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Topic| Building the Optimum Team
You have a business plan and probably a strategic plan but do you have team plan? A defined map of the elements that serve as a diagnostic and a development process. The Optimum Team Map is a way to ensure that you and your colleagues define ‘team’ similarly and are all rowing in the same direction.
Your Instructor| Valerie Atkins, Wells Street Consulting
Valerie Atkin has 35 years of experience providing consulting, coaching, facilitation, and customized learning solutions. She has partnered with clients to solve issues dealing with organizational change, employee and customer engagement, leadership, team, and individual effectiveness, conflict, trust, and communication.
Prior to founding Wells Street Consulting in 1991, Valerie held positions with DuPont, Stauffer Chemical, was the leading salesperson and National Accounts Manager at Zenger Miller, and Regional Vice President at MOHR Development. Her clients have included Caterpillar, Herman Miller, Haworth, University of Michigan, Premier, and Pfizer.
Valerie is on the Board of the Saugatuck Douglas Historical Society and previously was the President of the Friends Board at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. She graduated in behavioral psychology from the University of Michigan and has a great sense of humor about everything except Michigan football.