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Civic Leadership Workshop: Achieving Commitment & Embracing Accountability

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Campbell & Co Inc

2850 Quarry Lake Drive

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Join Business Volunteers for the third Civic Leadership Workshop of 2019 in a series exploring Patrick Lencioni's The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.

The root causes of politics and dysfunction often plaguing the success of teams in the work environment are both identifiable and curable behaviors. The five dysfunctions he identities (absence of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability, and inattention to results) interrelate and cause major issues for teams.

The 2019 Civic Leadership Workshop Series focuses on how individuals can influence their team toward overcoming these dysfunctions and becoming a cohesive team. Building on one another, the workshops provide insight into the high levels of courage and discipline necessary for successfully making a team functional and cohesive.

Workshop 3: Achieving Commitment & Embracing Accountability

Once a team has built vulnerability-based trust and its members willingly enter into healthy conflict, it can then achieve true commitment to a decision. Having the opportunity to provide input, ask questions, and voice their opinions drives active commitment from team members—in other words, the ability to weigh in enables them to buy in. Achieving commitment should not be taken as achieving consensus, as achieving consensus often delays important decisions and often makes them mildly disagreeable to all team members. Cohesive teams can avoid the consensus trap by embracing the “agree and commit or disagree and commit” concept—team members unambiguously committing to a common course of action though it is not the course they openly supported.

Once a team’s members have built vulnerability-based trust, willingly enter into healthy conflict, and convincingly achieve true commitment on a decision, they can then hold one another accountable for sticking to decisions and focus on accomplishing the established goals. Every single member of a team, if acting within a fully functioning cohesive team, should have the capacity to hold any other team member accountable—leaving it to the team leader to hold another member accountable is simply impractical, inefficient, and does not make a lot sense. A team full of members too afraid to hold one another accountable, yet share their negative opinions freely with the team leader or other members, fosters an environment ripe for distraction, politics, and triangulation. A cohesive team’s members practice accountability consistently, enabling the team to remain aligned and focused on achieving the positive results they seek.

In this workshop, participants learn the importance of fostering an environment of friction so their teams can then achieve full commitment. The workshop provides participants with practices for willingly inviting the discomfort of conflict about a decision, arriving at a specific decision after everyone’s voice has been heard, and ensuring the alignment of communication around the selected course of action. Participants also learn ways for embracing an “agree and commit or disagree and commit” culture within their teams. Participants also learn that, once full commitment has been achieved, they can confidently confront another team member without fearing defensiveness or backlash. With full commitment, team members fully understand how important accountability becomes for merely helping one another stay aligned and gain additional clarity on what is expected of them if necessary. Participants learn methods for practicing accountability effectively, beginning with self-accountability and moving to peer-to-peer accountability, and ultimately enabling their teams to focus on the achievement of collective results.

The Trainer: Marc Kolp,Director, Center for Leadership and Innovation & Senior Facilitator, Organizational Development Consultant, Executive Coach

With a B.A. in Education and M.A. in Organizational Management Marc has extensive operational, change management, and Organization Development (OD) experience with over 20 years leading and supporting learning, workforce development, leadership training, and executive coaching.

As an OD practitioner and leadership consultant, Marc has worked in both commercial, non-profit and governmental sectors specializing in leadership development, transformational change, diagnostic assessments, organizational analysis, customer experience, and performance improvement.

  • Marc’s extensive operational experience spans nearly two decades serving as a member of Senior Leadership Teams and Directing large operating divisions. Marc has managed annual budgets in excess of $26 million, $6 million annual capital investment program, has had oversight responsibilities for 35+ facilities, and responsible for more than 1000 team members.

  • Marc’s experience includes serving as Chief Staff Liaison to Governing/Executive Board of Directors and as Senior Leader for Learning, Training and Organization Development functions where he’s led all internal OD, Learning, Training and Coaching functions serving workforces greater than 1500 team members.

As the Director of the Center for Leadership and Innovation, Marc provides both individuals and organizations with a variety of leadership, strategy, organizational effectiveness, performance, and executive coaching services. Marc holds professional certifications and training in:

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

  • DiSC

  • Registered Corporate Coach (RCC)

  • Accelerated Learning Principles and Facilitation

Additional Details: Light breakfast provided.

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Questions? Contact Robin MacFadden at 410-366-6030 ext. 226 or rmacfadden@businessvolunteersmd.org

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