Estimated Length: 2 seat hours
In order to navigate the growing complexity of work that requires cross-discipline collaboration between highly diverse individuals, we must understand how to build strong teams. Healthy teams are essential to success. As a person of influence, you play an important role in enabling teams to reach their full potential. This course will help you understand how to encourage synergies among team members that will supercharge your individual and collective efforts. This online course includes a Learner Workbook, which contains thought provoking exercises that are an integral part of successfully completing the course. The workbook is available as an online pdf document. It supplements the online course by engaging students with exercises that are both personal and relevant and can be utilized immediately to guide the student in the quest to improve their ability to build truly functional teams.
To nurture communication of ideas and opinions across teams, an optional group discussion guide is provided.
The estimated completion time for this course is 2 hours. The maximum allotted time is four months from enrollment.
- know how to intentionally build a team
- receive an industry-recognized NCTI certificate of graduation
Upon completing this course, students will be able to:
- put intentional team building into practice
- give practical actions to take within each step to build a cohesive and productive team
- identify team dysfunction and list ways to correct it
- understand the power of diversity and collaboration
The Power of Synergistic Teams
Defining synergy, champion teams and motivation to build synergistic teams
Intentional Team Building, Part 1
Team life cycle, stages of team building, stages of team formation, mission to motivation, common values to championing, commitment to contract and intentional team building
Intentional Team Building, Part 2
Awareness to appreciation, appreciation of team members, time together to trust, communication to conflict management, curtailing gossip and processes for intentional team building
The five dysfunctions of a team, solutions to team dysfunction and recognizing and addressing team dysfunctions
Statistics about diverse teams, recognizing strengths of diverse team members and difficulty with others in diverse teams
Benefits and barriers of collaboration, being part of the solution and putting ideas into action