Teamability: Becoming an Effective Team Member

As a result of this seminar, participants will increase their ability to:

  • Understand characteristics of effective and ineffective teams and team members
  • Develop skills in relationship building, managing differences and consensus building
Target Audience

Anyone who is a member of a work team; intact work teams

Seminar Outline

Half-day Program

  1. What Makes a Team Effective?
    • Experiential team exercise
    • Identifying what makes a team work
    • Barriers to team development
  2. Profiles of Effective and Ineffective Team Members
  3. Stages of Team Development and How to Participate Effectively in Each
    • Form – Establishing goals, roles and ground rules
    • Storm – Managing conflict and building trust
    • Norm – Sharing responsibility and staying motivated
    • Perform – Stretching goals and becoming creative
    • Adjourn – Creating closure to a team's work
  4. Understanding Your Own and Others’ Preferred Style: Thinkers, Doers, Feelers, Intuitors
  5. Skillfully Dealing with Differences
    • Integrating your view with others when you don't agree
    • Raising issues without creating defensiveness
    • Building trust through open and honest communication

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Wayzata, Minnesota 55391
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