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DC Area OD Practitioners CoP - "Having Fun Learning: Team Development Games That for Some Reason Work Around the World – Part II"

  • 14 Dec 2017
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Bethesda-Chevy Chase Service Center, Bethesda, MD
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DC Area OD Practitioners CoP 

Topic: Having Fun Learning: Team Development Games That for Some Reason Work Around the World – Part II

Session Description: 

If you like to play games and are curious about those that focus on developing teams, large and small, AND work around the world, join us on December 14th.  During this session we will roll-up our sleeves and play “Broken Squares”. This exercise game was developed in the mid 70’s to explore how we participate and cooperate in teams to attain team and individual goals, including aspects of cooperative problem solving, behaviors which contribute to or obstruct group problem solving, and cooperation and competition among group members. During this session we will:

  • Work as teams to experience the exercise
  • Debrief the experience from both the individual and team perspectives
  • Discuss potential uses and adaptations of the exercise

We had quite a turnout in June when we played a variety of team development games and everyone seemed to enjoy the session, so don’t miss this opportunity!

Presenters: Elllen Eiseman and Brook Rolter

Ellen Eiseman is a public health professional who has focused on healthcare management and supervision, capacity building, and organization development for more than 30 years. Her experience includes working in more than 25 countries in both the public and private sectors and all levels of the health systems helping NGOs, Ministries of Health, Hospitals, and Clinics improve the quality of the services they deliver. Currently the health practice director in Chemonics’ Global Health Division Ellen contributes to setting and attaining Chemonics’ vision for health programs. She also serves as co-chair for the SID/W International Health and Nutrition Workgroup. She holds an MSOD from AU/NTL and an MPH from UCLA. She is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese.   

Brook Rolter is a management consultant focused on implementing strategic and operational changes to improve organizational performance. By integrating expertise in management, OD, culture change, performance improvement and facilitation, he assists organizations with practical, tailored approaches to strategy, organizational improvement, team building, facilitation, and implementing changes.

Brook is certified in OD & Change Management, a certified balanced scorecard master professional, a licensed performance measurement specialist, and served as an examiner for Malcolm Baldrige National Quality award.  Brook earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Andersen School of Business at UCLA.  He resides in Arlington, VA, and during his down time can be found fly fishing around DC and the Shenandoah Mountain.

CoP Leader:  Mark Sachs, ma.sachs@verizon.net.

Cancellation Policy: Registrants should contact Mark if they need to cancel.

Additional Notes:

A $5.00 per person contribution is requested to help pay for rental of the room.

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