4th edition Experience

It can be said that our organizing committee spared no expense to offer Spark the Change Montreal participants a completely new experience. Organizing a unique event that would offer the most possible value in a virtual training context was their main goal. 

In addition to attending a dozen updated and original interactive workshops, each participant will receive a “ready-to-Spark” surprise kit at home. Not only will the content of this box help ignite the spark of change in you, but it will also contribute to your enjoyment during the event and beyond!

4th Edition Program

More than ever, the raison d’être of Spark the Change aligns with our new reality. The need to change and adjust is now part of our daily lives, in all spheres of our lives. The theme of Spark the Change 2021, “The Transitional 20s”, resides right in the heart of the programme that we offer.

Spark the Change Montreal offers an interactive and humane path with generous programming that will stagger over four weeks in April. Every Thursday afternoon for three weeks, you will attend participatory workshops led in turn by the duo Rémi Tremblay and François Beauregard, Jon Husband and Eve Pomeroy. Each of these inspiring speakers will guide and encourage us to make the transition “From Ego to Eco”. Then, at week 4, we will dive into three half-day workshops and conferences that will equip and inspire you to navigate this new post-Covid era.

In total, you will have the equivalent of three days of interactions spread over 4 weeks in April to allow you to create new links, consolidate your network and acquire new knowledge. This represents one extra day of training compared with last editions, this is significant!

So mark your calendars and come Spark with us!  The spark of change lights up on April 8, 2021!

April 2021

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

12h30 @ 15h00

12h30 @ 15h00

12h30 @ 14h30

Thursday, April 8

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15H00

Informal reflection activity under the theme of the 4th edition

This year's event takes place over 6 half-days spread over 4 weeks in April. On each of these days, from 12:00 to 12:30, participants will arrive in a large virtual room on Zoom. Upon arrival, participants will be able to participate in an exercise under the theme: "The Transitional 20s: From Ego to Eco.”

Over the course of the six days of Spark the Change MTL, the reflection work will evolve and provide concrete ways to initiate the transformations necessary to adapt to the major changes already underway in our organizations.

From digital transformation to climate change, artificial intelligence to greater employee empowerment, to the realization that we (people, business, community, planet) are all interconnected in some way, we are at the onset of this century’s version of the roaring 20s.

Opening of the 4th edition of Spark the Change Montréal

 

Network Evolution

 Networks are essential to the modern world. They were always essential but today’s pace and technology have occluded how important are the basic human relationships behind the networks. 

One of the challenges we face since the advent of social network is to estimate or measure the quality of our connections. Beyond “likes” and “shares”, beyond daily post and “followers” how good are our networks?
Vikas is the co-founder of Keyhubs, a firm specializing in organization network analysis, real-time self-awareness, and fostering connection across divides. 

He will help us discover the power of our networks with an interactive and insightful experiment lasting 4 weeks during Spark the Change 2021 .

Vikas Narula Bio

Rencontrer et réconcilier tous les “personnages” en nous.

En tant qu’humains, nous sommes en quête de cohérence « personnelle-collective ». Cela nous invite à explorer en profondeur nos intentions « générales-spécifiques » ainsi qu’à questionner avec ouverture la cohérence de notre « action-inaction », de notre « parole-silence »... En situation d’urgence, le sauveur en soi peut possiblement être utile. Même le dictateur est parfois pertinent, n’est-ce pas? Être une chose et, à un autre moment, son contraire tout en restant en harmonie avec soi-même, c’est possible? Ça a l’air de quoi?

Bio de Rémi Tremblay.

Bio de François Beauregard.

Closing

Closing of the first day.

Thursday, April 15

12h00

Informal reflection activity under the theme of the 4th edition

This year's event takes place over 6 half-days spread over 4 weeks in April. On each of these days, from 12:00 to 12:30, participants will arrive in a large virtual room on Zoom. Upon arrival, participants will be able to participate in an exercise under the theme: "The Transitional 20s: From Ego to Eco.”

Over the course of the six days of Spark the Change MTL, the reflection work will evolve and provide concrete ways to initiate the transformations necessary to adapt to the major changes already underway in our organizations.

From digital transformation to climate change, artificial intelligence to greater employee empowerment, to the realization that we (people, business, community, planet) are all interconnected in some way, we are at the onset of this century’s version of the roaring 20s.

