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AgileSoCal Monthly Meeting - Wednesday, August 15th 6:00 PM

Agile Conversations - Introduction to Nonviolent Communication with Lorraine Aguilar

When: Wednesday, August 15th
Networking and food, 6:00 PM.
Activities start, 6:30 PM.

The Agile Manifesto has two core values that require great communication skills. Being a truly effective communicator may not be a skill you've consciously worked on. At this month's session Lorraine Aguilar will introduce Non-Violent Communication (NVC) and how to help you and your teams amplify their interactions and collaboration.

NVC is an empathy-based set of principles and practices that promote psychological safety, collaboration, innovation, inclusion and connection across differences. It's used around the world in companies including Microsoft, Google, Nissan and Samsung to promote human-centered work environments. It is also used internationally in education, parenting, mediation, social activism and other environments where people influence positive change.

Your Presenter:

Lorraine Aguilar is passionate about empowering people to collaborate, innovate and influence others for the greater good. She has trained and coached senior leadership teams at Nissan, Merck, the United Nations and other organizations whose success depends on effective collaboration. She has spoken at numerous Agile events, including the Global Scrum Gathering and Agile Open conferences.

Lorraine speaks regularly to business leaders in the United States, China and Korea on how to influence and engage people using Nonviolent Communication (NVC), an empathy-based communications framework that promotes collaboration and innovation. A certified trainer in NVC and former engineer and corporate manager, Lorraine is internationally recognized for her development of NVC-based programs and tools that create a more empathic, collaborative and creative workplace. In addition to her consulting practice, she teaches NVC-based communications as an instructor at UC Irvine and presenter for the University of Southern California (USC) Executive Masters of Leadership Program.

Always free, but YOU MUST RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Agile-SoCal/


Where: The Capital Group Companies
6455 Irvine Center Drive (Yosemite Building, 1st floor)
Irvine, CA 92618

Exit the 5 or 405 at Sand Canyon.
From the 5, go south to Irvine Center and turn right.
From the 405, go north to Irvine Center and turn left.
Take the first right into the main parking lot at Capital Group.
Park (no permit needed), go to the main entrance, look for the signs.

Thanks to Capital Group for the meeting facilities.
Thanks to VersionOne for food and free agile stuff.
Thanks to Mike Cohn for agile e-courses, agile books and stuff.
Thanks to Agile Alliance for hosting our Meetup.

To be eligible for the drawing for free books and agile stuff YOU MUST RSVP to https://www.meetup.com/Agile-SoCal/ 24 hours prior to the meeting and be present to win.

 

AgileSoCal is your community for all things agile. Find us:

On our website at www.agilesocal.com (You are here!)

On Meetup at "Agile-SoCal"

On LinkedIn at "AgileSoCal"

On Twitter @AgileSoCal


Thanks to our ongoing sponsors:

AgileAlliance VersionOne      ScrumAlliance

Mountain Goat Software     Rocket Nine Solutions     O'Reilly Community


2018 AgileSoCal Meeting Calendar

Meetings are usually held on the third Wednesday of each month. But not always, and dates may change, so watch for the announcements.

January 17, 2018 - Six Trumps: The Brain Science that Makes Training Stick with Vic Bonacci and Chris Zarbock
February 21 - More or LeSS? The Road to the Agile Enterprise with Craig Wilson
March 21 - Using Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) for Organizational Transformation Success with Brett Palmer & Scott Dunn
April 18 - Thinking Innovation with Dr. Dave Cornelius
May 16 - How To Build Team Safety: Your Organization’s Secret Superpower with Harald Koebler
June 20 - Scrum vs Kanban - How Does An Agile Team Choose? with Brett Palmer
July 18 - Coaching Heuristics: What's in Your Tookit? with Vic Bonacci
August 15 - Agile Conversations - Introduction to Nonviolent Communication with Lorraine Aguilar
September 19 -
October 17 - Metrics & Assessments with Ben Rodilitz
November 14 -
December - no meeting, Happy Holidays!

All meeting start with food & networking at 6:00 PM, presentation starts at 6:30 PM, raffle follows the presentation.

