Webinars & Master Classes 

Each month, we host a webinar or a masterclasses so you can join us live to ask questions and interact with our authors.

In November, we were excited to feature Sense & Respond Press author Elena Astilleros in conversation with Jeff Gothelf. Elena is a senior coach at Ticketmaster, where she helps teams up-level when they are ready to increase their impact.


Don’t Let Your Agile Ceremonies Turn Into a Laptop Farm

 Join Elena Astilleros in conversation with Jeff Gothelf.

Join Elena Astilleros in conversation with Jeff Gothelf.

What’s a laptop farm? Laptop farms are the life-sucking, time-wasting portion of the work day where colleagues meet with a shared agenda. Often, attendees do not know why they need to attend, nor what is expected of them,  they simply show up because they were told to.

Enter the need for agile boredom busters.

What this webinar is NOT:
Another lecture on why we need to change our leadership style.

What this webinar IS:
A fast-paced how-to session for servant leaders, coaches, product managers or any other organizational top performer to bring liveliness and engagement to their agile workplace.

What you will learn:
1.    Easy pre-work to  sync up your group and get them to fully immerse in the work.
2.    Simple ways to read your team’s real-time nonverbal feedback (these ways are so subtle, they’ll think you’ve developed psychic abilities).
3.    A process on what to do when all your buttons are pressed, but you  want to maintain your team’s the psychological safety.

Get ready to learn immediately actionable skills that cannot be seen with the naked eye, but produce cohesion and quality on your team  which later leads to in sync teams, and creates a workplace individuals want to come and create their best work.

TIME: Nov 27, 2018 @ noon eastern time.


Past Webinars

We record all of our classes and webinars, and post them here within a week of the live event. Scroll down to see the library, or subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notified whenever a new video is available.We  of our webinars and classes are recorded and available within a week of the event. 


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Applying 3 Core Principles of Innovation to Improve Your Hiring Process

Managers and founders optimizing for innovation often think they can build exceptional teams with a conventional hiring process. Most of the time, that kills diversity, creates turnover and gives inconsistent results. Learn how to enhance your hiring process with three principles of innovation to help you hire teams built for the new economy.

Starting at Microsoft, Nicole Rufuku has spent her career in strategy and product, helping entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 companies build digital products. As a Principal at Neo Innovation (acquired by Pivotal Labs), she led engagements from ideation to scale. Nicole has built startup teams from the ground up, both as a founder and as a consultant. She developed an interest in hiring and diversity from her own experience hiring talent to power agile teams for rapid innovation. Nicole now applies her product expertise through her New York-based consultancy called Bonsai, where she helps growth-stage companies improve their hiring success.

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Hire Women: 3 Things You Can Do Right Now To Increase Diversity and Retention at Your Company

We're doing it wrong. Step number one in hiring and retaining women is not reaching out to every woman you know and trying to persuade her to work with you. Step number one is creating a fair and safe working environment for all of your current employees, so that a diverse pool of future candidates will find your workplace appealing. And, this is easier to do than you think. 

Debbie Madden is the author of Hire Women, forthcoming from Sense &Respond Press. Over the past 20 years, Debbie has founded five companies and served as CEO of two of them. In that time, she's honed a process that truly works. Learn how to improve hiring and retention of women on your team in any type of company using an iterative process that any team can implement.

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In this Master Class, Tim Herbig shared his tips on leadership in agile environments, where everybody operates on eye-level.

Lateral leadership describes the art of influencing peers without formal authority - A standard situation for product managers leading cross-functional teams. As agile mindsets expand beyond the technology departments of companies, managers needs to adapt his or her leadership style as well.

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FELIPE CASTRO: GOals for Agile Teams

Author Felipe Castro and host Jeff Gothelf discuss OKRs and Castro's forthcoming book, "Goals For Agile Teams" in this webinar from Sense & Respond Press


Sonja Kresojevic and Jonathan Bertfield: Making the Case for Change

Authors Sonja Kresojevic and Jonathan Bertfield discuss their upcoming book "The Case for Change" with host Jeff Gothelf in this new webinar from Sense & Respond Press.