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A Fearless Change CampfirePLoPourri

Organizers: Mary Lynn Manns & Linda Rising, the authors of the Fearless Change books.
                    Date & Time: A 2-day workshop October 6 -7 (9:00 am until 11:30 am EST each day)
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Abstract: Are you interested in change/transformation and would like to hear from people like you? Then, this workshop is for you!

You will:

  • Hear stories from people who have led change and get the opportunity to discuss their successes, failures, and plans for moving forward
  • Share your own challenges and get ideas for actions to address them
  • Hang out with the authors of Fearless Change and others who have used the Fearless Change patterns
  • Learn…. because we’re all in this together!

In addition to listening to the invited presentations and participating in the enlightening discussions, you may wish to propose a Campfire Story (also known as a “lightning talk”). These are 5-minutes (without slides). Ten talks will be accepted, but all attendees will get the opportunity to contribute during every one of the lively and interactive sessions.

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To propose a Campfire Story, please submit:

  • Name
  • Contact information
  • Title of your campfire story
  • Short description (3-5 sentences) of your experience with change and/or the Fearless Change patterns
  • Short description (3-5 sentences) of the change story you wish to tell in your 5-minute talk
  • Summary of the Fearless Change patterns and/or other strategies you used as well as the lesson(s) you learned or are learning

If you wish to propose a Campfire Story, please submit on or before September 15, 2021 at this link!

Come one, come all!

We invite everyone who is interested in change/transformation to learn from the stories and conversations during this Fearless Change Campfire. If you are a novice or expert, want to propose a campfire story or simply want to come and listen, we invite you to attend, learn, and have fun!

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To Register Click Here!!!

October 6th-7th, 2021 (9:00 am until 11:30 am EST each day) — all times are in EST (New York) time

For the full schedule of the Fearless Change Campfire, see the Fearless Change website:

More details about this and other PLoPourri activities can be found here

Organizers' Bios
MaryLynn Manns, PhD is the co-author of two books, Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas, 2005 (also published in Japanese and Chinese) and More Fearless Change: Strategies for Making Your Ideas Happen, 2015, and a Professor Emerita at the University of North Carolina in Asheville. She has given numerous presentations on change leadership at events throughout the world and in many organizations that include Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Avon, and Amazon.    Mary Lynn Manns
Linda Rising is an independent consultant who lives near Nashville, Tennessee. Linda has a Ph.D. from Arizona State University in object-based design metrics. Her background includes university teaching as well as work in telecommunications, avionics, and tactical weapons systems. She is an internationally known presenter on topics related to agile development, patterns, retrospectives, the change process, and the connection between the latest neuroscience and software development. Linda is the author of numerous articles and five books. Her website is at:  

Linda Rising




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