Team Facilitation - Building Teams

Team building is important for establishing strong team dynamics & teamwork within groups.  However, team building is also facilitated by other types of team learning.  Check out the samples of team learning processes below.  These can facilitate team building along with valuable skill equipping.  Teams engaged in learning together can obtain a powerful and natural team building dynamic in the process. Free team building games, activities and exercises are available from ATC through our blog – Team Building Activity of the Month.

Fun team building games, activities and exercises are available from ATC.  We never apologize for the fun, but our focus is on creating learning opportunities for teams. Contact ATC directly if you have a special team facilitation challenge for which you need team building ideas. 
 

Building Winning Teams
Creating “Win-Wins” Through Facilitation
Understanding Differences: Now We’re Talking
Diversity: Attitudes and Age
Virtual Team Building – Bringing It All Together
Collaborative Teams: The Power of Working Together
Desert Survival—Decision Making Skills 
 
New BlogsTeam Building Activity of the Month

Building Winning Teams

Group dynamics are essential to the success of the team. This team building course will:  

  • Be preceded with a pre-consultation and tailoring process
  • Utilize activity-based learning experiences to highlight communication and teamwork essentials vital to success
  • Help teams work more effectively to achieve their business goals
  • Employ a follow-up session in approximately four weeks to reinforce the lessons learned

Participants will discover:  

  • Brainstorming techniques to achieve group consensus
  • Group problem-solving techniques
  • Effective communication throughout team activities
  • The importance of “trust” in a team
  • How to leverage diversity to the best advantage of the team (Team Facilitation-return to top) 


Creating “Win-Wins” Through Facilitation

To facilitate means to make easy. This applies to communication, problem solving, planning or any number of business processes. This course introduces:  

  • Facilitation tools and techniques to guide and direct groups as they work together to accomplish various goals
  • Techniques ranging from classical brainstorming to the advanced “Appreciative Inquiry”
  • Valuable processes for anyone who is responsible for leading and directing group activities and meetings

Participants will discover:  

  • Effective communication techniques
  • Achieving collaborative or “win-win” solutions
  • The value of asking questions
  • Effective brainstorming models and techniques (Team Facilitation-return to top) 


Understanding Differences: Now We’re Talking

It is vital for team or group members to understand their individual preferences and differences. Diversity can be a great source of innovation and creativity. This training is designed for groups, especially leadership groups, wanting to become more effective in understanding, appreciating and successfully utilizing the various styles and preferences of their team members. This dynamic workshop will cover one of the following as chosen by the organization:  

  • Myers-Briggs Personality Types: Learn and understand the concept of personality types and how they apply to your own preferences and those of others; understand how individuals tend to focus and process information in different ways
  • DiSC Profiles: Learn about different behavior preferences and the impact those differences have on interactions and communication

Participants will discover:  

  • Different personality types and behavioral preferences
  • How their type and preferences interact with the other members of their team
  • Personal areas of strength and areas for improvement (Team Facilitation-return to top) 


Diversity: Attitudes and Age

There is strength and power through diversity. Differences among people can lead to innovation and creativity. The diversity workshop will teach:  

  • The foundation of diversity: ethics—the guiding values and principles that determine how we act and react with persons and events
  • Terminology related to diversity
  • Facts related to the changing workplace and marketplace
  • Benefits of diversity—leveraging differences to an organization’s advantage
  • Diversity skills including: communicating with respect for others, goal setting and handling difficult situations

Participants will discover:  



Virtual Team Building: Bringing It All Together

This workshop enables groups to learn vital lessons about people dynamics. Challenges can arise when teams are not all located together. It is imperative for “virtual” teams to learn to work effectively. This course provides:  

  • A complete understanding of the need to implement effective communication within the team—coupled with the better use of electronic communications tools that impact performance
  • An understanding of the differences in how individuals best give and receive information
  • Components of effective relationships in virtual settings
  • Fun and engaging exercises to enhance knowledge and illustrate how to best approach problem solving and decision making together
  • Methods to expose and address potential barriers holding back performance and the importance of project performance goals and objectives

Participants will discover:  

  • Alternative ways to communicate
  • Importance of sharing information effectively and completely
  • How personal connection is critical for success of virtual teams
  • Challenges and solutions gained from virtual teamwork (Team Facilitation-return to top)


Collaborative Teams: The Power of Working Together

Organizations are composed of many effective teams. This doesn’t happen by mistake. Team-to-team interactions and dynamics must be developed and continually enhanced to create the success of the total organization. This course includes:  

  • A simulation demonstrating interdependencies among teams and groups within the organization
  • An understanding of the power and influence of group dynamics which make the organization more successful

Participants will discover:  

  • How to focus on the big picture to achieve goals of the organization
  • The importance of collaborative and “win-win” solutions
  • The positives and negatives of team-to-team competition
  • Effective communication and information sharing
  • Best practices for collaborative teams (Team Facilitation-return to top)


Desert Survival: Decision Making Skills

This course is a “survival simulation” experience and a powerful learning exercise designed to:  

  • Provide a highly interactive, informative learning process appropriate for all levels within an organization
  • Make participants aware of the benefits and challenges of group and team decision-making processes
  • Help groups evaluate alternatives for making decisions together (Team Facilitation-return to top)

Participants will discover:  

  • Group collaboration strategies to overcome challenges
  • Brainstorming techniques to reach group consensus
  • Decision-making processes in a team environment
  • Problem solving to address adversity and challenges (Team Facilitation-return to top)



 

  “ATC helped us to hone our skills and processes by designing several customized courses that integrated our “real-work” documents and issues into the delivery of the training."
---Technical Account Manager, Computer Technology Company

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