« Ready-to-Spark » Surprise Kit Unboxing Event / An Awareness of Your Network

Surprise, delight, intrigue: discover the surprises included in the kit as a group! Participants will quickly notice the presence of an intriguing object that is sure to generate excitement! In small groups, people will be invited to do an exercise with the object, an exhilarating challenge that will make them think about how to make the most of their network of contacts.

Bio de François Lavallée

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Under Pressure - the sequel

Early last spring I was all set to talk about the arrival (and acceleration) of a confluence of unsolvable crises - climate, geo-political, financial, cultural, sociological - that have created a rapidly growing awareness of emergent complexity based on information flows in an interconnected society.

And then 2020 happened !

One year later we’ll look back and forward at what it has been and will mean to live, work and activate change in an increasingly interconnected and fluid world.

Bio de Jon Husband

15H00

Closing

 Closing of the second day.

Thursday, April 22

12h00

Informal reflection activity under the theme of the 4th edition

This year's event takes place over 6 half-days spread over 4 weeks in April. On each of these days, from 12:00 to 12:30, participants will arrive in a large virtual room on Zoom. Upon arrival, participants will be able to participate in an exercise under the theme: "The Transitional 20s: From Ego to Eco.”

Over the course of the six days of Spark the Change MTL, the reflection work will evolve and provide concrete ways to initiate the transformations necessary to adapt to the major changes already underway in our organizations.

From digital transformation to climate change, artificial intelligence to greater employee empowerment, to the realization that we (people, business, community, planet) are all interconnected in some way, we are at the onset of this century’s version of the roaring 20s.

Opening

 Opening  of the third day.








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Network Evolution / Session 2

 Networks are essential to the modern world. They were always essential but today’s pace and technology have occluded how important are the basic human relationships behind the networks. 

One of the challenges we face since the advent of social network is to estimate or measure the quality of our connections. Beyond “likes” and “shares”, beyond daily post and “followers” how good are our networks?
Vikas is the co-founder of Keyhubs, a firm specializing in organization network analysis, real-time self-awareness, and fostering connection across divides. 

He will help us discover the power of our networks with an interactive and insightful experiment lasting 4 weeks during Spark the Change 2021 .

Vikas Narula Bio

Shifting the Social Field

While the term ‘social field’ may not be a term we hear often, it is something we know well.Walking into any social space – a school or an office, for example – we soon get a sense of the quality of relating that characterizes that space. It is reflected in the way people converse, organize, make decisions and move into action. The social field is a way of being in organizations that we help to create with our own actions, but is also bigger than us and that shapes our behaviour.

When a key leadership challenge of our times is to create organizations where creativity springs from all levels of the system, how can we account for the difference between an organization where people regularly step into new territory and take new action, and one where people play it safe and ‘keep their heads down’? It likely has more to do with the quality of the social field than the individuals. So, as interveners, how can we impact the quality of the social field? What can we do to cultivate generative social fields which support ourselves and others step into courageous new action?

In this session, we will work with the social field as a framework for understanding the deeper dimensions of organizational life. Through exercises and dialogue, we will explore the social field intervention tools immediately available to every one of us: the quality of our attention, our capacity to connect with our own sense of purpose and source of inspiration, and the willingness to nurture a space – internally and externally – to bring into being what wants to be born.

Eva Pomeroy Bio

15h00

Closing

 Opening  of the third day.

Tuesday, April 27

12h30 @ 17h00

12h00

Informal reflection activity under the theme of the 4th edition

This year's event takes place over 6 half-days spread over 4 weeks in April. On each of these days, from 12:00 to 12:30, participants will arrive in a large virtual room on Zoom. Upon arrival, participants will be able to participate in an exercise under the theme: "The Transitional 20s: From Ego to Eco.”

Over the course of the six days of Spark the Change MTL, the reflection work will evolve and provide concrete ways to initiate the transformations necessary to adapt to the major changes already underway in our organizations.

From digital transformation to climate change, artificial intelligence to greater employee empowerment, to the realization that we (people, business, community, planet) are all interconnected in some way, we are at the onset of this century’s version of the roaring 20s.

Opening

 Opening of the fourth day.

Seven Rules for Agile Change

Ester Derby Bio

13h15

Human-Centric Transformation: What Does that Look Like?

Is your organization going through a transformation? Having experienced unprecedented change in the past year, you may have had to adapt your routine practices.

But have you considered how this period of change may have affected your people?

