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Building Better Teams (BuildBetterTeams)

Personal and Professional Development


Teams are an important building block of successful organizations. Whether the focus is on service, quality, cost, value, speed, efficiency, performance, or other similar goals, teams are the basic unit that supports most organizations.

With teams at the core of corporate strategy, your success as an organization can often depend on how well you and other team members operate together. How are your problem-solving skills? Is the team enthusiastic and motivated to do its best? Do you work well together? This one-day course can help you get there!

  • Section One: Course Overview
  • Course Overview
  • Learning Objectives
  • Personal Objectives
  • Section Two: Defining Teams
  • Green Vegetables
  • What Is A Team?
  • Making Connections
  • Section Three: Establishing Team Norms
  • Characteristics of Teams
  • Ground Rules
  • Team Contracts
  • Section Four: Working as a Team
  • Working as a Team
  • Section Five: Your Team Player Type
  • What’s Your Team Player Type?
  • Team Player Questionnaire
  • What Does It Mean To Have A Number
  • My Team Style
  • Section Six: Building Team Trust
  • Why is Trust Important?
  • Building Trust
  • Section Seven: The Stages of Team Development
  • The Stages of Team Development
  • Forming an Effective Team
  • Making Connections
  • Section Eight: Team Building with TORI
  • Team Building with TORI
  • Section Nine: Communication
  • Defining Communication
  • Listening Skills
  • Section Ten: Becoming a Good Team Player
  • Becoming a Good Team Player
  • Personal Action Plan
  • Personal Action Plan
  • Recommended Reading List
  • Course Evaluation
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed