ABOUT TEAM DYNAMICS
Team Dynamics draws from a large group of talented
and skilled professionals in the human resources, IT, legal, accounting
and financial sectors. We work exclusively with experienced project
managers and individuals with corporate and association experience. We
create an outsourced team that complements your team.
Laura D. Skoff, CAE, President
Skoff has more than 20 years of association
management experience including serving as executive director for
several associations: Association Media & Publishing (formerly SNAP),
American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA), Audio
Publishers Association (APA) and as chief operating officer of a
multi-million-dollar management company, Coulter Nonprofit Management
(formerly Association Management Bureau).
She has also served as interim
chief operating officer for the Society for Technical Communication (STC),
the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASC) and the American
Geophysical Union (AGU).
Her principal expertise is in driving nonprofit
success through strategic and efficient planning. Her business is
dedicated to providing those solutions to her clients.
Skoff is active with numerous professional
societies including the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
and is an active committee member of the Finance and Administration
Roundtable, an AMCInstitute committee member, which ensures that she is at the
forefront of innovations in the nonprofit industry. She holds a
certified association executive (CAE) designation from ASAE.
Skoff is owner and moderator of the LinkedIn
group Virtual Non-Profit Advisors where executives managing the
virtual operations of non-profit organizations have the opportunity to
learn from each other. As technology improves, budgets are squeezed and
personnel seek better work-life balance, the virtual dynamic will become
more prevalent. This is the forum for early adopters to learn from each
other and advance the art of virtual management. Go to LinkedIn and join
the Virtual Non-Profit Advisors group.
Skoff received her BA in Political
Science/International Relations from the University of Virginia in
AOEA Board officer Anita Scott
Team Dynamics is a Host Sponsor
of the Arlington Outdoor Education Association, Inc. annual fundraising
event. The group exists to provide a facility and support a school program
designed to give urban school children who live in Arlington, Virginia, an
opportunity to learn science, outdoor skills, arts, and humanities in a
“Team Dynamics was our partner
of choice when we needed it most. Time and staff bandwidth were short
and TD took charge of the project, kept us updated and successfully
engaged our most important members – our sponsors. They managed the
project from start to finish at a reasonable cost and no hassle. TD is
an outsourcing solution we will use again!”
-- Tanya Tolpegin,
Executive Director, PLANET Association
Laura Skoff joined Melissa
Fireman, CEO of Washington Career Services as a guest speaker at the
Maryland Commission for Women seminar: “Road Back to Work.” The session
addressed the concerns of women reentering the workforce and the steps to
becoming competitive job seekers.
Shea’s “The Mommy Trap,” a review of The Feminine Mistake by Leslie
Bennetts leaves readers, particularly mothers, with the sense that they’d
better not leave their jobs – and certainly not their husbands -- or doom
and financial ruin are theirs. Unfortunately, what is overlooked in the
mommy track discussion is that being at home can be not only personally
fulfilling but also financially rewarding. As a corporate executive turned
entrepreneur, I started a business that taps the talented at-home
workforce to provide outsourced business services to organizations.
Bennetts’ assertion “that if mothers continue to leave their jobs, instead
of forcing employers and policymakers to address the real needs of real
families, no solution will be found” couldn’t be further from the truth.
We’ve found our solution -- we’re at home with the kids, working flexible
hours and commuting to the laptop in the den. Why would we want to join
that rat race again?
Laura D. Skoff, President