Group dynamics and team working

Duration: one day

'Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another and of strength to be derived by unity' - Vince Lombardi

Aims and learning outcomes

  • Identify features of a team
  • Reflect on the performance of teams or groups of which you have been a member and identify the positive actions and processes that contribute to good team performance
  • Appreciate the different stages of group development and spot these in action
  • Identify negative group processes and ways of reducing their likelihood.
  • Be able to follow some key principles for the running of meetings
  • Be aware of the role you play in a team and the contribution of different roles to a group

Course content

  • What is a team?
  • Features of a successful team
  • Effective design and delivery of a team task
  • Group development and change models
  • Monitoring meetings
  • Preferred team roles
  • Belbin's nine team roles
  • Action plan on team working

Course features

Brainstorming, questionnaires, discussion, role play, scenarios and action plan.

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