Building a Better TeamCourse ref MT13C


This practical one-day course links team development theories to real life team challenges, to enable supervisors and managers to get the best from the people in their team and, together, to achieve more.

Who should attend?

The course is designed for supervisors and managers who are responsible for leading the work of others and who are seeking to ensure people in their team are motivated to work together effectively in order to achieve the team’s objectives.

What will I come away with?

  • Appreciate the current strengths and limitations of your team
  • Identify the skills and characteristics of successful team members
  • Appreciate the differences in others within your team
  • Improve communications and relationships in your team
  • Create an action plan to sustain the learning

What does this course cover?

Team effectiveness health check

  • Review the results of the Team Effectiveness Health Check questionnaire (completed pre-course)
  • Identify team strengths and development areas

The effective team

  • Identify the traits of an effective team
  • Identify the expectations of the team members
  • Distinguish team roles and responsibilities
  • Understand the team differences
  • Discuss the effectiveness of team relationships – within the team and with other teams
  • Create a team charter if appropriate

Purpose and direction of the team

  • Clarify the direction and purpose of the team

Team membership

  • Identify the key skills and characteristics of an effective team member
  • Team leadership spectrum and its application to this team
  • Discuss any desires and frustrations with this team

Team communication

  • Review effectiveness of team briefings, meetings and 1-1s


  • Create your personal development plan
  • Create your team development plan

Other courses to consider?

  • Bite sized -Insights Discovery Improving Team Effectiveness 1/2 day course (IT2C)

how to improve your team building skills

1 day

Public course dates

Please contact us to check on public course dates availability.

In-house events

Presented for up to 12 people.

This course is fully tailorable to the needs of your organisation.

Trainer's viewpoint - Lesley Wilson

Working effectively as part of a team is incredibly important for quality output, high morale and staff retention.  Good teams are a happy place to be – people are cooperative and innovative, conflict is handled really well, and people enjoy their work. An ineffective team can be truly awful, with confusion, stress, low output, low esteem and much unhappiness.

Other information

“Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable”.

Kenyan proverb