Building Trust: From Navy SEALs to Engineering

San Francisco, CA

March 20, 2018
SPEAKERS (2)
James Birchler
VP of Engineering @ SmugMug
David Silverman
former Navy SEALs Officer, Author of "Team of Teams", Founder & CEO @ CrossLead
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AGENDA
Check-in & food
05:30 PM - 06:25 PM
    Opening remarks
    06:25 PM - 06:30 PM
      Keynote by David Silverman
      06:30 PM - 07:00 PM
      • David Silverman , former Navy SEALs Officer, Author of "Team of Teams", Founder & CEO @ CrossLead
      Building Trust Within Your Team
      The world is changing faster than ever, and the smartest response for those in charge is to empower small teams, lead by influence, drive common purpose, and consistently communicate learnings across the organization. Trust is a key component that teams need in order to be successful. Trust is characterized by faith in the intent and competence of one’s colleagues. It is the foundation of authentic relationships between individuals on a team.
      Hiring pitch
      07:00 PM - 07:10 PM
        Keynote by James Birchler
        07:10 PM - 07:40 PM
        • James Birchler , VP of Engineering @ SmugMug
        Creating Practices to Reinforce Trust, Safe Spaces, and Learning
        Trust is fundamental to a great team but how do you get there? We face time limits, resource constraints, and other pressures that can make it difficult for our people to do their best work. We’ll review and discuss strategies for managers to establish and maintain trust, one method your organization can use to drive continuous learning, and a framework for establishing a community of practice that reinforces candid communication, trust, and autonomy--all critical to ensuring your team is empowered to make the right things happen.
        Joint Q&A with David and James
        07:40 PM - 08:00 PM
        • David Silverman , former Navy SEALs Officer, Author of "Team of Teams", Founder & CEO @ CrossLead
        • James Birchler , VP of Engineering @ SmugMug
        Networking
        08:00 PM - 09:01 PM
          SPEAKER BIOS
          James Birchler
          VP of Engineering @ SmugMug

          James Birchler is an engineering leader, startup CTO advisor, and executive coach. He is currently VP of Engineering at SmugMug. Previously, he was VP of Engineering at IMVU, where he implemented Lean Startup methodologies alongside Eric Ries and the early IMVU team. His leadership practice is based on mindfulness and nonviolent communication.

          David Silverman
          former Navy SEALs Officer, Author of "Team of Teams", Founder & CEO @ CrossLead

          Leadership expert and best-selling author David Silverman has paved the way in transforming groups into high-performing, agile, and adaptive teams that drive success. David continues to bring out the best in people as CEO and Founder of CrossLead. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, David served in the US Navy as a SEAL Officer for 12 years. Building off of his collective leadership experiences, David created CrossLead as a holistic performance management solution for today’s environment. CrossLead is designed to empower leaders, teams, and organizations to scale the adaptability of elite small teams to the entire enterprise. David previously co-founded the McChrystal Group and led the company as CEO from 2011 through 2015. During his time at McChrystal Group, David laid out the framework for CrossLead as a co-author in the New York Times bestseller Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World.