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October Chapter Meeting - October 16th, 2014 Print E-mail


Join us in our October 2014 meeting

Registration is closed but you can still walk-in

Wiki Management: The Future of Management Has Already Arrived!



Conventional management thought assumes that command-and-control is the most effective way to organize the efforts of large numbers of people, but rapid change and increasing complexity have rendered that model obsolete. As a result, most managers today lack the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in world where new technologies have made collaborative networks smarter and faster than top-down hierarchies.

Designing organizations to succeed in a time of great change demands a new and very different model—Wiki Management. Discover a revolutionary new business world where leaders are catalysts and facilitators rather than bosses, workers are highly engaged in shaping strategic thinking and operational practices, and business processes are designed around what’s most important to customers. Learn how a new breed of innovative business leaders have completely overhauled the ways we build organizations and why, despite being hidden in plain sight, the future of management has already arrived!


Rod Collins 


Rod Collins is the Director of Innovation at Optimity Advisors, a national management consulting firm. Rod is leading expert on the next generation of business management. He works with forward thinking business leaders who understand that managing great change means changing how we manage.

Rod is the former Chief Operating Executive of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program, one of the nation's largest and most successful business alliances, which today has over $30 billion in annual revenues. Under his leadership, the business experienced its greatest five-year growth period in its 54-year history, as year after year, it set new records for operational and financial performance.

Rod is also the author of Wiki Management: A Revolutionary New Model for a Rapidly Changing and Collaborative World (AMACOM Books, 2014). His previous book, Leadership in a Wiki World: Leveraging Collective Knowledge to Make the Leap to Extraordinary Performance, won the 2011 EVVY book award for Business/Finance.


This meeting is free

Meetings are 6:00 to 8:00pm (Networking 6:00 - 6:30pm)

Meeting Location

Sysco Corporation

1390 Enclave Parkway - Houston, Texas - 281-584-1390        


PARKING:  Please park in front of either Sysco building (1370 & 1390 Enclave Parkway). If front lots are full, park on the street along Forkland Drive and walk around to the front entrance of 1390. 


Volunteer Opportunities Print E-mail

Volunteer Today!One of our 2014 objectives for ALN Houston is to enhance volunteerism by broadening the range of volunteer activities available to chapter members and ensuring that those who choose to invest their time in ALN have a great experience in return.    

If you have questions  or would like to get involved please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

ALN has the following volunteer opportunities available.  Activities can be selected long-term or just for a single event.

  1. Meet and Greet
  2. Setup and Takedown
  3. Preparaing and distributing meeting announcements
  4. Writing newsletter articles or preparating newsletter
  5. Writing Book reviews
  6. APLNH web site maintenance

Meeting Format and Logistics Print E-mail

SyscoWelcome to ALN Houston’s meeting venue at Sysco Corporation, 1390 Enclave Parkway. 


Meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted on this site. Meeting format:

  • 6:00pm - 6:30pm - Network with your fellow Agile practitioners
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm - Announcements and introductions, followed by our Featured Program

Parking Guidance:

Please park in front of either Sysco building (1370 & 1390 Enclave Parkway). If front lots are full, park on the street along Forkland Drive and walk around to the front entrance of 1390.

Also please help us speed check-in by registering for the meeting at least 24 hours in advance and your name will be on the pre-registered sign-in sheet along with a printed name tag (both are in first name, then last name sequence).


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