Essentials of Productive Teams (with Mitacs Training)

Date & Time

Tuesday, 16 March 2021 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

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Location

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Organizer

Postdoctoral Fellows Office

 

 

This session is being offered in collaboration with Mitacs Training and the Graduate Pathways to Success Program. 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 course 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 completing this course, 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 area
  • 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

Dene Rossouw, Principal & Learning Coach, Possibil.com

Dene is Principal and Learning Coach at team Possibil. He has facilitated hundreds of programs for various organizations in Africa and Canada and is known for his ability to demystify complexity and explain processes using transferable concepts and dynamic models.

Dene brings an eclectic background to the table: he’s been a paratrooper and preacher and is currently a learning coach and wildlife photographer. Each experience has provided a rich backdrop to his approach to inviting possibility and building influence through the power of authentic dialogue, persuasive writing and compelling storytelling.

REGISTRATION

Registration in this session is required and will open closer to the event date. Those successfully registered will receive an email within one week of the session date.

If you are a graduate student interested in attending this event, please register through the Graduate Pathways to Success Program.