Extraordinary Teams: Monthly Program

  • 02 Feb 2010
  • 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Carondolet Center, St. Paul www.carondeletcenter.org


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Presenter: Geoff Bellman


In the monthly program, you will get an introduction and learn what's different about this model.  The full-day session will dig deeper into the concepts and focus on applying them.


What allows some groups to create experiences that far exceed their own expectations?  How do these groups differ from most others?  What can we us do to increase the chances that our next group will be extraordinary?

In 2006 Geoff Bellman and Kathleen Ryan began studying the experiences of sixty people involved in extraordinary groups—all in search of the answers to the above questions. Their work has resulted in:

  • A model that describes six instinctive and very human needs that each person brings to any group—whether at work, in the community, or at home 
  • A set of indicators that differentiate extraordinary groups from all the rest 
  • Thoughts about personal transformation and how it happens within a group 
  • Specific suggestions for actions that any group member, leader, or facilitator can take to encourage extraordinary groups 
  • A book that collects all these ideas

Geoff Bellman’s visit to the Twin Cities is a highly anticipated event in the OD community. You may have heard Geoff present at a previous national ODN conference. Perhaps you have read one of his six books, including The Consultant’s Calling or Getting Things Done When You Are Not in Charge.

Come expecting thought-provoking, engaging and fun sessions. He will give you a chance to consider…

  • Your own experience with extraordinary groups 
  • Geoff and Kathleen’s conclusions about what makes those groups work so well 
  • Their Group Needs model 
  • Ways to apply what you have learned

Geoff Bellman’s new book, Extraordinary Groups: How Ordinary Teams Achieve Amazing Results will be available to purchase at a discount. Bring cash or check. Or purchase at Amazon.com by clicking on the link below.




Our Presenter
Geoff Bellman worked inside major corporations for fourteen years before starting his own consulting firm in 1977. His external consulting has focused on renewing large, mature corporations such as Booz Allen & Hamilton, U.S. Bancorp, Verizon, Intuit, Ernst & Young, Shell, Price Waterhouse Coopers, BP, SABMiller, Boeing, and Accenture.

Geoff’s consulting and workshops have taken him to five continents. He has served as guest faculty for university graduate programs including Pepperdine University, Fielding, Sonoma State, Seattle University--OSR, Saybrook--LIOS, and Bowling Green.

Click on links below to view video interviews with Goeff and his co-author Kathleen Ryan on their book.

6-minute interview
40-minute interview


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