Building Dynamic Teams
If you’re faced with the challenge of building a team from the ground up, or helping a team work better together, managers will get the team building exercises they need. The best learning comes from hands-on team building exercises. The Team Adventure Series is an experiential and fun way to demonstrate the concept of team synergy – the phenomenon that occurs when a team achieves greater results than the sum of its parts.
This topic includes team building training that will require team members to think critically, modify behavior, and share constructive feedback. Leadership is polished and developed through team building activities. Managers will learn how to surface, diagnose, and work through the issues that impede effective teamwork
Day One Course Objectives:
- Building legacy teams is a requirement of leadership
- Specific team building techniques are practiced that enhance employee performance
- A team is only as good as its leader – Leadership is challenged and improved when building high performance teams
- The important stages of team development are understood as well as specific leader actions needed to progress the team
Delegation as a Manager
Delegating as a manager is designed to show managers how to get work done through other people. These important guidelines to delegating lets the participants address leadership development and employee engagement together. Participants receive solid instruction in a key leadership competency and they commit to giving employees increased opportunity to take on new assignments. What does this mean for them? Tasks will be delegated more often and with greater clarity – leading to better results, improved productivity and higher job satisfaction overall.
This leader’s guide to delegating provides a plan for successful delegation in just 5 steps. Effective delegation accomplishes more than just the task at hand. It also builds trust for future delegations, helps employees develop new skills, reduces managerial stress and improves organizational productivity.
Day Two Course Objectives:
- Understand the five important steps to delegating.
- Diagnose your individual delegation style.
- Develop a plan for follow up and follow through when delegating.
- Create a customized delegation plan the employee can best understand.
- Provide the necessary assistance and support when delegating without “taking it back”.
Leader as Influencer
As people at all levels become more responsible for taking initiatives to advance organizational goals, the concept of “follower” and “leader” is certainly redefined. Today, we’re all responsible for helping shape and advance our team’s goals and our organization’s vision. If management abides by this concept, followers can no longer be passive conformists and leaders can no longer expect their directions to be “the last word, right or wrong.” This adds a new set of sensitive dynamics to work relationships, requiring followers to pioneer new levels of courage rarely used before.
Influencing as a leader is critical to the organization’s success.
Day Three Course Objectives:
- Understand how savvy influencers can impact and organization.
- Create an influence map to solve a challenging situation.
- Help employees through the maze of human interaction to get their new ideas through the organization.
- Understand how managerial courage and the art and science of influence gets things done.
Participants will learn crucial conflict management skills. These skills include successfully dealing with anger and various types of emotional behavior. Dealing with conflict is important for every organization, no matter what the size. If it is left unchecked – or not resolved – it can lead to lost production, absences, attrition, and even law suits.
Participants observe role plays that will change the way they see and respond to conflict and difficult situations. Participants are given opportunities to practice these learned skills in a variety of contexts so that the skills can become second nature.
Day Four Course Objectives:
- Understand how to uncover the root of conflict in a work environment.
- Practice the five conflict management strategies.
- Create real-life solutions for conflict issues using the targeted conflict resolution tools.
- Apply the basic principles of anger management in real-life situations.
- Develop techniques for managing your emotions and holding difficult conversations.
- Build a workable action plan to reduce future conflict at work.