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Rapid Retooling | Evening Program

  • 23 Jul 2013
  • 6:15 PM - 8:45 PM
  • Arlington, VA


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Evening Program | July 2013

Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

GMU - Founders Hall (map)
Room 125 (Multipurpose Room)
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201


  • 6:15-6:45 PM | Networking & Light Appetizers
  • 6:45-8:45 PM | Evening Program

Presenter:  Antoine Gerschel, International best-selling author, professional keynote speaker, executive coach, and entrepreneur.

Antoine Gerschel inspires audiences with highly engaging presentations on how to reach new levels of performance. Over the past 5 years, he, and Lawrence Polsky, have instructed and inspired over 60,000 leaders on 5 continents, 28 countries and 11 Industries through speeches, training, coaching and books. They have written 3 other best-selling business books: Perfect Phrases for Communicating Change (McGraw-Hill); Perfect Phrases for Conflict Resolution (McGraw-Hill);and Say YES! to Change. They have been invited as experts in leadership and change at Industry conferences such as ASTD, SHRM, ACMP and the Global HRD Conference in Mumbai India as well as Fortune 500 companies and Federal Agencies including NASA, US Patent & Trademark Office, Department of Treasury, and the US Army.

Program Description:

In the face of fear and uncertainty from a rapidly changing world, how do you get employees truly engaged and focused on improving your business? Rapid Retooling is what leading organizations are doing to keep ahead of the increasing pace of change.

Rapid Retooling (ASTD Press, May 2013), reviews the practical experience of the authors and business cases from Cisco, FedEx, Staples, Google, BMW, McDonalds, the US Patent Office, The City of New York, UBS and others.   These cases show how success in today’s rapidly changing business landscape come from focusing on 5 requirements: building business acumen, creating innovative cultures, busting down silos, energizing yourself and energizing your team.

Specifically, in this evening session, we will:
1. Discuss why Rapid Retooling?  How high is the need in your organization? Why these 5 requirements of Rapid Retooling?  What is their source and how do they compare to other leading models?
2. Provide and apply a simple assessment tool to determine which of the 5 requirements you need to focus on in your organization
3. Review tools for each of the 5 areas that you can use with leaders and teams to enable them to rapidly retool.

Register online, or to pay by check, download a registration form and mail to CBODN, 1325 G St. NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005.

Registration Fee  Before July 23 At the Door
CBODN Members  $20 $30
Non-Members/Guests  $30 $45



For registration questions, please contact CBODN Support.

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