November 10, 2016 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Embassy Suites
1345 Treat Blvd
Walnut Creek
CA 94597-2173

LCI Northern California Community of Practice


The Advantage of a Healthy Organization for Project Success

Thursday, November 10, 2016

5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Embassy Suites
1345 Treat Boulevard
Walnut Creek, CA  94597

Learn and apply the key concepts for creating healthy organizations and cohesive teams that have been used by thousands of leaders from many of the best companies in the world.  Jeff Gibson, President of Consulting and Al Amador, Principal Consultant with Patrick Lencioni’s firm, The Table Group will guide members through an interactive session designed for immediate application of the ground-breaking concepts from Lencioni’s best-selling books The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Advantage.

Gibson and Amador will address the unique nature of the design and construction industry and share how organizational health can be a competitive advantage for owners, architects, engineers, general contractors and trade partners who  need to work  in an integrated approach to successfully deliver their projects.

Participants will learn how to quickly create: high levels of trust, an environment for open debate, clear expectations and commitments, and a mutually accountable team focused on a common objective.  Participants will leave this interactive session with tangible actions that can be applied the next day to the teams they are on or the teams they lead.

Major projects and initiatives require teams to collaborate in a much more integrated manner. This interactive session will also include:

  • Best practices employed by some of the most effective leaders in the country
  • A simple tool to assess your team
  • Additional materials on team cohesion, effective meetings and employee engagement

Recommended Reading : The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni

Jeff Gibson
brings 20 years of consulting experience to The Table Group where he has responsibility for managing our global consulting organization. Whether he’s working with a CEO, addressing senior executives during a conference or workshop, or counseling a client over the phone, Jeff brings his passion, enthusiasm and contagious optimism for organizational health to every client he touches.  

Currently, Jeff works regularly with CEOs and executive teams in applying the concepts captured in all of Patrick Lencioni’s books. His clients span a variety of industries, including technology, financial services and healthcare. Specific organizations Jeff has worked with include Southwest Airlines, HBK, Barclaycard US, Deloitte, Western Digital Corporation, Chick-fil-A, Rackspace, HCA Inc., Pinterest, as well as many others.

Prior to joining The Table Group in 1999, Jeff worked as a management consultant for Deloitte.  After earning his electrical engineering degree from UCLA, he began his career with Hughes Electronics as a hardware design engineer.  During that time he discovered his latent passion for leadership development which led him to pursue an MBA in management and organizational behavior from the University of Washington where he graduated with honors. Jeff lives in Walnut Creek with his wife and two children.

Al Amador brings extensive experience from the information technology field as a director of numerous enterprise implementations as well as over two decades of keynote speaking, communication training, teaching, coaching and facilitating. Al’s specialty is bringing teams together to work on the key areas of; trust, meaningful conflict, commitment and clarity. He has a passion for coaching directors and teams, as well as a reputation for connecting with both senior business and technical leaders. Al’s current clients include: The North Face, OCULUS Rift, Bayer Healthcare, CISCO, AutoDesk and others.

Prior to joining the Table Group Al’s positions included; program director for credit card security at Kaiser Permanente, director of technology services for Bare Escentuals, and intranet services manager for Robert Half International. Al has led numerous technical teams in the UK, India, China, Japan, Germany, and Latin America. Al lives with his wife and two children in Lafayette, California.

The Table Group is a firm dedicated to helping organizations, and the people who work within them, become healthier and more effective. We provide consulting and speaking services, as well as a host of products and tools to leaders who want to improve teamwork, clarity and morale within their companies.

Founded in 1997 as a consulting firm focused on high-growth clients, the company has consistently grown and evolved, propelled by the success of founder Patrick Lencioni’s best-selling books including his breakthrough title, The Advantage, as well as the longstanding Wall Street Journal best-seller, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.  Pat’s most recent book, The Ideal Team Player, released in 2016 has become an instant best-seller.

Over the past 19 years, the firm has worked with a variety of world class organizations including Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, churches, schools, military and professional sports organizations. The Table Group brings Lencioni’s original methodologies to organizations and the people within them through speeches, consulting, books and products.

Registration Rates:

  • LCI / AIA Member: $55.00
  • Non-Member: $75.00
  • Owners & Students: free
  • Academics: $30.00