Interaction Associates Offers Leadership Web Event December 1, 2010: From Design Thinking to Doing: Collaborative Skills for Leaders, with author David Straus

Cambridge, MA) – The 40-year innovator of advanced methods for developing leaders, Interaction Associates (IA), will present an exclusive 90-minute web event for executives, leaders, and managers called, From Design Thinking to Doing: Collaborative Skills for Leaders.

The web event is designed to foster deeper collaborative processes that lead to innovation and better decision making. It will take place Wednesday, December 1, 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern Time/10-11:30 am Pacific.

Registration is $129, which includes access to the live interactive event and the recording, as well as a leadership toolkit.

“Our forty years of experience is in developing leaders: teaching leaders ways to design how to collaborate effectively,” said Linda Dunkel, President and CEO of Interaction Associates. “Interaction Associates has been at the leading edge of practical leadership skills based in collaboration. We will show how to boost innovation, improve decision making, and truly engage people by practicing some powerful leadership skills.”

The web event will offer live instruction. Participants will learn:
-The ABC’s of design thinking,
-The four basic cognitive skills at the heart of design,
-How to take a design approach to solving tough problems, and
-How collaborative design can chart the pathway to innovation in your own organization.

This webinar goes in depth on Interaction Associates’ popular Pathways to Action framework for collaborative action planning, and will deliver skills to apply immediately. Participants will also receive a package of models and techniques to support leaders in making collaborative design an essential tool in their personal leadership toolkit. Register at

David Straus is the founder of Interaction Associates, Inc. (IA) and has served in every major leadership position, including President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board. Under his guidance, IA has become a recognized leader in organizational development, group process facilitation, training, and consulting. He is coauthor of How to Make Meetings Work and author of How to Make Collaboration Work .

Andy Atkins is a Senior Consultant and the Director of Research and Development at Interaction Associates. His experience includes 25 years serving in executive positions in human resources and in leadership and organizational development. Andy holds an MBA from Columbia University and is a member of the OD Network. He has published articles on human resources, organization development, and quality in several publications.


About Interaction Associates
Interaction Associates is a 40-year innovator of advanced methods for developing Facilitative Leaders: The exemplary and unique talent within organizations with advanced skills in self awareness, strategic thinking, and a unique capacity to engage others. Facilitative Leaders are adept at addressing complex, interconnected business issues that feature multiple business variables and affect numerous stakeholders. IA has offices in Boston and San Francisco. Find more info at:

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