Teamwork and Team Building

For most of us, teamwork is a part of everyday life. Whether it’s at home, in the community, or at work, we are often expected to be a functional part of a performing team. Having a strong team will benefit any organization and will lead to more successes than not.

The Teamwork and Team Building workshop will encourage participants to explore the different aspects of a team, as well as ways that they can become a top-notch team performer. Your participants will be given the details and concepts of what makes up a team, and what factors into being a successful team and team member.

Course Outline:

Module One: Getting Started
• Icebreaker
• Housekeeping Items
• The Parking Lot
• Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Defining Success
• What is a Team?
• An Overview of Tuckman and Jensen’s Four-Phase Model

Module Three: Types of Teams
• The Traditional Team
• Self-Directed Teams
• E-Teams

Module Four: The First Stage of Team Development Forming
• Hallmarks of This Stage
• What To Do As A Leader
• What To Do As A Follower

Module Five: The Second Stage of Team Development Storming
• The Hallmarks of This Stage
• What To Do As A Leader
• What To Do As A Follower

Module Six: The Third Stage of Team Development Norming
• The Hallmarks of This Stage
• What To Do As A Leader
• What To Do As A Follower


Module Seven: The Fourth Stage of Team Development Performing
• Hallmarks of this Stage
• What To Do As A Leader
• What To Do As A Follower

Module Eight: Team Building Activities
• The Benefits and Disadvantages
• Team-Building Activities That Won’t Make People Cringe
• Choosing a Location for Team-Building

Module Nine: Making the Most of Team Meetings
• Setting the Time and the Place
• Trying the 50-Minute Meeting
• Using Celebrations of All Sizes

Module Ten: Solving Problems as a Team
• The Six Thinking Hats
• Encouraging Brainstorming
• Building Consensus

Module Eleven: Encouraging Teamwork
• Some Things to Do
• Some Things to Avoid
• Some Things to Consider

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up
• Words from the Wise
• Review of Parking Lot
• Lessons Learned
• Completion of Action Plans and Evaluations

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