In the musical Hamilton, the lead character famously asks, “Are we a nation of states? What’s the state of our nation?”
Many corporate teams operate as loose confederations of individuals with a common purpose — but often devoid of the mechanisms for real collaboration. The result is reduced inclination to take risks, seek help — or thrive by building on each others’ resources.
Presidential historian Carol Berkin joins your team to share the ‘organizational behavioral’ principles behind how the Constitutional Convention of 1789 led to a group of strong-willed individuals — representing states with very different interests — to agree to embark on ‘interdependence’.
This Experience will leave your group more generous, flexible and diplomatic in how they build your business.
Meets requirements for most corporate learning and development budgets.
See below for details.
Carol Berkin is a Presidential Professor of American History. She taught early American and Revolutionary Era history, as well as women’s history, for four decades at the City University of New York’s Baruch College and Graduate Center.
She is the author of books, including Jonathan Sewall: Odyssey of an American Loyalist [the Bancroft Award winner], A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution, The Bill of Rights: the Fight to Secure America’s Liberties, and A Sovereign People: The Crises of the 1790s and the Birth of American Nationalism.
She has appeared in documentaries on PBS and the History Channel and podcasts for The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the New York Historical Society.
This experience is eligible under most corporate Learning & Development budgets.
Further documentation can be found here.
“How to Create a ‘Nation’ from ‘States’? Lessons from 1787” teaches skills in compromise, negotiation, and alignment. Attendees learn, discuss, and develop their own ability to find common ground and create win-win outcomes in business environments.
Reggie • May 2021
Director of a team of 7
“…loved how Dr. Berkin emphasized the personality dynamics…”
Edward • May 2021
BU leader with team of 7
“…great way to abstract ‘conflict’ and let all of step-back and see how to solve it…”
Julie • April 2021
BU leader with team of 11
“…we are already putting the principles of this into effect; extremely well-done…”