June’s Seminar: Developing An Engaged, Productive Team–The Leader’s Perspective


Program Date and Time

Friday, June 20, 2014, 8:30AM – 10:30AM. Breakfast and networking starts at 7:30AM.

Program Location

Washington Technology Park Conference Center, 15000 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151 (Click here for directions)

Program Description

In our modern-day organizations a significant amount of our work is accomplished either in or through a focused, collective experience. And whether a “team” is together for a short period, perhaps working on one phase of a project, or whether the “team” (more technically a “group”) is together for a long period as part of an organized department or division, your role and responsibility shifts when you become leader for the team.

What then might be helpful or useful?

In this seminar, attendees will:

  • Examine a leader’s perspective on the many fundamentals of team dynamics and what comprises a cohesive, effective team
  • Explore how a good leader creates the environment to develop professionals who feel safe and look forward to teaming experiences—and can then move on to become a high performing team
  • Participate in easily adapted group activities that may help teams form elegant solutions to challenges or develop new, innovative approaches to answering problems.

If you are looking for insight on transforming your “motley crew” into a high performing team or simply seeking ways to design your project-team experience to be more engaging, you will come away with perhaps some new, useful knowledge as well as exercises for immediate application.

About the Presenters

Our presenter is Dr. Lorri E. Cooper of Marymount University.

Lorri CooperDr. Cooper teaches courses in leadership, managing innovation, and the graduate Management program capstone at Marymount University. She earned a master’s degree at Vanderbilt University and her doctorate at the University of Virginia, where she minored in leadership studies and wrote her dissertation on leadership development for private college presidents and their governing boards. During her time at the University of Virginia, she served as a research associate and then as an administrative director at the Darden School of Business.

Dr. Cooper’s research and writing focuses on leadership development (particularly for practicing managers), management education, and how principles of design can effectively enhance and influence leadership practices.

Prior to her academic career, Dr. Cooper worked in management consulting with banking and real estate industries in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. Dr. Cooper belongs to OB Teaching Society and to the Midwest Academy of Management.

Program Cost

Join us for an informative presentation, a hot breakfast, and an opportunity to network with fellow contract professionals, all for only $35!

Our event cancellation policy is here.

In order to save on printing costs and to give people an option to use a laptop or tablet, we will email a link to the seminar presentation and any materials two days prior to the event. We suggest downloading the presentation in advance or utilizing a personal hotspot/cellular data on the day of the event as the facility does not guarantee ability to access their Wi-Fi network. We will not have printed copies available the day of the event.

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