This is an important, free opportunity for all those who want to change the world to learn from people who have experience.
This is the latest in the Speaker Academy series, which started here.
I first encountered the “corporate rebel” movement in Saskatchewan two years ago. It was an unexpected, unscheduled pre-conference by Helen Bevan of the UK’s National Health Service – a dry run of a half day workshop she presented a week later in London. Her thoughts were so fresh, relevant, and potent that I almost fell off my chair. I mean, look what I tweeted, mid-session:
(I don’t wanna seem weird, but I’ve never wanted to HUG a conference presenter, but @HelenBevan‘s doin’ it. BRILLIANT & effective) #qs13
— Dave deBronkart (@ePatientDave) April 10, 2013
We connected instantly: at the break I approached to introduce myself, and before I got there she threw out her arms and said “Dave!” The following week in London, at the BMJ / IHI Quality Forum, she delivered the full half day workshop to a room of 200 – three hours long – and got a standing ovation. Have you ever seen anyone get a standing O after three hours? (I blogged about it on Forbes, and linked to a Storify of some live tweets during the event.)
Speaker Academy students, note: this movement is about rocking the boat, not sinking it. (Helen says it’s about “rocking the boat without falling out.”) Think about that, seriously. Would you like to develop your ability at that? Would you like to hear from people who are effective at it?
This Friday, June 26: “Rebel Jam”
Rebel Jam is a live 24-hour “jam session” (via Webex) with speakers from around the world, particularly from three organizations: Corporate Rebels United, Rebels at Work, and Change Agents Worldwide. My half-hour session is at 4:30 pm Boston time. Below is the information each of them posted on their websites (e.g. the Corporate Rebels United post). Register, browse the subjects, listen live when you’re awake, and watch the recordings later.
On Friday, June 26 at noon Central European Time, we will kick off our 24 hours of speakers sharing stories, observations and emerging practices about creating change and reshaping the future of work.
We will be using WebEx for this on-line event
- Log in to this WebEx site
- Event # 206 461 629
- Password: RebelJam
Link to schedule of speakers and topics
Kickoff times for 24-hour online event
- Europe (CEST): noon
- United States (EDT); 6 a.m.
- United States (PDT) 3 a.m.
- Australia (EST): 8 p.m.
Twitter handle: #RebelJam15
Proudly sponsored by RELEVENTS, committed to enacting a movement of positive change in the business community.
Next in the series: #25: “Being heard as possibility”: my talk at #RebelJam15
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