TEAM DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Our programs are not off-the-shelf products, but rather unique offerings that are tailored to each client’s specific requirements and desired outcomes.

Read below to learn about all of our different programs and the accomplishments they lead to!

FRAMEWORK OF TEAMWORK

This foundation program explores the stages of team development (forming, storming, norming, performing, and transforming) and focuses on the following team building fundamentals:

• Relationship Building

• Enhanced Communication

• Creative Problem Solving

• Cooperative Learning

• Trust Building

Participants in our Framework of Teamwork program can expect to get to know each other better, gain new awareness and insights into personal and team dynamics, and be better able to create a common vocabulary.

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THE TRUST FACTOR

Imagine a workplace that is relaxed, yet energized, with employees who are focused, passionate, and incredibly productive.
The key to such a place is what we call the Trust Factor.

In this thought-provoking and interactive program, participants will discover how powerful an impact trust can have on improving relationships, performance, and their overall work environment. In addition to exploring and practicing behaviors that generate and improve trust, they will also learn ways to rebuild trust that has been lost. 

PROGRAM TOPICS INCLUDE:

• Relationship Building

• Enhanced Communication

• Creative Problem Solving

• Cooperative Learning

• Trust Building

Incorporating concepts from Stephen M.R. Covey’s book The Speed of Trust, participants will have the opportunity to step outside their comfort zones and test
drive some new tools and techniques.

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SETTING THE CONFLICT COMPASS

Conflict is inevitable, and despite how many of us feel about it, conflict is not always a bad thing.

This program will help participants become aware of how they and others perceive and deal with conflict, while gaining tools and techniques for increasing collaboration, resolving disputes, and ultimately finding win/win resolutions to workplace conflicts. This program will also feature diversity activities that foster the inclusion of traditionally under-represented groups. Topics in this program include:

• Assumptions about conflict

• Recognizing others’ points of view

• Methods to resolve and diminish conflict

• Creating consensus

•  Getting to win-win through collaboration

• Diversity awareness

This program includes a number of engaging, thought-provoking activities from the book by Training Wheels’ founder, Michelle Cummings, Setting the Conflict Compass.

IGNITING INNOVATION

This high-energy program shows participants how to adopt the “MacGyver” approach to creative problem solving

When resources may include only a roll of duct tape and a bar of chocolate this tests their ingenuity in planning, strategizing, and out-of-the-box thinking. Requiring your team to find innovative solutions to a number of in-depth initiatives will challenge their brains, not to mention their laugh meters, while enhancing analytical, collaboration, and communication competencies that can be transferred immediately back to the workplace.

• Brainstorming for Success

• Reframing the Problem

• Consensus Building

• Planning and Strategizing

• Continuous Improvement

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LINES OF COMMUNICATION

In the words of the great writer George Bernard Shaw, “The greatest problem in communication is the illusion that it’s been accomplished.”

Through a variety of interactive initiatives, participants in this program will observe a wide variety of communication styles and begin to break down barriers to effective communication. In addition to enjoying working together as a team, individuals will find themselves “speaking the same language,” better able to clarify expectations, set achievable goals, make powerful decisions, and get more done in less time. Key skills covered include:

• Verbal and non-verbal communication

• Constructive feedback

• Listening for understanding

• Motivating through words and actions

• Negotiating for win-win results

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TRAIN THE TRAINER

Already have in-house trainers and facilitators? Not a problem.

We can work directly with your staff to teach them how to increase participation, interaction, fun, and bottom line results to your organization’s culture.

Your department managers and training staff can learn to utilize our techniques, activities, and methods in order to spice up weekly meetings, enhance in-house training programs, or develop your own team building events.

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