IATF Member Buzz Roundup for October 2010

IATF members are actively working to grow, train and lead inspired teams worldwide.  Here's what some of our members are up to...

Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Dr. Relly Nadler has a new book, Leading with Emotional Intelligence: Hands-On Strategies for Confident and Collaborative Star Performers. Get $99 of bonuses when you order now, includes 3 podcasts from Relly’s Internet Radio show. It has 108 strategies, tools and checklists in Emotional Self-Control, Confidence, Teamwork, Developing Others, Empathy and Communication. Go to iTunes under podcasts and enter "Leadership Development News" and you can download over 150 FREE podcasts.  Relly will be doing a live coaching demonstration at the ICF International Conference on October 28th in Fort Worth Texas, called 3 Coaches and one client.

Real World Leaders

Debora McLaughlin, CEO of Open Door Coaching, IATF member, co-author of Blueprint for Success with Stephen R. Covey has launched the Real World Leader's Institute. The Institute offers a hybrid model of retreat events, webinar trainings and ongoing executive coaching for all participants. Training includes coaching competencies, emotional intelligence, diversity appreciation and leadership development.

AEE Exec Shares Insights

Paul Limoges, Chief Executive Officer of the Association for Experiential Education, is leading a session entitled "Meet the President and CEO" at the AEE international conference.  This conference will give Paul an opportunity to share several insights he has gained since becoming AEE's Chief Executive Officer in 2008.  Learn more about this event HERE

New Adventure

Adam Lybarger recently joined Lodestone Adventures based in Big Bear Lake, CA, as a facilitator.  Lodestone Adventures specializes in corporate team building, corporate development, leadership development and adventure training programs.  Lodestone Adventures also offers outdoor education, adventure and environmental education and travel programs to youth groups, church camps, and other non-profit organizations.  Adam is very excited to be a part of the Lodestone team and to have the opportunity to work with many different groups and types of programs.

How To Stop Bullying

Aric Bostick, the # 1 motivational speaker for teens and teachers, will be speaking at five school districts in Texas this month and will reach over 5,000 teens with his message about how to stop bullying.  Aric challenges students to be heroes on their campus  by inspiring them to live their dreams and helping other students live theirs.  Aric's presentation is high energy and interactive. Last month Aric spoke to 400 students in Arkansas at a Tobacco Teen Summit. This speech put Aric in his 34th state to speak in, he has now spoken to over 500,000 students across the country!  Go Aric!

Waffling to Winning

Dianne Crampton at Tigers Success Series will be offering a course for business owners and business executives entitled "Waffeling to Winning -- 5 Simple and Common Sense Strategies That Guide Waffling Teams Out Of Conflict and Confusion to Produce On Target Winning Results". Dianne is offering interested partners the opportunity to participate in an affiliate program.  Contact Tina for details.

Spirituality and the Workplace

Ray Reuter of Kaizen is launching a new group business coaching initiative called KINGDOMablaze.  KINGDOMablaze is an in-depth business coaching program for entrepreneurs, business owners, and business professionals who are stuck trying to figure things out all by themselves and struggling to live out their spirituality.One of the biggest challenges entrepreneurs, business owners, and business professionals face today is living spiritually in all aspects of their day. Ray's new program provides a solution.

New Conflict Game

Mike Cardus of Create-Learning.com has a great teambuilding activity appearing in Michelle Cummings new book "Setting the Conflict Compass" which is available now. Mike's activity is called Bright|Blurry|Blind and appears along side so many other amazing conflict facilitation methods.


IATF Member Buzz Roundup for September 2010

IATF members live in 35 countries and are doing amazing work.  Here's a sample of what's going on...


Collaborative Intelligence uncovered in Switzerland

Demetris Booth at Congruent Minds in Switzerland has developed a new series of public workshops around the concept of Collaborative Intelligence (CI).  The number of teams and organizations who need to collaborate to thrive is increasing exponentially.  This CI program helps position teams and organizations so they remain competitive.  Demetris is also an active member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), and is participating on the Technology Task Force which is researching, defining, and recommending technological changes to the ICF web presence and service offerings to coaches and business partners worldwide.

Transformative Studies Ph.D.

Terrance Bradford at Stephen F. Austin State University was accepted into the Transformative Studies Ph.D program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. The primary focus of the doctoral program is to develop thought-leaders who are committed to exploring leading-edge issues in innovative ways that combine scholarship, creativity, and self-inquiry. Terrance will conduct a study on the effects Life Coaching will have on academic success when applied to college students living in “on-campus” university housing.

NYC Outward Bound School delivers giant complex program

Badari Ambatti with the NYC Outward Bound School tells us about a life changing program for 397 students enrolled in the Macauly Honors Program at the CUNY campuses across NYC.  This is the tenth year in which NYC Outward Bound have provided the incoming students with a day-long Outward Bound experience as part of their orientation to the Honors program.  The students were divided into 24 different crews, with each crew participating in a service project and various Team building initiatives, as well as in a Poetry Slam at which they performed a poem that they had created.  View PHOTOS HERE.  Watch the POETRY SLAM winners HERE.

Supporting a Global Team

Lauralee Nieves-Hughes at WorldVision.org decided to learn Sharepoint to help her team collaborate with greater ease.  WorldVision has 40,000 employees located in almost every country in the world.  The new Sharepoint website Lauralee developed helps unite all of the offices with one voice.  Lauralee reports that developing the Sharepoint site was a challenge and a great experience. 

