- Karen Mallia
- Associate Professor,
Journalism and Mass Communications
- February 26, 2014
- 2:20 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.
- Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511
This event is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence.
"Collaboration" is among the hot buzzwords in business and academics today - and effective collaboration is a skill increasingly important in our knowledge economy. Unfortunately, the process doesn't come naturally - and most students are thrown into project teams without any understanding of how to avoid common pitfalls. So it's hardly surprising that the process is usually painful and fraught with drama and complaints, and that the work is inequitably distributed and the outcome less than ideal. Help make teamwork work. Learn how to facilitate the team process - and manage for better outcomes. This presentation shares some of the latest learning on motivation and managing teams.
About the Facilitator
Karen Mallia recently launched the Creative Leadership course in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, where she teaches creative strategy, copywriting and building integrated communication campaigns. She has pioneered integrative and service-learning courses in advertising and public relations for both the Journalism School and the South Carolina Honors College. Her research interests include exploring creativity, the creative process and creative leadership and gender, as well as the ever-evolving nature of "advertising" and strategic communication. She is also the mastermind behind CreateAthon@USC, a 24-hour creative blitz for nonprofits.
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Taking Teamwork from "Oh, no" to "Whoa!"
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