Tackling transformation from a human-centric and holistic perspective, we will explore the Organizational Transformation and Alignment (OTA) framework and its four pillars: strategy and culture, leadership, organizational practices and employees.

We will also discuss how to create alignment between these four pillars. The OTA framework was designed by The Pillars after 20 years of working within the field of organizational change and transformation. It became clear to us that change initiatives often fell short due to a lack of involvement of the people affected by the change and to misalignment concerning the change.

We have been refining our framework for the last three years and have recently designed an accompanying assessment, the Organizational Transformation and Alignment Survey (OTAS), which we are in the process of beta testing.

This survey allows organizations to measure alignment between the framework’s four pillars and highlights factors that may help or hinder the success of a change initiative. Using a case study approach, we will lay out the foundational principles of the OTA framework and take participants through a case in which the framework was applied. Together, we will explore what it means to adopt a human-centric and holistic approach to creating alignment and engagement in the change process.

Anne Pertus Bio
Caroline Samné Bio

De panique à magique!

L'atelier permettra aux participants de faire l'expérience d'activités relativement inconfortables. Apres chaque activité suivra une période de réflexion. Ce processus incite les participants à réfléchir sur leur capacité à vivre l'inconfort et à se poser des questions sur la façon de vivre ou subir les transformations organisationnelles. L'Atelier incite également les participants à élargir leur zone de confort, traverser la zone transitoire de l'inconfort pour atteindre la zone où la magie opère!

Bio de François Lavalée

14h45

Pause

15h00

L'empathie appliquée à toutes relations

La démonstration que fera le conférencier à l’aide d’exemples concrets des participant.e.s vous aidera à comprendre clairement les distinctions entre un paradigme relationnel au service de la vie et le paradigme relationnel dans lequel nous avons tous grandi et que nous continuons de reproduire. Simplement par l'orientation de votre attention là où c'est payant pour pour expérimenter des façons nouvelles de vous lier au monde et toutes ses manifestations.

Bio de Guillaume Lanctôt-Bédard

Ecosystem Strategy

This session will provide an actionable definition and framework for ecosystems, their strategic importance, their complex collaboration models, and thoughts on ecosystem leadership.

Lesley Antoun Bio

16h30

Wednesday, April 28

12h30 @ 17h00

12h00

Informal reflection activity under the theme of the 4th edition

This year's event takes place over 6 half-days spread over 4 weeks in April. On each of these days, from 12:00 to 12:30, participants will arrive in a large virtual room on Zoom. Upon arrival, participants will be able to participate in an exercise under the theme: "The Transitional 20s: From Ego to Eco.”

Over the course of the six days of Spark the Change MTL, the reflection work will evolve and provide concrete ways to initiate the transformations necessary to adapt to the major changes already underway in our organizations.

From digital transformation to climate change, artificial intelligence to greater employee empowerment, to the realization that we (people, business, community, planet) are all interconnected in some way, we are at the onset of this century’s version of the roaring 20s.

Opening

 Opening of the fifth day.

De  l'indignation à l'action

Bio de Guedwig Bernier

13h15

Applied Theory U: Powerful Coaching Circles / Théorie U en action grâce au puissant cercle de coaching

Coaching circles are probably the single most effective method in the u.lab for experiencing the entire Theory U process in 90 min! By ‘experiencing the U process’ we are referring to the experience of a shift in the social field from normal discussion to collective presence and generative dialogue. By using this unique Theory U based Coaching Circle framework, participants are able to experience what it means to listen deeply and offer insights from a social field of, the three cornerstones of ‘leading from the future as it emerges’: Open Mind, Open Heart and Open Will. Coaching Circles can be profound and generative experiences for everyone involved, whether you are the person being coached or one of the four coaches in the circle.

Les cercles de coaching sont probablement la méthode la plus efficace pour expérimenter l'ensemble du processus de Theorie U en 90 min! En «expérimentant le processus U», nous faisons référence à l'expérience d'un changement dans le “champ social”, d'une discussion normale vers une présence collective et un dialogue génératif. En utilisant le cadre unique du cercle de coaching basé sur Theory U, les participants seront en mesure de découvrir ce que signifie écouter profondément et offrir un aperçu via le champ social, des trois pierres angulaires du moto de la théorie U “diriger l'avenir émergent: esprit ouvert, cœur ouvert et avenir émergent”. Également, les cercles de coaching peuvent être des expériences profondes et génératrices pour toutes les personnes impliquées, que vous soyez la personne coachée ou l'un des coachs du cercle.

