Building Skills for Working in Teams: Igniting Passion & Activating Potential in Teams


What do the great teams do that the others fail to do? How do team leaders build their teams to be great and ensure that their teams are collaborative, self-reliant, motivated and productive?

This highly-interactive training seminar will help you understand how teams can achieve much more than either the team leader or the team members dreamt possible.

It will help team leaders and supervisors learn skills and techniques that enable them to feel more in control of their team while at the same time applying techniques that helps team members release their talents, energy and potential.

The seminar will examine the latest ways to motivate and manage teams for improved productivity and morale and help turn average team leaders into one’s that others in the organisation will aspire to join.

This seminar will highlight:

  • Understanding your own style, work habits and motivations and how these influence your ability to get the best from leading and working with the team
  • Building team purpose, culture and expected behavioural norms
  • Building an energised team that respects strengths, differences and work-style preferences
  • Developing a culture of team communication, feedback and early conflict resolution
  • Taking the team to new possibilities via creativity and collaborative working techniques


By the end of this seminar, you will have learned to:

  • Identify individual work styles differences and how to use them to develop your team
  • Apply the modern principles of time and activity management and manage self and team by them
  • Draw-up a comprehensive Team Purpose Analysis and objective set for the team’s foundation
  • Use creative techniques to push the boundaries of team problem-solving and decision-making
  • Apply modern motivation techniques to get the best out of team members
  • Use communication techniques that help minimise “noise in the team system”
  • Influence team members to embrace change and use it as a powerful, positive force


Participants in this seminar will receive a thorough training on the subjects covered by the seminar outline with the Tutor using a variety of proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques. Seminar methodology includes video presentations, case studies, participative discussions, experiential activities, self and team assessment diagnostics and scenario building forums.

This interactive training course includes the following training methodologies as a percentage of the total tuition hours:

  • 30% Lectures, Concepts, Role Play
  • 30% Workshops & Work Presentations, Techniques
  • 20% Based on Case Studies & Practical Exercises
  • 20% Videos, Software & General Discussions
  • Pre and Post Test



Your organisation will benefit from team managers and supervisors who return with a knowledge of how to build and develop teams that fulfill their potential and improve their motivation and productivity. They will be able to:

  • Build a productive culture that acts as a role model for other teams in the organisation
  • Work more efficiently and effectively by identifying real priorities and challenging activity that does not add value
  • Recognise team issues and deal with them swiftly before they affect the rest of the team
  • Identify star performers in teams and nurture them for the future benefit of the organisation
  •  Apply techniques of motivation and structured feedback to help turn around under-performing team members


The seminar will give participants the confidence, energy and skills to build and develop high performing teams

Seminars participants will:

  • Be able to use knowledge of their own work style to improve their relationships with team members and get the best from them
  • Improve their ability to control inter-personal situations and outcomes that previously gave them cause for anxiety and stress
  • Gain increased respect from their team members as they seek to help them fulfill their potential
  • Manage their teams to improved productivity with less personal effort
  • Be able to take on secondary teams as their ability to manage their core team with less personal effort grows
  • Transfer the skills learned in the seminar to managing people outside their team such as suppliers and customers
  • Enhance their career prospects by leading successful high-performing teams that catch the attention of organisational leaders


The seminar is valuable for all people who manage teams – experienced, new or prospective.

This seminar is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Team leaders
  • Team managers
  • Team supervisors
  • Project team managers
  • Office managers

Day1 - Starting From Within – You, The Team Leader

  • Know yourself and your role as a team leader – you strengths and style preferences
  • Set personal goals to guide your outputs
  • Prioritise your time and tasks effectively and train your team to do the same
  • The power of role modelling and “Managing by Walking Around”
  • Examine and challenge the impact of your belief system and limiting beliefs

Building Team Foundations

  • Learn from what high performing teams do
  • Establish a stretching team purpose – developing a Team Purpose Analysis – TPA
  • Map out stakeholders and their needs

Day2 - Establishing Team Environment, Membership and Roles

  • Build an energetic team environment
  • Establish team roles – what’s missing in your team, what’s duplicated?
  • Apply team development stages knowledge to inform your leadership interventions
  • Identify and share individual’s social and work style preferences

Day3 - Building Outstanding Team Productivity, Progress and Learning

  • Deploy the lessons of motivational theory in managing the team
  • Influence and persuade stakeholders and partners
  • Help the team cope with change and be resilient
  • Develop a systems thinking perspective for continuous team improvement
  • Conduct team “After Action” reviews and follow up actions and achievements
  • Apply methods to celebrate team progress and successes

Day4 - Building Frictionless Team Communications

  • Improve and enhance individual and team communication skills – listening, questioning, clarifying and summarising skills
  • Identify and develop strategies to overcome barriers to communications
  • Use Appreciative Inquiry to develop positive approaches to team issues
  • Give corrective and positive feedback that motivates
  • Design and conduct productive team meetings
  • Deploy the RACI approach to work allocation and reporting 

Day5 - Dealing with Team Conflicts and Using Them to Improve Team Performanceq

  • Identify and resolve common team problems
  • Using the Thomas-Kilmann conflict mode instrument
  • Identify and manage dysfunctional, counter-productive team behaviour
  • Obtain the benefits of brainstorming
  • Make use of a range of creative and decision-making tools


A Certificate of Completion will be issued to those who attend & successfully complete the programme.


  08:30 – 10:15 First Session

 10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:15 Second Session

 12:15 – 12:30 Coffee Break

12:30 – 14:00 Third Session

 14:00 – 15:00 Lunch



 The Fee for the seminar, including instruction materials, documentation, lunch, coffee/tea breaks & snack is: