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Developing and Motivating Productive Teams


Teams who collaborate effectively are essential in today’s complex and changing workplace. This course explores how supervisors, managers and team leaders can tap into team members’ values, motivation and engagement, creating an environment of trust and gaining buy-in for teams to work productively together.

You will identify the causes for lack of teamwork and the techniques, strategies and changes in attitude that can strengthen the team’s drive and enthusiasm. Facilitation and coaching skills are taught and practiced for both individuals and teamed employees, aimed at developing their individual and collective excitement about working together.

The course meets the requirements of Government Code 19995.4(c) of 20-hours of continuing professional education biennially for all levels of supervisors in state service.

Team leaders, supervisors and managers

• Discover how changing demographics and technology have affected today’s workplace and how that impacts teams

• Engage in a process to elicit core values from managers and employees alike

• Discover how to shore up trust and dissolve the issues that can break down a team

• Gain insights into motivating your team using principles of “Motivation 2.0”

• Review facilitation skills and learn and practice basic coaching strategies for individuals and teams

• Understand the vital importance of nurturing team trust through transparency and “big picture” thinking

• Create action plans to generate empowered, motivated teams