June’s Seminar: Collaboration and Innovation – Leading a Sucessful Project Team


Program Date and Time

Friday, June 15, 2018, 8:30AM – 10:30AM. Registration, breakfast and networking starts at 7:30AM.

Program Location

UNICOM Technology Park Conference Center, 15000 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151.

Click here for more details on the location and parking.

Program Description

This program will provide working managers insight and key takeaways on how to lead a sucessful project team. The program will discuss the architecture of teams, myths behind collaboration, innovation and creativity, and how to embrace the diversity of thought within your project team.

This seminar will discuss:

  • The team architecture
  • The components of inner work life (perceptions/emotions/motivation) and how to nourish inner work life for your project team
  • How inner work life drives performance within your project team
  • The power of project support and celebrating the small and big “wins”
  • What collaboration and innovation looks like within your project team
  • The power of interpersonal support
  • Tending to your own inner work life

About The Speaker

Dr. Lorri E. Cooper teaches courses in leadership, managing innovation, and the graduate Management program capstone. 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. Her edited book The Adjunct Faculty Handbook, 2nd edition will be published in May 2010.

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

Earn 2 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits! Join us for an informative presentation, a hot breakfast, and an opportunity to network with fellow contract professionals, all for only $40 (NCMA members; $45 for non-members). Our event cancellation policy is here and our inclement weather 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 the seminar presentation and any materials prior to the event. The UNICOM Technology Park Conference Center provides complimentary Wi-Fi if you prefer to download the presentation files on the day of the event. We will NOT have printed copies available the day of the event.

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