Working Successfully in a Team (2 days)

How to contribute towards achieving the aims of your team

Course overview

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Teamwork is essential for the success of any organization. In good teams, members develop synergies, meaning that their cooperation leads to an added value for the team which is greater than the combined individual output. Working in such a team leads to creative solutions, effective problem-solving and results that matter for the team and its members.

To be part of such a working environment is much more satisfying, and more fun, than working with people who only look after their own interests, or don’t care. Stressful situations often also arise if team members have conflicting agendas, lack mutual trust or are in competition with each other.

In this highly interactive course, participants learn what good teams are made of and how they can develop and expand their skills to become successful team members. Participants learn how to work better together in a team, how to develop and improve professional and personal relationships in a team environment and how to overcome obstacles to contribute towards achieving the team’s aims.

Who should attend

This course is intended for all staff members, officers and senior personnel working in a team and who wish to contribute fully towards achieving the team’s objectives:

  • Field staff
  • Team leaders
  • Project and programme managers
  • Administration and finance personnel
  • Interns and volunteers
  • Heads of offices
  • Senior managers and executive directors
  • Board members.

How you and your organisation will benefit – Learning Objectives

On this course participants will be able to:

  • Define good team work in the context of development and humanitarian work
  • Learn key skills how to become an effective team member
  • Improve communication with other team members and superiors
  • Learn how to contribute towards meetings
  • Understand the causes of conflicts within a team and how to address and resolve them.

Course programme

Day 1
  • Distinguishing different types of teams and their objectives
  • Defining successful team work
  • Defining effective team members
  • Developing and expanding key skills to become an effective team member
Day 2
  • Working in a team: Attaining objectives, maintaining coherence and motivation
  • Enhancing communication and reporting
  • Contributing towards meetings
  • Identifying and resolving conflict

Interested in having this course conducted tailor-made for your organisation? Please contact us.