In a professional team-based environment, we each bring a unique combination of strengths, weaknesses, expertise, skills, interests, experiences, and prejudices to a given project. The way team members interact can have a major impact on performance and cohesion. A high-performing team will always strive for something greater than its members could achieve individually and such a team is characterised by specific behaviours. Facilitating, encouraging and rewarding these behaviours increases the likelihood of a successful project outcome. Understanding and managing team dynamics can help to explain why some teams perform while others fail.
This masterclass will develop your understanding of team roles and the characteristics of high-performance teams. You will focus on two specific team dynamics – trust and purpose, and identify ways to enhance both. You will also learn how to identify and alleviate team dysfunction.
This is designed for anyone working within a team environment in a business, educational, community, problem-solving or restorative environment. It is suitable for project managers, people managers, team leaders, consultants, and facilitators alike.
The masterclass is offered in two formats:
- Taster session
The taster session introduces you to the principles of team dynamics and how these can impact performance. It provides a unique opportunity to sample the material, reflect on your role as a team member and meet those involved in developing the masterclass.
The masterclass provides an in-depth understanding of team dynamics and how to analyse and manage it. You will learn the critical success factors in high-performing team formation and development.
Completion of the taster session is not a pre-requisite for masterclass participation.
What are the Course Objectives?On completion of the taster session, you will be able to:
- Understand the role that team dynamics play in an effective working team.
- Identify a high-performing team and the characteristics of high-performing teams.
On completion of the taster session a Certificate of Attendance will be provided.
On completion of the masterclass, you will be able to:
- Recognise the importance of positive team dynamics in creating cohesion.
- Analyse the role that trust and purpose play in high-performing teams.
- Apply tools and strategies to help identify and alleviate team dysfunction.
On completion of the masterclass a Certificate of Completion will be provided.
Who Teaches the Masterclass?
Jess Hayden: B.A., M.Sc.
Jess is an organisational psychologist who works with clients who are trying to break boundaries. Jess helps prepare leaders and teams to withstand challenging situations at work and find their optimum performance environment using tools and evidence from emotional intelligence, decision-making and innovation research.
Lucy McKenna: B.A., M.A.
Lucy is a learning designer, facilitator and coach, with a focus on innovation and change. Lucy has extensive experience designing impactful programmes that take individuals and teams on a journey from reflection to action. Drawing on research and tools from coaching and design she facilitates leaders to push outside their comfort zone and tackle challenges in innovative and creative ways.
Time, Date, and Place
The taster session is delivered as a one-hour online webinar, while the masterclass is delivered over three hours in a live webinar. Attendees should have a computer with microphone and video capability, and are expected to participate in these interactive sessions.
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