Team Management Master Class starts on 30 November 2018. The program includes four modules of two sessions each module. The training sessions are two times per week – Friday from 16:00 to 21:00 and Saturday from 9:30 to 14:30.
Sessions: 30 November and 1 December 2018
Facilitators: Ognyana Mircheva, Svetlan Stanoev. See more in Team tab.
Strategic positioning. Organizational culture. Team values. The first module of the master class on Aligning Strategy, Culture and People focuses on all three. Based on world-class multidisciplinary methodologies and tools from leading institutions, participants will learn how to create a team that aligns with company’s strategy, organization, culture, and the environment in which they compete.
At The Business Institute, we focus on frameworks that help our participants think in new ways about the strategic challenges and opportunities they face — how do the successful companies create a strategy that aligns with their organizational competencies and culture? We will examine the different aspects and approaches to team management, while engaging in topics such as strategic positioning, executing strategy, organizational culture, and being a successful leader.
- Use business tools to identify and evaluate a business’s strategy and its position in the competitive landscape.
- Identify and improve alignment between the competitive environment, organizational values and team culture.
- Applying the business tool Team Canvas to facilitate an alignment in the team about goals, aspirations, needs and rules.
- Explore how your organizational and team shortcomings and competencies translate into strategic challenges and opportunities.
- Develop effective frameworks for executing change-management initiatives that aligns strategy, culture and people.
Sessions: 7 and 8 December 2018
Facilitator: Ognyana Mircheva. See more in Team tab.
Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team module is based on the New York Times best-selling book of the same name by Patrick Lencioni. Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions of a Team is a model that suggests a set of five core teambuilding principles and contrasts how cohesive teams work compared to dysfunctional ones. Combining an assessment and powerful exercises, this module addresses the obstacles that prevent teams from being cohesive and productive.
In this module, participants (being team members) learn to establish a common approach to achieve team goals, clarify roles and expectations, effectively communicate and constructively debate issues, make better decisions and create a team contract to optimize performance.
- Know what’s expected of a cohesive team
- Communicate openly and honestly
- Seek constructive debate
- Avoid ducking responsibility
- Focus on personal and team success
- Organizational roadblocks that contribute to team dysfunction
- Overcome dysfunction #1: absence of trust
- Overcome dysfunction #2: fear of conflict
- Overcome dysfunction #3: lack of commitment
- Overcome dysfunction #4: avoidance of accountability
- Overcome dysfunction #5: inattention to results
- Keys to creating a team culture that is supportive, positive, and functional
- Getting the team to embrace change
- Create a team contract to move forward and enjoy success
Sessions: 14 and 15 December 2018
Facilitator: Hristo Hristozov. See more in Team tab.
Trust is at the heart of every relationship, and it’s especially critical in the workplace. In fact, the primary factor affecting employee turnover is whether or not a trusting relationship was developed between the manager and the employee. Our Building Trust Inside Your Team module practises with managers and their team members how to build trust to increase engagement, creativity, and commitment.
Based on a simple, yet powerful and engaging business simulation on the trust within a team the module provides a common language and framework, focused on the specific behaviors that build trust. With the Building Trust Inside Your Team program, participants are able to understand the impact of their behaviors on building or eroding trust, and can identify those aspects that need attention to build and maintain trusting relationships.
Sessions: 18 and 19 January 2019
Facilitator: Hristo Hristozov. Guest-speaker: Elizabeth Huber-Kostadinov. See more in Team tab.
The rules for work are changing – it takes more than good leadership skills to build, maintain and develop great teams. Outstanding business leaders are not just defined by their IQs or even their job skills, but by their Emotional Intelligence (EI) – a set of competencies that distinguishes how people manage feelings, interact, and communicate. Especially in teamwork, emotional intelligence is the crucial social lubricant, providing the capacity to settle disputes well, brainstorm creatively, and work harmoniously.
In a collaborative learning environment, you’ll participate in lively workshop sessions and interactive exercises, self-assessments and case studies designed to help you identify your strengths and capacity as you master the processes and tools required to grow your team to higher levels of performance.
This module guides you through creating the ground rules and structure needed to set your team up for success – growing the team through the different stages of development to maturity. You gain the skills to diagnose issues such as conflicts, groupthink and lack of commitment in your team before they get out of control. The module offers frameworks to adjust team behaviors and get the best performance out of your people.
- Why should teams build their emotional intelligence;
- Becoming intelligent about emotions and working with group emotions;
- Understand challenges in getting team members to learn from one another;
- Identify how working through team emotional intelligence can lead to better outcomes;
- Discover the real value of diversity in teams;
- Levels of group emotional intelligence – a model of team effectiveness;
- Explore the different types of high-performing teams and the primary threats to team effectiveness.