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International Conference of the Association for Experiential Education - November 4-7, 2010

Newsletter of the International Association of Teamwork Facilitators -- August 2010

Tom_heck_120Hello Teamwork Facilitators!  It's Tom Heck, President & Founder of the International Association of Teamwork Facilitators, with your August 2010 teamwork ideas e-newsletter.

I recently returned from my summer vacation in the Finger Lakes region of NY and we (family) had a great time.  Lots of swimming, bicycle riding, badminton, and reading.  I'm so grateful to enjoy this time with my wife and kids.  Today my kids returned to school and this required a big shift for all of us.  My focus is now fully on the IATF and supporting the work of our community members.

I'd like to welcome all of our new IATF members (we had lots join during the summer).  One of the greatest joys I have is learning about the good work our members are doing to build inspired teams.  Check out the Member Buzz Roundup below to get a taste of what some of our members have been up to. 

If you have ideas, suggestions, or feedback about the IATF please share them with me.  As we grow, I want to make sure we grow in "Class 1" way (Class 1 experience = feels good, good for you, good for others, serves the greatest good)

Tom Heck
President & Founder
International Association of Teamwork Facilitators
[email protected]
office (828) 348-4677

Upcoming TeleSeminars

Shutting Up or Speaking Out: Developing Trust on Teams When None Exists
with special guest Michael Goldman of
August 19, 2010 at 1pm EST
CLICK HERE to register.  FREE
NOTE: As of August 17 this TeleSeminar is near capacity.  Register now to reserve your seat.

Group Coaching / Q&A Call -- held monthly
August 26, 2010 at 1pm EST
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Member Buzz Roundup

The IATF community is AMAZING.  Check out what some of our members are up to: 

  • Brian Capron at UNC-Charlotte transforming lives of kids.  CLICK HERE for more.
  • Deb Brown coaches leaders and teams.  CLICK HERE for more.
  • Mike Cardus uses medieval siege weapon to build teams.  CLICK HERE for more.
  • Diane Crampton offers free team assessment.  CLICK HERE for more.
  • Aric Bostick presents at Harvard.  CLICK HERE for more.

Free Leadership Agility Assessment

The speed of change and level of complexity in today's world are straining the capacities of many leaders almost to the breaking point.  These conditions have created what we call the agility imperative. To succeed in this new era, leaders, teams, and organizations need to be agile.  CLICK HERE
Free Teambuilding Game

Build a tower, build a team -- a teambuilding activity by Tom Wujec  CLICK HERE

Free Creativity Resource for Leaders

What is the most important leadership quality of CEO's?  A new survey says "Creativity".  

What is the number one habit used by leaders to tap into and harness creativity?  CLICK HERE to find out.



John Birch

Very interesting article. However, I am somewhat concerned that it reflects the thoughts of what the CEOs think. I would like to see the entire range of possibilities on the survey. Bill Bonnstetter of Target Training International did extensive research regarding the most important skills that a CEO should have. Not surprisingly, Personal Accountability consistently ranked as number one. His work was statistically validated.

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