This course will appeal to anyone working on operational, project or design teams. It opens with a look at a tragic trip through the wilds of the LaCloche Mountains, then engages participants in a series of exercises designed to draw parallels with relevant team issues like setting task and process goals, setting team expectations, monitoring team development, examining individual intents and making sure everyone is working from the same page. Particular attention is placed on employing appropriate tools to ensure team success.
Participants will be able to:
- distinguish between task and process goals and the competencies needed to meet them
- understand the relationships between team authority, responsibility and accountability
- develop a True North code for the team
- employ accountability standards
- address potential problems in the team development process
- describe the types of relationships needed for the team to sustain itself and succeed
- develop a strategy for dealing with independent contributors (those who do not fit well in the team)
This workshop uses the experiential learning techniques consistent with adult learning principles and “flipped classroom” learning strategies. Participants will be invited to take part in a series of simulations and discussions, and engage in hands on activities designed to explore and practice the topics covered.