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Baltimore-Washington SIG

  • 14 Mar 2012
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • SECU University, Linthicum MD


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Baltimore-Washington SIG


Topic: FINDING YOUR FEET IN TURBULENT TIMES: Building resilient teams and team leaders


Michael Ciszewski started his work life almost three decades ago on Wall Street.  He was an investment banker for the first ten of those years before he found the opportunity to begin working with individuals, groups, and teams as an internal OD consultant.  This led to senior roles at a couple of organizations, three years based in London, and work in Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Shortly after being much too close to the collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11, Michael left New York for Washington DC.  Once here, he did something he always wanted to do: he started his own OD practice.

To beef up his credentials, he earned a Masters Degree in Organization Development from AU|NTL.  He is a member of NTL Institute and the OD Network.  He has three beautiful and intelligent children, a wife who says she loves him very much, and a dog.

Learn about the ideas and strategies that build resilience into teams in today’s turbulent, ambiguous environment.

Resilience is the ability to respond in a constructive way to unexpected disruptions, positive or negative, and the accompanying ambiguity.  We can increase our resilience by acknowledging that change is a normal, regular part of existence, and by adopting principles and frameworks that increase our capabilities to flourish in the face of these disruptions.

Much of the literature on teams and team development assumes a clean start right from the beginning of a project or process.  More typically, circumstances conspire to put us in a place that is less than ideal.  Priorities compete and shift.  People enter and exit the team.  Distractions abound and turbulence increases.  Drawing on decades of experience with groups from around the world, we will share a framework and stories about what it takes to create the conditions for resilient work teams.  And we will engage in conversation to explore what it takes to be successful in the ever-turbulent conditions of the real world.

Participants will come away with proven and practical strategies for building and strengthening resilience in their teams.

SIG Leader:
Pat Foye | 410-703-0983 (c) | patricia.p.foye@gmail.com

  • 6:00 - 6:30 | Networking
  • 6:30 - 8:00 | Program
SECU University
989 Corporate Blvd.
Linthicum, MD 21091

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