The CAB VII Executive and Program Committee are excited to announce that Amy Edmondson, the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, will open the program on Monday, October 21, 2019. Edmondson studies teaming, psychological safety, and leadership, and her articles have been published in numerous academic and management outlets, such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, and California Management Review. Her books – Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate and Complete in Knowledge Economy (Jossey-Bass, 2012), Teaming to Innovate (Jossey-Bass, 2013), Building the Future: Big Teaming for Audacious Innovation (Berrett-Koehler, 2016) Extreme Teaming (Emerald, 2017) – explore teamwork in dynamic organizational environments. Her most recent book, The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation and Growth (Wiley, 2018), offers a practical guide for organizations serious about success in the modern economy.

The CAB VII Committees look forward to hearing how Edmondson’s field of research reflects practices in healthcare and ways to improve interprofessional teams. Edmondson will hold a book-signing event after her talk on Monday, October 21, 2019. To learn more about Edmondson’s field of research, please click here to see her 2018 TED Talk, which has over 1.5 million views.

Eduardo Salas, an Organizational Psychologist, from Rice University in Houston, Texas will open the CAB program on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. As one of the world’s leading experts in the use of simulation and teamwork training, he has studied these areas extensively in a variety of fields, including during a 15-year stint in the US Navy. Salas focuses on understanding and facilitating teamwork, optimizing environments for learning and development, and performing simulation-based training. Leaders in high-stakes industries — like the military, aviation and health care — have given him the task of finding solutions to their organization’s challenges. Salas has published more than 300 journal articles and several books, such as Team Training Essentials: A Research Based Guide (2015, Routledge), Team Dynamics Over Time (2017, Emerald), Team Cohesion, Advances in Psychological Theory, Methods, and Practice (2015, Emerald), and Developing and Enhancing High Performance Teams: Evidence-Based Practice and Advice (2013, Jossey-Bass).

To hear more from Salas, click here to listen to a conversation Salas had with Dr. Robert Wachter, Editor, AHRQ WebM&M in 2011 about teamwork in health care.