• Chapter Education January 10, 2013

OpTEAMize – Getting More From Your Team
CMP Blueprint Topic Area: Human Resources;   Clock Hours: 3.00

Join us in Madison where John Chen will be doing a fast paced, experimental program titled, “OpTEAMize – Getting More From Your Team.”  You’ll learn a simple 6-step lesson to help you become a more effective leader.


Thursday, January 10, 2013
Madison Concourse Hotel
Madison, WI

Speakers and Education
Location, Map, Lodging
— AM —  
9:00-11:00 Board of Directors Meeting
11:00-11:45 Registration
11:00-11:45 New Member Orientation
— PM —  
11:45-1:00 Lunch
1:00-4:00 OpTEAMize – Getting More From Your Team
4:00-5:00 Reception/Raffle

Friday, January 11, 2013
Madison Concourse Hotel
Madison, WI

— AM/PM —  
8:00a - 6:00pm Board of Directors Retreat


Event Pricing

Member: $50 ($60 after 01/04/2013)
Non-Member: $60 ($65 after 01/04/2013)
Student Member: $30 ($40 after 01/04/2013)

OpTEAMize – Getting More From Your Team

Jon Chen
John Chen

Do you have challenges getting 2 or more teammates to work together? Do you need to do more with less from your teams? Would you like to get the greatest success from your team? Welcome to OpTEAMize! Based on working with over 1,100 teams and 70,000 people, you’ll learn this simple 6 step lesson to help you become a more effective leader.

This session is a fast paced, experiential session that will help you and your team to use these skills as you compete with other teams to see who has the best application of these strategies to produce tangible results.


  • How to go slow to go fast in leading teams. How to increase team performance by over 50%.
  • 6 Key Steps on how to be a better leader for your team, how to get teams to make decisions faster that stick.
  • 3+ opportunities to practice this skill, see your results and commit on how to apply this back at work.

FREE Autographed copy of John’s NEW Wiley book, “50 Digital Team Building Games” for the first 120 registrations, sign up today!

Speaker Bio:
John Chen is a Digital Team Building Expert.  He is the CEO of Geoteaming specializing in corporate team building and leadership programs that use technology and adventure and the Wiley author of “50 Digital Team Building Games”.  At Microsoft, John facilitated 8 teams to work together to ship ten world-class products for Microsoft, including one that sold over 100 million client licenses and earned him two US Patents.  Today, John has completed over 1,110 team building events with over 70,000 clients and works with Fortune 500 clients to teach team building skills around the world including Barcelona, Taiwan, Shanghai and France. John has earned the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Top 40 Entrepreneur Under The Age of 40 Award, the Better Business Bureau’s Innovative Practices Award, Meeting Professionals International’s Supplier of the Year and Training Magazine’s Top Young Trainer.

New Member Orientation

Webster's Dictionary defines communication as "the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions or information" and networking as "the informal sharing of information and services among individuals, or groups linked by a common interest.” As a new or returning member of the Wisconsin Chapter of Meeting Professionals International, join us on January 10th for an engaging conversation.

Member Orientation is a way to discover our shared passions, and the tools to communicate effectively.

Location, Map, and Lodging

Madison Concourse Hotel
1 W. Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53703
P: 608-257-6000
Property Website

Cut-off Date: January 10, 2013
Room Rates: $99.00


YWCA- Birthday Lady
MPI Project Lead: Drew Nelesen Cuna Mutual Group

Join us in helping the 'Birthday Lady' stock her shelves!  Jennifer Savino, better known as the 'Birthday Lady' at the YWCA Madison, gathers toys so she can throw birthday parties for those children who otherwise wouldn’t have much in the way of a celebration. The birthday box Savino prepares for each recipient consists of two or three age-appropriate wrapped gifts, a book, a stuffed animal, a cake, candles and party supplies like plates, napkins, a table cloth, paper hats, noisemakers and balloons.

A suggested list of toys is below. We appreciate your donation!

  • Lego kits
  • Bead kits
  • Jewelry box kits
  • Play mobile toys
  • Play cars/trucks/construction equipment
  • Matchbox cars, tracks
  • Thomas the Tank Engine toys
  • Really soft stuffed animals
  • All types of books