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    How to Develop a Team Dynamic That Improves Communication and Resolves Conflict Constructively

    Date: May 18, 2016, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
    Sponsor ~ Business Benefits Group
    Hidden Creek Country Club
    1711 Clubhouse Road
    Reston, Virginia 20190
    $35.00 Member, $55.00 Non-Member, $25.00 Member in Transition
    Event Type:
    Chapter Meeting - Dinner
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    We have all witnessed or been part of teams with self-focused behaviors, defensiveness and lack of direction. What is the impact on your organization when people don't bring their best ideas forward and don't support each other? Imagine there is a way to shift the mindset of the teams in your organization that gives them the tools to tap into the collective strengths of the team and become aware of individual drivers and motivations to resolve conflict and communicate effectively.

    Through interactive exercises, we will examine the key characteristics of high functioning teams. This workshop will focus on giving, HR professionals, strategies and tools to:

    1. Build a shared accountability mindset: Synchronize goals, roles and priorities across the team and leverage value-based decision-making.
    2. Uncover assumptions to build trust: Reduce miscommunication at moments of conflict and disagreement and see things from each other's points of view.
    3. Tap into collective strengths: Optimize performance by respecting team member's contributions (strategic, execution, building relationships and influencing).

    Empower the team: Improve communication by aligning delivery methods with motivation and drivers

    About our speakers

    Mimi Mazarei SPHR, SHRM SCP has over ten years of executive leadership overseeing human resources, operations and accounting.  Mimi has been recognized for her ability to motivate employees to achieve peak productivity and for continuously improving organizational and operational effectiveness through innovative solutions. She earned her CPA and is trained and worked as Baldridge examiner that is a national award for performance excellence. She has worked with HR leaders of large and small organization to improve their capacity in the area of organizational design, hiring, performance, training, development, benefit and compensation.

    Currently, she is principal of Merzad consulting and with her partner Randie, they provide cultural transformation, team development and Strengths Finder training for organizations. She helps HR leader build the connection between goals and expected behaviors that drive results and manage conflict constructively. She is advising three non-profit organizations currently.

    Randie Reilly has over 10 years of experience in marketing, sales, management and operations prior to becoming Principal at Merzad Consulting.  After working with large corporations and small businesses, she realized she had a passion to use her skills as a problem solver, strategic thinker and synthesizer of information to help small business leaders and nonprofit organizations reach their goals.  She is currently on the Board of Directors of DC Design House, a design charity benefiting Children’s National Health System and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.  She has a BS in Finance from the University of Delaware and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

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    Thank you to our sponsor!