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PDX's SIM Women

When: Thursday, September 29th
From 7:15 AM until 9:00 AM
Where: 2 World Trade Center - Flags Conf. Room
121 SW Salmon
Portland, Oregon  97204
United States
Presenter: Jackie Barretta
Contact: Lisa Harper

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Primal Teams: Harnessing the Power of Emotion to Fuel Success

Do you want to attract the best people to your team? Do your team members need to be their sharpest to satisfy demanding customers? If so, learn how to inspire optimal emotional energy in your team.

The emotions that your team members naturally share can literally draw people in or turn them away. It can help them come up with ideas that delight customers or keep them mired in a struggle that barely gets the job done. Unfortunately, the practices of most leaders defy team members’ emotional needs and disregard the fundamental wiring of their brains. This results in detrimental emotional energy. There’s a better way. When you build teams that nurture the primal human spirit, you elevate your team’s emotions and spark the attractiveness and sharpness that lead to unprecedented levels of success.


Outcomes: This session reveals the innermost workings of the human psyche and gives leaders the practical tools they need to create optimal emotional energy in their teams. Learn about how leaders of primal teams literally defy the myths of modern business, such as by relaxing the rules, promoting mastery rather than performance, and facilitating intuitive decision making. Acquire some practical tools and techniques to increase the attractiveness of your team and help everyone perform their best.





Jackie has led some of the largest teams and toughest projects as a Fortune 500 executive and higher education CIO. She is currently the CIO at Willamette University, and has held the CIO position at Con-way Inc., College of Marin, and Portland Community College. 

She is dedicated to enhancing team innovation and performance. She specializes in defining the super-energy of elite teams and helping organizations create it in their own teams.

Her work with technology teams has won her widespread recognition with dozens of prestigious awards for innovation and achievement, including Premier 100 IT Leader from ComputerWorld, and  IT Innovator of the Year from Information Week. 

Jackie’s book, Primal Teams, has been published by the American Management Association, and she has published articles on team motivation and agility in CIO and Information Week. Her team practices and accomplishments have been highlighted through numerous interviews and articles in prestigious publications, including Fast Company and Forbes



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