Leading Teams: Building Community and Strengthening Interpersonal Relationships
Collaboration and personal accountability are essential features of healthy, responsive teams. A successful team is one with a shared sense of community and purpose. As many organizations find themselves working in increasingly dispersed environments, it is imperative that those in positions of leadership guide and support their teams by incorporating different perspectives, modeling transparency, and fostering a culture of trust. This seminar explores leadership strategies for uniting people with different values and priorities under a shared sense of understanding and purpose, resulting in stronger, more connected teams.
Key Questions Explored
How can those in positions of leadership support teams in increasingly complex environments, and especially in the virtual environment? What does it mean to build a strong, inclusive community in an organization? How can those in positions of leadership draw upon the existing values of their workforce to create a shared sense of purpose? How can those in positions of leadership turn the challenges of working from home into organizational strengths? How can leaders strengthen interpersonal relationships which respect people’s privacy while facilitating more trusting, effective collaboration?
Participants Leave the Seminar with
- an enhanced capacity to build stronger bonds of trust, vulnerability, and accountability among their teams
- greater ability to effectively listen to and communicate with their teams
- a deeper commitment to their own leadership values, mission, and purpose alongside the values, mission, and purpose of their organizations
- a more sophisticated aptitude to be sensitive to cultural and individual differences in their teams
- greater facility to manage teams in the digital environment
Seminar Sessions Include: Priorities and Purpose, Collaboration and Trust, Communication and Accountability, Leading Teams in a Digital Age.
Seminar Curriculum: Short texts may be drawn from such authors as Aristotle, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Naomi Shihab Nye.
Seminar Format: Our Core Leadership Seminars can be offered in the face-to-face or virtual medium. Virtual seminars typically consist of multiple 3-hour sessions offered on consecutive days or over consecutive weeks. The Executive Leadership Seminars team will work with you to determine the optimal seminar format to meet the goals of your organization.