Thursday 08 Feb 17:30

The Soft Side of Global Agility in a VUCA* World

SOLID Soft Skills


The Soft Side of Global Agility in a VUCA* World

*Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous

The speed of change and interactivity of today´s world drive people and organizations to their limits. But besides technology, what are the human factors which may hinder or facilitate finding their full potential and purposes in a VUCA world?

The term VUCA was first created by the United States Army War College to explain the state of the world after the Cold War. Recently it has been adopted by the business community to describe how security, predictability and simple cause and effect relationships have been replaced by turbulence and unpredictability. Some of the trends driving VUCA for business include the shift in economic power from West to East, demographic change, the disruptive rise of digital technologies, as well as continuing globalization. These forces affect every organization in some way. In other words, VUCA has become the new normal (Source: TCO International).

The objectives of this workshop are to discuss:

- The impact of VUCA on how people think and behave in organizations.

- The needs of people in order to thrive and not just survive.

- The responses (or solutions) available to improve people´s work in a VUCA world.


17.30-17.45 – Meet & Greet 

17.45-18.30 – Workshop part 1 

18.30-19.00 – Break with something to eat 

19.00-20.00 – Workshop part 2


Simone Torres Costa — Master in Psychology & MBA (Lund University), ICF certified Coach. She is an associate at TCO International a company focused on accelerating people´s ability to collaborate globally and founder of Interculturalplus, a service provider of intercultural competence development and trust building for high performing teams. Her interest in the long-term impact of internationalization on performance and wellbeing began with her own 18-year journey abroad in USA, Sweden, Poland, Italy and Brazil. Moving internationally for most of her adult life has been a constant source of inspiration which she now applies in helping organizations to improve soft skills for project implementation.She is the author of Deconstructing Brazil beyond Carnival, Soccer, and Girls in Small Bikini and co-author of The Mission of Detective Mike Moving Abroad.

SOLID Soft Skills


High performance and results are only achieved with the combination of hard and soft skills. No serious organizations can afford to ignore the human complexity and aspirations in achieving their purpose. We love to explore the invisible and abstract concepts such as culture, trust, power & motivations dynamics, etc. involved in developing compassionate human interactions and truthful social connections. We believe that, by being a catalyst of ideas and practices, we can promote more enriching personal and professional experiences.


SOLID Soft Skills group aims to collect and share knowledge and experience about human/organizational development with specific focus on human dynamics and softs skills which have an impact on individual and team performance.

Events topics

Grow Up or Wake Up? Purposeful Adult Development

Story Telling Skills for Business

Intercultural Adaptation & Performance

Public Speaking Essentials

Trust Building for High Performance Teams

Organizer Simone Torres Costa

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