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Forward Virtual Program

The Forward Virtual program is designed to provide the most interactive and content-rich online event experience. Be inspired by the exceptional keynotes and take part in the breakout sessions with group activities; open-space sessions and games and tools to equip you to co-create your learning journey.

In addition, to the content-filled program, we know that networking and having fun is a vital part of any event experience. Enjoy a virtual coffee; quick stretches; live polls as well as much more. You will come away from Forward Virtual with many new contacts and friends all passionate about management & leadership transformation.

We have taken time zones into consideration for each day. You can join live and/or catch up on the recording of each day’s session to ensure maximum value and engagement for our global audience!

Make sure to buy the separate Workshop tickets to be able to join on this day. All times shown are in CET (UTC +1)

08:30 – 12:30

Management 3.0 Essentials – English

More information available soon.

Sarika Kharbanda

Global Lean Change agent and Change Hacker

08:30 – 12:00

Leading an Agile Team

More information available soon.

Isman Tanuri

Facilitative Leadership & Business Agility | Official Miro Expert | Doctoral Researcher

13:00 – 16:30

Understanding and Modelling Complex Social Systems with Causal Loop Diagrams

One of the most important principles of Management 3.0 is to “manage the system, not the people” in order to “improve the whole system”. To be able to achieve this we have to develop a better understanding about complex social systems, how they work and how or if we can really influence them. The goal of this workshop is to dive into Systems Theory and Systems Thinking by introducing and using Causal Loop Diagrams. This modelling tool is a very practical way to make You aware of the complex world you are in. It also offers a platform to discuss and align all the different perceptions and mental models of the stakeholders and decision makers involved. Finally it offers a possibility of test your hypothesis and improve the interventions you plan to continuously improve the system. All this is very important, if we want to effectively develop our organizations and address the challenges we face.

Preconditions: NONE

Skill Level: All

Jürgen Dittmar

CEO - Cocondi - Agile Leadership and Agile Organizational Development

13:00 – 17:30

Let’s break the engagement ceiling – creating an awesome employee experience

More information coming soon

Diana Russo

HR & Organization Innovator |Fire Feeder - HR Impact Makers

17:30 – 21:00

How to remove resistance in an (Agile) transformation

More information coming soon

Marc Nieman

Customer Experience & Growth Champion @Management3.0 - Agile Coach @Wemanity Group

17:30 – 21:00

Management 3.0 Essentials – Spanish

More information coming soon.

Guillermo Lechuga

Head of Culture and Agile Coach @Multiplica

17:30 – 21:00

Management 3.0 Essentials – Portuguese

More information coming soon.

Luisa Escobar

People Strategy & Engagement @Philips

Main Virtual Conference Day 1. All times shown are in CET (UTC +1)

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome by Management 3.0 and Ice Breaker Activity

09:15 – 10:15

Leadership Lessons from 20 Years in Product Management

Product people have a challenging job: To achieve product success, they have to lead a group of diverse stakeholders and agile development teams without being their boss. My talk explores the leadership techniques that help product people succeed, and it discusses how they can benefit others tasked with guiding a group of peers.

Roman Pichler

Product Management Author, Consultant and Trainer

10:15 – 10:45

Agile & Change Track

Ian Pestelos

Will be confirmed soon

Ian Pestelos

Head of Transformation Center of Expertise @ING

Team Track

The Personality of Success

Your personality either drives your success or steers you of track. If you’re like most people, it’s a little of both. You’ll explore whether you are creating an environment in which you thrive or a culture in which each of your team members feels valued, respected, and motivated.

In this engaging talk, Merrick Rosenberg will guide you to discover the most interesting topic of all – You (and everyone you work with)! You will learn to adapt with chameleon-like flexibility to instantly connect with others and communicate like a pro. In Merrick’s relatable way of linking personality to Eagles, Parrots, Doves and Owls, you will see yourself in his stories and unlock the power of your personality to build stronger relationships, drive results and create a winning culture.

Do you communicate in your style or theirs? Do give feedback that they need or is it what you would like? You will develop chameleon-like flexibility to engage your people by unleashing each team member’s natural gifts. You will learn how to adapt to your people instead of making them adapt to you. This session will help you become the leader that people would follow anywhere you go.

