High-Performance Teams: Learning to Succeed Together for Trainers and Team Leaders
A powerful approach to building effective teams.

Peo­ple spend approx­i­mate­ly 80 per­cent of their time at work team­ing, often expe­ri­enc­ing mar­gin­al out­comes and stress­ful rela­tion­ships. It is no won­der that learn­ing to work on teams is the num­ber one glob­al work­force trend across all indus­tries. How­ev­er, many team effec­tive­ness approach­es ignore
a key pre­dic­tor of team suc­cess: the abil­i­ty of team mem­bers to learn together.

Vir­tu­al­ly every activ­i­ty that a team under­takes requires new learn­ing from indi­vid­ual team mem­bers and the team as a whole. Cre­at­ing new ideas and approach­es, devel­op­ing plans, mak­ing deci­sions, and tak­ing action to imple­ment them are all activ­i­ties in which learn­ing is cen­tral. Team learn­ing fol­lows an ongo­ing learn­ing cycle of cre­at­ing, plan­ning, decid­ing and acting.

Our research-based mod­el and proven process empow­ers peo­ple to work pro­duc­tive­ly togeth­er as mem­bers of a high-per­form­ing team by guid­ing them to a high­er under­stand­ing of how team learn­ing influ­ences out­comes. It includes an assess­ment of team learn­ing pref­er­ences and ways to turn that insight into actions that spur team pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and strength­en inter­per­son­al relationships.

Learning Outcomes

  • Iden­ti­fy a shared men­tal mod­el of a team process that links team­work to learn­ing and development.
  • Under­stand how our pre­ferred learn­ing styles influ­ence our approach to teaming.
  • Learn to rec­og­nize and work pro­duc­tive­ly with oth­ers’ learn­ing styles.
  • Empow­er team mem­bers to con­tribute to their max­i­mum poten­tial, based on strengths.
  • Use Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing Styles to iden­ti­fy the nat­ur­al strengths and capa­bil­i­ties of team mem­bers and the team as a whole.
  • Prac­tice giv­ing and receiv­ing feed­back dur­ing after-action reviews of team process.
  • Uti­lize a team exer­cise to help teams nego­ti­ate a shared pur­pose and expe­ri­ence team learn­ing in the process.
  • Apply these insights to help team mem­bers orga­nize and work togeth­er in a flex­i­ble and dynam­ic way, to achieve great outcomes.

How It Works

This course is a live vir­tu­al work­shop for­mat, designed using project-based learn­ing prin­ci­ples that pro­mote expe­ri­en­tial learn­ing. As you work through the course con­tent, you will step through a Team Learn­ing Report that defines a team learn­ing process, iden­ti­fies team learn­ing pref­er­ences, and focus­es a shared team purpose.

You will learn how to guide oth­ers through exer­cis­es that help them uncov­er the impact of their style pref­er­ences and those of the team as a whole, and the chal­lenges the team must face togeth­er. You will learn how to help them design sim­ple, prac­ti­cal actions that can ele­vate their per­for­mance and thrive togeth­er as a high-per­form­ing team. Final­ly, you will pro­vide ways for the team to review its own process and mea­sure outcomes.

When you fin­ish the course and com­plete your team learn­ing deliv­ery, you will earn a cer­tifi­cate from the Insti­tute for Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing and become a part of our Team Learn­ing Prac­ti­tion­er Community.

Prerequisite

How You Learn Is How You Live: Foun­da­tions of Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing or Expe­ri­en­tial Learn­ing Cer­tifi­cate Pro­gram (Lev­el 1)

Who Should Take This Course?

  • Cor­po­rate Lead­ers and Managers
  • Edu­ca­tors
  • Coach­es
  • Con­sul­tants
  • Human Resource Pro­fes­sion­als (Tal­ent Devel­op­ment, Orga­ni­za­tion­al Development)

Facilitator

Chris Kayes, PhD

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