Building an effective team

Teams & Virtual Teams Skills Training

About this training

This highly experiential seminar is ideal for newly formed teams.  It can also be adapted to meet the needs of existing teams looking to review and strengthen their performance. This seminar will equip you with the knowledge and skills to manage and participate in highly effective teamwork.

Reflect on individual roles and preferences within your team.

Your outcomes

  • Understand what makes teams effective
  • Reflect on individual roles and preferences within your team
  • Build trust to foster interdependency
  • Clarify goals, roles, processes, responsibilities and communication guidelines
  • Plan for the return to the workplace

Training content

  • Naming your team’s mission and objectives
  • Identifying key characteristics and behaviors of effective teams
  • Understanding the team development process (forming, storming, norming, performing)
  • Understanding team role preferences (Belbin)
  • Recognizing, respecting and capitalizing on our differences
  • Balancing independence with interdependence
  • Building mutual trust
  • Clarifying goals and processes
  • Building clarity of roles and responsibilities using the ARCI matrix
  • Establishing team communication guidelines
  • Implementing the principles of effective team leadership
  • Spotting warning signals and bringing the team back on track
  • Transferring intentions into actions

Develop actions and identify improvements for the team.

Clarify goals, roles, processes, responsibilities and communication guidelines.

james culver target training

“Often teams are just collections of individuals. A team needs a common goal, commitment between the team members and the team skills to leverage the strengths each member brings for the common good. We’ll practice the key skills and behaviors that will help your team to be more than the sum of its parts.”

James Culver

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