According to Scaled Agile’s Audrey Boydston, one of the best-kept secrets in many enterprises today is the emergence of behind-the-scenes, innovative, collaborative, people-powered learning networks. These are not separately funded, fully planned, leadership-led, exclusive organizations within an enterprise. Rather, they are initiated by individuals and groups that are looking for a way to share their expertise and learn from others in exchange for personal growth. Organizational boundaries do not inhibit them.

Agile has inspired the formation of many of these learning networks. It has sparked a renewed energy and focus on learning as part of everything that we do, way beyond retrospection alone. Agile enterprises have the unique opportunity to extend and expand learning by tapping into these networks to help accelerate connections and an innovation mindset across all of their business units. The sustainability and growth of Agile transformations are often catalyzed by and through these networks.

This talk shares real-life examples of journeys with learning networks, how they emerge and how they catalyze to form and grow. Audrey also provides thinking tools for connecting networks together to foster a continuous learning culture.

About Our Speaker:

Audrey Boydston is an experienced Lean-Agile coach, trainer, speaker and SAFe Program Consultant Trainer.

As a Certified Trainer for ‘Training from the BACK of the Room!’ and a Certified Facilitator in LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method and materials, her focus is on engaging her audiences and creating a love for lifelong learning through each workshop she creates and delivers.

Audrey has spent the majority of her career working for large enterprises in the financial services industry, including GE, Citigroup, Sears, Discover, HSBC, and Capital One. As an Agile Coach at Capital One, she launched a Community of Practice for around 75 SAFe Program Consultants from across the enterprise.


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