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Teams365 Teamwork Foundations

Essential ideas for exceptional teamwork and team leadership

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Teamwork today is on the rise and is considered an essential competency, or core skill, in many organizations. Exceptional teams are created, not borne! How effective are your teamwork skills? How much do you know about what makes teams excel? Teams today range from Intact Teams, Virtual Teams, Project Teams, to Committees.

Learning to be a great team member and teamworker are key skill sets for the workplace today. Are you looking to learn more about what skills can help you, and your team get ahead? Perhaps you are you a team leader or aspiring leader and want to support your team in doing their best work? Or maybe you are a team member who wants to ensure that you are your peers are doing your greatest work every day. The Teams365 Teamwork Foundations on-demand program provides you with a look at the essentials of great teamwork.

The Teams365 series of programs are produced by Jennifer Britton of Potentials Realized. A former virtual team leader herself, Jennifer has been leading teams for the better part of 3 decades, and supporting other leaders and teams in their development for the better part of 2 decades. Jennifer is an internationally known author and speaker. She has trained leaders and their teams in eighteen countries, and supported teams in many more virtually. Jennifer is the host of the Teams365 blog, a daily blog geared for team leaders and team members. You can check it out at http://www.potentialsrealized.com/teams-365-blog.

The Teams365 Teamwork Foundations program consists of 7 video modules, with more than 2hours of video based content. Each module has its own associated activities which team members and team leaders can undertake as you listen or as follow-up. Jennifer has designed award winning training programs and packs the best or virtual and on-demand learning strategies into this program. You are encouraged to engage with other learners through comments and joining Teams365 calls Jennifer holds on a monthly basis.

The program consists of 7 modules and covers:

  • Why teams are important in today’s workplace
  • How teams differ from workgroups
  • Six Essential ingredients for high performing teams
  • Ten core skills for teamwork today
  • Six Teamwork traps and how to avoid them
  • Different team roles which help teams excel
  • Working with different team personalities, strengths and styles
  • Foundational team leadership skills we all can use – whether we have a title or not!
  • The Sweetspot of Coaching, Mentoring and Leadership in today’s team context
  • A bibliography and recommended reading list on foundational teamwork topics
  • Your next steps as a team member or team leader

Most modules are 15 – 20 minutes in length, with an encouragement for you to pause and undertake short activities during each call. This makes each of the program modules approximately 30 minutes in length.

Who the course is for:

This program is ideally suited for those wanting a starting look at the FOUNDATIONS of exceptional teamwork, including:

  • New and experience team leaders who want to accelerate their teamwork
  • Team members who want to maximize your teamwork capabilities

Who the course is not for:

  • Those who expect they can learn all there is around teamwork in 3 hours or less.
  • Those expecting a program with a in-depth focus on related topics such as feedback, goal setting. Additional Teams365 Foundations programs are offered on-demand, and in-house on these topics.

Ready to accelerate your teamwork? Let’s get started. You can join me for the on-demand program only, or add on an individual or group coaching option where you also participate in calls with other team leaders and team members. Group Coaching calls are held on Fridays between 8 – 8:45 am or 12 – 12:45 pm Eastern/New York. Check the Call Schedule In the Course Curriculum.

If you prefer individual support you can add on a block of 4 hours of individual coaching (phone based to be taken over a maximum of 6 months as 30, 45 or 60 minute sessions).

An expanded one day in-house training session on the Foundations of Teamwork, plus other Foundations programs, can be delivered in person at your organization to groups of 8-25 participants Contact us at info@potentialsrealized.com to discuss your needs.


Pricing:

On-Demand Program: $97 US

On-Demand Program with two hours of individual coaching: $497 US

ADD on:

A month at the Coaching Lab: 1.5 hours of group coaching per month: $97/month

Join us at the Coaching Lab for a Quarter: $297 US



Here's what leaders have said about Jennifer's support and programming:

"You really understand what it's like to lead in an ever-changing environment"

"I loved how practical you are, and generous with resources"

"How do you make these calls so engaging? I've learned more from watching you for an hour than reading several books on this topic!"

" I loved hearing your stories about your time as a team leader working globally."

Your Instructor


Jennifer Britton
Jennifer Britton

Well known for her practical and applicable approaches with learning, Jennifer Britton is based in the Toronto, Canada. She is the author of Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2009) and From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (Jossey-Bass, 2013). For the last two and a half decades Jennifer has taught, coached, and trained professionals all over the globe. Involved in formal and informal education since the late 1980s, Jennifer has taught tens of thousands of hours at post-secondary institutions, through online programs, workshops, retreats and in classroom based training.

