Posts Tagged ‘DLI’

AvoLead Team Continues to Expand

We are thrilled to share news of three key members of the AvoLead LLC team. After the addition of five new members in February, AvoLead continues to attract top talent to its Board of Managers and consultant rosters.

Joanne McCree has joined the Board of Managers. In more than 20 years with IBM, she led in a corporation undergoing transformational change — cultural, strategic, product and business model. After creating her own executive coaching business in 2004, she joined AvoLead as a Senior Consultant last year. Learn more about Joanne here.

Chris Musselwhite also has joined the AvoLead Board of Managers. Involved in organizational and leadership development since 1972, Chris shares his wealth of experience in program development and delivery, in the creation of numerous learning simulations and assessment tools and as founder, president and CEO of Discovery Learning. Read more on Chris here.

Timothy Stephens has joined AvoLead as a Senior Consultant. Committed to developing high performance teams in the public health, science innovation and other arenas, Tim coaches leaders and teams to better understand their roles and shared goals. As part of the AvoLead LHCS Program, Tim works with first responders and other key medical and governmental personnel on leading in high consequence situations. Meet Tim here.

We proudly welcome these distinguished professionals. Their leadership talents and skills will be called upon regularly as AvoLead continues to help leaders and their organizations navigate the waters of transition and change.

What People Are Saying About Paper Planes, Inc.

Last month, Discovery Learning® hosted a certification workshop in the Paper Planes, Inc.® simulation. Not surprisingly, there was a full house in attendance and, as is usual with anything that bears the Discovery Learning name, the experience was unparalleled.

AvoLead® consultants and Friends of AvoLead were some of the fortunate participants. Read some of their comments here:

I volunteered for the supervisor role thinking that would be a great perch to watch the action unfold end to end. And it was! The simulation was masterful at so many things: seeing a system in action, watching people transform from responsibility to self and station to responsibility to the process and end product, the power of course correcting, the power of debriefing, and seeing in action how different types process change. I can’t wait to use the simulation with a client.Tomi Bryan

I truly enjoyed an outstanding training but the people involved were the real value add. I am very excited about working with the AvoLead team! Joe Carella

I had some very valuable personal and professional insights as a result of the Paper Planes simulation. My most important insight was that I should try to look at management with the more broad nuanced sense I expect of myself in analytical tasks.Tim Stephens

The Paper Planes simulation was so much more than I expected. I knew we were going to fold planes and make them fly, but I didn’t realize the extent to which we would unfold our team processes and help our team soar. It was also a great opportunity to meet other professionals in the field and, especially, to work with the AvoLead team.Suzanne Tofalo

The PPI experience was great! While I was not actively involved in making planes, my role as inventory clerk allowed me to view the roles involved in the process. It was interesting to watch the group dynamics in action. Most were out of their comfort zone in their respective roles. Of course, while we are not aware of our behavior, there were glimpses of behavior patterns that we all fall into when dealing with the unknown. PPI has endless applications and can be used with any group from young people to senior citizens, in all walks of life. While I didn’t get the opportunity to chat with Chris Musselwhite, his incredible vision to build such a dynamic simulation tool speaks to his leadership capabilities. And, the AvoLead participants were absolutely outstanding. I am ready to soar. Judy Johnson

Exciting Change Readiness Gauge™ training and certification offered

Our good friends and colleagues at Discovery Learning®, Inc. (DLI) are offering a Change Readiness Gauge™ Introduction and Certification half-day workshop on June 1, 2010, in Greensboro, NC, and AvoLead is pleased to promote it to our fellow professionals. This new and innovative assessment for measuring an organization’s current ability to manage change was designed by Chris Musselwhite, president and CEO of Discovery Learning®, and Tammie Plouffe, managing partner of Innovative Pathways.

Never has such a measurement been more important or so critical as we help our client organizations assess and embrace change from so many different directions. Quickly identifying their readiness to manage change can better equip them to survive and thrive.

Get certified now to use this valuable assessment by attending the June 1st workshop. Benefits include listing on DLI’s website, access to experienced survey user group, and DLI referrals. Certification or qualification is required for product use. The $250 package includes an electronic facilitator guide, a PowerPoint presentation, a webinar, a follow-up coaching call, 10 individual assessments, 1 group report, and access to the online assessment center (a $1090 value).

  • June 1, 8:30am to noon
  • Discovery Learning, Inc., 431 Spring Garden St., Greensboro, NC 27401
  • Call 336-272-9530  or Email sgoins@discoverylearning.com to reserve your spot!