WS2 – Self-leadership and Collaboration by Design


Thursday, September 20


09:00 – 12:30, including a 30-minute break


How do we design new behaviors and capabilities for ourselves for a “new normal” – where alternative mindsets, perspectives and arguments are desperately needed? How do we engage in ways that influence and inspire ourselves and those we work with to achieve better outcomes?

This session is an interactive, principles-based journey to shared context, content and method. Participants will gain access to practical, elegant, fun, powerful concepts, principles and practices for enhancing self-leadership and collaboration. Self-leadership and Collaboration by Design brings the power of design thinking, meta-collaboration and coaching to bear on one of humankind’s most meaningful challenges.

*This workshop received excellent reviews when presented at the 2018 ISPI Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington, USA and has been improved for this conference.



    John B. Lazar, MA, MCC

    John B. Lazar, MA, MCC

    CEO, John B. Lazar & Associates, Inc.

    John is CEO, John B. Lazar & Associates, Inc. John has been an NSPI/ISPI member since 1981 and a consultant and coach since 1983. He is a current member of the ISPI Board of Directors. He consults to companies about performance improvement, leadership and management practices, communications, and organizational change. As an executive coach certified as a Master Coach by ICF since 1999, he works with leaders and their teams, shifting their mindsets, improving their practices and enhancing their performance. He received his Masters in Clinical Psychology from University of Illinois at Chicago. John lives in the Chicago area and is a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan.

    Joe Slatter

    Joe Slatter

    Founder and CEO, Better Practice

    An engaging speaker, expert facilitator, consultant, designer and thought leader on collaboration, Joe is passionate about helping individuals and organizations of all kinds achieve and maintain high performance by applying design thinking to how they lead and collaborate. He holds a design patent for a device used to support meta-collaboration.

    Joe has lived in six countries and worked extensively with global, cross-functional, highly distributed and multi-organizational teams at and across all levels, from CEO/Owner to field staff.