Spring 2011 Second Wednesday Series - April

Teamwork Skills & Group dynamics: Achieving success Together

Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at the U.Va. Richmond Center, 8:30 am-3:30 pm

Who Should Attend

Frontline employees, supervisors, managers—anyone who wants groups to be more productive. Not exclusive to team leaders.

Overview

Do you ever find yourself pulling more than your fair share in a “team” project? Spending valuable time in inefficient meetings? Hitting roadblocks when conflict arises in the group? Teams can be a source of anxiety, yet they can be effective for handling a variety of projects.
This course focuses on building productive teams. You will explore the stages of group development, strategies for holding effective meetings, and the value of delegating roles to team members. Case studies will give you a chance to practice interpersonal skills required for effective teamwork, e.g., communication, flexibility, and trust.

This workshop will help you to

  • lead or participate in teams more effectively
  • describe the interpersonal skills required for successful teamwork
  • identify the different stages of group development
  • clarify when and how to intervene when problems arise
  • look at the why and how of audio visual aids
  • determine strategies for creating strong teams

About the Trainer

Cindy Taylor is a learning consultant with Chesterfield University where she teaches courses in the schools of Quality and Continuous Improvement, Leadership and Personal Effectiveness, and Policy and Practice. After 25 years of human resource management, Cindy's areas of expertise include employee relations; organizational development, training, and evaluation; mediation; professional certification; facilitation; and the MBTI. Cindy has an M.A. in public administration from George Mason University.

For more information, please contact 804/371-0101.