It’s a wrap, Agile on the Beach NZ 2019

Agile on the Beach NZ (April 5-7) 2019

It’s a wrap

Mauao (Mount Maunganui), you were beautiful. Speakers, you were incredible. Sponsors, you were generous. Crew, you enabled change to happen. Attendees, you made the event! Over the weekend of April 5-7 2019, we had 110 people gather together for the inaugural Agile on the Beach NZ.

While some knew each other beforehand; we all left the weekend richer and wiser from the time spent together, with strong connections, bonds, and community.

Our theme for 2019 was People. Change. Impact … Tangata. Hurihanga. Whakaaweawe … and Jandals. We explored the coaching role, how we nurture and protect each other and ourselves, how we develop our ability to handle change, and how we help others develop too.

Over three days, we had half-day masterclasses in coaching, lean change, and sense-making, we had two international keynotes, two 45-minute workshops, a wide range of 20-minute talks, and a series of open spaces.

We are honoured and moved to see how much value everyone took. The conversations continue through social media channels, and we plan to set up a Slack channel specifically so people can sustain the community.

He waka eke noa

The highlight was all attendees responding to our invitation and fully taking part in our Waiata, with lyrics and music from our crew (David Morris and Wayne Kingi). The founders and crew had tears in their eyes. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

We offer this Waiata out to the broader agile community in NZ as your opportunity to invite people in, to work and learn together, and build a community. Join us at a future agile community event, learn the Waiata, and then use it to open your events as a way of binding us together as a broad community. That is our gift to you.

Thank you again to Agile Alliance New Zealand, our partners for 2019 and beyond, and the four organisations who stepped up to support our inaugural event.

if you didn’t make it to this event, watch out as we will be opening the waitlist for 2020 in the near future.

From the bottom of our hearts, the founders thank everyone involved and look forward to seeing you in 2020,
Ngā mihi,
David and Colart.