Would you like to speak at AgileSoCal? Or do you know someone you'd like to see? Email us at agilesocal@gmail.com


Past Meetings & Events

Click here for a full history of all AgileSoCal meetings.

Here's a sample from past AgileSoCal meetings. Our meetings feature experienced agilistas and cutting-edge topics, and are highly interactive and engaging. Come join us at a future meeting!

Agile, Systems, and the Deception of Training - Zach Bonaker
August 2016 - Managing for Happiness - Jurgen Appelo


October 2016 - Agile, Systems, and the Deception of Training - Zach Bonaker

Click here for a full history of all AgileSoCal meetings.


Upcoming Agile Events Calendar

So Cal Local Agile Events Calendar

Wednesday, August 14, 6:00 pm
Agile SoCal - Introduction to Nonviolent Communication with Lorraine Aguilar
Location: Irvine
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-SoCal/

Wednesday, August 15, 6:30 pm
Fullstack Open Source
Location: Downtown LA
More info: https://www.meetup.com/la-fullstack/

Thursday, August 23, 6:00 pm
Backlogs & Brews
Location: Rancho Cucamonga
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Backlogs-Brews-An-Agile-User-group-for-the-Inland-Empire/

Friday, August 24, 7:00 pm
LA SW Automation Testing
Location: Los Angeles (USC)
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Software-Testing-Meetup

Wednesday, August 29, 6:00 pm
Lean Coffee
Location: El Segundo
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Los-Angeles-Scrum-Meetup/

Wednesday, August 29, 7:00 pm
CodeCraft() - Open Spaces Micro Conference
Location: Westlake Village
More info: https://www.meetup.com/codecraftgroup/

Monday, September 3, 6:00 pm
Agile Coffee Happy Hour
Location: San Diego
More info: http://www.meetup.com/Agile-Coffee-San-Diego/

Wednesday, September 12, 6:00 pm
Agile Drink Up
Location: Costa Mesa
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-Drink-Up/

Wednesday, September 19, 6:00 pm
Agile SoCal - TBA
Location: Irvine
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Agile-SoCal/

Tuesday, September 20, 6:30 pm
Agile Coaching Exchange - Coach as a Change Advocate
Location: El Segundo
More info: http://www.meetup.com/ACE-Agile-Coaching-Exchange-SoCal/

Thursday, September 27, 6:00 pm
Backlogs & Brews
Location: Rancho Cucamonga
More info: https://www.meetup.com/Backlogs-Brews-An-Agile-User-group-for-the-Inland-Empire/

Also watch for California Agile Meetups, OC Product Managers, PDMA, PMI OC & LA, SCQAA-OC, Java/.NET user groups, LA Agile Meetup & other MeetUps, etc. to be announced

Local Agile Training

August 28-29
Certified Scrum Master training with Rocket Nine Solutions
Location: Tustin, CA
More info https://www.eventbrite.com

September 26-28
Certified Scrum Developer training with Rocket Nine Solutions
Location: Tustin, CA
More info https://www.eventbrite.com

September 12
Agile Conversations - Nonviolent Communication Skills Training
Location: Irvine - UCI
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/

September 15-16
Training From The Back Of The Room
Location: Irvine - UCI
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/

Regional & National Agile Events Calendar

September 13-14
Agile Open SoCal
Location: Irvine - UCI
More info: http://www.agileopencalifornia.com/southern_ca.html

September 13-14
LeSS Conference 2018
Location: New York, NY
More info: https://less.works/less-conferences/2018-new-york/index.html

October 3
Agile Games West
Location: Berkeley, CA
More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/

October 4-5
Agile Open Northern California
Location: Berkeley, CA
More info: http://agileopencalifornia.com/northern_ca.html

November 16
Agile Arizona
Location: Phoenix, AZ
More info: https://agilearizona.org/

November 17
Global Day of Code Retreat
Location: worldwide!
More info: http://coderetreat.org/

March 14, 2019
Agile Open Arizona
Location: Tucson, AZ
More info: http://agileopenarizona.com/