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ERTP Presents...High Performing Teams: Participating, Leading, Coaching

Sponsored by: EPA Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (OSRTI) and the Environmental Response Training Program (ERTP)

Archived: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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In this webinar we will explore the definition, development, dynamics, and characteristics of "High Performing Teams". There are multiple developmental stages that teams progress through to become high performing; many team members are unaware of these stages. We will examine the behavior and characteristics of the team in these stages as well as the leadership required to maximize team performance in each stage.

During the webinar, we will discuss:

  • The traits and qualities the team needs to become high performing and the responsibility of the team members;
  • The attributes and behaviors that team members need to bring to the team to allow the team to perform successfully;
  • The skills required to lead the team and the concept of shared leadership.

High Performing Teams: Participating, Leading, Coaching is intended for those looking to discover styles, skills, and techniques to help their teams become the most productive and efficient they can be. This webinar could be of benefit to those working under the Incident Command System (ICS) to ensure effective coordination throughout the Incident Management. Team (IMT) during a response to an incident.

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It is EPA's policy to make reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities wishing to participate in the agency's programs and activities, pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. 791. Any request for accommodation should be made to Rich May at 850-385-9899 or, preferably one week or more in advance of the webinar, so that EPA will have sufficient time to process the request. EPA would welcome specific recommendations from requestors specifying the nature or type of accommodation needed. Please note that CLU-IN provides both alternate phone call-in options and closed captioning for all webinars, and requests for these specific accommodations are not necessary.

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Rich May, Tetra Tech ( or 850-385-9899)
Mr. May has more than 39 years of engineering, consulting, and project/program management experience in various fields including environmental consulting and the nuclear power industry. He has extensive experience in project management, line management, operations management, quality program management, project management training and project engineering of studies, analysis and design engineering. His expertise includes planning, training development, project cost and schedule control, estimating, team building, staff development, and project/program execution.

Mr. May is currently a company leader for Project Management activities within Tetra Tech. As such, he is responsible for the definition and deployment of their project management philosophy and approach across offices worldwide. Mr. May is the Chairman and a charter member of Tetra Tech's Project Excellence Steering Committee (PESC). The PESC is a team of senior managers from across all the Tetra Tech operating units whose charter it is to bring "World Class" Project Management to the corporation. He has presented the training course "Project Management: Principles and Techniques for RPMs" three times at EPA's Annual NARPM Training Program, as well as delivering numerous Project Management training courses for various EPA regions.

Mr. May has presented two papers at the Project Management Institute Annual Seminars and Symposiums: "Two Keys to Future Success: Formal and Informal Partnering", Chicago, Illinois, September 1997; "Project Management in a Changing Contractual Environment", Long Beach, California, October 1998. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Florida International University.


A photograph of Jean BalentJean Balent, U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division ( or 202-566-0832)
Ms Balent is on the staff of the EPA's Technology Innovation and Field Services Division where she has worked to collect and disseminate hazardous waste remediation and characterization information since 2003. Ms Balent manages the Clean Up Information Network website and actively supports online communication and collaboration resources available to EPA. She formerly worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Engineering Division in the Buffalo District. Ms Balent was also a member of the SUNY-Buffalo Groundwater Research Group where she constructed and tested large scale models of groundwater flow. Ms Balent has also conducted research relating to the Great Lakes, environmental remediation, and brownfields re-development. She holds a Bachelor's degree in environmental engineering from SUNY-Buffalo and a Master's degree in Information Technology from AIU.

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