Essentials of Productive Teams

Date & Time

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Location

Thea Koerner House, Graduate Student Centre, 6371 Crescent Road, UBC, Point Grey campus

Organizer

Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO), Graduate Pathways to Success (GPS) Program, and Mitacs Step

 

 

* This session is being offered in collaboration with the MITACS Step program. Mitacs Step offers a holistic, inter-disciplinary approach to professional skills development. The workshops that are offered provide practical tools in business, communications, and project management through experiential learning from industry professionals in an interactive environment, arming graduate students for success within or beyond academia.

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.

Pre-work may be required as part of this workshop. Any pre-work will be emailed to participants prior to the workshop date. 

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

Registration

Registration in this workshop is required, and is now open. Those successfully registered will receive a confirmation email from the PDFO one week prior to the workshop. All cancellations must be received no later than 24 hours in advance of the workshop. There are limited seats available in this workshop. 

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from all BC post-secondary institutions are eligible to register. Graduate students, please register through the Graduate Pathways to Success Program.

*** Lunch will not be provided as part of this session. ***