2 March 2020

Facilitating High Performing Teams in the Age of Complexity with Allison Tsao | Mon 09 Mar | 5:30PM

Many organisations and communities are operating in an age of complexity, where problems are poorly defined, change is constant, and resources are scarce. Gone are the days where problems are predictable, solutions can be drawn from past experience, and one person’s technical expertise can be drawn upon. More and more, complex problems rely on people to harness diversity and problem solve together to find creative solutions.  So why is it that so many teams struggle to do this?
As humans, we are drawn to others similar to us. However, in order to generate creative solutions, we must work in teams that also value differences. Teams that can share knowledge and solve problems together by celebrating similarities and differences are what will create our future high performing teams. In this session, we’ll talk about the core foundations of what it means to operate in complexity and practice some foundational facilitation techniques that begins to build a high performing team.
About Allison Tsao
Headshot of Allison TsaoAllison’s career has spanned previous lives at Merrill Lynch, Deloitte Consulting, Accenture, and American Express. She has worked as a Human Capital Consultant and as an HR Business Partner. Her global curiosity led her to move to Australia in 2014, joining Veldhoen + Company as a Senior Workplace Consultant helping organisations transform the way they work through Activity Based Working (ABW). Allison’s consulting experience has enabled her to work alongside some of the greatest companies in the world (25+ organisations and counting) across various industries, geographies, and sizes, addressing some of their most pressing business and people challenges.

Throughout her 14 years of consulting around people, process, and culture, Allison has continued to experience the world changing at a rapid rate. This rate of change is impacting all organisations, and organisations must focus on creating real value through innovation and creativity. This results in a need to shift the way we currently manage and lead our teams.

Allison believes that the way we can support this shift in leadership is by creating a more human way of leading – one that invites authenticity and emphasises trusting relationships. Her experience and intuition has led her to create Humans Who Lead, a global Leadership Development platform and consultancy dedicated to shifting the leadership paradigm and helping people grow into the type of leaders that can lead for the future.

Header: getting there (directions)
Venue: University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Building 10 (cnr Jones & Thomas St), Level 5, Room 5.580
Take the lift to level 5, cross the atrium footbridge, walk straight ahead to room 580 on your right.

Time: From 5:30pm to 7:30pm | No RSVP - Just turn up | Donation $5

Contact: www.facilitatorsnetwork.blogspot.com
Eoin Higgins  eoin.p.higgins@gmail.com : 0407 411 684
Header: coming soon
Monday April 20th
Facilitating for Sustainability with Lina Mbirkou
Monday May 11th
People Pleasing / Recovering Boundaries with Anick Patry

multiple images the February SFN event
SFN 2020 got off to a wonderful start in Feb when Charlie Trindall facilitated a lively discussion on the different cultural perspective on time.  We got many inquiries as to where Charlie might be be offering a session next.
Charlie is offering a 1-Day event on March 18th, titled: Understanding and Applying Aboriginal Perspectives in Facilitation.
Details available at the Eventbrite Site. Alternatively, Charlie can be contacted at Mobile: 0428394497; email: mailto:charlestrindall@optusnet.com.au