Sports Team works on Teamwork

Jaime Cipperly with Lotus Lake Discovery Center in Williamstown, Vermont had the pleasure of working with a local high school varsity soccer team.  This high functioning team came to Lotus Lake Discovery Center to work on teambuilding and communication.  Of the 20 team members, only 6 were American and the rest were a mixture of refugees and exchange students.  Jaime's program design was just what the team needed to explore teamwork at a deep and personal level.

Teambuilding with Knives and Marshmallows

Mike Cardus at Create-Learning.com shares the program design he developed for working with a CPA group (shares photos to) - -CLICK HERE andMike shares the slides from an Executive MBA teambuilding program he led HERE and photos HERE.

Videos Available on Conflict Resolution and Team Communication

Dianne Crampton at CoreValues.com is building a series of free video tips for companies to share with their employees or to use as discussion points for team meetings.  Resolving Team Conflict video is HERE and Improving Team Communications video is HERE.



IATF Member Buzz Roundup for August 2010

IATF members live in 35 countries and are doing amazing work.  Here's a sample of what's going on...

UNC Charlotte Venture Program

Brian Capron and UNC Charlotte’s Venture Program is partnering with No Easy Walk to provide five programs for up to 100 students from 9 middle schools with the goal of reducing gang involvement and positively impacting high-risk students in high risk urban schools. Using a combination of challenge course/teambuilding programs, project-based and community-service based programs, No Easy Walk creates a supportive and positive community within these urban Title 1 schools, where over 70% of students are eligible for free or reduced cost breakfast and lunch.  After last year’s programming, No Easy Walk data showed marked improvement in students End of Grade test scorres, suspensions, absenteeism, detentions and other disciplinary measures as compared to their peers by grade-level and by school, so the program has expanded from 5 schools to 9!

Coaching Team Leaders

Deb Brown is attending the International Coach Academy, and is halfway through her studies.  Deb has particular interest in coaching team leaders and her experience working in corporate environments gives her a solid background to work from.  If you're interested in learning more about Deb's coaching for team leaders contact her by email.  We here at the IATF are big proponents of using a "coach approach" to build and lead teams so we're particularly excited to see Deb (a graduate of the IATF Leader As Coach Fast Track Program) head in this direction.

Trebuchets, Medical Students, and Teambuilding

Mike Cardus at Create-Learning.com recently designed and delivered a great teambuilding program for 145 students enrolled in the Albany Medical College.  Mike is masterful at large group events.  Take a look at the photos HERE .  Mike shares the design of his program HERE. Check out the trebuchets Mike built for this program HERE.

Free Team Survey Report

Dianne Crampton at TIGERS Success Series is offering a free team survey report to teams of 5 and more people. This survey has been used for over 20 years to  assess the level of team trust, interdependence, genuineness, empathy, risk and success that team members perceive they have. It passed two independent validation processes (one by Gonzaga University and the other by the Washington Education Association).  This free report is part of a BETA program as this survey is being put on the web. CLICK HERE to view the survey terms and conditions. Dianne is offering 100 FREE survey reports, a phone debrief, recommendations all pro bono and will not offer her services for the recommendations so as to keep this process sales free.  Call Dianne Crampton for more info here:  541-385-7465

Harvard University and Youth Leadership

Aric Bostick has traveled all around the US this summer delivering one amazing program after another.  Most recently Aric delivered a life-changing program at Harvard University for 450 youth from 60 countries.  Aric recently published his "10 Steps To Living Your Dreams" on iTunes and you can get it HERE.  Check out all of Aric's work HERE.



IATF Member Buzz Roundup for July 2010

IATF members live in 35 countries and are doing amazing work.  Here's a sample of what's going on...

Assessments For Teambuilding

Mary Ann Masur at Synergy Consultants recently completed a team leadership development program at The Cleveland Clinic. The focus was on creating collaboration, managing conflict and understanding strengths and overdone strengths. Mary Ann used the Strengths Deployment Inventory (SDI) as a tool for understanding motivational styles when things are going well and when conflict occurs. As a result of the program, participants increased their leadership style self awareness and gained a better understanding of how to interact effectively with their colleagues. They also increased their awareness of how the culture is impacted by their strengths.  Mary Ann lives in the Baltimore, MD area.  Contact Mary Ann by email to learn more:  maryann@synergy-consultants.net

Youth Camp Transforms

Rabbi Shmuly Rothman at Camp Gan Israel initiated a new staff training program based the skills he learned in the IATF Leader As Coach Fast Track Program.  Here's what he has to say...

We're off to an incredible start at our summer camp! The skills I learned at the Leader As Coach have made all the difference.  I have so much more time and "brain space" to use my talents as apposed to being caught up with the petty stuff. Hiring staff and empowering them was a whole new experience and we are reaping the benefits.

We have introduced a sustainable form of accountability along with a communication style that constantly urges the staff to recognize where they are being successful and to build on those successes. 

The positive nature of the "coach approach" has brought a new energy and higher standard to our camp and the effect is being felt on all fronts.

Thank you again for introducing me to the "coach approach", I love being part of this "revolution"

Contact Rabbi Shmuly via email to learn more about his camp and how he's leading his team using the coach approach.  RabbiShmuly@CGIPittsburgh.com

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