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SIG: High Performance Teams and Cognitive Diversity

  • 20 Sep 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Lane Press, 87 Meadowland Dr, South Burlington, VT 05403


  • This applies if you are a non-member and this is your first SIG.

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Discussion Topic: High Performance Teams and Cognitive Diversity

Facilitators: Chad Ahern and Mary McEwen

Come join us for a morning of networking, knowledge sharing, and stimulating conversation. Free for members and first time participants, $10 for non-members.   

Discussion Summary:  In recent decades the rightful endeavor to achieve a more representative workforce through increased diversity of gender, ethnicity, and age has helped improve business outcomes. But can we do more?

Come join us for this interactive workshop to explore how identifying and utilizing our unique talents and the cognitive diversity of our teams can improve team cohesion, productivity, profitability, and employee engagement.

This workshop will be co-facilitated by Chad T. Ahern and Mary McEwen. Chad is the Founder & Principal of Talent and Teams Consulting, L.L.C., based in Colchester, Vermont. Chad is a Gallup Certified Strength Coach and provides strengths-based coaching to individuals, and small teams or organizations seeking to set learning goals and implement coaching programs to meet organizational goals. Mary is the President Elect of our Vermont ATD Chapter. Dubbed a Corporate Cheerleader, Mary is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach with over a decade of experience collaboratively working with teams and individuals to create synergy and achieve peak organizational success.

Tentative Agenda:

9:00-10:30     Coffee, Program & Discussion

10:30-11:00   Open Networking

What is a SIG? A Special Interest Group (SIG) a lightly facilitated conversation focused around a specific topic where participants come to reflect,  learn and share with one another – very much like give & take.  The intention is to engage our collective talent and intellect by capitalizing on the diversity of experience, perspectives and knowledge in the room. 

SIGs represent one of the many ways to grow professionally and personally, to network, learn new trends and industry directions, and to take useful information back to your organization.

SIGs also provide a wonderful opportunity to become personally involved in your Vermont Chapter.  If you would like to co-facilitate an upcoming SIG, please contact our Program Director, Melinda Friedlander at Melinda@vermontatd.org.


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