Read through the available topics and select the training that will best fit your needs. If a particular topic regarding Team Dynamics is not listed, you may request it here, and a representative will contact you shortly to develop a specific program which best fits your needs.

Topics in Team Dynamics:

 

Staged of Team Development

Title: Stages of Team Development

Presenter: Fernando Alcántar, MA

Description: Through this presentation, participants will learn the natural stages in team development, the challenges needed to overcome, and the steps we can take to move towards performing with a unified team mindset.

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Title: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Presenter: Chris Bello, MA

Description: The start of a new academic year brings an opportunity to start fresh and build a framework for success through teamwork and group dynamics, but team building is a process and should be practiced throughout the entire year.  Helping your team grow and success starts with understanding the stage your group is in. This interactive session will talk about the different stages all groups go through and ways to foster group development and growth at each stage.

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Pit Crew

Title: The Ultimate Pit Crew: Customer Service is a Team Effort

Presenter: Joe Akob, MS

Description: If you want to motivate a group of people to give better customer service, then this is the presentation for you.  This interactive experience will demonstrate how dealing with customers parallels that of a Formula 1 Race Car pit crew.  Attendees will learn the three important ways to prepare for customer service, identify four values needed to implement high energy customer service, and understand their role as it relates to the customer and their co-workers or team members.

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Ropes Course

Title: Stony Acres Challenge Course Experience for Group Growth

Presenter: Madeline Constantine, MEd

Description:  This program will take place on the challenge course at Stony Acres.  Goals may include increased group communication, problem solving, teamwork, and empowerment to name a few.  There are both half day programs that do not include any climbing and full day programs that would include exposure to the high elements.

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Tribal Leadership

Title: Tribal Leadership

Presenter: Fernando Alcántar, MA

Description:  This workshop is based on the organizational research study of the same name. It teaches leaders how to use the groups within their companies to maximize corporate productivity and profitability, and suggests that learning how those groups communicate is the key to understanding how the company operates.

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Title: Group Flow vs Groupthink

Presenter: Fernando Alcántar, MA

Description: This workshop analyzes the differences between Group Think (dysfunctional group decision- making) and Group Flow (peak team performance). We’ll review examples in history where a “sheep” mentality, without challenge, has led to terrible mistakes. And we analyse the strengths of embracing group conflict as a tool to sharpen our views and increase creativity and productivity.

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Team Motivated

Title: Keeping Your Team Motivated and Engaged

Presenter: Chris Bello, MA

Description: So you’ve got the perfect team to make change on campus, but can you keep them? As a leader in your organization, you are responsible for creating positive and engaging experiences for your members. Are actively investing time in member retention or do you need to enhance your member engagement?

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Sundae Training

Title: Challenge Your “Sundae” Training

Presenter: Joe Akob, MS

Description: Are you always doing the same organizational training, retreat or orientation? Is a cookie cutter plan of action?  Are people bored when they attend?  Then you need this presentation!  Buy defining goals, adjusting systems, and adding creative touches, you can create the most memorable experience for those you need to train and inform.  In the session, participants will learn about how to use the attendees as trainers, turn job skills and task elements into interactive activities can better engage participants and foster team unity and cohesion.  This presentation is great for those who want an understanding of how to effectively train people and for those who are looking for new ideas.  The presentation can be customized based on the needs of the group.

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EBT

Title: Experience Based Training

Presenter: Madeline Constantine, MEd

Description:   Smart leaders are tapping into the tremendous power of EBT. This program will encourage group leaders to set specific goals that they would like their group to work on for group growth.  This training session will be designed to help meet those specific goals through experiential activities.  Researchers say we retain up to 90% more of what we do than what we read, hear, or observe.

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True Colors  

Title: True Colors Personality Test

Presenter: Fernando Alcántar, MA

Description: Learn how each participant expresses their leadership unto the world. People may have a natural ability to lead through Structure &Order, Relationship & Attention, Knowledge & Information, and Charisma & Energy. Knowing how our teammates function and lead will help the team move past misunderstanding, and unto fruitful team work based on a stronger understanding of our individual strengths.

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Thinking Hats

Title: Six Thinking Hats

Presenter: Fernando Alcántar, MA

Description: Six Thinking Hats is a system designed by Edward de Bono which describes a tool for group discussion and individual thinking where each hat represents a distinct view of analysis. It provides a means for groups to plan thinking processes in a detailed and cohesive way, and in doing so to think together more effectively, outside the box, and be intentional about plurality and challenge of the status quo.

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Love Languages

Title: Love Languages

Presenter: Fernando Alcántar, MA

Description: Through this interactive presentation we learn that as human beings we give and receive love and affection through five distinct representations. Learn of the topic that has saved marriages and brought reconciliation to countless groups who didn’t understand the other, who felt undervalued, or who have misunderstood. Love Languages helps us understand how we communicate our feelings and emotions, and to understand how those around us do as well.

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Trivial Pursuit

Title: Trivial Pursuit: Customer Service Edition

Presenter: Joe Akob, MS

Description: Have a group that you want to ensure they are ready to serve your customers?  This fun and engaging giant sized group game (based on the popular game: trivial pursuit) will cover the five essential areas for delivering great customer service.  The presentation is customized to meet the needs of your department, organization or program and can be worked into any training, orientation, staff development or retreat setting.   Participants will be reinforced with your organization’s priorities while experiencing the ways that customer service impacts the everyday environment and interactions.

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Generational Differences

Title: Generational Differences

Presenter: Fernando Alcántar, MA

Description: Through this workshop, participants will understand the main qualities, strengths and challenges of each individual generations: Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Homeland Generation. Knowing our main influences, inspirations, background, identity, and vision, will help us function better as a team and as members of a unified community.

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Teambuilding

Title: Transformation Teambuilding

Presenter: Madeline Constantine, MEd

Description: The most effective groups/teams know how to include and motivate each other.  Engaging in teambuilding activities can not only improve productivity of the group and group morale, but also promotes acceptance, trust, and supportiveness while challenging the group.

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