Training Programs

Foundations of Teamwork Excellence

Program Description

This interactive session by Chalmers Brothers is similar in nature to Foundations of Leadership Excellence; however, it is tailored to individuals and teams rather than leaders.

It offers a powerful and innovative way of understanding the actual actions required for effective teamwork, relationship-building and collaboration - especially in times of seemingly constant change.  It begins by providing a new framework for understanding teamwork and relationship effectiveness that is so close, we often miss it.   Chalmers offers that teamwork and effective collaboration are primarily "conversational competencies" - that is, the actions taken by members of teams are actions taken in language. Effectiveness requires competency in certain conversations, in designing and convening conversations that matter. While this may at first seem obvious, this session explores in a new direction, opening up a new way of understanding teamwork – and how it may be improved. Key topics covered include:

Value to Participants and Organizations

Participants will learn how to literally see themselves and their actions within teams of all types in a new and powerful way. This new perspective is the basis for enabling all participants to clearly understand and identify the sources of both poor performance and improved effectiveness. Participants will be able to immediately begin using new tools provided in the session to improve clarity, teamwork, workplace communication, coordination (execution), culture and commitment to shared goals - within virtually every aspect of their organization. They will also be able to immediately apply this shift in understanding and new tools to improve their own individual productivity, as well as their professional and personal relationships.

The large-group, small-group and pairs activities give participants opportunities to share and learn with, from and through each other.  All sessions are full of humor and real-life examples that provide practical “take-aways” and “how-to’s” for everyone.

Available in 2-hour, half-day or longer versions

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