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Coaching CoP - "Fun and Self-Awareness -- Play a Development Game!"

  • 01 May 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Davis Community Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817

Coaching CoP

Topic: Fun and Self-Awareness -- Play a Development Game!

As coaches and consultants, our work may sometimes become “automatic” and can benefit from a look at ‘use of self’. Join us on May 1st and play Broken Squares, an exercise game developed in the mid 1970’s. It explores aspects of cooperative problem-solving behaviors which contribute to or obstruct group problem solving as well as cooperation and competition among group members. During this session we will work as teams to experience the exercise and debrief the experience from coach/consultant and team perspectives. You’ll have the opportunity to self-manage and notice how you stay engaged and “what pushes your buttons?”

Presenters: Ellen 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 work in more than 25 countries in both public and private sectors helping NGOs, Ministries of Health, and Hospitals improve the quality of the services they deliver. She holds an MSOD from AU/NTL and an MPH from UCLA.

Brook Rolter is a management consultant focused on implementing strategic and operational changes to improve organizational performance. He is 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 BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the Andersen School of Business at UCLA.

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 (first Tuesday at a different time): 6:30 pm Greeting and Networking, Program begins 7:00 pm (Sharp) – 9:00 pm

Location: Davis Community Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817. Tel: 240-777-0311

Directions: http://montgomerycountymd.gov/library/branches/davis.html

If you want to attend please RSVP by email to Peggy Linden, Coaching CoP co-leader: peggy.linden@gmail.com. 

Changes:  We are changing the way we run the Coaching Community of Practice.  Those who receive notice they are on the attendance list will pay $5.00 by Venmo to reserve their place.  We will send instructions regarding using Venmo when you receive notice you are on the attendance list.  We will not be offering refunds.  We ask that cancellations be at least 48 hours in advance so we can contact those on the waiting list and give them sufficient notice to attend.  If necessary, last minute cancellations are appreciated so we can do the appropriate room set-up.  

In order to balance who attends we delay notifying those on the attendance list for up to a week to include those who have not attended recently.  We also encourage new members to attend.  We apologize if you do not get on the attendance list each month and hope you understand that we want to include more members, not only those who responded quickly.  We limit our sessions to 30 attendees as we sit in a circle to encourage full participation. From now on those who are 'no-shows' or last minute cancellations will  be placed on the waiting list for future meetings until we have openings.   RSVP only if you want to attend, no need to send 'regrets.' 

Please let us know if you are a new member or have not attended the last three or more sessions.  We are very grateful for your interest and support. 

We need a few volunteers to help set up the room.  Please let me know if you can assist us at 6:00.

You will receive notification within the next seven days about whether you are on the list to attend or on the waiting list.  Also, please include the phone number where you can be reached if we need to contact you the day of the meeting.  Be sure to check your email for any updates if the weather is challenging or for any other changes that evening. 

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