After this session, you will be able to:

– Develop leaders who create an environment for their team, not just themselves

– Reimagine leadership as an adaptive process that engages every team member regardless of their personality

– Create an enduring culture that grows passionate leaders rather than passive followers

Merrick Rosenberg

CEO @Take Flight Learning

Happiness & Wellbeing Track

Tayyaba Jordan

Will be confirmed soon

Tayyaba Jordan

Exec Health & Wellness Coach @Wellness with me

Engage & Motivate Track

Work in the age of loneliness

When the world started doing 100% remote work in office jobs, numerous issues arose, on how to stay emotionally connected to each other. We build a framework around 3 pillars to provide teams with support and enable them to bridge the gap between the collective islands of lonelyness: Structure, Connection and Safety. Within these 3 categories we identified activities and rituals that helped keep teams connected and supported the transition from remote zombies to socially less awkward humans. As always: some things we thought about worked well, some backfired in unexpected ways. I will share some insights into our framework and be happy to discuss your own experiences.

Bernadette Fellner

Business Innovation Lead and Design Thinking & Agile Coach at PwC Österreich

10:45 – 11:00

Virtual Coffee: Chat; stretch; 1:1 meeting!

Visit our virtual world to chat and explore; stretch; hop on a 1: 1 meeting or visit our sponsor booths.

11:00 – 11:30

Katharina William

Will be confirmed soon

Katharina William

Facilitator Happiness Coach & CEO @ Management 3.0

11:30 – 12:30

The journey of unlearning

I have been an entrepreneur for the last 43 years. This is an exciting ride which includes working with 40,000 artisans of rural parts of India. It started as a humble beginning in 1978 when I borrowed USD 200$ to set-up 2 looms at my home. I believe that my real education began at this point in time. This journey involved fighting against the social taboo of considering weavers as untouchables in the society; standing with the weavers against the exploitation by the middlemen. Long ago, I understood that formal education bring a false sense of pride. Knowledge without practice builds ego. That is when I started speaking the need for a “Higher school of unlearning”. Here, an individual loses themselves to finding themselves. Losing self involves leaving behind their ego built through achievements, designations and
academic qualifications. Finding themselves include discovering their purpose. Gladly, I am the first student of this “Higher school of unlearning”. I left my feeling of goodness I developed from the work I did in the initial year, I left the fears I developed due to societal pressure. We have seen our weavers who have not been to primary schools winning global design awards competing against giants of the world. Yet they go back to weave their carpets as if nothing has happened. This teaches me to be humble at every stage of my life. This, is the journey I would like to share with you all through this talk.

Nand Kishore Chaudhary

Social Entrepreneur, Chairman & Managing Director at Jaipur Rugs

12:30 – 13:00

Future Leaders Track

Leading HR into the future

Coming very soon

Diana Russo

HR & Organization Innovator |Fire Feeder - HR Impact Makers

Team Track

A track C talk

More info available soon.

Engage & Motivate Track

A track E talk

More info available soon.

Management 3.0 Track

How to become a transparent company (and not die trying)

My goal in this session is to share how we applied some Management 3.0, Holacracy, Sociocracy 3.0
and Teal organization practices in Keepler, the company I work for.
We have an adaptable culture in terms of being able to change our shape depending on the context.
We are 3 years old and we’ve based our culture on concepts from these frameworks/philosophies
using techniques such as Moving Motivators, Open Salary Formula and Advice Process in critical
moments that helped us to create the culture we wanted.
During this session, I’ll explain how we created our culture from scratch using concepts and practices
of these frameworks as well as what things worked fine and what things worked not so fine. It will be a
very interactive session and the goal is to explain concepts about culture and how we applied them in
a real scenario.

Pedro Serrano

Agile Coach @Keepler

12:45 – 13:30

Lunch: chat; stretch; 1:1 meeting!

Visit our virtual world to chat and explore; stretch; hop on a 1: 1 meeting or visit our sponsor booths.

13:45 – 14:45

Art of Teams

More info available soon….

