Essentials of Productive Teams

Date & Time

Tuesday, 9 July 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Organizer

Postdoctoral Fellows Office, Graduate Pathways to Success, and Mitacs Training

 

 

This session is being offered in collaboration with MITACS Training. Mitacs Training provides professional development training to advanced degree graduates, supplementing their education and research experience with the tools necessary to succeed in today’s workforce.

More than ever, organizational success depends on people working together - effectively. The pressure to communicate productively, quickly turn ideas into profitable action and consistently deliver results never decreases. Using team simulation exercises, participants work from a clear understanding of personal strengths and an appreciation of the differences in others will be the foundation of success in the future.

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVE

To constitute an effective team, its members must share a common goal, have respect for each other, and be motivated to use the strengths of each member to achieve their objectives. Using team-based, hands-on, experiential learning exercises, the objective of this one-day workshop is to provide participants with an opportunity to build their ability and awareness participating in and leading an effective team unit that meet deadlines and see results.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Through participating and completing this workshop, participants will: 

  • Discover the key steps and competencies to build an efficient and effective team
  • Learn how to manage the barriers that keep teams from performing
  • Be able to apply the best practice of teams into daily communication
KEY TOPIC AREAS
  • What is Team Building?
  • The importance of clarifying goals
  • Understanding conflict within teams
  • Building trust and accountability
  • Identifying issues
  • Team motivation & Action Plans
  • Resources

FACILITATOR

Russel Horwitz, MEng, has worked extensively as a leadership consultant / trainer since 2004 across a wide variety of sectors, including government, publically-held, private and non-profit.  Russel spent 14 years in the high technology/engineering sector, where he held management roles in product development, marketing, customer service and training.  His expertise includes leadership and team development as well as executive coaching.  As a facilitator, Russel draws on his experiences to connect to his audience by relating topics to personal, relevant stories. Russel has been working with the Mitacs Training program since 2008

Registration Information

As of July 8, 2019, this session is full. Anyone registering after this time will be placed on the waitlist.

Registration in this session is required, and is now open. Those successfully registered in this session will receive an email within one week of the workshop date.

Light lunch will be served at this session.

Graduate students, please register through Graduate Pathways to Success.