The Case for Training "Intact Teams" As Companies Become Flatter and More Agile with Elizabeth Doty & Anton McBurnie

  • 21 May 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Office, Dublin, CA


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Join Us for Networking, Dinner & A Meeting Titled…

The Case for
"Intact Teams"

As Companies Become
Flatter and More Agile

with Elizabeth Doty & Anton McBurnie



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What's the biggest trend in large organizations?

Large companies are moving away from their traditional hierarchical structure to one where “teams” are the primary producers of output. While a small hierarchy is retained at the very top, the rest of the organization structure is largely flat and composed of work teams.


As they flatten, businesses become more dependent on these smaller workgroup teams to self-manage projects, decisions, negotiations, communication, conflict-resolution, and the wide array of soft skills required to ensure effective functioning and the maintenance of “Intact Teams.”

This is where training comes in...

Given that in flatter and more agile organizations teams are the primary units of work, capacity-building, and change:

  1. Training must adapt to the needs of the work teams
  2. Designing and delivering programs based on the varying lifecycles of intact teams can significantly accelerate adoption and time to business impact, and in most cases...
  3. The challenges raised by this approach are manageable and far outweighed by increased agility, reduced development workload and improved relationships with the business.

    Learning Activities:

       We will...

    • Review a few subtle shifts that can help you accelerate your impact and improve relationships with business partners, while reducing pressure and stress on the training team.
    • Explore ways to use training scheduling discussions to build buy-in and commitment to learning.
    • Identify how to leverage existing team metrics to demonstrate application and business impact.·       
    • Explore how to design programs to create shared experiences and learning synergy in work teams.
    • Identify potential barriers in adapting this approach and specific practices to test.


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    Elizabeth Doty

    Elizabeth Doty is the founder of Leadership Momentum, a consultancy that helps C-Suite leaders build cultures of commitment, collaboration and action. For 27 years, she has helped companies such as Intuit, Electronic Arts and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt translate their strategies and values into actionable team priorities and behavior.

    As a Lab Fellow at the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, she studied how organizations can better make and keep promises to employees, customers and society, and was named a Top Thought Leader in Trust based on that work. Ms. Doty earned her MBA from Harvard Business School in 1991 and writes regularly for strategy + business magazine.

    Anton McBurnie

    Anton McBurnie founded CoSuccess Consulting to inspire, catalyze and enable the collaborative success of leaders, teams and organizations. Co-author of “Close The Interaction Gap,” Anton is a strong communicator who can motivate and align diverse teams to achieve a common purpose. His career has taken him from sales and marketing positions with Proctor & Gamble in the UK and Consol Glass in South Africa to general management roles with L’Oreal in France, Hong Kong, and Japan.

    Before moving into consulting, Anton’s positions in North America included Managing Director of Estée Lauder Cosmetics Canada, C.O.O. of Premier Salons International, and President of, a Bay Area e-commerce start-up. Anton earned his Masters in Business from the London Business School and his BSc in Zoology & Psychology from the University of Exeter, England.


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    The Price Includes Your Meal

    • Discounted Rate for ATD SF East Bay Members: $28
    • Guests: $40
    • Affiliate Chapter Members Rate: $35
    • Student Rate: $25
      (please show student ID at registration upon arrival)


    Typical Monthly Meeting Agenda

    • 6:00 pm Networking & Registration
    • 6:20 pm Dinner begins
    • 6:30 pm Keynote presentation
    • 7:45 pm Meeting Adjourns / Optional "After the Show" Networking Begins

    Professional opportunities are usually 

    mentioned during the meeting

    Meeting Location

    Chabot-Las Positas Community College District / Chase Bank Offices

    7600 Dublin Boulevard

    Dublin, CA 94568

    Note: The Building says CHASE on the Dublin Blvd. side and Chabot-Las Positas Community College District on the back side (facing BART and where you park).

    We meet in room 270.
    Take the elevator and follow the signs.

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