The Team Leader role is often many people’s first step into managing people and it has many challenges
This workshop helps people who are new to team leader role or who want to get ideas on how to do the role more professionally.
We can describe the transition from team member to team leader as follows. We go from someone who is good at their job and is thought to be good at their functional role; to someone who is responsible for other people and their functional roles. We are going from someone who is rewarded for their own efforts to someone who is, to a degree, rewarded for the efforts of others. Conceptually it can be seen as an entirely different job. Yes we know the functional part of the role, but we may have no experience of managing people.
The workshop covers the fundamental building blocks of being a team leader.
Pre workshop activity
- Meeting to discuss the participant’s needs and those of the organisation
- Draft workshop outline tailored to your needs
- Agreement of agenda
- Participants complete a short questionnaire and read the ITD Work Style Model in preparation for the workshop.
- Half a day to a full day, or two half days.
- Introduction and objectives
- What is the team leader role?
- Challenges with the team leader role
- Priorities of the team leader role
- Expectations of your manager
- Expectations of your team
- Dealing with the possible issue of members of the team not seeing you as the team leader
- How to run professional One to Ones
- How to run successful team meetings
- Situations you have to deal with immediaitely
- Participant situations
- Practice sessions
- Personal actions
Post workshop activity
- Participants leave with individual actions
- Email follow up of personal action plans
- Suggested conversation with their line manager on their actions
- Optional WebEx conference call follow up on these actions
- Optional 121 coaching
- ITD blog with further tips and suggestions
- “Very interesting session gave the team leaders really good framework for their role”
- “Very good.”
- “I had not looked at leadership in this way before.”
- “The difference between leading and managing is very distinct now and hugely important.”
- “It has totally changed how I view my role; I am a leader first and a manager second.”
Call or email ITD to explore how we can help your people become more efficient at work
Team Leader Training – Case Study
The finance team – based in Cambridge. We have worked with this finance team on a number of occasions through the years
The finance team had been through amajor change programme focussed on moving part of their function to a central services function in a different country. This meant a break up of the team and some distress. Now that this process had been complete the team needed to rebuild.
The Director recognised the need for an activity which would help the team move on from the enforced change they had experienced. He wanted them to draw a line on the past challenges and focus on the future. But he also wanted them to have fun and start to think of themselves as a new team.
We put together a mix of facilitated sessions with a blend of discussion, fun activities and team working which all pointed to the future. This was a 2 day session based in a boutique hotel in London.
- What are we going to say goodbye to?
- What is exciting about the future?
- How can we show the future visually – create a TV advert?
- How are going to support each other?
The main outcomes of this session were:
- The team said goodbye to the past and embraced the future.
- The team created not just a new culture but an entire identity for their team.
- The energy that was produced during and following the session created an amazing atmosphere.
What the participants said
- “The session produced everything I might have hoped for and a great deal more.”
- “The office has been taken over by all of our efforts last week, it’s brilliant!”
- “The Quam is now a part of everything we do, quite remarkable!”
- “ITD did a brilliant job; superb blend of facilitation, suggestion and creativity.”
- “The activities were excellent, especially making the TV adverts!”