In 2004 Jennifer founded Potentials Realized, a Canadian-based performance improvement company dedicated to supporting leaders, teams and organizations with leadership, teamwork, and performance issues.

Leadership and teamwork are two topics Jennifer is passionate about. During the first thirteen years of her career Jennifer worked with the United Nations, and other international organizations as a Program Director and Program Manager. By the age of 26 she was leading and directing programs involving hundreds of staff and volunteers, and dozens of communities, demonstrating the real power of collaboration and teamwork. This focus on exceptional team leadership, collaboration and capacity building continues today in her training, educational programs, coaching and consulting work.

Her work today is varied including coaching teams, as well as working with new and experienced leaders including virtual team leaders. Jenn also works with solopreneurs, particularly those in the coaching and training industries, who want to create exceptional programs for their own clients. Building onto several years of teaching business studies as the post-secondary level, her work with business owners is grounded in support of creating a powerful vision, honing their leadership foundations, and creating a business that works for their needs and lifestyle.

An avid writer, Jenn leads the Teams365 blog for team leaders, and the Group Coaching Ins and Outs blog for coaches.

Starting in late 2014, Jennifer is pleased to bring the Virtual Retreat process to the on-demand platform of Udemy. In 2015, she looks forward to developing several more online courses for her two main audiences - for leaders and their teams, as well as for service based professionals (coaches, consultants and trainers). Jennifer continues to offer group coaching programs, customized training, and International Coach Federation approved Continuing Coach Education programs through Potentials Realized.

Jenn holds a Masters in Environmental Studies, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She is also a Professional Certified Coach, and a Certified Performance Technologist. You can visit her online at Potentials Realized or at the links below.


Class Curriculum


  What You Need to Know about the Teams365 On Demand Programs
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  Part 1 - Why Teams?
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  Part 2 - What do Teams Need?
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  Part 3 - Ten Essential Teamwork Skills
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  Part 5 - Team Traps and What To Do To Avoid them!
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  Part 6 -Team Leadership Skills Intro
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  Part 7 - What's Next?
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  Additional Resources - Foundations of Teamwork
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How much time will the course take?
Each of the 7 modules is approximately 15-20 minutes in length PLUS an individual reflection assignment. These can take 5 – 20 minutes to compete..
Can I complete this course all at once?
Absolutely, if you have the time. This program includes more than 3 hours of video and also involves 7 reflective activities for you to engage with. These can take more time. Some of you may want to schedule 7 30 minute blocks to take this course over the span of a few days or a few weeks.
What do I need to participate?
An Internet connection and interest in this topic! There are downloadable worksheets which you can use in each module for note taking and also engaging with the activities. These are provided as PDF files.
I'd like to share this with my colleagues. Can I?
We hope that you will share the learning and get others interested in signing up themselves. For leaders and team members wanting the entire team to take the program we can offer you a discounted rate depending on your numbers. Contact Jennifer directly at info@potentialsrealized.com and we can explore the options.
What other supports and programming do you offer?
In addition to the ever expanding series of Teams365 on-demand programs we invite you to follow us on line at the Teams365 blog. You can find it at http://www.potentialsrealized.com/teams-365-blog. There you will find hundreds of daily blog posts dating back to January 1, 2014 when Jennifer started the blog series. In addition to these on-demand programs we offer: * other On-Demand Teams365 Programs including the Foundations of Feedback, The Foundations of Goal Setting (being released late Summer). A new on-demand program will be made available at least each quarter. * an annual a year Team Leader Bootcamp (in person training in the Toronto area), * One, two and five day Teams365 leadership training workshops which can be delivered in-person or virtually with your organization. Session topics range from virtual leadership, to time management, to team development * Team Coaching and Team Development Services for teams (virtual, intact, project teams) * 4-6 month Coaching Groups, and you can also join Jennifer in the Coaching Lab twice a month as part of this program.
What is the Coaching Lab Add-on?
Twice a month Jennifer hosts group calls at the Coaching Lab. The Coaching Lab gives you access to 2 x 45 minute group coaching calls a month with other professionals. One is a structured lecture call with some coaching activities included (i.e. Exploring who you are as a leader), and one is a Coach-On-Call where you are encouraged to bring a real-time coaching topic you would like to explore. The Coaching Lab Add on costs approximately $97 US/month, or $297 for the quarter. If you prefer, individual coaching packages can also be added on at $900 US for a 4 hour block of individual coaching support (by phone).
Do I need to be a leader to benefit from this course?
Absolutely not. Whether you are a team leader or a team member, we can all benefit from enhanced teamwork skills. In fact, exceptional teams are only as strong as their weakest link, so we encourage everyone to take the program.

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