Team Building

This class explores the importance of teams, team leadership, and the characteristics of effective teams. It is designed to provide employees with the knowledge they need to participate on a team and to develop skills to help maximize their participation. In this course, participants will experience a range of team behaviors which will enable them to apply strategies to guide their workplace team to success. Team leaders and members must possess a wide range of communication skills to accomplish their team’s goal. This course is designed to provide leaders with the knowledge they need to lead a team and to identify and develop skills that will maximize their leadership. Through a variety of assessment activities and group participation, participants will learn insights and strategies to guide their team to success.

About the Course

Upon completion of this class, participants will be able to:
• Understand the importance of strategic planning to long-term success
• Discuss and apply the strategic planning process
• Analyze the effectiveness of strategic plans
• Develop a draft annotated outline for a strategic plan

Course Outline (1/2 or Full Day)

1. What is a team; why are they formed
2. Characteristics of highly developed teams
3. Stages of Team Development – forming, storming, norming, performing, re-forming
4. Group dynamics and communication
5. Team Leadership; Managing and motivating teams
6. Coaching – what is, why is it important, how do you do it successfully?
7. Team development skills, including MBTI, effective listening, understanding personalities, and interpersonal communication skills