn more about what Holacracy is (and isn’t). You will come away with a taste of it and a greater sense of whether it is something you’d like to explore further.
Fernando Lopez, ORSCC, CPCC, PCC
Fernando’s mission is finding often-surprising solutions to leadership and relationship challenges.
He is president of Bridgespace Consulting Inc., an executive coaching firm that specializes in helping clients create the space for powerful collaboration. He is a faculty member of CRR Global and the Coaches Training Institute, and a Certified Holacracy Practitioner. Motivated by discovering new coaching approaches and sharing them with others, he has been a speaker at both Toronto OD Network and International Coach Federation conferences and workshops.
Fernando has worked with Microsoft, UNICEF, Bank of Montreal, Cameco, Goldcorp, Avanade, as well as smaller organizations. In his community, Fernando is past president of the Toronto Organization Development Network and co-chair of the Friends of Contemporary Culture at the ROM.
He has a dual degree in Management and Technology from the Wharton School and the School of Engineering of the University of Pennsylvania