Organizational Agility 2015: Getting Fit for Organizational Agility in a VUCA World
Participants attending this presentation will learn the following and have an opportunity to participate in and receive results from the VUCA Report™:
Part 1 - What is VUCA, where did it orginate and why is it relevant?
- History and expanded use of the term VUCA - US Army and beyond
- Personal Illustration - Dr. Horney's role in Navy Special Operations
- References to key publications
- How VUCA applies to the world of work.
- Illustrations of types of VUCA disruptions/turbulence
- Organizational case examples of VUCA impact on businesses
- Why is VUCA important/relevant for the Portfolio, Program or Project Manage
Part 2 - How do we get fit to survive and thrive in a VUCA world?
- Research from 2005 to date illustrating what it takes to survive and thrive in a VUCA world
- Research-based framework for Organizational Agility -- The Agility Model® -- organizational case examples will be shared from client work Agility Consulting has done since its founding in 2001
Part 3 - What resources are available to help identify VUCA environment?
- Strategic Agility Institute -- Online assessment -- The VUCA Report™
- Other sources of trends/patterns -- Where else can we find information on trends and patterns that may create VUCA for organizations?
- There is no crystal ball, but some techniques to apply to proactively address VUCA -- Environmental Mapping and Scenario Planning
Agility Consulting & Training
Dr. Horney founded Agility Consulting and Training in 2001 and has been recognized for innovations in organizational agility theory and practice which includes The AGILE Model®. Nick has consulted with global leaders to help transform their vision to action by anticipating change and building more adaptive capabilities. Dr. Horney has been recognized as an expert in organizational agility by journals such as People & Strategy and CIO Magazine, books such as Rothwell, et. al’s Human Resource Transformation (2008) and organizations and professional associations such as the American Management Association, Project Management Institute, IBN International and Human Resource People and Strategy.
Prior to forming Agility Consulting, Dr. Horney served on the Executive Committee of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) as Vice President of Client and Constituency Relations. His agility and change management consulting experience spans over 30 years and includes the start-up and management of the Coopers & Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers) Change Management Practice. Prior to consulting, Nick held senior leadership roles in the consumer products industry (Divisions of Nestle and Pepsi).
Dr. Horney was a primary contributor to a book in 2013 published by the Project Management Institute entitled Managing Change in Organizations. He recently authored a book in 2015 entitled Focused, Fast and Flexible: Creating Agility Advantage in a VUCA World and coauthored a book in 2000 entitled Project Change Management, published by McGraw-Hill. Dr. Horney is working with AMACOM on a book that features a 10-year study of leadership agility with 1078 global leaders. The working title of this book is Decoding Your Leadership Agility: Getting Fit for Continuous Course Corrections. He has authored or been interviewed for various podcasts, magazines and journals addressing agility and change management issues. His work on the topic of agility has been presented at professional association conferences, internal company management conferences and at universities.
Dr. Horney’s first-hand knowledge of agility and change management was developed during his 23 years as a Navy Special Operations officer leading diving and explosive ordnance disposal teams, where agility was a defining characteristic of success. Nick retired from the U.S. Navy reserves at the rank of Captain.
The Secretary of Commerce appointed Dr. Horney to the Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. He also helped establish and served as a judge for the USA Today Quality Cup Award for ten years. Nick recently served on the Board of Human Resources People and Strategy (HRPS) and served on McKinsey’s Online Executive Panel, the Chief Learning Officer Magazine's Business Intelligence Board and the Advisory Board for the Business School of the University of North Carolina at
Greensboro. He currently serves as a Judge for CLO Magazine’s LearningElite best practice award.
He received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of South Florida.
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