July 11 - Collaborating in teams under complex, uncertain conditions

June 25, 2019

Location: The Chesterfield Building, 701 W. Main St, Durham, NC
Date: July 11, 2019
Networking: 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Presentation: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM



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In this session participants will complete a simple team assignment with restrictions that highlight the challenges of communication, collaboration, and coordinating stakeholders. Participants will build a structure out of Legos that must conform to design specifications and use available materials. All participants must operate within the limits of their defined roles and in the available time. After completing the exercise, we will debrief the experience as a group, discussing topics such as observed behaviors, unexpected challenges, and how team members collectively organize and solve problems. The activity mimics many workplace challenges common to project management.

Learning Objectives
Attendees will:

  • Gain an understanding of the value of collaboration
  • Explore the benefits and challenges associated with collaboration
  • Develop a mindset of looking at the bigger picture: migrating from problem solving in a silo to reaching out to other resources and understanding the larger system at play
  • Engage in problem solving as a team
  • Observe their own behaviors in protecting or sharing information across teams


Free Parking: West Pettigrew Parking Deck, 704 West Pettigrew Street, Durham, NC


Paid Parking: Brightleaf Square Parking Lot, 905 West Main Street, Durham, NC


We are pleased to offer 0.10 CEUs for this seminar to Duke Employees.

Duke Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.”