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2013 Leadership Meeting
Leadership Academy




Wednesday, November 13
2:30 pm–5:30 pm

Leadership Academy

Teams that Win: Maximizing Team Effectiveness


(Open to all attendees and attendance is strongly encouraged.)

Why are some business teams effective, while others struggle? Can you design your team to maximize performance? Test your leadership knowledge in this highly interactive and much anticipated Leadership Academy keynote address by Robert D. Scott.

Join fellow attendees for an enjoyable learning experience, including a fun networking game show and a featured keynote address—tailored specifically to the needs of INTA volunteers.

Many INTA committees and subcommittees function as global remote teams, and many of you are leaders of business teams within your own organization. Mr. Scott will share tips and tricks on how to create a “high performing” team, including:

  • Creating a clear team purpose and well-defined deliverables.
  • Understanding and clarifying the process of decision-making.
  • Effectively leveraging the skills and experience of each team member to create a focused, engaged and fun team.

INTA’s Leadership Development Committee (LDC) brings you the Leadership Academy, which will provide attendees with the knowledge and tools required to produce highly creative and innovative results through teamwork, collaboration and powerful decision-making.

Speaker:

Robert D. Scott, University of Michigan (United States) 

Robert D. Scott is the Director of the Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach within the University of Michigan College of Engineering. In this capacity, he leads programs and initiatives aimed at increasing the pipeline of diversity students pursuing engineering degrees, as well as maximizing their academic success at Michigan. The Center for Engineering Diversity and Outreach is an academic excellence community committed to developing engineers who are innovative leaders in a global society.

Mr. Scott retired from Procter & Gamble (P&G) after a 32 year career in information technology management. Over the course of his P&G career, he worked in a wide variety of IT executive roles, including an international assignment in Brussels, Belgium, first serving as Regional IT Leader (covering Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) and then as CIO for the Fabric and Home Care business unit. Mr. Scott also served as the P&G Corporate Function CIO and was a core leader of P&G's Global Shared Services implementation program. In addition, he was the VP of IT Global Market Development, responsible for P&G's global IT program for retail customer systems, including the retail e-business strategy.

In addition to his duties at the University of Michigan, Mr. Scott is also a Fellow of the Cutter Business Technology Council and Business Technology Strategies practice. Mr. Scott has served as a Principal Consultant with iGATE, as well as through his own consulting practice. He brings a wealth of business experience coupled with an understanding of information technologies and how these can be leveraged to develop or renew business models. Mr. Scott's area of expertise includes; business-IT strategy and planning, shared services strategy and implementation, organization performance, and human capital development. He is currently a member of several IT executive councils and forums, and participates on the boards of several local community social services and arts groups.