Louise Kold-Taylor Bio

Bio de Céline Raguette

L'Intelligence collective au service de la pérennité de projets de groupe

Cette conférence/atelier propose une rencontre avec l'Intelligence Collective via un outil de prise de décision collective. Elle invite les participants à prendre conscience de la posture individuelle à favoriser lorsque nous souhaitons co-créer ensemble et se mettre au service de la vision et mission du groupe. Elle met en lumière la force de la mobilisation de l'intelligence collective pour permettre une vrai appropriation de projets de groupe et favoriser sa pérennité. Elle invite à une forte participation afin de rendre l'expérience au plus proche des réalités des participants.

Bio de Christelle Fournier

14h45

Pause

15h00

Le coaching d’équipe 3D mapping : la créativité collective au service du futur émergent.

Il arrive parfois qu’un projet n’avance plus, que de très bonnes idées restent lettre morte, que nos comportements habituels ne portent plus de fruits. Bien souvent, le leader perd contact avec la réalité.

Il ne voit pas et/ou ne reconnait pas la réalité telle qu’elle est avant d’agir. Comment faire sauter les verrous qui voilent nos perceptions, nos préjugés ? Comment transcender nos peurs et ce que nous reproduisons ? Comment prêter attention à l’inattendu que la vie ouvre devant nous et apprendre du futur à mesure qu’il émerge ? C’est ce que nous vous proposons de vivre durant cet atelier de 90 minutes.

Expérimenter le cheminement du 3D mapping et actualiser le plus haut potentiel futur d’une situation.

De découvrir chemin faisant des pistes d’actions émergentes qui transcendent les blocages éventuels. À l’origine cet atelier est conçu pour une pratique d’équipe et un prototypage en présentiel.

Compte tenu des circonstances nous l'avons adapté en version virtuelle vers une pratique plus individuelle que collective.

Pour vivre cette expérience, ayez sous la main quelques objets (formes, couleurs, matières) pouvant alimenter votre créativité pour le prototypage.

Bio de Laetitia Robillard

Bio de Jean-Pierre Békier

Systems Thinking 101- Come play and discover the art of thinking holistically

Systems Thinking 101, or the art of thinking holistically

Petula Guimaraes Bio

16h15

Thursday, April 29

12h30 @ 17h00

12h00

Informal reflection activity under the theme of the 4th edition

This year's event takes place over 6 half-days spread over 4 weeks in April. On each of these days, from 12:00 to 12:30, participants will arrive in a large virtual room on Zoom. Upon arrival, participants will be able to participate in an exercise under the theme: "The Transitional 20s: From Ego to Eco.”

Over the course of the six days of Spark the Change MTL, the reflection work will evolve and provide concrete ways to initiate the transformations necessary to adapt to the major changes already underway in our organizations.

From digital transformation to climate change, artificial intelligence to greater employee empowerment, to the realization that we (people, business, community, planet) are all interconnected in some way, we are at the onset of this century’s version of the roaring 20s.

Opening

 Opening of the six day.

Le futur du travail à l'ère post-Covid.

Bio de Luc Lespérance

13h15





Are we in a parade or a circus? Facilitating alignment in multi-party change initiatives

When working with organizations introducing change, are the teams you see confused and discouraged? Are they getting mixed messages from the array of internal coaches, external consultants and managers and stakeholders of all types engaged in large-scale organizational change? As change agents, coaches, Scrum Masters, and leaders of any kind, how do we build a clear and cohesive approach? We need a good conversations that include all the parties working for culture change. In this lively session, you'll experience rapid structured conversations for alignment anyone can lead. It’s designed to expose reasoning, reveal assumptions, help you make sense of the current situation quickly. You’ll discover actions that will nudge your change work forward in the short term, without losing sight of the long-term goal. Pragmatic collaboration - building cohesion from competing interests and varied strengths is the hallmark of Nordic culture. Join Jussi Galla, who will introduce an interactive dialogue game called TopaasiaⓇand Jason Little, who uses it from the perspective of Lean Change Management with teams, in turning what feels like a three-ring circus, entertaining but static, into a situation where we’re all moving in the same direction - with purpose.

