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When: Friday, August 12
From 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Where: 641-715-3300, access code 485743#
Contact: Prucia Buscell
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Friday,  August 12, 2011
1-2 PM Eastern Time
641-715-3300, access code 485743#
Problem Solving and Transformations
Guests: Chris McGoff and Dan Pesut

Chris J. McGoff, Founder of The Clearing, Inc., has spent the last 30 years helping governments and organizations to engender new, transformative possibilities. Through his work and research, he has developed a comprehensive approach to helping organizations drive to consensus and solve problems involving the highest levels of stakeholder and technological complexity. At the World Bank he helped the organization create a new formula for aid allocation that minimized the problem of corruption and renewed the World Bank’s power to address global poverty. He will discuss the ideas in his new book, The PRIMES - How Any Group Can Solve Any Problem. McGoff’s client list includes most of the agencies of the U.S. federal government as well as a range of organizations including IBM, AARP, Consol Energy, DuPont, the United Nations, and Boeing. He has facilitated strategy sessions for over 10,000 government and industry professionals. Before founding The Clearing in 2009, Chris founded his first company, Touchstone Consulting, in 1991, which grew to $40 million in revenue and 200 employees and was bought by SRA International Inc. in 2005. Before that he designed and built IBM’s Decision Support Center and initiated the commercialization of work group technology there. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of Scranton and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Graduate School of Public Policy.  Daniel Pesut, PhD, APRN, BC FAAN is a professor of nursing at the Indiana University School of Nursing and chair of the Plexus Institute Board of Trustees. . He has more than 30 years experience in nursing practice, education, administration and research. He is board certified as an advanced practice psychiatric mental health nurse. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

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