No matter how knowledgeable and competent its individual members may be, a dysfunctional team will undermine organisational goals, sap morale and waste effort. This seminar focuses on the critical roles of team leader and middle manager in harnessing their team’s potential, and introduces and practises techniques for moving the team to peak performance.
The seminar uses a range of approaches to learning, including experiential group activities, individual exercises, mini-case studies, role plays, and syndicate discussions. Formal inputs are used to introduce underpinning theory. A key part of the learning process is sharing the differing experiences participants bring, as well as experimenting with a novel – and sometimes challenging – techniques. A psychometric instrument will be used to generate a personality profile, which will contribute to your understanding of your preferences and personal style.
Team leaders and managers who have shared and practiced different ways of performing the key leadership functions offer increased self-awareness, flexibility and confidence. They are better able to stand back from the everyday detail and focus on longer-term organizational and team needs, and can devote more time to investing in future capability.
Participants will be exposed to a range of different approaches to leadership practice, allowing them to select those most suitable for their team’s requirements and the changing situations they together face. The opportunity to share experiences with fellow participants and experiment with new techniques in the safety of the training room will provide a broad spectrum of perspectives.
Day 1: Teams and their Leaders
Day 2: Vision, Direction & Alignment
Day 3: Team Dynamics
Day 4: Developing the Team
Day 5: Performance & Conflict Management