Thursday, April 5th, 9AM-5PM, Vancouver, BC
- Are you part of a team, or leading one, and want to know how to work with it more effectively?
- Do you work with teams and would like more insight and skill in navigating the dynamics you encounter?
- Are you simply interested in learning more about how teams work, why they behave and operate the way that they do, and how they could function more effectively?
Team dynamics are unique when taking place within a particular professional culture and organization due to their being part of our “work.” They have a huge bearing on effectiveness and productivity, however the intangible effects of organizational history and design, interpersonal relationships, and personalities are difficult to determine when evaluating ultimate task accomplishment and the deliverables of a team. Why do teams behave the way that they do and how do we create better functioning, healthier ones?
Who is this Team Dynamics workshop for?
The Team Dynamics workshop is for any corporate, not-for-profit, public sector professional or entrepreneur seeking to learn more about and improve team dynamics.
Team Dynamics Workshop at a glance:
This one-day skill-building workshop uses key organizational and human development theories (i.e., Edgar Schein’s organizational culture, Dr. Clare Graves spiral model of human development, Open Systems Theory, etc.) as lens’ for participants to practice assessing team culture and to intervene constructively to improve team dynamics.
During the workshop participants will:
- Create criteria for healthy team dynamics and related behaviours as a basis for what to shift in non-ideal team dynamics.
- Apply theories of group dynamics, organizational design, organizational development, and human development to both identify what is happening in case-based scenarios of team dynamics, and, offer improvements to change them.
- Collaboratively design your own team dynamics developmental program for a team scenario (provided by your co-participants) to transform their “way of being” to a more constructive, healthy, and productive one
- Locate yourself and your own role(s) in teams so that you can more thoughtfully choose how you show up in them – and when your role(s) can be helpful or unhelpful.
- Differentiate situational leadership from positional leadership, and when/how this can be encouraged or assumed.
About Your Team Dynamics and Culture Trainer:
Jessica Earle-Meadows is a learning design, culture change, group dynamics, and human development expert.
Over the past decade, Jessica has created and facilitated: a national conference for entrepreneurs and leaders in social change, leadership development programs in three Canadian universities, and cross-national empowerment programming for girls and women. Most recently, Jessica managed a team at the University of British Columbia’s Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT), as the Manager, Process Design and Facilitation where she led both: the Process Design and Facilitation workshop series for faculty and staff, as well as the Course Design Intensive for instructors to design their courses bi-annually.
Her consulting practice has offered long-term culture change, organizational re-design, professional development and leadership development projects in large institutions, as well as shorter-term strategic visioning and planning, team building, conflict resolution, and design and facilitation “train the trainers” for a diversity of clients across Canada over the past decade. See her past client list on her consulting page here.
Jessica holds an Honours BA in Asian Religions, and a Master’s in Human Systems Intervention: “the design and implementation of interventions in social settings where adults are confronted with the need to change their perspectives, attitudes, and actions. Human Systems Intervention is inclusive of organizational development, organization design, management and leadership, coaching, change management, community development, culture change and many other theoretical and methodological approaches to creating healthier social systems for people.”
She is currently a practicing Integral Coaching Canada Associate coach (for individuals and groups both online and in person) located in Vancouver.
Questions about the Team Dynamics and Culture Workshop? Please get in touch to set up a call.
REGISTER BY CREDIT CARD VIA THE DROP-DOWN MENU BELOW OR BY E-TRANSFER TO: firstname.lastname@example.org. Receipt will be issued for professional development and tax purposes.
- EARLY REGISTRATION RATE ENDS THURSDAY, MARCH 1st.
- GROUP RATE applies to all organizations/colleagues who register. Please email me to let me know with whom you are registering.
- ALL PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO 5% GST.
Pre-Work for the Team Dynamics and Culture Workshop:
A required pre-survey will be sent out to you two-weeks prior to the workshop on your experience with team dynamics to complete one-week prior to the workshop. Your responses will be anonymized (i.e., any obvious indicators of your workplace will be removed) so that we can use these examples within the workshop.
– Coffee and tea are provided in the morning, however lunch is not included to be mindful of workshop cost. There are many restaurants in the downtown area, as well as a common eating area at The Post at 750.
What People Have to Say...
“Jessica’s a phenomenal facilitator… and I’ve experienced a lot of them!” The work that she did with our team was outstanding and sustainable. She has excellent communication skills and sensitivity to people from diverse backgrounds and visions. She facilitated the expression of different views all the while bringing a sense of strong purpose and unity to discussions. I strongly recommend her.
”Jess helped us understand and tackle the organizational issues we had ignored. I can always count on Jess to provide astute insights and help the group, as individuals and as a team, get to where we need to go. It has been a true pleasure to work with Jess; she is a great mentor.”
“Jessica and her colleague excelled in creating trust and open exchange with all members of the organizational community. They were extremely capable in communicating with the clients and bringing forth their ideas. They modeled for our organization ways to create shared decision-making among groups and left us motivated to improve our organization by continuing to build consistent exchange among stakeholders.”
“Jessica has excellent skills in designing projects in creative ways that work with the culture of the department. She is personable, knowledgeable, flexible, adaptable and an excellent listener. Through her leadership, our department led two very successful projects that have had a long-term effect on our work. I recommend her highly!”
"You are a wonderful and talented person and organizations would greatly benefit from your wisdom."