Emily is a London-based independent agile and lean consultant, coach and trainer. She works with organisations in the private and public sectors to help with their agile transformations and to develop their agile capability for sustainable change. She was previously at Government Digital Service where she was the Head of Agile Delivery, leading the team of Agile delivery professionals that deliver services for citizens.
Emily is passionate about agile, communities, organisational learning and skills development. She is the author of the book “Building Successful Communities of Practice”; co-runs the meet-up Agile on the Bench agileonthebench.co.uk and Agile in Leeds agileinleeds.uk; blogs at emilywebber.co.uk and has a weak spot for vintage scooters.
Company Profile: Tacit is a agile consultancy with a focus on organisational learning, coaching, training and staff development to help organisations be better. Tacit offers team and executive agile and lean coaching, agile and lean training, agile and lean organisation design, personal and team skills development and individual mentoring.
As we navigate our organisations and careers we need the support of other people to help us develop our skills, keep motivated and help us do well. Employees who don’t feel supported at work don’t stay around for long – or if they do, they quickly become unmotivated and unhappy.
At a time when organisational structures are flattening and workforces are increasingly fluid, supporting and connecting people is more important than ever. This is where organisational communities of practice come in.
Emily has experience of building different types of communities both in her personal and professional life. She’s used this passion for bringing people together to form professional communities of practice in organisations and has found that they:
– support ongoing learning and professional development
– help break down silos
– support knowledge sharing
– create better practices
– result in happier staff
In this session, Emily will draw from her own experiences of building and growing communities of practice at organisations including the Government Digital Service and research from her book “Building Successful Communities of Practice”. She will highlight the benefits of a community of practice. She will also provide practical advice to those who are thinking about setting one up or looking to reinvigorate one that already exists.