Team Leadership: Webinars
In this series:
- A Mental Road Map to Success: Reaching the Destination
- Improving the Team's Performance at Tasks
- Improving Team Relationships
- Exploring the Characteristics of Team Excellence
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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.
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.
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.
We are going to work with a model that relies on the leader guiding the team to effective performance. Since the model requires the leader to have a deep toolbox of actions and skills in responding to the needs of the team. The model looks at Team Performance and Team Relationships as key functions. This webinar focuses on Team Performance and how the leader’s actions are essential to building a more effective team. As you monitor a functioning team, have you seen teams struggle with making decision or struggle focusing on the task at hand? Let’s discuss some ways you can intervene as a leader to facilitate decision making or gaining agreement on task clarification.
Ellen Rowe is a Community and Leadership Development Specialist with University of Vermont Extension. She has over 40 years of experience working in communities and in administrative roles to build effective working teams. Ellen currently teaches a graduate course through UVM Continuing Education on leadership theories and applying these models that can affect the changes that organizations face.
We are going to work with a model that relies on the leader guiding the team to effective performance. Since the model requires the leader to have a deep toolbox of actions and skills in responding to the needs of the team. The model looks at Team Relationships and Team Performance as key elements. This webinar focuses on Team Relationships and how the leader’s actions are essential to building a more effective team. As you monitor a functioning team, have you seen teams that side-step conflict hoping that it just goes away or teams that lacking commitment that hampers their innovative thinking? Let’s discuss these concerns and more, looking at ways to intervene as a leader to create an environment where it is safe to question ideas or building commitment to work together in addressing those complex problems.
We’ll look at the performance standards for Team Excellence and how to apply the standards to assess areas of challenge for your teams. By assessing your working team against the standards you can gather some valuable information. Use this information to identify some leadership actions that would be effective in improving the team’s success. Are the team goals clear? Do you have the expertise needed for the task among the current team members? Is there a climate of collaboration among the team members to accomplish the tasks? We’ll look at these questions and more as we explore the Characteristics of Team Excellence.
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