When you hear the phrase "Team Building" what comes to your mind?
''Team building'' is a popular type of training, meaning anything from business associates simply "getting along" to rapid deployment of project teams, and activities ranging from an informal office potluck to an annual strategic planning process. It can also be among the most meaningless phrases in our business vocabulary...or one of your most critical business practices - if done well. Learn how to do it well in this unique workshop.
The purpose of this workshop is to help you get greater value from team building. We will clarify how team building, in its many forms,
CAN be a valuable investment for your workplace and in your team, how to plan for effective team building, and how to make an effective request for team building facilitation.
In addition, we will cover these objectives:
- Answer the question, "What is Team Building? And Why?
- Learn questions to answer before scheduling a team building activity
- Team Building experiences you can take back to work
- Identify inhibitors to effective teams
- Learn a model for effective teams
- Learn a basic process for making team building practical and meaningful from the workshop to the work floor.
Executive coach Mark Sturgell has facilitated team building efforts for almost twenty years, ranging from low-ropes adventure learning, to high-stakes meetings, to table-top simulations like Search for the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine
, to intensive strategic thinking and business planning efforts. He understands how a team-building process can create business impact, and how it just makes people feel good - or bad - about working as a team.
This is not just your ordinary team building workshop. You and your team will leave with a better understanding of the utility of team building and be better equipped to make a business case for investing in a team building process.
Receive a $10/person fee reduction for multiple attendees from same organization. You will gain the most by attending this program with all or part of your team, but individual participants will have plenty to take back to the teams with which they work, as well.
is a real "Go-Giver" certified business coach, facilitator, and speaker who LOVES helping businesses grow by helping business people do what they must, to become what they want, to get from where they are to where they really want to go.
He is program director for the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce, founder and principal of Performance Development Network
, a Midwest human development firm since 2002; he previously directed a university-based training and development organization, and was a career coach before that. It all adds up to about 30 years of experience, if anyone is counting.