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Thursday, June 13, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Presentation at 8:30 a.m., Networking at 10:00 a.m.
Light Breakfast Provided

Event Description

Understanding and Managing Team Dynamics 

George Myers, Principal Consultant, gmars Consulting LLC 

All of us are on teams. Some of these are formal committees, some are informal groups of friends. Occasionally we find ourselves thrown together with a group of complete strangers, and have no idea how we will ever work together. During this session we will participate in the “Marshmallow Challenge” to learn why your team succeeded, or not. We will study theories of team development, and discuss strategies to help you understand what human dynamics come into play in teams and how to apply proven principles to ensure all team members can contribute, are valued, and can have fun!

Learning Objectives:

  • Participate, observe and learn what happens during a team building activity
  • Gain knowledge around group decision making
  • Learn several team dynamics theories on how human dynamic will affect team performance, and how to maximize the chances of having successful teams.

Area of Nonprofit Excellence - Purpose & Strategy and Leadership & Culture

Every learning opportunity NAO offers is aligned with one of nine areas of our Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence that NAO believes are critical to every nonprofit’s effectiveness and success. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential for a thriving, effective and successful nonprofit; therefore, DE&I is embedded across all nine areas.

This event focuses on Human Resources & Operations and Leadership & Culture. For additional resources in this category, visit: Purpose & Strategy and Leadership & Culture.

About the Presenter

George Myers, Principal Consultant, gmars Consulting LLC  


George Myers began volunteering through his church with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity about 20 years ago. His roles included rehabilitation construction, family selection and serving on an interfaith coalition. In 1995 he left his sales and marketing job and moved to Habitat’s headquarters in Americus Georgia as an extended volunteer. In 1997 he became a full time employee of Habitat for Humanity International as an Affiliate Support Manager, assigned to Minnesota and North Dakota. He then served from 2005 onwards with Habitat as an Organizational Development Consultant supporting their Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative as well as other programs.

Over the years, he has been able to acquire and hone an exceptional set of skills. After leaving Habitat in 2013, George launched out on his own as an independent nonprofit consultant. He enjoys strategic planning, and training staff, board members and volunteers. He has worked with over 150 boards! He also has a strong background in fund raising, capacity building and evaluation. George approaches all work with an asset and strength-based perspective looking for "what's working." He relocated to Sisters in 2015 and loves Central Oregon!


$25 NAO Member 
$50 Nonmember

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June 13th, 2019 8:30 AM   through   10:30 AM
St. Charles Medical Center
2500 NE Neff Road
Conference Room A
Bend, OR 97701
Event Fee(s)
Price $ 50.00
Event Particulars
City Bend
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Leadership Development, Networking
Event Region Central Oregon
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding

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