The Hidden Jazz of Teams

Becky Rasmussen

The Hidden Jazz of Teams

Date(s) - June 26, 2020
11:00 am - 11:45 am


How can the principles of jazz improve your team?

Led by master guitarist, composer, bandleader and teacher Dan Rubright and Elements Partnership CEO Leslie Peters, this workshop explores aspects of jazz music that have direct applications to team dynamics, personal growth, ideation, creativity and productivity.

Join us for this original approach to team development, where you’ll learn about team dynamics in a high-energy and experiential way. See how key concepts in music can be a portal for exploring new modes of learning and working in teams. Coming from an asset-based perspective, the focus of this workshop is always on what is working and what is possible.

The workshop introduces music concepts and engages participants in an experience that:

  • Provide the foundation for a new level of awareness and understanding about personal and team dynamics
  • Build a shared vocabulary about personal and team interactions
  • Encourage participants to use this new language to talk about their collective functioning in order to build more satisfying and highly collaborative teams.

FREE and open to all; registration required.

About the Presenters

Leslie Peters is a speaker, author and guide who is actively exploring life and leadership at the edges between where we are and where we want to go. She is the author of the Amazon best-selling book Finding Time to Lead:  Seven Practices to Unleash Outrageous Potential and a contributor for Forbes online.  She has been a speaker and trainer for companies, universities, foundations, associations and non-profit organizations nation-wide and she has worked closely with leaders and organizations to provide guidance and support through times of growth and change. Leslie holds a bachelor’s degree in English and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.  She is a graduate of Women in Leadership and she lives here in St. Louis with her family.

Dan Rubright is a jazz guitarist, composer, bandleader, speaker, workshop leader and teacher. He is a working artist and a thought leader who uses jazz as a metaphor for work and life. He has presented his workshop, The Hidden Jazz of Teams, to a variety of organizations. He leads the Dan Rubright Group, an original jazz ensemble as well as The WirePilots, a world/jazz group. Dan received a prestigious 2019 Arts Fellow grant from the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission for his work as composer and leader in the St. Louis arts scene. He has also performed locally and regionally with many well known groups and was a jazz faculty member at Webster University for 20 years.