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Session L - Pre-Conference Session
Thursday, June 11, 9am-12pm

Powerful Teams Require Mutual Learning
Presented by Jon Bergstrom and Steve Byers


Description: Learning in a team setting can be a most exciting and rewarding experience when sustainable success is achieved. But, finding success in complex team environments often requires new thinking.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide practical concepts that will assist you in thinking in new ways about the following:

  1. Recognize how we jump up the ladder of inference as we advocate and inquire
  2. Realize how we cause difficult conversations, and how we can change these situations
  3. Recognize everyone’s role in creating conflict, and how changes in our behaviors can significantly improve our work with others.

Target Audience: Teams and individuals are invited to attend. Learning together as a team can jump-start new behaviors. Individual attendees can learn how to help their teams in robust ways:

  1. Practice important concepts and foundational tools that enrich team meetings
  2. Recognize opportunities to assist the team in modeling much more effective behaviors in team meeting
  3. Share practical tools with others in the workshop to ground concepts so that you can take them back to your team

Organizational Issues: Improve team interactions, recognize why things go wrong, improve your own behaviors.

Objectives: You will learn how new behaviors in team meetings will change the dynamics of the team and lead to better outcomes. You will recognize why things are going wrong. You will have new tools to help change behaviors.

Cost: None

Pre-work: None

Materials Needed: None

Handouts: Available for download after the Forum

Jon Bergstrom

Biography: Jon Bergstrom provides a wide range of business consulting services through the Bergstrom Learning Center in Tehachapi, California.

He has provided team skill workshops for more than 1400 students at International Space University since 2000 at Strasbourg, France and at locations around the world.

He coaches leaders in oil field operations in the San Juaquin Valley of California, and facilitates workshops in a variety subjects.

Contact: Jon can be reached by e-mail at jonbergstrom@sbcglobal.net for additional information about this Pre-Conference session.


Steve Byers

Biography: Steve Byers works with leaders, organizations and other communities to renew their essential conversations. His passion is helping human systems think, learn, and work together - better. He designs and hosts a variety of “meaningful conversations” in the Pacific Northwest. In Olympia he hosts the First Wednesday Conversation about systems thinking, leadership, and inquiry. He coaches leaders and leadership teams, and offers public workshops for individuals and teams.

Steve teaches in the Masters in Leadership program at St. Mary’s College of California.

Contact: Steve can be reached by e-mail at smbyers7@comcast.net for additional information about this Pre-Conference session.


LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/steven-byers/3/613/267

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