Team Building Course

Learning Method: Instructor-led Classroom Learning Duration: 1.0 Days

This course will focus on developing skills to overcome the teambuilding challenges workgroups are faced with most frequently. The training teaches participants how to use simple techniques to stay motivated and create team unity. Building peak-performing teams can mean the difference between success or failure in meeting deadlines and achieving organizational goals.

Who Should Attend:  This course is suitable for those who are new to the team leadership role and those who have been in the role for some time and want to improve on their team building skills.

At Course Completion: Participants will leave this workshop better equipped for collaborative efforts. They will discover tools to work through differences appropriately and develop more effective approaches to achieve performance goals. Everyone leaves with a better understanding of their responsibility to operate in a manner that respects values of the organization and support the team effort.

Course Outline: 
Lesson 1: Characteristics of a successful team

  • Shared goals
  • Defined roles
  • Open communication
  • Consensus
  • Participation
  • Active listing
  • Honesty / Trust
  • Fun

Lesson 2: Types of teams

  • Traditional
  • Self-directed
  • E-teams

Lesson 3: Review the 5 stages of team building

  • Forming
  • Storming
  • Norming
  • Performing
  • Adjourning

Lesson 3: Team Building Activities

  • Benefits and Disadvantages
  • Won’t make people cringe
  • Checklist for designing team building activities

Lesson 4: Solving Problems

  • Six Thinking Hats
  • Brainstorming
  • Building Consensus

Lesson 5: Why Teams Fail

  • People
  • Communication
  • Resources
  • Objectives
  • Weariness

Lesson 6: Effective Listening Skills

  • Empathy
  • Nonjudgmental
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Emotional filters
  • Get rid of bad habits

Lesson 7: Effective Communication

  • Understanding personality styles
  • D
  • I
  • S
  • C

Lesson 8: Team Self Evaluation

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