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Building Capacity

Team Leadership: Webinars

In this series:

  1. A Mental Road Map to Success: Reaching the Destination
  2. Improving the Team's Performance

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NOTE: Webinars are conducted via Blackboard Collaborate. If you have internet access and can hear sound through your computer, you should be able to participate regardless of the type of computer or operating system you use. A broadband connection is helpful but not required.

To participate, click on the participant link (once it is available) to link to it. If this is the first time you're participating in a webinar using the Blackboard Collaborate platform, please visit the link to your webinar a day or two in advance so that you can pre-configure your computer. For more information or if you require accommodations to participate in a webinar, please contact Ellen Rowe at 802-751-8307 ext. 360. Requests for accommodations should be made at least seven days prior to any respective webinar.

A Mental Road Map to Success: Reaching the Destination

Tuesday, October 4th, 11am - 12:15pm
Session recording | session presentation (PDF)

Effective team leaders possess a commitment to the team’s goal and a willingness to give team members autonomy to demonstrate their skills.  We must also recognize that their behavior can reduce the effectiveness of teams as well.  By being reluctant to confront inadequate performance or requiring the team to address too many priorities, the leader negatively affects the teams’ ability to succeed.  We will look at the Hill’s Model for Team Leadership, a model where the leader occupies the driver’s seat, navigating the team by diagnosing problems and then taking action steps to correct problem.  The focus will be on how this model clarifies the complex nature of team leadership, offering an easy tool to aid leadership problem solving.  In this webinar we will target the skills or behaviors the leader needs to implement and enhance team task performance.

Our Presenter:
Ellen Rowe is a Community and Leadership Development Specialist with University of Vermont Extension.  She has taught Leadership courses through UVM Continuing Education over the past several years sharing with students about the theory of leadership and how to bring those theories into practice through real-world application. 
This webinar is part of the University of Vermont Extension Service's Building Capacity series. The mission of this project is to provide education and technical assistance to build leadership for the nonprofit sector as well as small associations, boards, committees and commissions.

Improving the Team's Performance

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, 11am - 12:15pm
Session recording | session presentation (PDF)

Does your organization use work teams, like project management teams, task forces, work units, or standing committees, to accomplish goals?  Teams are organizational groups made up of individuals who function interdependently, coordinating activities to accomplish common goals.  Leadership of these organizational groups or work teams is one of the fastest growing areas of leadership literature and research.  It is important to understand the necessary functions of leadership in teams. These leadership functions can be performed by a formal leader or can be shared by team members.  In this webinar, we will focus on improving the Team’s Performance looking at the leadership processes/actions that can be applied to create a high functioning team.

Our Presenter:
Ellen Rowe, Ed.D., is a Community and Leadership Development Specialist with University of Vermont Extension. She currently teaches two graduate level Leadership courses online for the UVM Continuing Education and the Department of Community Development and Applied Economics. Ellen has over 40 years of experience working community groups and nonprofits to build capacity around leadership and group facilitation skills. She is an active member of the Enhancing Rural Capacity eXtension Community of Practice.


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