Why Is Team Building Important?
Team building is probably the best way to build collaborative, high performing teams that will also increase faculty morale and student performance. The benefits of team building programs incorporating the differences in the four basic personalities as well as team bonding and camaraderie activities are so important that many schools have incorporated team building strategies into their standard training curriculum for staff development.
Building and maintaining a positive team culture and atmosphere is every bit as important as paying the electric bill. It’s not just something you should think about. It’s something you need to start doing immediately and is crucial to your school getting through these tough economic times, not just barely hanging on for dear life but charging forward.
“Enthusiasm, pure and simple, should be one of the most highly prized traits of your staff… and it’s contagious!”
Teachers’ values and ethics, school cohesiveness and school atmosphere are the main factors having an impact on students’ learning and on the wider community. We can have the best teachers and tools in the world but if we don’t have a consistent approach to learning and effective working teams then our teaching will have a limited impact.
Team building is undoubtedly one of the best ways to build high performing teams whose collaborative work will have an impact on the school and consequently on student performance. There are many ways to build a team spirit among teachers.
“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation” – Plato
The problem met by new teams is the general confusion that exists among team members. Which role does each member have to assume? What kind of relationship should be advocated? How can we use the competencies and experience of individuals to serve a team purpose? Do we need clear established rules and policies or do we leave each member free to reach their targets the way they want?
Enhance team performance through design and leadership
Great teams are energizing and productive, delivering breakthrough results. In an effective team, everyone understands how to contribute in ways that support team outcomes that go above and beyond what any individual could accomplish alone. But teamwork isn’t easy. Even the best teams, with the most well-intentioned colleagues, can encounter problems that hinder their collective accomplishments.
In this training, you will learn strategies and facilitation techniques for building great teams and creating successful team dynamics. You will develop skills that enhance communication and trust, and align team members around shared goals so they can effectively plan, communicate, execute, and deliver.
Designed for managers and team leaders, this team-building training will teach you how to cultivate maximum team productivity by understanding how to navigate the stages of team development and address team challenges. It includes team leadership techniques for local and virtual teams.
- Understand different terms, definitions and approaches in the literature of outdoor education/outdoor learning, experiential, adventure learning
- Learn about the European and the global framework, the EU documents and guidelines and the connection with the Green Deal
- Experience tools and methods using concretely outdoor activities learning with other teachers
- Strengthen team building and brainstorm about conflicts at school, exploring relationships among teachers, conflict management methods and guidelines
- Develop different types of lesson plans experimenting creativity, critical thinking and working in nature empowering team building and improving the internal school relationships
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