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Supervisors Toolkit: Motivating High Performance Teams

Workers' Compensation Trust, 47 Barnes Industrial Road South, Wallingford, CT 06492 T(203) 678-0123

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Cost: Members $50 per person
Self-Insured Clients: $75 per person

Class Limit 75; 3 per organization

High performing teams don't happen automatically once people are placed into a work group. In fact, it's often the opposite. Building and sustaining a truly high performing team requires understanding and applying some of the "basics" of organizational development: for example, the characteristics of teamwork and how to create a unifying goal that builds cohesiveness within the team. All of this effort pays dividends, as the work team collaborates effectively to reach its team and individual goals.

"Motivating High Performance Teams" explores the hallmarks of a truly effective work team. Participants will also have an opportunity to confidentially assess the effectiveness of their own specific work team and learn ways to best support and lead their team to even higher levels of performance and satisfaction. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Characteristics of Effective Work Teams
  • Assessing Team Effectiveness
  • Developing SMART Team Goals
  • Maxwell's Laws of Teamwork
  • Getting Teams Unstuck
  • The Basics of Good Team Leadership
  • Team Problem Solving Model and Exercise
  • What You Can Do to Foster a Team Oriented Environment

Audience:
Managers and Supervisors

Facilitator:
Calvin Morgan
Vice President, Learning Dynamics
Calvin has over 25 years’ experience in employee relations, training and executive coaching. He has designed and delivered training programs in such areas as diversity, presentation skills, business ethics, sexual harassment, communication, workplace violence awareness, and customer service.  He has also coached executives, managers and individual contributors in improving their presentation skills.  He has worked with clients in the banking, insurance, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, utility, and retail industries. 

Calvin holds a B.S. degree in Human Services from New Hampshire College.  He has competed in Toastmasters International’s “World Championship of Public Speaking,” winning second place and a spot in the Toastmasters Hall of Fame.  Calvin is also an adjunct professor with Post University and Briarwood College.  Additionally, Calvin is Vice President of the Connecticut Commission for the Advancement of Diversity, a member of the American Association of Blacks in Energy, and a graduate of Leadership Greater Hartford.

3.25 CEUs from LeadingAge CT