Essentials of Productive Teams - Vancouver (November 16, 2017)

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Essentials of Productive Teams Vancouver

When: Thursday, November 16, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (Registration starts at 8:45am)
Where: University of British Columbia / Graduate Student Centre / 6371 Crescent Road

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More than ever, organizational success depends on people working together - effectively. The pressure to communicate productively, quickly turn ideas into profitable action and consistently deliver results never decreases. Using team simulation exercises, participants work from a clear understanding of personal strengths and an appreciation of the differences in others will be the foundation of success in the future.

Workshop Objective:

To constitute an effective team, its members must share a common goal, have respect for each other, and be motivated to use the strengths of each member to achieve their objectives. Using team-based, hands-on, experiential learning exercises, the objective of this one-day workshop is to provide participants with an opportunity to build their ability and awareness participating in and leading an effective team unit that meet deadlines and see results.

Learning outcomes:

Through participating and completing this workshop, participants will: 

  • Discover the key steps and competencies to build an efficient and effective team
  • Learn how to manage the barriers that keep teams from performing
  • Be able to apply the best practice of teams into daily communication

Key topic areas:

  • What is Team Building?
  • The importance of clarifying goals
  • Understanding conflict within teams
  • Building trust and accountability
  • Identifying issues
  • Team motivation & Action Plans
  • Resources

This session is being offered in collaboration with the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC).  Within the Faculty both the Graduate Pathways to Success (GPS)  and Postdoctoral Fellows Office (PDFO)  programs host  a palette of non-credit workshops, seminars and other activities designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. 


Class Date: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
University of British Columbia / Graduate Student Centre / 6371 Crescent Road Vancouver , BC