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Managing Teams

Session Format:

One 4–Hour Session


Managing a team can be one of the most challenging, yet rewarding, experiences you will have in the workplace. Finding the balance between directing and supporting is always one of the most difficult functions of the manager. Teamwork is unsuccessful if the leader is continually putting forth ideas before anyone else on the team. Many times a team leader will need to sit back and listen, or allow others to control the process of decision making in order for the team to feel that they are empowered and trusted to accomplish their goals. A good team manager will organize, coach, and execute.


The participant will learn to: (1) determine the fundamentals for establishing a team 2) clarify team roles and personality types, (3) define leadership responsibilities and functions, (4) facilitate team meetings effectively, and (5) define effective individual team roles.

Content Outline

  • Building a solid foundation for teams
  • Effective team leadership and support
  • Managing an efficient team
  • Defining team roles

Who Should Attend

This seminar is intended for management teams, team leaders, and supervisors.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14