Have you influenced an important organizational outcome without official leadership authority? What did you do? What motivated you to take the reins? What was the outcome? What lessons were learned? In the spirit of community, let’s learn from each other through storytelling. In this session, we’ll use a “Tiny TEDTalk” format—that is, a 5-minute version of the classic TEDTalk—to share the wealth of knowledge in this community.
To sign up to share your “Influencing without Authority” Tiny TEDTalk, please email a brief description of your story to: firstname.lastname@example.org
. This information will help us to schedule the evening. Then pick up your copy of the TED speaker guidelines
, prepare your 5-minute story, practice, and come ready to share your successes and lessons learned! And if you’re not quite ready to do a Tiny TEDTalk, good listeners are always welcome.
Light refreshments will be served.
The UVA Northern Virginia Center, located at 7054 Haycock Road, Falls Church, VA 22043, is easily accessible from I-495, I-66, Route 7, and is adjacent to the West Falls Church Metro (orange line). The small campus is shared with VA Tech. You'll see signs for both. You enter on the 2nd floor. Google Maps link - https://goo.gl/maps/Y6Rgj
When you turn onto the Metro access road off Haycock (sometimes shown as Falls Church Drive on GPS systems), the first left is short-term and restricted parking. Please continue to the next left which will say Metro and University parking. Parking is $4.85 per weekday, cash/credit card.. Parking is free on weekends. If the University parking lot is full, please use the Metro parking lot across the street. A SmarTrip Card is needed to exit the Metro lot. To purchase a SmarTrip Card, visit http://www.wmata.com/fares/smartrip/
Travel by Car
From I-495: Take Exit 47B Route 7 East for 2 miles, passing under Route 66. Turn left at the next major traffic light onto Haycock Road. At the next traffic light, turn left onto the access road for the West Falls Church Metro Station. The building is on the left. Follow signs for University parking.
From I-66: Exit onto Route 7 East towards Falls Church. Turn left onto Haycock Road. Turn left onto the access road for the West Falls Church Metro Station (sometimes shown as Falls Church Drive on GPS systems). The building is on the left. Follow signs for University parking.
From Route 7 heading west (from DC, Arlington): Turn right onto Haycock Road just past the Giant shopping center. At the next traffic light, turn left onto the access road for the West Falls Church Metro Station (sometimes shown as Falls Church Drive on GPS systems). The building is on the left. Follow signs for University parking on the left.
Travel by Metrorail
Take the Orange Line to the West Falls Church Station. Walk approximately 300 yards from the Metro lobby, across the parking lot and past the parking deck. For route and fare information, visit www.wmata.com We are a 4-story brick building clearly marked.
Travel by Bus
MetroBus and the Fairfax Connector make stops at the West Falls Church Metro Station. Route information may be obtained from Metro at 202.637.700 or the Fairfax Connector at 703.339.7200.
Special thanks to our Community of Practice sponsors: C² Technologies, Inc., Mason Learning Solutions, and UVA's School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
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 Learning Solutions 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.
The School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) opens the doors of the University of Virginia to thousands of nontraditional adult learners for continuing education.