A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other.’

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The ability for a group of people to do remarkable things hinges on how well those people can pull together as a team.

There are many definitions of a team but in general: “A team is a group of individuals, all working together for a common purpose. The individuals comprising a team ideally should have common goals, common objectives and more or less think on the same lines. The team is the sum of its parts, which means, members of the team rely on one another to accomplish the outcome.”

A general misunderstanding is that the manager is running the team and stands ‘above’ them. Actually, it is the opposite. The manager is part of the team. She/he has different responsibilities and authority but still she/he is part of the team. The success of the team is not depending on the manager only. However, it is one of the responsibilities of the manager to create a successful team and to maintain it.

A team is a dynamic organism, people come and go, there are different challenges the team faces in the day-to-day work and there is difference in cultures. There are a few key elements that are necessary to be successful as a team. And, there are some pitfalls which can work against every good team.

A team of people is capable of a lot, but it does not happen by itself. The result is highly dependent on the mutual dynamics, both visible and invisible. In other words, building and maintaining a successful team is the work of the whole team and how to do this requires knowhow. And the team needs to be trained to be a team.

In all our management workshops the link between theory and practice is central, allowing participants to apply what they have learned directly in their work.

Is this you?

This 2-day workshop can be done by a team or by managers who want to learn and practice how to empower their team.

Are you a manager and your team is:

  • experiencing difficulty in working together?
  • not achieving the results expected of them?
  • limited by visible or invisible saboteurs?
  • having a conflicts?
  • having a negative working atmosphere?
  • having high turnover?
  • new and just starting to work together?

Then this training is for you and your team!

program

Before the start of this two-day workshop, there is a non-binding free intake with representatives of the team and the responsible manager. The intake is to establish why the team is not performing as wanted and to manage expectations towards the results of the workshop.

In all our management workshops the link between theory and practice is central, allowing you to apply what you have learned directly in your work. It is hands-on and we use cases from your and our own experience.

During the program you practice what you are learning and you can experience how it works for you.

PERSONAL ACTION PLAN

The participants create an action plan with learning topics they are going to address during their work. The action plan is a method to implement what they have learned during the workshops and to manage and monitor progress.

FOLLOW-UP

We advise to have a follow-up day a month after the workshops which can be done by the management of the participants or by the trainer. The action plan and the experience of the participants are input for the follow-up session. We will look at their progress, where help is needed and what kind of tools they need now to make their work more efficient.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT AFTER THE WORKSHOP PROGRAM?

The team knows how to:

  • implement the critical success factors of teamwork
  • address the team roles and group dynamics
  • take responsibility
  • communicate with each other
  • manage expectations of team members
  • build and maintain trust
  • have effective collaboration
  • deal with conflicts
  • create involvement and interaction
  • deal with critical situations and dilemmas as a team member

practical information

YOUR GUIDE

Peter Henssen: I started my career in the army, and I found out that leadership came natural to me. After the army I have learnt more about leadership in the organizations I worked for and when I had my own company. I have studied, mastered, and developed leadership to my own benefit and to those who have crossed my path. I worked with many teams, put together many teams and trained teams.

I am specialised in working with managers to find their own way of managing in order to develop their professional leadership styles. It never fails to add value to themselves or their organisations.

LOCATION

The location for the workshops is depending on what is logistically favorable in terms of time, energy and investing. As an alternative we have a location at our Phazama Farm in Tsutsubega where the workshops also can take place.

GROUPSIZE

Minimum of eight and a maximum of twelve.

INVESTMENT

The investment for the two-day workshop is BWP 25.800 (0% VAT) per group.
The total investment including a follow-up day is BWP 38.700 (0% VAT) per group.

This includes materials and excludes food, beverages, translator if needed, travel and accommodation expenses.

All the workshops we offer can also be custom made. Ask us about the possibilities.

More information?

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