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Building a Team With Talent (A Strengths Based Approach)

  • Thursday, September 12, 2013
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • St. Mary's Hospital, 700 South Park St., Conference Center Bay 1, Madison, WI, 53715
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Building a Team With Talent

 (A Strengths Based Approach)

Date & Location

Thursday, September 12, 2013

St Mary's Hospital
700 South Park Street
Conference Center Bay 1
Madison, WI 53715

Registration, Networking & Lunch begins at 12:00 PM

 Program runs from 12:30 - 2:00 PM


ASTD SCWC Members - $25

Non-Member Guests - $35


Program Description

The positive psychology model is here to stay!  Many of us are familiar with Strengthsfinder and similar tools that highlight our strengths and deliver some good insights into our self-awareness.  Sometimes we do the activities as a "team," but are we really using it effectively as a teambuilding tool?  Or is it mainly just in the arena of an effective ice breaker?

A good leader will take the time to deconstruct the daily operation of his or her team, identifying where it bogs down and where it over-accelerates.  Examining those areas from a strengths perspective can offer the leader insights about how to achieve a more complementary balance.  Those insights can then be used as a basis for dialogue within the team, allowing each member to better understand his or her ideal role relative to other team members.  In this way, the leader can ensure that the team operates as more than the sum of its parts.

Join us for this interactive session where we'll explore various ways to leverage the strengths based approach to create highly effective teams.  

Our Facilitator

Dennis (DJ) Johnson

Dennis Johnson, MBA, brings more than twenty years of experience to his individual and organizational development work.  In addition, Dennis has in-depth experience in business planning, governance, learning, strategy and strengths based, leadership development.

Dennis is a Principal of Leadership Architecture & Design and a  professional coach trained by the Coaches Training Institute ("CTI").  He is also Adjunct Faculty at Edgewood College.

Dennis' Gallup Strengthsfinder top themes are: activator, input, command, competition and strategic. 

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