Ralph van Roosmalen

Director and Founder @Agile Strides

14:45 – 15:15

Agile & Change Track

On towards the transformation: Using future challenges as an opportunity with innovative models

We live in a world that is constantly changing. Especially the rise of technology and digitalization accelerated this trend even further. And now the world changed once again during the recent COVID crisis. This demands more resilient and fast-moving companies to be flexible in changing economic conditions. To solve those issues, agile working has established itself as a future looking and innovative approach towards resilience of change. In this talk we will look at why the economic situation is getting even more volatile and how companies can build resilience against these rapid changes.

Dominic Runge

Management Consultant @ borisgloger consulting

Future Leaders Track

Bursting with Life!

So much of progressive management today, seeks to ameliorate conditions for staff. We want better cultures, more agile teams, more empowerment. It’s all worthy, but a shadow of what’s ultimately possible.

What if the firm was truly centred on people’s spiritual and emotional growth? What if every interview started with the question ‘What are your life’s dreams?’

What if was the firm’s purpose was to have you fulfil your dreams?

Sounds like a fantasy. These firms exist.

Let me take you on a tour of some of the most extraordinary companies on earth.

I’m the host of the Being Human podcast and I’ve interviewed dozens of the most extraordinary business leaders alive today. Let me inspire you with real-world tales of a profoundly new way to do business.

Richard Atherton

Partner - FirstHuman

Engage & Motivate Track

Your Next Chapter: Thriving in an Uncertain World

We’ve been reeling from the changing landscape of the “pandemic workforce” as we face the uncertainty of what lies ahead. Many of us have suffered the loss of our jobs as we knew them: we’ve been furloughed, moved on rather than returned to the office, or the worst, were let go after a business closed or was downsized. Job loss can leave a devastating and lasting depletion of our self-worth. But, it doesn’t have to. In this session, you’ll learn how to take the time you need to navigate your emotional and professional journey to your next chapter. Whether your departure was voluntary or involuntary, my goal for this session is to help you emerge with a new set of positive beliefs about your future and your power to chart a course that benefits you and your next role wherever and whatever it may be. If you have had to let people go, you’ll gain insights about minimizing the emotional toll on the departing.

Robin Merle

Author Involuntary Exit: A Woman's Guide to Thriving After Being Fired

Management 3.0 Track

Kudo Cards – Changing the recognition culture on a team

How different is it to be a leader in a volunteer’s team?

Through my journey as a volunteer on PMI-MG (Project Management Institute – Minas Gerais Chapter – Brazil), I was able to learn that as leaders we need to know how to engage people through purpose, motivation and recognition.

Yearly, the chapter organizes a congress open to the project management community. Usually, a team of almost 30 volunteers works for almost 9 months to make it happen. It’s a big opportunity to learn and develop management skills.

After being a member of the volunteer’s team, I had the opportunity to coordinate the communication team on the next year, being awarded as Outstanding Volunteer. This recognition made me happy at first but, in the following year, as Programs Director, responsible for the whole congress, I realised that I had the opportunity to make something different to take recognitions to a new level.

How we used Kudo Cards? Was it simple to change the recognition culture of the congress? What were the results?

Let’s talk about this experience?

Guilherme Viana C. Amorim

Squad Leader at CI&T

15:15 – 15:30

Virtual Coffee: Chat; stretch; 1:1 meeting!

Visit our virtual world to chat and explore; stretch; hop on a 1: 1 meeting or visit our sponsor booths.

15:30 – 16:30

More info coming soon!

16:30 – 17:00

Future Leaders Track

Young Leaders will change the world!

More information available soon.

Robert Pye

CEO & Founder of EthosVO

Team Track

Track C speaker

More information available soon.

Engage & Motivate Track

Cultivating engaged employees in the hybrid workplace

This entertaining, education, and thought-provoking session provides a powerful metaphor and practical framework for cultivating a culture in which employees develop an emotional connection and commitment to their work. You will leave this session with:
– A heightened understanding of what employee engagement means in a hybrid context.
– Practical steps for cultivating a humancentric hybrid workplace culture that inspires greater engagement.
– Specific actions you can take to influence engagement, regardless of your role.

Eryc Eyl

Author of Stop Engaging Employees: A Plea and a Plan for Humancentric Workplaces

17:00 – 17:15

Virtual Coffee: Chat; stretch; 1:1 meeting!

Visit our virtual world to chat and explore; stretch; hop on a 1: 1 meeting or visit our sponsor booths.

17:15 – 18:15

Rob Catalano

More info available soon.

