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Kate Beatty- Kate is the Director, Global Portfolio Management for the Center for Creative Leadership®.  She is responsible for the designs of CCL’s programs, products, services, and solutions, ensuring a high-quality, relevant, and growing portfolio to meet the needs of CCL’s clients across the globe.

Prior to this role, Kate managed many of CCL’s Open Enrollment Programs, including Developing the Strategic Leader, Leadership At the Peak, and Leading Teams for Impact.  Kate conducts research and writes in the areas of teams and strategic leadership.  She has authored numerous publications... Read More

Presentation:  Developing Teams to Lead Strategic Change:  Lessons From the Field

Michael Beer- Mike is Chairman and founder of TruePoint, a research based management consultancy, and Cahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus, at the Harvard Business School. Mike’s research and practice is in the fields of organization effectiveness, organization change and human resource management. He has authored or co-authored many articles and ten books, among them Managing Human Assets and The Critical Path to Corporate Renewal. The latter received the Johnson, Smith & Knisely Book Award in 1991 and was a finalist for the Academy of Management’s Terry Book Award. His most recent book...Read More 

Presentation:  Overcoming Silent Barriers to Team Performance: The Role of Organizational Learning in Shaping the Context for Team Performance and Commitment

Deb Cohen- PhD, SPHR, is the chief knowledge development and integration officer for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is responsible for the Society’s Knowledge Development and Integration Division, which includes the SHRM Knowledge Center (including the Society Library), the Research Department, Academic Initiatives, and HR Standards.  Dr. Cohen joined SHRM in May of 2000 as the director of Research. Prior to joining SHRM, Dr. Cohen spent 15 years as an academician teaching HRM at George Washington University (10 years) and George Mason University (5 years). Dr. Cohen has published over 40 articles and book chapters and has been published in several journals. Dr. Cohen received her PhD in management and human...Read More 

Presentation: Virtual Teams: Challenges and Opportunities

J. Richard Hackman- Edgar Pierce Professor of Social and Organizational Psychology at Harvard University. He received his bachelor's degree in mathematics from MacMurray College and his doctorate in social psychology from the University of Illinois. He taught at Yale for twenty years and then moved to his present position at Harvard. 

Hackman teaches and conducts research on a variety of topics in social and organizational psychology, including team dynamics and performance, leadership effectiveness, and the design of self-managing teams and organizations. He is the author...Read More 

Presentation: Shared Team Leadership: What Goes Wrong and How to Get It Right

Casey Haskins- Colonel, United States Army.  COL Haskins was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Infantry from the United States Military Academy at West Point in May 1982. He has commanded at every level from platoon through brigade and has served in staff positions from battalion through theater army. He has had assignments in West Berlin; Fort Polk, Louisiana; Fort Benning, Georgia; Frankfurt and Heidelberg, Germany; Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Sarajevo, Bosnia; and Baghdad, Iraq. He has served in light infantry, mechanized, air assault, and ranger units, as well as in training units. His schools include the Infantry officer basic and advanced courses...Read More  

Presentation: Creating A Culture That Allows Teams To Succeed

Heidi King- MS, FACHE,  deputy director for Department of Defense Patient Safety Program and director for Patient Safety Solutions Center in the Office of the Chief Medical Officer (OCMO) within TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), which serves 9.6 million lives. She delivers innovative solutions to engage, educate and equip patient-care teams to institutionalize evidence-based safe practices. Ms. King promotes the integration of teamwork principles into practice through education, training, research, and outreach.  She strives to transform healthcare through the spread, impact, and sustainment of high-performing teams.

Ms. King is the lead architect of award-winning TeamSTEPPS® (Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety), an evidence-based medical teamwork system aimed at improving communication to...Read More

Presentation: Using Teamwork to Build a Culture of Safety in Healthcare: The DoD Journey

John Mathieu- Department Head, Professor and Cizik Chair in Management, Management Department, University of Connecticut. He also holds the Cizik Chair in Management at UConn. His primary areas of interest include models of training effectiveness, team and multiteam processes, and cross-level models of organizational behavior. He has conducted work with several Fortune 500 companies, the armed services (i.e., Army, Navy, and Air Force), federal and state agencies (e.g., NRC, NASA, FAA, DOT), and numerous public and private organizations. Dr. Mathieu has over 85 publications, 175 presentations at national and international conferences, and has been a PI or Co-PI on over $5M in grants and contracts. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association as well as the...Read More

Presentation: Achieving Optimal Team Composition for Success  

Eduardo Salas-SIOP President and Professor, University of Central Florida. Salas is University Trustee Chair and Pegasus Professor of Psychology at the University of Central Florida where he also holds an appointment as program director for the Human Systems Integration Research Department at the Institute for Simulation and Training.  Before joining UCF, he was a senior research psychologist and head of the Training Technology Development Branch of NAWC-TSD for 15 years. Dr. Salas has coauthored over 350 journal articles and book chapters and has coedited 20 books.  His expertise includes promoting teamwork, designing team training strategies, determining training effectiveness, optimizing simulation-based training, enhancing decision making under stress, and the development...Read More 

Presentation: Evidence-Based Solutions for Team Development: Competencies and Learning Strategies

Scott Tannenbaum-President, The Group for Organizational Effectiveness (gOE), an Albany, New York-based consulting and research firm he founded in 1987. Under his leadership, gOE has supported over 300 organizations globally, including 30+ Fortune 100 companies and numerous government and military organizations. He has worked with and supported a wide array of teams including medical, drilling, aviation, sales, banking, combat, and leadership teams....Read More

Presentation: Conducting Team Debriefs That Work: Lessons From Research and Practice

Ruth Wageman- Associate Faculty in Psychology at Harvard University. She specializes in the field of Organizational Behavior, studying and teaching the design and leadership of task performing teams—especially the particular challenges faced by leadership teams.

Focus of work
Professor Wageman researches the conditions under which people are able to accomplish great things, especially in collaboration with one another.  Her early work focused on how individuals’ intrinsic enjoyment of learning could be enhanced or undermined by how they were rewarded and led.  She has since turned her attention for the last fifteen years to understanding and creating... Read More 

Presentation:  Three Essentials for Leadership Teams

Michael West- Executive Dean and Professor of Organizational Psychology at Aston Business School, Aston University, United Kingdom. Dr West graduated from the University of Wales in 1973 and received his PhD (The psychology of meditation) in 1977. He has authored, edited or co-edited seventeen books and more than 200 articles for scientific and practitioner publications, as well as chapters in scholarly books.  He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, APA, SIOP, the British Academy of Management, the Higher Education Academy, the International Association of Applied Psychologists and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He is a member of the Board of the European Foundation for Management Development... Read More

Presentation: I-O Psychology in Health Care Services – the UK National Health Service