Jason Little Bio

Andrew Annett Bio

Construire une culture plus courageuse au milieu du travail

IMAGINE CECI: Une salle pleine de participants qui partageant des moyens et des idées pour s'entraider et co-créer les fondations d'une culture plus courageuse au milieu du travail, en reliant cet apprentissage à nos propres expériences et en cocréant des plans pour l'appliquer une fois de retour travail. Ça sonne bien, non? Pensez maintenant à un moment de votre carrière où vous avez fait partie d'une culture d'entreprise où le manque de courage a contribué avec:

1. La diminution de la confiance et de l'engagement

2. L'augmentation des comportements problématiques, y compris des comportements passifs-agressifs

3. Parler dans le dos des gens

4. Communication omniprésente en backchannel (ou «la réunion après la réunion»)

5. Potins

6. Le «sale oui» (quand je dis oui à votre visage et que je passe derrière votre dos)

7. Diminution des performances en raison d'un manque de clarté et d'un objectif commun

Si vous en avez vécu des expériences similaires et que vous avez envie de changer les habitudes qui contribueraient à bâtir une culture plus courageuse au milieu du travail, rejoignez notre atelier pour apprendre et expérimenter 4 outils puissants qui vous aideraient à aider vos groupes / équipes à bâtir une culture de courage là où les gens vont: - Commencer à avoir des conversations difficiles - Avoir plus de clarté avec de collègues sur les attentes partages - Arrêtez de blâmer les autres - Répandre des commentaires positifs sur les autres de manière cohérente

Jesus Mendez Bio

14h45

Pause

15h00





Laboratoire de la collaboration : L’anthropologie au travail

Découvrez les 7 domaines de pratiques collaboratives du livre Going Horizontal et expérimenter quelques unes . S’ancrer dans son pouvoir d’agir pour plus de collaboration permet de favoriser le bien-être au travail avec un impact au delà des frontières de l’organisation.

Bio de Stéphanie Bossé

Bio de Samantha Slade

La culture des arts du cirque, un modèle d'apprentissage

Les temps changent… vite, très vite. Les hypothèses sont nombreuses, mais qui peut vraiment prévoir comment nous résoudrons des problèmes que nous ne connaissons pas encore ! En se basant sur son expérience et ses observations, Emmanuel vous présentera et vous fera vivre comment la culture des arts du cirque peut servir de modèle pour développer une culture d’apprentissage et développer la capacité d’adaptation. La solidarité, l’inclusion, la diversité, le risque, la performance, la prouesse, le défi, la collaboration, la créativité, la sécurité, la légèreté, la résilience et le « Oui c’est possible! » sont les valeurs qui forment les bases des Arts du Cirque… Comment ces valeurs cohabitent, se nourrissent et surtout comment s’en inspirer pour les transposer dans nos équipes? Il ne vous parlera pas de neuroscience, de résultat de recherche et il ne vous donnera pas non plus de recette miracle, mais il vous fera vivre une expérience humaine qui allie instinct et méthodologie et qui permet de s’adapter selon les différentes réalités et le style de chacun.

Pendant 25 ans, Emmanuel a accompagné des organisations qui utilisent les arts comme mode d’intervention social, entre autres avec le programme d’actions sociales du Cirque du Soleil où il a joué un rôle majeur. De Rio à Montréal, de Kuujjuaq à Mexico, de Dakar à New York, 25 ans d’histoire, d’expériences, d’apprentissages et de rencontres qui stimulent aujourd’hui de nouvelles pratiques en intervention sociale et en éducation.

Son expérience tire ses fondements principalement de la marge… Les favelas, les townships, les zones vulnérables de nos sociétés où l’on retrouve les meilleurs exemples de résilience et qui sont bien plus créatives qu’on l’imagine. Emmanuel est convaincu qu’une telle approche, humaine, adaptable, flexible, inclusive et qui prône la sécurité émotionnelle, est fondamentale au développement des équipes et des leaders.

Bio de Emmanuel Bochud

16h30





Network Evolution: Last Simulation

 Networks are essential to the modern world. They were always essential but today’s pace and technology have occluded how important are the basic human relationships behind the networks. 

One of the challenges we face since the advent of social network is to estimate or measure the quality of our connections. Beyond “likes” and “shares”, beyond daily post and “followers” how good are our networks?
Vikas is the co-founder of Keyhubs, a firm specializing in organization network analysis, real-time self-awareness, and fostering connection across divides. 

He will help us discover the power of our networks with an interactive and insightful experiment lasting 4 weeks during Spark the Change 2021 .

Vikas Narulas Bio

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