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!

Use the symbol on the program below to create and save your own personalized program for Forward. Create the experience that helps you to thrive!

All times shown are in CET (UTC +1)

09:00 – 09:10

Welcome by Management 3.0

09:10 – 09:20

Ice-Breaker Opening Activity

09:20 – 09:50

Think Big, Act Small

Hear from the entrepreneur behind one of Australia’s Best Places To Work

Tristan White

Founder & CEO - The Physio Co. & The Culture Is Everything Club

09:50 – 10:05

Virtual Coffee: Choose one of the breakout rooms to include chat & stretch

10:05 – 10:35

Being human: “Remember you will die”

If you’re reminded of the fact that one day you will be dead, how would you want to spend your working life? What working environment do you want to create?” In this candid interview Tom shares what it means to “think with the end in mind”. Learn about the “people first” model at Viisi, The Golden Rule, radical transparency and self-governance. And explore how you wish to live your working life and the role business should play in society.

Tom van der Lubbe

Co-Founder - Viisi

Richard Atherton

Partner - FirstHuman

10:35 – 11:15

Your beautiful strategy is undeliverable

Too many initiatives, too much jargon, but great aspirations? Too many plans and too little progress but all the right intent?Apply agile techniques to executive and other non-technical teams to help them streamline and make real progress against their aspirations.

Tanya Spencer

Senior HR Business Partner - BT

Steph South

Global HR Business Partner - IT - HSBC

11:15 – 11:30

Virtual Coffee: Choose one of the breakout rooms to include chat & stretch

including explanation of what will happen in this afternoon’s sessions to help you co-create the program you desire.

11:30 – 12:10

Track A

In conversation with: Tom van der Lubbe, Co-Founder, Viisi

An informal question & answer session, come prepared to join in!

Tom van der Lubbe

Co-Founder - Viisi

Track B

What is Agile HR?

Join this informal discussion to discuss what is agile HR, how the people function (human resources) can help your (business) transformation, and what we have learned in our own agile HR transformation. After all, agile is about people first

Tanya Spencer

Senior HR Business Partner - BT

Steph South

Global HR Business Partner - IT - HSBC

Track C

Extended Double Session: As a leader, we see things as we are

How can you, as a leader, see things not as they are but as you are?
Being human we are all susceptible to biases. How often can you understand, recognise and challenge your own cognitive biases?
What is your relationship with Conflict?
Do you react or respond to change?
Do you open up your vulnerabilities in front of our colleagues and peers?
Do you, as a leader, have what’s needed to create the change first within yourself and then co-create change with your colleagues and help unleash their potential?

Sarika Kharbanda

Global Change Hacker

Track D

Extended Double Session: Focused on happiness

Let’s create happy, productive workplaces

– How a focus on happy employees can drive results – the framework that makes this happen
– Discover when people work at their best, and simple steps to enable that
– How to increase trust and ownership, within clear guidelines
– Become more of a multiplier, less of a diminisher
– What are the most important management behaviours.How to be more people focused
-How to create a structure where the right people are managing
-How to play to your people’s strengths to boost engagement and productivity through the business

Henry Stewart

Chief Happiness Officer - Happy Ltd.

12:10 – 12:50

Track A

Maturity levels of virtual teams & experiencing Management 3.0 games

Why is it that in some organizations virtual working is taking so much energy, and in other organizations people love it? What is the difference? How do you make it fun? You will also experience some Management 3.0 games yourself. Do they work in a virtual environment, or do you need to be together in-person to make it work?

Ralph van Roosmalen

CEO & Chief Content Officer - Management 3.0

Track B

Emotional Growth

When leading, coaching and managing, ‘who’ we are and how we show up for people can be the difference between a good and an extraordinary team. As Bill O’Brien once said, “The quality of the intervention is dependent on the internal condition of the intervener.”

In this session, you will powerfully explore who you are as a person in terms of your emotional reactions to events and people. You’ll learn about your own emotional blocks at the deepest level. You’ll practice techniques for emotional growth that will have you unfold emotionally to reach the next level in managing, coaching and leadership.

Richard Atherton

Partner - FirstHuman

Track C

Extended Double Session continues: As a leader, we see things as we are

How can you, as a leader, see things not as they are but as you are?
Being human we are all susceptible to biases. How often can you understand, recognise and challenge your own cognitive biases?
What is your relationship with Conflict?
Do you react or respond to change?
Do you open up your vulnerabilities in front of our colleagues and peers?
Do you, as a leader, have what’s needed to create the change first within yourself and then co-create change with your colleagues and help unleash their potential?

