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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 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.


michael  cardus

thank you Tom
Great reading about the amazing community that we have.

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