What you will learn:

History has shown us that time and time again, smart people may make not-so-smart decisions when they come together as a group. Dynamics such as group think, confirmation bias, and the Abilene Paradox prevent groups from effectively operating. In this workshop, we will explore group dynamics, how to foster healthy dissent in your team, and learn techniques to ensure optimal group decision-making, prioritization, and speaking up. This workshop will be exercise-based and require a (short) pre-reading.

About the instructor:

Rachel Pacheco, PhD is an advisor, management author, and faculty member at The Wharton School. She is passionate about supporting executives and managers on how to build thriving teams and develop inclusive and resilient cultures poised for high-growth.

At Wharton, Rachel conducts research on management—specifically on power and conflict—and is a member of the teaching faculty. She is also a founding faculty member of the Entrepreneurship in Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Her award-winning book, Bringing Up the Boss, focuses on providing practical tools for managers. A former chief people officer, Rachel has served on the board of advisors and held executive positions for numerous start-ups, primarily in the digital health and wellness space.

She holds a PhD and MBA from The Wharton School and a BS from Georgetown University.
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