PULLMAN, Wash. – A facilitator who helps project teams nationwide enhance critical communication skills will present a free, public lecture/workshop at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in Carpenter Hall, Room 102, at Washington State University Pullman.
Meg Winch, president of Communication Resources Northwest LLC, will focus on the concept of partnering, using examples from her work with organizations such as Walt Disney World, Sprint, the Smithsonian and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. She will discuss her innovative work in designing and using metrics to track partnering performance over the life cycle of several high profile projects.
 
Her presentation is part of the Constructing America lecture series sponsored by the WSU School of Architecture and Construction Management.
 
In “Real Team Partnerships, Integration & Collaboration: Lessons from National Design and Construction Projects,” Winch will discuss an alternative model of partnering. She will examine how a risk management approach to relationship development works in driving project success.
 
Winch specializes in the facilitation and training of communication and organizational skills. She works with project team members to enhance the communication behaviors critical to their jobs. She is a trained facilitator of formal partnering and public involvement processes.
 
She regularly works with teams to develop presentations, manage messages and develop communication strategies and agreements. She works with both public and private sector clients to develop comprehensive programs of both qualitative and quantitative research.
As president of Communication Resources Northwest, Winch has offered a wide range of communication based services for the past 20 years, including presentation coaching, research, technical writing, partnering, facilitation, planning, training and performance management.
Winch holds bachelor’s degrees in communication and German from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in communication and group dynamics from Purdue University.
The Constructing America lecture series was established in 2004 to provide a forum for industry leaders to present current topics that affect the built environment and project life cycle in the development, design and construction of America’s infrastructure. The series’ goal is to bring together the university, community and industry to open a dialogue on critical issues that affect the field of construction management.