Executive and Professional Development

Successful Team Leadership

Revised (formerly Building Strong and Successful Teams)

Most workplaces operate within a team environment and depend on the strength and success of that team to achieve outcomes. This two-day course focuses on the workplace team and its value. As a foundation, it is important to examine the ways in which teams are created, developed and managed. Much can be learned from identifying the strengths of a fully functional team and the pitfalls of a dysfunctional one. Central to the success of any team is the ability of team members to communicate clearly with each other. This works best when established within the framework for the team and reinforced by team leadership. Once functioning, determining the impact of the team requires measurement and evaluation. Success is then determined by achieving the team outcomes. Throughout the seminar participants will take part in interactive exercises which will lead to a better understanding of how to create or re-design a strong and successful team.

Successful Team Leadership is a required seminar for the Certificate in Team Building and Group Dynamics.


DATES - 2 Day Seminar

November 22 - 23, 2017
April 16 - 17, 2018

COURSE INFORMATION
Fee:
$765
Facilitator: Brenda Fair, CHRP
Location: Saint Mary's at the World Trade Centre, 8th Floor, 1800 Argyle Street

 

Program Content

Defining Team

  • Team vs. Work Group
  • Basic Elements of Successful Teams
  • Stages Of Team Formation
  • Formal and Informal Teams

Team Leadership

  • The Role of the Leader
  • The Responsibilities of the Leader
  • Balancing People and Task
  • Leading Teams vs Leading People

Establishing the Framework

  • Rules of Engagement
  • Defining the Vision, Mission and Values of the Team
  • Aligning Strategy, Goals and Objectives
  • Building Departmental and Personal Development Plans

Blending Individual and Team Communication Styles

  • Motivating Various Styles
  • Managing Conflict and Solving Problems Successfully
  • Maximizing Team Diversity
  • Managing the Drama Triangle

Creating Functional Teams

  • Five Dysfunctions (Lencioni Theory)
  • Foundations of Functional Teams
  • Building Trust within the Team
  • Ensuring Accountability

Establishing Roles Within The Team

  • Job Functions
  • Job Definitions
  • Authority Levels and Controls
  • Accountability
  • Decision Making

Effective Team Meetings

  • Meeting Structure
  • Avoiding the pitfalls
  • Who, What, When, Where, and Why of Effective Meetings

Managing the Team Outcomes

  • Determining Team Success Criteria
  • Formulating Consensus and "Buy In"
  • Evaluating Success
  • Action Planning and Continuous Improvement

What You Will Learn

  • The essential mechanics of team development
  • How to create or re-design a team to improve its potential for success
  • How to align the organization, the department and the team members in a common purpose
  • How to identify and avoid common pitfalls and barriers to team success
  • How to manage and measure the effectiveness of a team

Who Should Attend?

You will benefit from this seminar if you:

  • Lead (or will lead) a department, an organization, a Not for Profit or a community based team
  • Want to improve your own skills as a team member or a team leader
  • Want to help your team members communicate more effectively with each other
  • Want access to tools, templates and processes that will assist you in leading a successful team