Democratic leadership conference
The Democratic Leadership WorldBlu LIVE Copenhagen, is hosted by Valtech and WorldBlu. Worldblu publishes the annual WorldBlu List of Most Democratic Workplaces™, which features the most transparent, collaborative and decentralized companies in the world, ranging from small to FORTUNE 500-sized organizations.
Research shows that engaged employees are more productive, more profitable and more customer-focused. In the best organisations, a culture of freedom at work is more than a human resources initiative - it is a strategic foundation for the way they do business.
WorldBlu LIVE Copenhagen showcases democratic innovation and radical thinking that will leave you inspired, full of fresh ideas, and connected with a world-class community of leaders!
Join us for the chance to:
- Connect with industry leaders who are rewriting the way we do business
- Learn about technologies and tools that help realise democracy in the workplace
- Engage in meaningful conversations with enlightened people from all over the world
- Learn “next” practices and tangible steps that can be immediately applied to your workplace
- Discover how freedom and democracy can propel your organisation forward, attract top talent, and boost your bottomline
- Celebrate leaders who are improving business by bringing democracy and freedom to work
- Join the movement to see 1 billion people working in freedom
- WorldBlu LIVE started out in 2005 in Washington, DC. Since then it has become the premier gathering of individuals and organizations committed to spreading freedom at work.
|07.30 - 08.00||Parking, Registration & Breakfast|
|08.00 - 08.30||Welcome & Making the Most of Your Day|
|08.30 - 09.30||Introducing the 10 Democratic Design Principles|
Traci Fenton, Founder + CEO, WorldBlu
Traci Promotes democracy in companies and organisations around the globe. She discusses the broken “command and control" model of business and explains the 10 principles of organisational democracy at work in the best of organisations.
|09.30 - 10.00||Conversational Break|
|10.00 - 10.30||LIVE Case Study: Democracy at Work - NixonMcInnes|
Will McInnes, Co-founder and MD,
Nixon McInnes is a leading social media consultancy in the UK, and founded on democratic principles. Will suggests how business can evolve to celebrate Happiness, Openness and Participation and in doing so offer more to society than profits alone. NixonMcInnes is one of the UK's largest specialist social media agencies
|10.30 - 11.00||LIVE Case Study: Democracy at Work - Valtech|
Claus Vestargaard & Lisa Tegl, Personal Managers, Valtech A/S
These two consultants explain how the democratic process at Valtech works.
|11.00 - 12.00||TBA|
|12.00 - 12.30||Conversational Lunch|
|12.30 - 13.00||Happiness @ Work! Free = Happy = Profit|
Alexander Kjerulf, CEO, Projekt Arbejdsglæde
Happiness at work is a strange idea to many people, who have gotten used to the idea that work is unpleasant, tough and hard. Trust me, it doesn’t need to be that way at all.
Work can be energising, meaningful, inspiring and plain old fun. When it is, we enjoy work more, we enjoy life more and we get more done on the job.
The world’s leading expert on happiness at work shares 5 ways to make your workplace happier and more democratic – starting tomorrow!
|13.00 - 13.30||LIVE Case Study: Democracy at Work - BrainparkMark Dowds, CEO & Co-founder, Brainpark|
He asks why so many are willing to be serfs at work when we are willing to bomb the world to establish democracies and when most of us value being free citizens on the street?
|13.30 - 14.00||Conversational Break|
|14.00 - 15.00||Break-out Sessions:|
Track 1: Democratic Decision-Making
Will McInnes, Co-founder and MD, Nixon McInnes- a leading social media consultancy in the UK
Are you interested in the democratic model but all that comes to mind is “voting” or “consensus” when you hear the word “democracy”? Confused about how decisions actually get made in a democratic workplace? In this practical session, explore the best practices for how to make democratic decisions that will allow your organisation to work efficiently while generating a sense of ownership and shared accountability.
Track 2: Workflow Transparency, Empowerment + Recognition
Mark Dowds, CEO & Co-founder, Brainpark
The forces of “community” are invaluable and readily available. Ideas don’t happen in isolation. You must embrace opportunities to broadcast, and then refine, your ideas through the energy of those around you.
Join Mark Dowds to see how Brainpark moves your employees from feeling controlled to empowered and from acting in separation to building partnerships and participating. Give your employees the freedom and flexibility to collaborate in their own way.
Track 3: How We Successfully Transitioned to a Democratic Company
Carsten brogaard Jensen, CEO, Valtech A/S
Carsten show you how Valtech vent from an ordinary company to a democratic organisation with
the highest WorldBlu satisfaction score ever.
|15.00 - 16.00||Panel Debate & Closing Remarks|
|16.00 - 18.00||Meet up, Drinks & Barbeque|
Arrranged by: Valtech & WorldBlu