Building a High Performing Team

2014 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: Learn best practices and underlying principals for building both and improving a high-performing team.
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To reach common goals you need everyone to productively and collaboratively work together. This session gives you the keys to building and participating in a high performing team (HPT), and share best practices, common pitfalls and a straight-forward model to assess and improve  the teams in your organization.  Generate ideas for improving each area covered in this model, and benefit from the experience of other attendees.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:15am

Mary-Claire Burick


Mary-Claire Burick is a dynamic and strategic leader whose focus is on improving communications, building engagement and leading change. She develops realistic strategies, ties individual and group actions to business outcomes and ensures that employees have the skills, resources and training to achieve their goals. 

Mary-Claire is the President of the Rosslyn Business Improvement District, an organization that works with businesses, residents and county government to ensure that Rosslyn flourishes as one of the world’s most successful urban centers. Previously, Mary-Claire was President of MC Strategy, a consulting firm helping leaders build healthy and effective organizations.  Prior, she was Vice President of Operations for Allbritton Communications, managing ABC-7, NewsChannel 8 and POLITICO.  Earlier in her career, she helped launch the Fox NewsChannel, where she served as Operations Manager. 

She was named Washington Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business and has a certificate in Organizational Consulting and Change Leadership from Georgetown University and a BA in Communications from University of Delaware.

Follow Mary-Claire on Twitter @MaryClaireBuric.

Stacy Cook


Stacy Cook is a Managing Consultant at Federal Management Partners (FMP) and currently leads FMP’s Learning and Development Center of Excellence. Prior to joining FMP, Ms. Cook served a tour with the Department of Defense Task Force for Business and Stability Operations in Iraq. Stationed in Baghdad, Ms. Cook led a mix of government and contractor teams in a full-spectrum of organizational development efforts with local businesses designed to revitalize the economy of Iraq. Since joining FMP, Ms. Cook has translated this unique experience into innovative learning and development solutions for FMP’s public and private sector clients. Additionally, Ms. Cook has deep expertise in instructional systems design, eLearning design and delivery, strategic communications, and performance management. Ms. Cook holds B.A. degrees in Political Science, International Studies, and Russian Language and Literature from the University of Wisconsin. She is currently pursuing her M.A. in Adult Learning and Leadership from the Teachers College of Columbia University.

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Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Relationship Management
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