Participants: This course is for staff who want to improve their understanding of team dynamics in order to improve their ability to collaborate as an effective member of any team.
What makes an outstanding team deliver exceptional performance? The content of the workshop draws heavily on the way teams in the performing arts work. These teams come together and need to gel quickly and produce outstanding performance under pressure.
Anticipated Learning Outcomes:
This session will help you to:
the difference between a group and a team
what makes a really exceptional team
how to establish team working and achieve added value
what it's like to be part of a team
confident to add value to others in a team
enthusiastic about team working
Be more able to:
work collaboratively with colleagues, understanding different personalities
produce exceptional results as a team
embody team values and support others to perform outstandingly
creatively solve problems
The added value of working as a team
The difference between a group and a team
What it takes to become 'more than the sum of your parts'
The ACE team concept is based on research of high-performing teams both in the performing arts and in business.
A – ALIGNED; C – CREATIVE; E - EXPLORING
The need for clarity of roles and responsibilities
Supportive relationships - understanding others so that you can work better together
Shared vision, values, direction and goals - how to get alignment
Becoming more than the sum of the parts
Creative collaboration and partnership and problem solving
The value of a 'yes' culture
Improvisation - thinking on your feet and creating spontaneously
The life-cycle of a team - the importance of learning from experience
Trouble-shooting team related problems and managing team conflicts
Inspirational performance - a final creative team challenge to inspire others
Translating the learning and techniques from the course into the workplace
UCL management competencies addressed:
Facilitates training and the development of an appropriate skills base within
Encourages personal development and helps others to learn
Demonstrates effective self management and focus
Fosters two way communication and effective team-working
Preparation: You will be asked to give a presentation of no more than 2 minutes to the rest of the group about something that inspires you. We will be using these examples to explore what inspiration means and how it can be applied to your work to produce exceptional performance. Please note that we only expect you to spend approximately 20 minutes in preparation and you will not have access to PowerPoint.