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Org Toolkit: Planning Your Organization for Growth

April 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-4


“As much as I hate process, good ideas with great execution is how you make magic” Larry Page

Planning for the year is simple but it is not easy. It requires us to stop and think. Think about what exactly you are attempting to achieve and how you are going to assess if you are making progress. It sounds simple but most of us prefer to jump into action over planning. We prefer doing (and seeing the impact afterwards) over planning objective goals (and measuring as we go). We go month after month doing the same thing and measuring incremental changes. But transformative changes are not incremental. This event will introduce you to the OKR process (“Objectives and Key Results”). This is a goal setting and execution system used by Google and several other companies and NGOs. At the end of the workshop, you will understand key concepts, you will have some practice on drafting OKRs and access to resources to work with afterwards.

The workshop is based on the books Measure What Matters (by John Doerr), Grit (by Angela Duckworth) and my experience using OKRs for many years.

The workshop is useful for individuals and for teams. If you are trying to bring OKRs into your organization, it is highly recommended to have the decision maker attend the workshop as well.

About the Speaker
Magdalena Pire Schmidt is a recent transplant to Miami. Prior to moving to Miami, she spent 8+ years working at Google where she managed a legal operations team focused on content moderation. Magdalena has built teams from the ground up and has seen larger teams through cycle of changes. She has experience managing international teams, developing content policies and scaling them. At Google her day-to-day involved influencing lawyers and engineers to balance risk, scale, and values.

Today Magdalena is mostly interested in empowering women through technology. She is also excited to find ways to add value to the Miami innovation community. When she is not thinking about this, she is taking tango classes and finding ways to indulge her passion for Italian language and culture.

Additional details:

The Center for Social Change is located on the corner of Coral Way and SW 21st Avenue in the offices above Xixon restaurant, on the second floor.

If you’re traveling by car: There are metered spaces on Floor 2A of the parking garage attached to 2103 Coral Way. Floor 2A also has disabled permit parking and electric vehicle recharging stations. Cash, Park Jockey, and Pay-by-Phone are all accepted.

There is also metered parking adjacent to the building payable with Pay-by-Phone and there is some free street parking in the surrounding neighborhood, especially south of Coral Way. Be sure to observe “Residents Only” and “No Parking” areas.

If you’re traveling via mass transit: Miami-Dade Bus #24 and the free City of Miami Coral Way Trolley both stop just around the corner from the building. Both bus lines connect to the Vizcaya Metrorail Station at Coral Way and SW 12th Ave.

If you’re traveling by bike: Bicycle racks can be found along the sidewalk in front of the building and in the garage.

Image and Audio Consent and Release:

If you do not wish to be photographed or recorded, please inform Center staff upon arrival at the venue and we’ll accommodate your request.

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April 9, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Center for Social Change
2103 Coral Way, #6th floor
Miami, FL 33145 United States