Rob Catalano

Chief Engagement Officer at WorkTango | improving lives at work. Named Top 100 Global Employee Engagement Influencer in 2020

18:15 – 19:00

Join us for the Forward social

More information coming soon.

19:00 – 

Virtual bar, Dj, firepits

As organisers we might be taken a little break to reload for the next day, but that doesn`t mean the fun must end! Hang out in the virtual bar, relax next to the firepits or strud your stuff at the dj booth!

Main Virtual Conference Day 2. All times shown are in CET (UTC +1)

7:30 – 8:00

Virtual Coffee & Chair Yoga to relax & revive your body & mind with Wellness Expert, Lucy Olafsson

Choose one of the breakout rooms to chat; join our chair yoga session; visit our virtual expo or hop on a 1:1 meeting

08:00 – 08:15

Welcome back by Management 3.0

08:15 – 09:15

Promotors or Permafrost: The role of management in Enterprise (Agile) transformations

“If management doesn’t actively support the transformation journey, it is doomed to end in disappointment”.

One of the key success factors, or impediments, in successful transformations is the role of management.

Their mindset and behavior can make or break the journey towards a future fit organization! So how do we ensure managers are driving the change and not blocking it?

For over 20 years Arie has been supporting organizations around the globe in their (transformation) journey to become future fit; create enterprise level agility.

Taking a pragmatic approach Arie leverages Agile tools, practices, and methodologies to create a different mindset, building truly client and employee centric companies.

During his work Arie has gathered extensive knowledge into what works, and doesn’t work when it comes to engaging management.

In this 1-hour fireside chat he will share some of his lessons learned on how to coach, train, support, challenge and engage managers across the entire organization, making them active promoters of change.

Arie van Bennekum

Co-author of the Agile Manifesto

09:15 – 09:45

Future Leaders Track

Less is More

More information coming soon.

Tom van der Lubbe

Co-Founder - Viisi

Richard Atherton

Partner - FirstHuman

Team Track

Create Psychological Safety in Your Teams

Many leaders struggle with creating high-performing teams. In many cases, their teams lack psychological safety.

“Psychological safety is one of the most important leadership responsibilities of the twenty-first century,” says Amy Edmondson, an influential business thinker. The research of Google titled “Project Aristotle” named psychological safety as the most important factor for high-performing teams.

As leaders, we need to champion a psychologically safe workplace where our teams can innovate and grow. After attending this interactive session, you will:

– describe inspiring leaders who succeed by creating psychological safety
– explain the level of psychological safety in your team and
– apply the “mistakes” approach to increase psychological safety in your team.

Mehmet Baha

Founder & Senior Consultant @Solution Folder

Engage & Motivate Track

Lorraine Margherita

More information coming soon.

Lorraine Margherita

Co-designer of collective dynamics for governance and performance ✔ Helps multinational organizations experience collective practices ✔ Promotes empowering cultures

Management 3.0 Track

Lallia Sherif

More information coming soon.

Lallia Cherif

Founder and Business Agility Coach @ Upper Team

09:45 – 10:00

Virtual Coffee: Chat; stretch; 1:1 meeting!

10:00 – 11:00

The path to becoming “remote first”

Hybrid working existed before covid, but covid definitely made it more popular. With extensive polling of workers around the world, the answer is clear: the future of work is choice. For organizations to survive and thrive in the modern world, we want to be able to work a hybrid or “remote first” way: working online as if we were in the office together.

In this interactive presentation, we’ll explore how digital nomads, virtual entrepreneurs, and global organizations are reaching through the screens to collaborate seamlessly at a distance. You will walk away with new ideas for what it means to be “present” at work and how to create that sense of team even when you’re virtual.

Lisette Sutherland

Director - Collaboration Superpowers

11:00 – 11:30

Agile & Change Track

Olga Valadon

More information coming soon.

Olga Valadon

Business & Culture Strategist | Leadership & Team Coach | Change Architect

Future Leaders Track

Tiago Ramalho

More information coming soon.

Tiago Ramalho

Senior Consultant Deloitte Portugal

Happiness & Wellbeing Track

Dr Rashmi Narayana

More information coming soon.

Dr Rashmi Narayana

Doctor, psychiatrist and a leadership coach

Engage & Motivate Track

A track E talk

More information coming soon.

