Formation and Benefit of Peer Groups - Presented by the Emerging Leaders Committee

When:  Oct 6, 2022 from 10:00 to 11:00 (CT)

Questioning if a peer group is right for you and how can it help you grow as a leader?

Consider this:

  • Do you have a group of peers helping you maximize your growth and effectiveness? 
  • Do you have peers that encourage you and hold you accountable?
  • Do you want to be a part of a team that encourages you along your career path and will you be an encourager of others?
  • What is the difference between facilitated on non-facilitated peer groups?

Join CSIA’s Emerging Leaders for a look into the benefits of a peer group and provide opportunities for peer groups to form.

It can be lonely at the top. Leaders can easily become isolated. A peer group can help overcome hurdles a leader might face going at it alone. Join the CSIA peer groups to gain different perspectives, learn from others’ competencies, increase emotional intelligence, and benefit from accountability relationships. 


About the Presenters

Don Roberts brings almost 40 years of domestic and international systems integration experience to the position of Principal at Exotek LLC. Due to the diversity of his professional experiences and his commitment to the future focus of the industry, Don has become a leader in providing guidance to control systems integrators as they steer their companies through periods of significant growth.

In addition to sitting on the board of a number of companies, Don also is responsible for performing business level audits globally to assess companies’ compliance with the CSIA Certification program.

Jack Barber is an independent management consultant who brings more than 30 years at National Instruments (NI), most of which focused on building its system integration business.

Jack spent extensive time with NI Partners around the world understanding and sharing best business practices and helped NI build its Global Services working with project teams to deliver large-scale solutions to NI’s most strategic and demanding customers.

By joining Exotek, he now helps SI clients by assessing and implementing best practices, advising and facilitating their strategic planning and execution, improving their business practices, and managing peer groups.

As a certified Myers-Briggs professional, he also helps clients improve their self-awareness (a foundational element of leadership) and build high performance teams.