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The Team Effectiveness “Learning Lab”
An interactive exploration of what drives teams crazy (and what to do about it)

May 22, 2013 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
San Rafael Corporate Center, 750 Lindaro Street San Rafael
Every team has the capability to achieve extraordinary performance results.
So why do so few ever realize this potential? We know why.
An engaging introduction to some of the fundamental challenges associated with how teams make decisions and how they can be overcome. We’ll examine your brain through the lens of neuroscience research to understand its strengths and limitations, then relate it back to specific challenges pertaining to creativity, roles, change, team processes and trust. Instead of a lecture format, we’ll use an experiential “learning lab” approach, allowing you to test some of these theories out for yourself using interactive activities. We’ll wrap up with a creative debrief discussion to synthesize the “Ah-Ha” moments into specific actions to start working on TODAY.
Workshop will cover…
  • Key insights from “Your Brain at Work” by David Rock
  • Group decision making choices and challenges
  • Interactive exercises to experience how you actually think under pressure
  • Suggestions for transforming your team’s performance effectiveness

Jeff Richardson

Jeff Richardson has 16 years of experience developing project leaders at Fortune 50 companies, high-tech startups and global universities. Jeff’s engineering and OD background combined with an expertise using experiential teambuiding activities makes his programs highly engaging and technically relevant.
As an educator, Jeff was one of the lead designers for Stanford’s Advanced Project Management Program, in addition to designing/teaching project leadership programs at San Jose State and UC Santa Cruz – Extension. Jeff wrote the book on project team startup at a Fortune 50 company in addition to consulting with hundreds of technical teams and teaching leadership skills for project managers at companies like Cisco, Intuit, Texas Instruments, the City of San Jose and Santa Clara County to name a few.
Mr. Richardson has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a MS in OD & Change Management
About the Organization:
SofTECH is a non-profit trade organization committed to fostering communication and cooperation for business and technology professionals in Northern California's Marin and Sonoma counties. Its goal is to identify and showcase technology leaders and support the technology user community.

SofTECH develops programs and provides meaningful networking opportunities for its members who include American River Ventures, Autodesk, Inc., Bank of Marin, Hanson Bridgett Marcus Vlahos & RudyLLP, iPost, JAG Wire Group, The K/A Group LLC, Phippen Design Group and Ridgecrest Marketing.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

San Rafael Corporate Center
Tamalpais Room
750 Lindaro
San Rafael, CA 94901
parking & directions (PDF)
6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Registration and Networking
7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Presentation
8:15 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Audience Q&A
Food and beverages will be served.

$20 at the door for non-members who did not register in advance
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