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  • 12 Jan 2012
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • JHU Carey School of Business


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Topic: Effective Team-Building for International Development Programs

Facilitator: Eric Wolterstorff
Eric Wolterstorff is a Senior Partner at The Wolterstorff Group and leads their research and development team.  He is an expert in social trauma and helping leaders manage in complex, traumatic environments. He has over 25 years experience as a consultant, analyst, and psychotherapist.   Through his crisis-consulting firm (www.shiftingculture.com <http://www.shiftingculture.com/> ), Wolterstorff works directly with organizations impacted by crisis and trauma, and leads professional trainings in shifting organizational cultures.  He has worked both in the United States, including post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, and in Germany. He regularly presents and gives interviews.
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The OD/ICD SIG of CBODN is pleased to bring you an event around the theme of “Teams in Crisis Environments," The event will be led by Eric Wolterstorff, Senior Partner at The Wolterstorff Group (TWG) <http://www.shiftingculture.com/>. 

TWG is a consulting firm that prepares or helps teams to work well in stress or crisis conditions. The concepts that will be presented are especially useful to international project teams facing a lack of integration, alignment to objectives and/or teamwork. Numerous project management units are faced with this challenge because of the way international development teams are often recruited and fielded.  Team integration and alignment is often further complicated by the requirement for more local project staff.  The need to develop a diverse staff into an effective team combined with the pressure to produce results quickly often leads to high stress, and even more so when the project is reacting to a crisis.  In stressful or crisis environments, team behavior degrades in a predictable wayundefinedteams' "hard-side" behavior (resource allocation, decision-making and process management) and their "soft-side" behavior (people skills and team work)undefinedget out of balance.

With TWG's analytical tools, home office project managers, chiefs of party and team leaders can identify the stress state of their team at any given moment, and take quick steps to bring them into balance, avoiding costly inefficiencies and realigning the project in the short-term with the desired outputs and impacts.

Attendees will have an opportunity to form discussion groups to explore what the content of these presentations mean to themselves and their organizations.  The findings will be synthesized in a way that the outcomes can be taken home and put into effect.

SIG Leader: Frank Page | fcpage@yahoo.com

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