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.
- 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.
Who Should Take This Course?
- Corporate Leaders and Managers
- Human Resource Professionals (Talent Development, Organizational Development)