Sarika Kharbanda

Global Change Hacker

Track D

Extended Double Session continues: Focused on happiness

Let’s create happy, productive workplaces

– How a focus on happy employees can drive results – the framework that makes this happen
– Discover when people work at their best, and simple steps to enable that
– How to increase trust and ownership, within clear guidelines
– Become more of a multiplier, less of a diminisher
– What are the most important management behaviours.How to be more people focused
-How to create a structure where the right people are managing
-How to play to your people’s strengths to boost engagement and productivity through the business

Henry Stewart

Chief Happiness Officer - Happy Ltd.

12:50 – 13:00

Wrap-up of Learning & Closing Remarks

13:00

End of Forward Virtual Day One

All times shown are in CET (UTC +1)

14:00 – 14:10

Welcome Remarks by Management 3.0

14:10 – 14:20

Ice-Breaker Activity

14:20 – 14:40

Topic tbc

Adrian Furnham

Professor of Psychology - University College London

14:40 – 15:15

Context & Connections: Adapting For The New World Of Work & Workers

Bestselling author, Chris Tuff will share how businesses need to adapt by using context and connections to drive employee morale and profits to the next level.

Fireside chat with: Christopher Tuff, National Bestselling Author of The Millennial Whisperer & Partner, 22squared
Talking with Shelley Paxton, Former CMO, Harley Davidson & Founder + Chief Soul Officer, Soulbbatical

Shelley Paxton

Former CMO, Harley Davidson - & Founder + Chief Soul Officer, Soulbbatical

Chris Tuff

National Bestselling Author, The Millennial Whisperer - Partner, 22squared

15:15 – 15:40

Virtual Coffee: Choose one of the breakout rooms to include chat & stretch

15:40 – 16:15

Navigating The New Ways Of Working

COVID-19 sent everyone home to work. And many remote working naysayers saw that when necessary, it was actually possible to work together anywhere. It has, however, been a rough ride as we all discovered that working at home during a pandemic is not the usual way of remote working. But, many of us did it! And in the process, as we smoothed out the bumps, we realized that remote working was not only possible, in some instances, it was preferable. Many offices will not be able to open and operate at full capacity for a long time. At the same time, some people don’t want to go back to the office, even when it’s safe to do so. Now is the time to set up your remote workforce to succeed – no matter where they work. In this presentation, we will discuss, how can we navigate the new world of working as a hybrid team.

Lisette Sutherland

Director - Collaboration Superpowers

16:15 – 16:20

Explanation of how the afternoon sessions will work & 5 minute stretch break

16:20 – 17:05

Track A

Maturity levels of virtual teams & Experiencing Management 3.0 Games

Why is it that in some organizations virtual working is taking so much energy, and in other organizations people love it? What is the difference? How do you make it fun? You will also experience some Management 3.0 games yourself. Do they work in a virtual environment, or do you need to be together in-person to make it work?

Ralph van Roosmalen

CEO & Chief Content Officer - Management 3.0

Track B

Open-Space Extended Session

Choose your discussion topics in breakout groups on the day! Real-time, voting with your virtual feet!

Ryan Behrman

Founder - Touch Think

Track C

Appreciation Analysis: Because you don’t need Performance Reviews

When growth is present, people have an opportunity to be challenged and stretched in their jobs, to use their strengths, and to feel they are continually learning and developing, both personally and professionally, to benefit themselves and the organisation. We do not need managers, formal meetings or control. We need honesty, fairness and respect

Diana Grilo Silva

Head of interactions - Critical TechWorks

Track D

Extended double session: Motivating Me, Motivating You, Aha!

Join this session to explore your own intrinsic motivators. Take an in-depth playful approach to understand what might strengthen and hinder such motivators for yourself and your team.
We’ll be sharing freely available tools, like Moving Motivators and #TheDebriefingCube, which you can quickly pick up and run with back to your teams

Cori Moore

Innovation Facilitator

Julian Kea

Serious games facilitator - KiLearning

17:05 – 17:50

Track A

Topic tbc

Informal group session

Lisette Sutherland

Director - Collaboration Superpowers

Track B

Open-Space Extended Session Continues

Choose your discussion topics in breakout groups on the day! Real-time, voting with your virtual feet!

Ryan Behrman

Founder - Touch Think

Track C

Session tbc

Track D

Extended double session continues: Motivating Me, Motivating You, Aha!

Join this session to explore your own intrinsic motivators. Take an in-depth playful approach to understand what might strengthen and hinder such motivators for yourself and your team.
We’ll be sharing freely available tools, like Moving Motivators and #TheDebriefingCube, which you can quickly pick up and run with back to your teams.

Cori Moore

Innovation Facilitator

Julian Kea

Serious games facilitator - KiLearning

17:50 – 18:00

Wrap up of learning & Key-Take Aways

18:00

End of Forward Virtual 2020