30 September - 2 October 2015

Churchill College, Cambridge, UK

The Fellowship of the Ring: how to walk the walk of leadership

Joe Schmetzer Independent

Session type: Tutorial
Session duration: 60 minutes

Slides from session

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About this Tutorial

Imagine a world where you go to work and people understand your needs, are aligned with your goals and help you achieve them without fear of blame and misunderstanding. Imagine a world of work where people trust and respect one another and are a joy to work with.

The Mutual Learning Model by Chris Argyris can help you make this a reality at work. To make the model more accessible and implementable, join us to learn about the 8 behaviours identified by Roger Schwarz that bring to life the Mutual Learning Model for people who dream of a more fulfilled work life for all of us.

About the Speaker

Joe Schmetzer is a renaissance developer and curious person. He is interested in all aspects of software development, and the culture that surrounds it. As a generalising specialist, coach and communicator he is always looking for better ways of working.

Joe been developing software for over 30 years, and has been paid for it for at least 20 years. He has worked in many industries, including insurance, finance, banking, statistics and the odd bit of retail. Joe has always had a focus on learning technical skills, but in recent years he has been studying more about improving the ways that teams can work together more effectively.


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Participants learn a new approach, tool or technology through using it to solve one or more practical exercises. Any software/hardware requirements are disclosed in the session description.


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