KEYNOTE: Building Trust Within Your Team
• David Silverman, former Navy SEALs Officer, Author of "Team of Teams", Founder & CEO of CrossLead
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.
KEYNOTE: Creating Practices to Reinforce Trust, Safe Spaces, and Learning
• James Birchler, VP of Engineering @ SmugMug
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.
• 5:30 PM - 6:25 PM: Check-in & food • 6:25 PM - 6:30 PM: Opening remarks • 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Keynote by David Silverman • 7:00 PM - 7:10 PM: Hiring pitch • 7:10 PM - 7:40 PM: Keynote by James Birchler • 7:40 PM - 8:00 PM: Joint Q&A with David and James • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Networking
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.
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.