Metro DC Chapter ATD Leadership Development and Coaching CoP: Unlocking Your Team's Creativity

  • 12 Mar 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • George Mason University Arlington Campus, Van Metre Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA. (Room 207)
  • 15

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How do you lead your team to unlock their creativity and find innovative solutions? Drawing lessons from the moon landing, chimpanzees, and terrorists, learn the importance of connecting with your teammates’ intrinsic motivation to increase creative resilience. With practical, psychological, and neuroscientific approaches, you will practice these techniques to unlock a team's creativity--and maybe your own. 

Speaker:  Dan Manning

Dan Manning is a facilitator, author, speaker, and creative thinker combining a career of military problem solving with the latest scientific research to unlock the power of applied creativity. His wide-ranging career in the United States Air Force provided a rich well of experiences around the world. Whether serving as an A-10 fighter pilot, warrior-diplomat in Central Asia, lead negotiator with Russian operational forces in Syria, or leading the air campaign against terrorists in the Middle East, Dan found creative thinking to be the answer to many of America’s toughest problems. Today, he helps businesses, nonprofits, and governments apply creativity to their own hard problems. Dan earned his undergraduate degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and his Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Oklahoma. Before deciding to turn to the pursuit of creativity full-time, he was an International Development PhD candidate at the University of Southern Mississippi. Dan is the author of Stuck on Stuck Street: Unstick Your Creativity for a Better Business and a Better Life. 

About the Venue:

George Mason University Arlington Campus, Van Metre Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA. (Room 207)

Directions to Van Metre Hall (formerly Founders Hall):

From Washington, DC:

Cross over the Roosevelt Bridge; follow signs to the George Washington Parkway. Once on the parkway, exit at Spout Run (left exit). Cross over Route 29 (Lee Highway). Spout Run is now Kirkwood Road. Cross over Washington Boulevard. Founders Hall is on the right, at North Fairfax Drive.

From I-66 heading east:

Exit I-66 at Glebe Road/Fairfax Drive (exit 71). The exit ramp turns into Fairfax Drive. After traveling one mile on North Fairfax Drive, you will see the FDIC building on the left. Founders Hall is past the FDIC building.

*Note: All eastbound lanes of I-66 inside the Beltway are restricted to HOV-2 from 6:30 am to 9:00 am and all westbound lanes of I-66 inside the Beltway are restricted to HOV-2 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

From I-66 heading west:

Exit I-66 at Glebe Road (exit 71). Turn left onto Washington Boulevard. Stay on Washington Boulevard until you pass the Giant Supermarket; then turn right onto Kirkwood Road. Founders Hall is on the right, at North Fairfax Drive.

*Note: All eastbound lanes of I-66 inside the Beltway are restricted to HOV-2 from 6:30 am to 9:00 am and all westbound lanes of I-66 inside the Beltway are restricted to HOV-2 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

From I-395:

Exit I-395 at Glebe Road North. Continue on Glebe Road, passing Ballston Common Mall on the right. Cross over Wilson Boulevard, then turn right onto Fairfax Drive. After one mile you will see the FDIC building on the left. Founders Hall is past the FDIC building.

From Fairfax and Points West, via Route 50:

Go east on Route 50 (Arlington Blvd.). Exit at Glebe Road, and turn left on Glebe. Turn right on Fairfax Drive. The Arlington Campus is one mile down on North Fairfax Drive, past the FDIC building, on the left.

Please note: Paid visitor garage parking is available onsite at Founders Hall as is limited street parking outside the building. We do not provide validation for attendees who park in the visitor garage.

By Metro:

Take the Orange Line to the Virginia Square/GMU station. The Arlington Campus is approximately 2 blocks Take the escalator to the street level, and turn to face Fairfax Drive. Across the street and to the right, you will see the FDIC building. Cross the street and continue past the FDIC building. Van Metre Hall is on the left.

Light refreshments will be served.


Thank you to our sponsors:


C² Technologies, Inc. is a nationally recognized leader in performance improvement, dedicated to improving the effectiveness of productivity-driven organizations. We provide training, strategic human capital management, mission-critical support services, and information technology solutions to meet the specific needs of our civilian, defense, and private-industry clients. C²'s solutions are as diverse as our clients, giving us an opportunity to incorporate best practices from each industry into our services. 


George Mason University Executive and Professional Education is focused on meeting the education and training needs of the business community with Certificate programs and professional certification preparation. Our broad range of professional development programs, including programs in Leadership, Project Management, Government Contracting, HR, and many others, serve the private sector, as well as local, state, and federal organizations. Quality, timely, and cost-effective programs can be accessed in open-enrollment public seminars, classroom based and online formats, and in-house contracted training. ATD Members enjoy 10 % discount on Mason EPE Open Enrollment Offerings* *

**(Exceptions to course discounts: Paralegal, Certified Financial Planner, ed2go online training, and others as indicated by GMU Executive and Professional Education.) To obtain the member only ATD

Discount Code, contact the Metro DC ATD Office at admin@dcatd.org before you register for Mason Executive and Professional Education courses.



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