11:30 – 11:45

Virtual Coffee: Chat; stretch; 1:1 meeting!

Visit our virtual world to chat and explore; stretch; hop on a 1: 1 meeting or visit our sponsor booths.

11:45 – 12:45

Innovation must eat the world! How to introduce innovation into the DNA of 21st century companies.

One of the greatest challenges that executives and organizations face is promoting creativity and innovation within their companies, including the involvement of leaders and teams in the search for new disruptive products and services. Nowadays, the word Innovation is in all corporate
conversations, we could even say it is a hype! This is probably true for some companies, but as a matter of fact, innovation is the key factor which can make a difference in the marketplace and can guarantee for business sustainability. We read the famous article ‘Software is eating the world’ in 2011. In 2021 the new mantra is
“Innovation must eat the world!”.
But how?
“I have to finish the project first!” Does it sound familiar to you? Employees ‘don’t have time’ to deal with creative approaches in their company. Despite numerous Design Thinking workshops and hackathons, most traditional companies fail to develop a culture of disruption. In this talk, we will analyze the various approaches that are required to establish a creative culture
and maintain it over time as a systematic resource of the organization. We will observe some examples of success in the industry, and we will learn from them the practices that can transform a traditional company into an innovation-oriented organization.

Almudena Rodriguez Pardo

Senior Business Agility Consultant

13:15 – 14:00

Lunch: chat; stretch; 1:1 meeting!

Visit our virtual world to chat and explore; stretch; hop on a 1: 1 meeting or visit our sponsor booths.

13:30 – 14:00

Happiness & Wellbeing Track

Kay Formanek

More information will be available soon.

Engage & Motivate Track

A track E speaker

More information will be available soon.

Management 3.0 Track

Management 3.0 Roundtable

More information will be available soon.

14:00 – 15:00

Leading with Consciousness

“Why doesn’t Leadership training produce the expected results organizations are looking for?”

The reason is that when organizations and individuals go for leadership training, they are looking for a transformation. And transformation doesn’t happen by only addressing behaviours, it needs a look at mindset. But even that doesn’t work most of the time.
And that’s where Consciousness comes in.
Building on Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory of Consciousness, we can better understand where the consciousness levels of our leaders are, and whether what is needed is Transformation from one level to the next, or Translation; helping them perform better from the level they are at. So, by combining Complexities of Consciousness and Capacities of Consciousness with leadership development into this new model, Leading with Consciousness can better ensure that our leadership development efforts don’t get wasted.
Once we understand where our leaders are in terms of Complexity and Capacity, we can tailor:
1- What they need,
2- How that content is delivered,
and 3- What our objective is; translation or transformation?

Mohamed Refaat

Integral Minds

15:00 – 15:30

Team Track

One on One: Why should you really know each person on your team?

Why should we really know each person on our teams?

Do you know the processes used in your project? Do you know the key metrics? Do you know the project objective and the value that must be generated? In general, the answers to the above questions are expected to be yes.

However, when we ask “What about the people of your team? Do you really know them?”, the answer is often “no”.

Story changed it’s perspective about people management almost 100 years ago, Agile Manifesto tells us that individuals and interactions should be prioritised over process and tools but research shows that most people still quit their jobs due to poor management, lack of recognition and other problems related to people management.

What are One on One meetings? How can a more human leadership approach change the relationships within the team? What are the more important tips to increase the results of those moments?

Let’s talk about it?

Guilherme Viana C. Amorim

Squad Leader at CI&T

Engage & Motivate Track

Speak Out Revolution

Speak Out Revolution host the Speak Out Survey, a global anonymous survey for individuals to anonymously share lived experiences of harassment and bullying from across all sectors. The research focuses on the employee experience and route to resolution within the workplace.

Frances Holmes will share insights into the lived experiences of employees, unseen barriers to resolution and opportunities for us all to be allies for inclusive working.

Frances Holmes

Award Winning Founder & CEO of Speak Out Revolution | HERoes 100 Women Future Leaders List 2021

Engage & Motivate Track

Chiara Hänel

More information coming soon.

Chiara Hänel

Senior Engagement Manager - AWS Skills Guide

15:30 – 15:45

Wrap up of learning & Key-Take Aways