Building Effective Teams

Building Effective Teams is a two-day workshop designed to give participants the skills and tools they need to increase the performance of their teams as well as being effective leaders and managers within their organisation.

Most organisations are dynamic, flexible and constantly changing. Team Leaders have to be able to work effectively within this environment, build solid working relationships and get the best out of their teams in a wide range of situations and environments.

The program is designed to build on participants' strengths and allows them to develop their natural style as leaders. Participants gain a profound yet practical experience of how and why to use the tools and techniques and practical steps to implement them into their teams.

Benefits for participants

Participants will learn how to:

  • develop their natural leadership style
  • build and develop high performing teams
  • lead and manage teams in changing or fast moving situations
  • effectively communicate with all levels of the organisation
  • develop effective decision-making skills
  • build on team members' strengths and get them performing at their best
  • develop problem solving skills to achieve outcomes with limited resources

Target Audience

This program has been designed to assist managers and team leaders, HEO Levels 5 - 8 who have some experience supervising staff. The program will strengthen your ability to manage and motivate others and improve the performance of the team as a whole.

Structure of the program

The program is an intensive, highly interactive two-day workshop. Practical activities back up the theoretical material that also allows participants to put their new skills into practice and fine tune them during the program.

Program Agenda - Day One - Theme: The Leadership Lens - The Leaders View

  • General principles of leadership
  • Different types of power and how to use it appropriately
  • Task vs relationship issues
  • Being proactive vs reactive
  • Delegation as risk management
  • Team development and the implications for teams
  • Situational leadership and developing personal leadership styles
  • Introduction to communication and influence skills

Day Two

  • Getting the impact of your message to match the intent of it
  • Communicating your message effectively
  • Using listening and paraphrasing skills as influence techniques
  • How to use informal roles within teams
  • Six thinking hats
  • Guidelines for setting up teams
  • Team activities to allow participants to put their new learning into practice and reinforce the ideas and concepts covered during the program


Philip Pryor


9.00am - 4.30pm each day


Ground Floor, Bligh Building (L03B)
90 Carillon Avenue, Newtown
Sydney University Village
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  • 25 and 26 July 2011 - COMPLETED