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With Ed Hoffman (CEO, Knowledge Strategies).
Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 09:00 AM   $40
Columbia School of Professional Studies, 3 Embarcadero Center
 
     
 
 
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"Designing & Sustaining High Performance Teams" with Ed Hoffman, CEO, Knowledge Strategies

Agenda:
9am: Networking & continental breakfast
9:30am: Workshop
12:30pm: Wrap-up & networking


Registration:
$25 for pre-registered members & $40 for pre-registered non-members who register by the Wednesday just prior to the workshop (add $10 after Wednesday)
** Credit cards only - no cash or checks accepted at the door


Summary:
To become an effective product manager requires practice & repetition, just as it does for successful athletes & musicians. This three-hour interactive session will provide the foundation for the factors that lead to product team success. We will establish a logical framework for team performance, based on the concept of "social contexts" as a driver of outcomes. We explore the risks of unmanaged social contexts with examples from Challenger's explosion, Hubble's flawed mirror, & Korean Airlines crashing. We then examine how to measure intangible social context fields & explain our core team development process. We will build a systems perspective for success through our core behavioral change process, "AMBR," Attention, Mindset, Behavior, & Results.

Participants will:

Gain a clear understanding of the elements associated with high performance teams
Analyze & design social contexts that contribute to successful product teams
Learn the essential dimensions associated with high team performance
Facilitate successful product team behaviors for immediate use through applied tools such as appreciation, accountability & commitment, & context shifting exercises
This highly interactive workshop will be based on the work of Charlie Pellerin's book, "How NASA Builds Teams".

Dr. Hoffman, PhD, is CEO, Knowledge Strategies where he is engaged in research, education, & consulting services in support of team & organization performance. He serves as Senior Lecturer for Information & Knowledge Strategy Program at the Columbia University School of Professional Studies.

Dr. Hoffman retired from NASA as a senior executive after thirty-three years. He was appointed the first NASA Chief Knowledge Officer in 2011 & held responsibility for system-wide strategy, integration & deployment of knowledge services. Prior to this, he was the founding director of the NASA Academy of Program/Project & Engineering Leadership (APPEL) serving in this role for over 20 years.

He has written numerous journal articles, & co-authored Shared Voyage: Learning & Unlearning from Remarkable Projects (NASA, 2005) & Project Management Success Stories: Lessons of Project Leaders (Wiley, 2000). He is currently researching & designing a curriculum sequence on the future of project work for Columbia University.

Dr. Hoffman holds a Doctorate, as well as MA & MS degrees, from Columbia University in the area of social & organizational psychology. He received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brooklyn College in 1981.
 
 
 
 
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