Team Building

Leading Collaborative Teams

Supervisor and Managers

To lead effective meetings, leaders must have an awareness of individual differences, an understanding of group dynamics, and a framework for structured, focused, and productive meetings. Leading Collaborative Teams is designed for anyone who has to lead group meetings and needs practical tools for managing group dynamics in an effective and productive way.

  • Develop skills to communicate with people with different personalities
  • Create a consistent structure for conducting sessions
  • Learn skills for defusing inappropriate and obstructive participant behavior
  • Learn how to build a team environment based on trust and safety
  • Build a team environment based on trust and safety
  • Create ground rules for effective functioning
  • Develop clear goals and action plans
  • Learn to manage the content, process, and pace of a meeting
Recommended Group Size: 12 – 25 participants
Time Commitment: One or two-day training

5 Dysfunctions of a Team


The most frequent request we get is to help a team build a more effective team building environment, one where there is open and clear communication, more trust, and more collaboration. Patrick Lencioni’s bestselling book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team has been used by organizations across the country. Many of our clients want to build on this resource, and move beyond these dysfunctions:

  • Absence of Trust
  • Fear of Conflict
  • Lack of Commitment
  • Avoidance of Accountability
  • Inattention to Results

For most organizations this means culture change. While the most effective programs happen over a period of time, we realize that your time and resources are valuable so we’ve built a power-packed 3 session program to jump-start your effective team building in a positive direction towards overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team. We combine skill building with experiential exercises to help apply these concepts to your specific work environment.

Learning Objectives & Program Results:

By the end of the program you will:

  • Build Trust
  • Communicate More Effectively with Your Teammates
  • Build Personal and Team Accountability
  • Get Committed as a Team to your Overarching Goals
  • Deliver Effective Positive and Constructive Feedback
  • Set Personal and Team Goals for Lasting Change

We pair learning modules with experiential exercises for a fun, and productive learning your team will remember.