Building a Dream Team: How to Collaborative Effectively at Your Association

Tuesday, February 25
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Hyatt Regency Houston/Galleria
2626 Sage Rd Houston, TX 77056 (map)

Free for TSAE Members / $35 Non-Member
CAE Hours: 1

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About the Program

Teams should aspire to work constructively by discussing and debating tough issues, openly and respectfully, to ensure common commitment and accountability for expected results. But how does your team achieve this? This program provides insights on how to build a greater degree of trust in order to address conflict in ways that grow respect along with the ability to produce more effective results - together.  

The session will: 

  • Review the Bookends of Leadership© to balance authority and collaboration, by knowing when and how to best communicate a decision by authority in the two most respectful ways possible. 
  • Understand and practice a five-step process for not just understanding another's point of view but actually having them experience being understood - a prerequisite to having them consider any other point of view.
  • Know what is required for your team to be able to hold each other accountable for team goals, for seeing the team's objectives as a shared responsibility. 
  • Understand the challenges and benefits of being a facilitator of team decisions versus being the sole decider.

About the Speaker

Psychologist Rob Pennington, Ph.D., award-winning trainer, speaker and author has been improving the performance of leaders and teams since 1975. His multi-day program, Successful Work Relationships, received the highest evaluations from ExxonMobil, every year for 34 years. Mental Health America awarded him their Outstanding Speaker Award four times and Meeting Professionals International recognized him as one of their original Platinum Presenters. He has presented multiple times at ASAE’s national convention.

Rob has been a member, leader and board member in numerous professional associations over many decades. As a Past President of the Houston chapter of The National Speaker’s Association multiple times, the Pennington Award for Excellence in Recognition of Extraordinary and Selfless Service, is given annually to the chapter’s Member of the Year in Rob’s honor. More information on Dr. Rob’s work is at www.DrRobSpeaks.com.

About Learn@Lunch

Learn @ Lunch is a quick and easy way to get education and networking with little interruption to your work week. Bring your lunch, meet with your peers and learn about some of today's hottest association topics from a speaker or in an idea-sharing setting while you eat. Program take place in Austin, unless otherwise noted. (Includes 1 CAE hour)


Transfers/substitutions are welcome prior to the date of the program. Cancelations received in writing at the TSAE office five (5) business days prior to the program will receive a refund – minus a 20% percent handling fee. If you do not cancel or transfer prior to the program date, the entire fee is non-refundable.

TSAE is a CAE Approved Provider. Every program that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies.

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