CBODN Government SIG: March Conference Call*Wednesday, March 23Noon – 1:00pm EDTConference Dial-in Number: (605) 475-4800Participant Access Code: 996369#Presenter: Dr. Alex PavlakTopic: The Care and Feeding of Modern Tiger TeamsThe term Tiger Team was first used to describe the Apollo 13 Mission-Control team. Modern Tiger Teams involve the integration of Total Problem Solving methods and Advanced Teamwork. These teams have the potential to outperform the most gifted individual even with problems requiring imagination and creativity.A challenge for our community is how can these teams be best supported within our agencies, so that we can more effectively resolve problems of increasing complexity.Dr. Alex Pavlak (selected background)Created and offered public and private workshops on Creating System Architecture, Modern Tiger Teams, Total Problem-Solving,.Expert problem solving teams: Under grants for NSF and NIMH, organized workshops and provided team problem-solving support to leading scientists addressing fundamental anomalies in basic science.Co-coordinator, Strategic Leadership Seminar Series, a public service of the PMI-WDC chapter, Strategic Leadership Network, and George Mason University. Chair session #3, Organizing to Think More Effectively: Groups, Teams and Communities of Practice in the Flat World.Federal Interagency Communities of Practice: consulting and support small group aspects, governance.Guest lecturer, Johns Hopkins University, Modern Tiger Teams.Dinner speaker on expert teams, total problem-solving, enterprise architecture.For Dr. Pavlak’s most current resume, see: http://www.thalesresearchinc.com/resume.pdf* NOTE: Our originally scheduled speaker needed to postpone until April 27, as she coordinates the Center for Radiological Emergency Management’s proficiency program for EPA radiological emergency responders, and is on stand-by status regarding the events in Japan.
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